Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Progress

First of all thank you to everyone who has wished me and my back well. I can safely say I am really and truly sick of being sat in the chair, but doing nothing, for most of the time, has been exactly the correct thing to do. Each day has seen my mobility improving. Yesterday I was able to potter around and do some housework and baked some chocolate chip muffins and today I'm planning on a very short walk outside. I'm still spending most of each day resting, as I know that is what I need to do, but it's time to start building up the strength in my muscles again, hence the walk later today.

For the last two days I have been working on Celtic Autumn and I have made some quite good progress on her. When I picked her up again I was surprised to find it had been exactly a month since I'd worked on her. Just in case you, like me, had forgot where I'd got to there are two photos, a before and an after photo.

Before

After

I have been concentrating on the swirls on her dress and despite spending a fair bit of time working with the gold braid most of the bits that are missing from the swirls are the gold braid stitches. She is also getting too big to fit inside my biggest hoop and as I don't really want to crush the braid I'm going to have to move her onto my scroll frame. I haven't used the scroll frame since I got my magnifying lamp so I'm not sure how that is going to work, all I can do is give it a go and see.

6 comments:

Rachael said...

the swirls are the fav part of the celtic ladies dresses,great progress!

Brigitte said...

Great progress! I love all the celtic ladies and have the Celtic Christmas in my satsh. They all have very nice dresses and colours.

mainely stitching said...

I'm really glad that you're able to begin building back up - take it slow! And I do love your stitching progress!

Sally said...

Oooh I love those swirls in her dress. It is so pretty. I really like how she's coming along.

Always smiling said...

This is gorgeous, I love the swirls. I haven't ever done one of these designs but keep seeing them beautifully stitched so I might have a go... thank you Angela for showing yours.

Chris x

Karan said...

Great progress with CA & it's good to hear your back is starting to feel better. :0)
Not sure about your last book - that ending would probably niggle me.