Once Upon A Time – Stage 9

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My blogs are taking a summer break but not my crafting. As I did some stitching on Once Upon A Time, I may as well post my progress.

Some tree ferns added to the scene today. You may have noticed that the uppermost tree fern has got a different colour. I ran out of floss again and decided not to buy new skeins but to use similar colours from my stash. I found some olive for the darker leaves and made up the lighter ones from two strands of beige and one strand of medium olive.

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I’m linking to the other participants of this SAL – not all of us are posting every time, and we are in different time zones, but their blogs are always worth a visit –

Avis, Claire, Gun, Kate, Carole, Alison, Elizabeth, Wendy, LucyAnn, Cathy,
and we’ve got two new members this time – please welcome
Jacqui and Jess

The TARDIS Is Over There

DWXS5 (work in progress)

DWXS5 (work in progress)

Three of the pattern sheets and most of #4 are finished. Now it’s time to find out who the owner might be. Not too hard to guess with his stripy suit. ;)

And now for something completely different

You may have noticed I posted a little less recently and only left the occasional comment. It’s not that I haven’t got anything to write about. There are lots of ideas in my head, ready to be typed. I turn on the computer, open the new file and – POP! The words are gone like a bursting soap bubble and I’m staring at a blank screen. I turn off the computer, do something else and – POP! The text is back, ready to be typed. Same with comments.

Writing down two or three sentences is taking me ages.

I’m not sure where this comes from. Of course I have seen doctors about this and other health issues I have experienced recently. Without any reasonable result.

I’ll be having two weeks off work in June. There’s a new quilt exhibition at Tuch & Technik in Neumünster, an art project at the Geological Museum in Kiel by an artist I appreciate, and I’m also planning a trip down to Hamburg (Planten un Blomen, their botanical gardens). And an emergency (read: my kitchen) is calling for my attention. Plus thousands of other small things that have been neglected and need to be done.

So I have decided to take June and July off blogging. I will continue with my craft projects at a slightly slower pace and without the commitment of publishing. Nothing will get lost, though.

See you, Jule

Once Upon A Time – Stage 8

Calamites, extinct horsetails

Calamites, extinct horsetails

Only some ancient horsetails today, as I was busy with so many other things. As I miscounted on Dimitryi’s tail, I had to improvise a little with the plants – and picked a wrong colour because the chart is a little hard to read, but never mind. :)

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I’m linking to the other participants of this SAL – not all of us are posting every time, and we are in different time zones, but their blogs are always worth a visit –

Avis, Claire, Gun, Kate, Carole, Alison, Elizabeth, Wendy, LucyAnn, and please welcome our new member Cathy.

Let’s Twist Again

Ten Stitch Twist Mk.2

Ten Stitch Twist Mk.2

Good news for those who were a little sad that I frogged my first Ten Stitch Twist. Here’s the start of the new one! :)

I will start a project page soon to keep you updated about my progress. Watch the Pillow Talk news widget.

Once Upon A Time – Stage 7

Dimitryi the Dimetrodon

Dimitryi the Dimetrodon

Please welcome Dimitryi the Dimetrodon from the early Permian period. Not a dinosaur, but rather a mammal-like reptile that became extinct 40 million years before the appearance of dinoaurs.

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Just a short post today because I’ll be away for the rest of the day. I’m linking to the other participants of this SAL – not all of us are posting every time, and we are in different time zones, but their blogs are always worth a visit –

Avis, Claire, Gun, Kate, Carole, Alison, Elizabeth, Wendy, and LucyAnn

EDIT: And we have a new SAL member – Cathy

Frogged

I got this far

This is how far I got

SHOCK! HORROR!

I’ve frogged my Ten Stitch Twist. Somehow I didn’t like how it turned out.

There might be a second version in the future. This project is so much fun.

🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸

Once Upon A Time – Stage 6

Stéphan le stégosaure

Stéphan le stégosaure

Here’s Stéphan le stégosaure (Stephen the Stegosaurus), a herbivore from the late Jurassic period. Beware of his spiked tail!

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I haven’t decided yet what I’ll be stitching for the next stage. Being away next time, I will probably schedule my post.

I’m linking to the other participants of this SAL – not all of us are posting every time, and we are in different time zones, but their blogs are always worth a visit –

Avis, Claire, Gun, Kate, Carole, Alison, Elizabeth, Wendy, and LucyAnn