Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The secret of catching up

I found the Randje per week SAL (see sidebar) exactly three weeks ago and thought I´d like to join in although the stitching had started in January.  I didn´t want to wait another ten days for the recommended roll of  linen to arrive and started the cross stitch bands on a cream 28ct evenweave which I had on hand.  Not my ideal choice but I had to get started and shall make the sampler into a book or some such instead of a two metre roll.

Well this week I have caught up and I can tell you the secret of doing months of stitching in three weeks.  All you have to do is slip off a step, fall headlong and sprain your ankle.  All activity grinds to a halt and whilst you sit about with your bandaged foot propped up, you have plenty of time to work on Randje per week.






Thank you for stopping by.



11 comments:

  1. Beautiful stitches Sheryl! love the flower border.. wish i could be good at stitching. Sad to hear that you've sprained your ankle.. how is it now? hope you recover soon.. take care :)

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  2. This is beautiful! I may add this to my "want to do" list. Sorry about the injury.

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  3. Ooh, those beautiful, repetitive stitches look so soothing, Sheryl :) Hope the ankle is better soon... NOT the recommended way to ensure stitching time, I should add ;)

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  4. Oh, how pretty, Sheryl! But, I'm so sorry to hear about your ankle. I am having heel problems with my left foot, too--not fun to be laid up! At least we have our stitching to keep us entertained.

    Hope you're feeling all better very soon!

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  5. Beautiful stitching! Hope your ankle heals quickly... or that the healing process lasts 'till the stitching is finished..whichever you prefer... haha

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  6. Sorry for the sprained ankle, but wow, you were doing the best that could ever come from it, lol. Congratulations on catching up, great job. I love the idea of a book and I'm already very curious to see how you will put it together in the end.
    I wish you a speedy recovery.

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  7. wow, you really did catch up quickly!

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  8. Beautiful work, Sheryl. Sorry about the fall. Hope you are better soon! Thanks for the visit today.

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  9. How pretty but honestly having sprained my ankle in the past I know it isn't fun. Oh well at least something good came of it and you got caught up on the SAL!

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  10. There is some gorgeous stitching. Need to check out the SAL. I was so intrigued what the secret was ... well unfortunately I don't have the luxury of falling over, or I won't get paid. Oh well ... will look out for other less painful tips hopefully.

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  11. Beautiful stitching Sheryl. Iam looking forward to seeing the book you plan on making from these embroideries.
    Sorry to hear you have had a fall. I hope the ankle is healing and that it is not too painful.
    Margaret

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