Feb 13, 2009


I did frog the top border and re-stitched it properly. Whew. That really feels better! I also re-worked the corners a bit so that the edges would be a little better. Not sure if it looks right, but apparently I was so "off" in the vase and flowers that it threw the border. Damn.

Stewey and I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Valentine's Day. We hope that you will spend it with someone that you love, and if they're not available, please put on a pot of tea, and we'll be right over! Kiss Kiss, y'all!


  1. Looking good!!! Do stop by my blog and pick up your award!! You deserve it!!


  2. Great job! I do the same thing...I hate picking out mistakes and then I try to make everything else work around it! You're much better at it than I am :)

  3. Your piece is looking great. And I have some wonderful tea, come on over for a pot! Might even be able to find a few cookies!

  4. Although DH is here (driving me crazy) I will drink an extra cuppa with you and Stewie tomorrow!
    Love and stitches!

  5. Bought two bottles of wine. Need I say more?
    Oh yea, I guess I have to share (darn it!).
    Have a happy valentines!
    (Love your stitching, if I lived closer I'd share my wine with you!)

  6. Your piece is looking so good and don't you feel better now that the ripping is done??? You said this is a Blackbird design. Is it still available? was it a single chart or in a book??? or was it a limited edition? I've looked for it and can't seem to find it

  7. It's bee-oo-tiful! I try whenever possible to work around mistakes, and it doesn't bother me if it's not quite perfect.

  8. Beautiful piece! (One of my favorite of your projects, in fact.) Happy Valentine's Day to you as well.

  9. I'd love to have you and Stewie over for tea! If only we lived closer...ha. Don't know how Stewie would feel about my three cats tho.

    Your stitching is turning out great, even tho you had to make adjustments.

    Happy Valentine's Day.


  10. This piece is looking great! Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. By the time you and Stewey fly downunder Valentine Day would be over. However the pot of tea is always on offer if you ever find yourself in this part of the world.

    Hope both you and Stewey have a great Valentine's Day and get some time to snuggle up together.

    Best wishes,

  12. Hi Coni,

    You are Stewey are more than welcome but in our house it will be either a cup of tea or a pot of coffee and we also have some good hot chocolate!

    Enjoyed catching up with your recent blog posts today! :-)

    Windy Meadow

  13. Happy Valentine's Day Coni...give Stewey a pat for me....he's so cute and I love his commentary! : )

  14. Thanks for the comment on my blog. :) You crack me up! I'd LOVE to throw back a couple of DD cup o'joes with you! We could give the pups both a chewy and stitch to our hearts' content. Ah, if only. ;)

    Your Strawberry Garden looks great. I hear you on the 'if I don't rip it out the mistake, will anybody know?'. I did that with a border on Mary Allen, tried to fudge it and just made it worse. I tried leaving it in but had to rip it out in the end. Urgh. You're nearly at a finish, though. YGG!

  15. Gorgeous! I loved stitching that piece. The colors are so pretty.