Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Barely breathing but here . . .

Ughh! Worst cold in 5 or 6 years!

I can't say I am actually recovering yet, but today it seems like today, it has stopped getting worse anyway. I guess that is something!

I haven't made much progress. You would think if you were sick you would have more time to stitch, but it didn't work out that way. I was too sick to even do that!

Before the cold I made a little progress on Peace in the Country. (click to enlarge).

(Sorry about the shadow. I can't seem to get rid of it).

I finally got out of the grass which is something anyway! I finished up the lady and added another sheep. Then I went back up to fill in on the hills that I hadn't finished.

After that I did the orchard. This part was murder! The trees were all backstitching with lots of counting for the different directions on the branches. The leaves were all lazy daisy stitches, and the apples were all French knots!

Then I worked a little on the border to give myself a good reference to start the angel.

I finished up the angel wing and did a tiny bit on the hair and dress.

I will be happy to finish this one up. It seems like I have been working on it for a very long time!

On the rug, I finally finished up row 52 today. This row took a lot longer than it should have due to the cold.


Ginnie said...

Hope you feel better soon. Your stitching is looking good, the trees sound a nightmare but look lovely!!

Carmen said...

beautiful stitching,and the rug,is great!!.
i hope you feel better son.

Brigitte said...

Great progress on Peace in the Country. It's a wonderful project. Love your rug, too.
When I have the flu/a cold I never can stitch because I just can't concentrate on the stitches. I hope you get well soon.

staci said...

I really like PitC...the colors are so vibrant!

Feel better soon {{hugs}}

Anonymous said...

gorgeous work!!!!
hope your cold gets better soon...I know EXACTLY what you mean! I have one too that won't go away....and who can stitch when you're coughing and headachy!

Anonymous said...

I have never seen anything like your braided rug before, it is AMAZING!!

Shelleen said...

everything is coming along nicely

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling like crap! Your piece is looking lovely and I'm sure your trees are pretty cool with the specialty stitched leaves and apples!

Your rug is going to be stupendous!

Anonymous said...

You and me both on that cold front. Definite the worst I've had in a good long time.

That Peace in the Country is breathtaking! Oh my, the work that went into that scenic background! Not to mention the worst that's gone into that rug. Kudos!

Margaret said...

Hi Erica, Love the rug. My Grandma had one like that she had made - but hers wasn't so beautifully colour coordinated!