Sunday, February 22, 2009

Unfinished work in the Past Week

Well, tonight I couldn't let another minute go by with posting something on my blog! It's been a week since I last posted and I'm filled with guilt at not keeping up with my writing to you all. It's funny that I am always torn between thinking no one is reading my posts....and at the same time thinking important people are depending on me to write something. I tend to believe the latter, whoever is reading what I write is me anyway!!!

The truth of the matter is I haven't written because I have been sick with the "upper respiratory infection" from hell. There's no other way to put it. Couple that with a bout of diverticulitis and meds that knocked me for a loop and I hope you will understand why Bird Nest on the Ground was so quiet. I'm better, but not great yet, just had to step out into the Nest to thank you for your patience. Enough about that!

Because I think you need to "see" something as well as have me write a few words.....I'm going to show you some work that has been neglected for the last week also. I will show you the finished items in later posts, but maybe these little bits of work will entice you to hang around for other posts to come.

There is a basket with blue flowers and red French Knots....I call all my embroidered flowers "Fantasy Flowers" as they really don't look like real ones. These I thought might resemble a simple kind of way. The pot is painted on and the background is painted also.

There is a small basket with blue roses done in silk ribbon, more of my beloved French Knots and a vine surrounding the basket. Love doing this type of work, as you know.

Then, there is a basket with pink roses. More silk ribbon. With feather stitching in a circle....don't have clue how this one will be finished up...but, you'll see it later. This one is on a painted background also.

These little "bits" will be pincushions. If you remember a few weeks ago, I wrote that I was in my "pincushion mood." It won't be subsiding anytime soon, I'm sure.

So, there you have it. The past week was lousy. I've lots of unfinished work to do. A visit to the doctor on Wednesday, and catching up to the house and in the Nest. I hoping for a better week. Hope you have one too! Thanks for coming back for a short visit!!! Pat


Melody Marie Murray said...

I'm sorry you've been unwell and glad you are on the mend. I love reading about what you are doing, and the photos today are adorable! I'm looking forward to the finished projects.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Sorry that you have been sick. So much sickness everywhere. Glad you are on the mend. Love your photos and I can't wait to see the finished pincushions. You do beautiful work and it is so inspiring!! Love & blessings from NC!

My name is Riet said...

Sorry you were unwell. I love your stitching.

Gone said...

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling very well! We'll pray for a speedy recovery from what ails you!

Your projects are sooooooo pretty!!!


Unknown said...

OH, those are so pretty! I especially love the two with the basket of flowers and the frame of flowers around them. Sew pretty!

I hope you get feeling better sooner rather than later. :)

Quiltgal said...

I dropped by your Blog via Quilting Blogger and thoroughly enjoyed what you have been working on. Your Hearts and Mile a Minute Lace is gorgeous. I may just borrow that pattern. Thanks for sharing

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick Pat - and I hope you're completely well soon. I'm one of the ones always looking to see what you've written and what you're working on. I love your embroidery and however you put it together you've got some beautiful things there. blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

So happy to know you're back in the Nest!!! I love the new baskets and can't wait to see what you do with them. I know that having a needle in your hand again will help you feel better (I almost said "will have you on the mend" but thought better of it!).

Sherry in Little Rock

Simply Lavender said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Sorry to hear that you have been among the sickies.....
wishing you a very speedy recovery!
Thanks for sharing even tho you are under the weather.
Take care.

(Dix at Lavender House)

Elenka said...

Wow...I love the blue ribbon flowers! I was glad I'm able to click on the photo to enlarge it so that I could admire the details. Just beautiful.
Hope you are feeling better.

Gaby Bee said...

I'm sorry to hear you've not been feeling very well, Pat!
Your embroidery is fabulous, as usual :-) I especially love the basket with the blue ribbon flowers. The frame with the little flowers around them is very pretty indeed.
Hope you are feeling better soon!
Sending hugs,
Gaby xoxo said...

Pat, glad you are feeling some better and getting much needed rest. Hope to see you soon and more of your work.

Gayle said...

Are you feeling better yet? I sure hope so.
These are beautiful.

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