the little prince

the little prince

Monday, May 4, 2015

if you wait long enough...

and keep looking, eventually lost things become found things!

Some of you may remember that I am prone to losing either my stitching (and having the pattern), or my patterns (and having the stitching). I try to be organized, I really do...I'm a librarian after all! But these things still seem to happen to me more often that I like to admit to.

Anyway, I found one of those stitched pieces that I had been looking for. I was looking for a piece of fabric for another project, and pulled out this piece and there it was...folded with the stitching to the inside so I kept passing it over! I was  (am) so happy because this is a piece that I really want to finish.

It is called Apple Tree Sampler designed by Hawkins House. I started it as a SAL with my friend Babs in January of 2011. The last time I stitched on it was April of that same year. It doesn't seem like that long ago...and I have no idea why I put it aside because I really love it.


So I decided to stitch on it on Tuesdays, since that has always been UFO day ever since I started joining online stitching groups many years ago. I didn't get much done last week, just a couple of small motifs and a start on the tree. But I don't care, as long as I do a little bit each week, it will eventually get finished!

 
Neither of these shows the fabric very well...it's more of a yellow color, and the threads are much more vibrant than they appear in the photos.
 
So...don't give up if you think you have lost something...it will turn up...eventually!
 
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19 comments:

  1. Yeah, you found your started piece. BUt there is a saying: The house doesn't lose anything, lol. Now you can happily continue stitching on this lovely piece.

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  2. I am always losing things , but it is always so good to find them again.
    Lovely stitching.

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  3. I've misplaced charts before. Now I do my best to make project bags and keep my WIP's together in one place.

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  4. Nice stitching, cant wait to see the finish. Always nice to find what we are looking for.

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  5. Glad you found it and beautiful progress.

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  6. What a lovely piece, Lynda! I am glad you found the stitching so you can get it finished.

    Robin in Virginia

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  7. I am new on your blog and I love your stitching and projects, can't wait to see the end result. Sunnny Greetings from New Orleans, Alice

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  8. Glad you found it Lynda. Nice progress.

    Linda

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  9. Glad you found this, it's lovely!

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  10. I'm glad you found your lost piece!

    Like you I'm a Library Tech and though my work life is organized and things are in their places as best as they can be, at home its never the same!

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  11. Great discovery, wish you good times stitching it. Hugs

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  12. This is a beautiful sampler. Glad to see your are working on it-lovely!

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  13. This is so pretty- so glad you found it and are stitching it up.
    xxx

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  14. Well done on finding that which was lost! Very pretty, looking forward to seeing more of it :)

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  15. Well done on finding the missing piece and on making progress on it too. A little each week will soon see a lovely finish.

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  16. Glad you found it, it is gorgeous!

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  17. Hi Lynda, the reason you put is down is probably because your sal friend Babs fell down right away. I think I know where mine is and will join you tomorrow (assuming I find it. I have organized somewhat. Yours looks and I don't remember mine looking that bright. Will see. hugs!

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  18. I am glad you found it, L. It looks awesome! When you stitch it a little bit at a time, you will tame it one day.

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