4 Feb. 2009

Another Page Finished



This is page number 53 completed. I am still really enjoying working on this one and will continue with it. It is exciting, to me anyway (easily amused HEHE), to see what emerges as I stitch. The mermaid now has a tail and the orange blobby thing is a big fish. The white area on the right hand side forms part of the Fairy Tale of The Ugly Duckling.

In this design there are apparently 28 different Fairy Tales depicted and some remain a mystery to me. I will need to do a google search at some stage and see if I am able to learn what each one is.

The kids all went back to school on Monday, for Caitlyn, it was her first day. I had mixed feelings, but she on the other hand, just took it all in her stride. In the lead up, I kept telling her that she wasn't able to go to school as she is my baby and that she had to stay at home with me (naughty aren't I?), but she said that she had to go to school. She was so confident and comfortable with the school as she had been going with me last year to help in Joel's class room. Joel is in Year one and I think he is feeling a bit out of sorts, having a different teacher, room and so on. I am sure that he will be fine in a week or two. Luke is in Year 8 and is enjoying being able to socialise with his mates once again after having had a very long break. He finished school last year on the 5th of December, so he has had two months off school, too long in my opinion.

All this week Caitlyn finishes at 1:00 everyday and beginning next week she goes for full days, til 3:20, but she has every Wednesday off until the second term, which commences after Easter.

Well that is enough rambling from me, the housework awaits. Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving comments. Stay safe, and I hope that you are all getting lots of stitching done.

16 comments:

Pumpkin said...

Wow! Amazing! I'm not sure how someone can stitch one of these. It's SO solid! LOL! :o)

Daffycat said...

Wow. That looks fantastic!

Dee said...

Congratulations on the progress.

Won't be too long now and you'll be finished.

Suzanne said...

Beuatiful progress on HAED.

Carolyn said...

I'm always so amazed when someone stitches these lovely HAED. They are so DETAILED that they literally look like a painting when finished. Yours is coming along fantasticly (is that a word?LOL) and I look forward to more updates.

It's funny how it's harder on us Mom's than it is the children when they leave for school. Another era, right? Mine one and only is now 23 and I remember his first day of school as if it were yesterday. I cried all day! LOL

Kathy A. said...

Very nice progress on your HAED. I keep looking at mine and then back in the bag it goes lol

cathymk said...

Just stunning! I'm really enjoying following your progress on this piece.

Tracy said...

Fantastic work, I can't wait to see it finished. I am researching fairy tales for a novel. It's quite interesting...

It's wonderful that your baby likes school. They seem to like school in stages! lol

Tannia said...

Jo - hope you're all right up there...thinking of you.

T
xx

samplerlover said...

Hi Joanne,
Iknow that you live in Victoria and just to let you know that I have been thinking of you and also to see if you and your family are ok.

What an awful time. - take care - Sandra.

Cam said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog - your Faery Tales design is looking great! It's always nice when you can actually see what the design is forming into, isn't it?

I hope you and your family are safe - hopes and prayers are with you.

Jenn

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Lynn said...

Your progress on Faery Tales is just incredible! I love watching the pattern develop.

Lana said...

Wow! This is amazing!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!! Your comments are very muchly appreciated!!

Happy Stitching!

Louanne said...

Joanne, I saw a recent post of yours on the Stitcher's Village board so I came to check out your blog. I have a list of all 72 Superstitions in a Word.doc. It hase a drawing of the artwork and it is numbered pointing oput each Superstition. Let me know if you would like to have a copy!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch