Thursday, 10 April 2014

A Glitch

I know I haven't posted in a few weeks and was all set to do so yesterday but I have a minor glitch that prevents me from posting my photos. It appears that the USB cable for my camera has given up the ghost. The computer ports are all fine so that's not the issue. I'm heading into the city today and I'm hoping that a new cable will solve all my problems. If not, I'm really afraid that there might be an issue with the camera itself. Please keep your fingers crossed that all goes well!

In the meantime I can show you a couple of pictures of recent stitching finishes that I managed to upload before the cable died. The first is a sweet Blackbird Designs piece called Breath of Spring which I completed the stitching on a couple of years ago. I've been wanting to try a finish involving lace with this one but I'm sewing challenged so I've been putting it off for some time. Finally I got up the nerve and gave it a try. Here are the results.

Not bad for a first go if I do say so myself!

The second finish is Deer Pinkeep by Cottage Garden Samplings.

Besides these two, I continue to stitch on Three Tulips. This is actually completed except for the very bottom of the urn that the rabbit sits on. I wasn't figuring in the fact that I used two strands of floss on the 32 ct rather than one on 36ct so consequently I ran short on floss. I'm just waiting for an order which should arrive any day now and this can be finished up fairly quickly. 
For now I'm catching up with Love Thy Neighbour and weighing my options for my next start. I have several things I want to get to all at the same time in addition to a piece I promised to stitch for a friend this year. There are just not enough hours in the day!

I hope to be back very shortly with pics of the above two projects. I also received some very sweet RAKs this week (Thanks Cath and Vonna!) that I would like to share pics of with you. So until that time, I hope spring has landed your way and you are enjoying some milder weather. I'll leave you with some recent spring visitors to our yard!


  1. What sweet finishes! Noone would know that was a first attempt with the lace it looks perfect - well done! Hope your cable gets sorted out soon, technology is a pain when it doesn't work isn't it? Lovely to see the visitors returning to your yard, have a lovely week,

  2. Such pretty finishes! They look awesome! The birdies look so sweet too. :)

  3. Breath of Spring looks so beautiful with the pretty lace trim. Looks fantastic! Love how you finished Deer pinkeep - makes the sampler really stand out. It's beautiful Lynn. I am waiting for a thread order too. Hope all works out with you cord & camera.
    love Annette

  4. Adorable finishes. Doesn't it feel good when a project is complete and then finished?! Lovely pictures - Hugs xxxx

  5. Pretty projects with great finishing.

  6. Pretty finishes. I like the first one.
    The birds look so nice after a long wintertime.
    Hope everything went well with the camera.
    Greetings from Germany

  7. Hello Lynn,

    I do hope you can sort out the cable issue. Some lovely finishes and those visitors are beautiful.

    Happy days.

  8. Hope you get a cable soon! We have to see all you've been stitching. Great job on your finishing, especially with the lace!

  9. Wonderful stitched finishes and very lovely feathered friends you have captured.

  10. I hope it is only the cable that is broken. The same thing happened with my previous camera. I actually sent it in for repairs, not realizing it was the cable. :/

    Your finishes are lovely! I've wanted to try using lace for a finish, but I haven't gotten up the courage.

  11. Hope you get your tech problems solved soon Lynn, I'm sure you'll find a replacement cable. Great finishes! I really must pull my sewing machine out some time soon.
    Best wishes.

  12. Fingers crossed it is the cable!
    Your finishes look great

  13. Beautiful finishes Lynn! I actually used that BBD pattern for an exchange recently. I love the lace finish. Looks great! Hope that camera issues will get fixed!!

  14. Beautiful finishes. I hope that it is the simple issue of the cable.

  15. I love y our sweet finishes Lynn! That Easter Bunny one with lace is adorable! :)
    And the deer pinkeep pillow is cute as a button!
    I hope your camera is fine and your cable is the culprit!
    Have a great weekend!

  16. Hope the cable issue gets resolved soon, Lynn!! Love your bunny and deer pillows--so sweet :)

  17. Sweet pretty finishes, well done!!!