Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The End Of May

Where is the year going?

I would like to welcome my new followers, thanks for taking time to see what I have been up to.  I certainly enjoy seeing what everyone else is doing.

I had a very silly accident during the week and broke a small bone in my foot.  It is enough to be sore and annoying and uncomfortable to walk (very slowly), but not enough to need plaster or to stay at home.  It will take about 6 weeks to completely fix itself.

I did not catch up with Parts 11 and 12 of Baroque before the end of the month but I will attempt to be up to date at the end of June.  Just waiting for part 13.  This is the centre 'border' which is quite long and divides the lower gardens into 2 sides.  I have changed it a bit from the original to make the brown and purple 'twist' around each other.  I wanted a bit more symmetry in this centre piece.

I also worked on Chinese garden and have quite a bit of the temple building done.  Just lots of backstitching to do on the temple.  I love all the specialty stitches, but especially the rice stitches for the temple roof.

Lastly, here is my up to date progress shot for 4 calling birds.  Still LOTS of beads and backstitching but almost all the crosses done.  Would like to get this one finished this week if I can.

Wishing everyone a lovely June.  As always happy stitching


Gabi said...

Gorgeous stitching Wendy. I really like the changes you made to the middle line. It looks better to me with the 2 colors winding around each other. Love it.
Your Chinese Mandala is gorgeous too, so are the Calling Birds. Looking forward to see them beaded.
So sorry for you that you broke a small bone. It happened to my wrist last year and they tried without plaster, but I ended up having plaster which finally helped it healing. Crossing fingers that it will be fine and well in 6 weeks.

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks good. I really like Chinese Garden. It may go on my wishlist as I watch people progress with it.

Isadarena said...

Your wips are coming along very beautifully :-) I am so sorry for your feet: your bone must hurt you a lot and I wish you a fast recovery :-)
Be prudent !
Warm wishes, Isa

Lissanne said...

Love your WIPs, especially the Baroque, which I hope to start soon. I also love how the colors are now down the middle. Can't wait to see more of the Chinese Chat!

Topcho said...

All the wips are looking good, and I simply love the birdies! I hope that your leg doesn't hurt much and heals soon!

COUSON said...

Sorry for your accident.Your pics are so lovely!Kisses.Couson

Pauline said...

Your chinese garden is very beautifull!

Joysze said...

Wendy, oh nooooo!!! How's your foot doing???

Love that 'twist' in baroque. The colors are such a beautiful blend. Ooooh, your CG temple is looking great! :D 4 Calling Birds is adorable. i can't wait to see it finished. :D