Friday, 15 October 2010

Finishes & Blogger problems!

Well here I am again and I;m hoping that this week is going to turn out better than last week. My DD Heather was very poorly with her asthma and both Ian and Craig had a viral infection. Normally I am the one who catches all the colds and bugs but oh joy how lucky was I to have three of them sick at the one time. Thankfully they are nearly all on the mend. It did give me a chance at the week-end though to stitch, stitch, stitch and I had a day off work yesterday so I gave myself a kick in the butt and got some finishing done. I completed my Autumn exchange piece for Cath and will post a picture when she hopefully has received it sometime this week.


This is my September Stitch-A-Long finish. The design is a freebie by Erica Michaels. As regular readers know my finishing is always a challenge for me but I am quite pleased with this one..lol.




This is Octobers Stitch-A-Long finish. Now this design is from Lizzie Kate, sort off..lol. I was stitching this last Saturday night while watching Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor. I was so engrossed with the tv I didn;t realise I had stitched the words Trick, Treat,Tree, Fence and the House all out of place. I didn;t want to start ripping so I just added a Cat, Spider, Bats and a Moon.

Fingers crossed this post will work as I have been trying for hours for the past few days to make a post. For some unknown reason after I upload one image, do some text and go back to upload another the browse button just won;t work. I;ve tried lots of stuff but nothing seems to fix it. The Help area for blogger is just useless. I finally found someone suggesting on a forum that I try going back to the Old Editor. If this doesn;t work I;m gonna be the one sitting on my naughty chair..lol. Hope everyone has a great week-end.Hugs!

36 comments:

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Lovely stitching Elaine and lovely finishing. I think your finishes work out very well, I've still not attempted any myself. The halloween piece is very quirky. :-)

Shari said...

so sorry everyone has been sick......it seems to be a world wide thing right now...I am hearing of people sick everywhere.
the stitching looks wonderful!
hey, at least you know how to get words above & below your pictures! I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do that!

Robin said...

I love the October SAL! The fabric on the bottom half is too too cute. Glad everyone is feeling better.

Sally said...

Lovely finishes Elaine! Love your L*K one and the "changes" you made lol!

Yeah Blogger is being a pain but this morning I've managed to update my blog no problem. I type all my text first then add photos later. I make sure my cursor is where I want the photo, upload the photo I want then add it and, hopefully, it goes in the right place!

Cath said...

Hope everyone is better soon . Love the stitching , the trick or Treat is great . X

Annie said...

Such cute Halloween finishes!

I guess it's that time of year for respiratory systems to act up. Glad everyone is starting to feel better.

Hopefully, Blogger will settle down. It certainly has it's periodic hiccups!

Edit said...

Hope your family recovers soon!

Your autumn finish is lovely and the Halloween one is great :)

Did you receive my email I sent some days back? I had some problems with emails and as I haven't received an answer, I am worried my email might get lost.

Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Very cute finishes, Elaine! I love your story about how you added more Halloween motifs to cover up your placement errors--looks great--no one would ever know :)

I do hope you and your family feel better very quickly--not much fun to be sick in such a pretty season.

Lesleyanne said...

Your finishes are absolutely stunning. I love them both. I usually upload photos first and then add the words where I want them. Glad to hear your family are on the mend.

Bette said...

Hope everyone is feeling better by now. I love your finishes> And the Lizzie Kate looks like it was designed that way.

Giovanna said...

What pretty finishes, congrats!

Dee said...

Glad to hear everyone is on the mend.

I love the Fall into Autumn. The finishing is BEAUTIFUL!

valerie said...

Wonderful finishes! I love the "Fall into Autumn" one. You did a wonderful job with both. Hope all the kids are on the mend!

Lisa S said...

So glad to hear everyone is on the mend !

Love both of your finishes! The backing fabrics are perfect for them both!

I've been having weird problems with blogger too lately :(

Blu said...

Very cute finishes! Love the fall pillow. That Halloween button is too cute.

Annette said...

OMG I so love your 2 patterns you stitched and how you finished them up, You can do wonders with the sewing machine too.... Love love love it.
Thanks for the freebie, saved it on my laptop...

Anonymous said...

glad the family is feeling better

love the colors and designs on the haloween finish---what a fun piece--i like how you made it your way

smiles
corinna

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Elaine - they look really nice. Hope everyone feels better soon and thank you so much for my wonderful package which arrived today. Will e-mail you. Michelle x

Maggie said...

Great finishes Elaine, i love the little tuck pillow :-)
I hope everyone is feeling better soon.

Have a good weekend x

Joanita said...

Very cute finishes! =)

Melanie said...

Very cute finishes!! :)

shutterbug said...

I love your finishes! I haven't finished off my Halloween pieces yet. Amy has already claimed the Sept SAL piece and has 'suggested' that the Oct one would be a nice companion piece. :p Looks like I'll be stitching them again for me. :) Well, at least with your LK piece, it's an original! :) You made it look great! Nice save. Hope everyone is feeling better. Amy, Lil Louie, Amber, Nate & Josh were all sick with a virus. Hope it stays away from me! Btw, have you received the package from me yet?? I haven't been on Fb too much lately cause we're painting all the time. I usually just pop in and out quick. Trying to get the house done before the snow flies! :p {{{hugs}}}

Sarah Lindfield said...

So pleased the family is on the mend. I adore your finishes, especially the Halloween one the fabric is just wonderful.

Erna said...

Great and super finishes Lainey, love them
Hugs
Erna

Tanya said...

Thanks so much for stopping by recently! I can't imagine not decorating my house for each season(it's been popular over here for yrs), but I guess some countries are just not into that kind of thing. You should see my neighborhood~ they almost compete to see who can outdo the other!! It's a hoot!

I absolutely LOVE your pillows you made and the fabrics match them perfectly!
Great job!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Myra said...

I love both of your finishes - the little pillows look great.

linen and floss said...

I love your finishing they are fabulous. It's a shame over here don't celebrate seasons more :-(

♥ Nia said...

I hope everyone is feeling better! I wish you all a nice weekend :)

Your finished are so cute! I love the way you managed to solve your problem by adding some more stuff ;) Lol! It works!

About blogger, it's not only a problem to you, it really hasn't been working very well in the last couple of weeks! I've been having lots of trouble to comment on other blogs, we have to give it a break and try again later... I wish that blogger will be back to normal soon!!

Have a nice weekend dear! :)

Carol said...

Both projects look great.

Hope everyone feels better soon and that you stay healthy.

natalie said...

Darling, darling pillows! Lovely work!

I saw on the blogger message boards that they are phasing out the old editor and implementing the new one only. Apparently, it's causing problems for everyone, but should get better once the old editor is completely removed. I've had a hard time posting as well.

♥ Nia said...

Guess what I had in my mail box? :D
I love the magazine, for sure I'll be stitching a few things ;) And the threads OH MY!! so many!! thank you!
I loved the postcard from Scotland! Beautiful pictures that I had never seen :)
Thank you sweetie!! Big hug to you!!! =)

Lois said...

Hope you're all feeling a bit better by now. What lovely finishes!

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the lovely finishes!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes!! I'm sorry to hear that the family has been ill. I hope you don't catch it!

Carin said...

Both stitchings are beautiful.

Patty C. said...

Your Fall into Autumn looks lovely :)