Sunday, May 16, 2010

Time flies like an arrow

...but fruit flies like bananas!

Have you heard that silly joke before? I heard this decades ago but for some insane reason it has stuck to my brain like gum to the bottom of the shoe! However, time has been zooming by!  I have  been too absorbed in other things and trying feebly to get into the stitching groove. 

Here's what I've done since the last post. I started on Salina Dunwoody by Sheepish Antiques. 

I have really struggled with stitching this one. See the fuzzy stuff on the left side of the house? That's frogging in progress! I have frogged so much on this piece I'm beginning to turn green. I gave up last night while frogging because I was afraid I make cut into the linen by mistake. It's just not flowing so I might pause, leave it on my scroll frame, and start something else on my other lap frame. As long as I don't remove it from the frame, it stands a good chance of not going into the UFO graveyard! 

 We are swinging into Summer time weather here and the flowers are all blooming beautifully. Actually we have to start hand watering now as we forget we have to do that!  Here are some white wisteria blooming off our deck (I love wisteria!) , and always the first to bloom, these old red roses that was planted many many moons ago, before we arrived. 



Thank you for all your kind comments on my last post. Many of you found it uplifting and I'm so glad. It wasn't intentionally done, but I guess that was the mood that I was in.  

I have tried to visit your blogs but not always so successful so please do excuse my absence! Some evenings I don't even turn on my computer when I get home!  I hope you are now enjoying some lovely weather in your part of the world (even if it's fall).  Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week ahead!

29 comments:

Natasha said...

I have never heard that saying before, but I like it :)

Ohh no don't turn green, hopefully this is all of the frogging you will have to do from here on out.

Beautiful flowers, take care and enjoy your Sunday!

Glenna said...

I haven't heard that saying before either and now I'll have to say it! LOL! I have Salina also, and yours looks lovely, even in spite of the frogging, so I'll be looking at that pattern differently now! And I love the white wisteria--we just have purple around here.

KarenV said...

That's an OLD joke LOL! It always makes me chuckle though, except I usually say "Time flies like the wind..etc"

Sorry about the ripping, it does look lovely in spite of your problems - great colours! And pretty flowers in your garden too :)

Irene said...

I've not heard that saying before either. Take the frog outside and tell him to enjoy the sun and leave you alone ;)

Irene said...

I've not heard that saying before either. Take the frog outside and tell him to enjoy the sun and leave you alone ;)

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Nope, never heard that saying either. Nor have I ever seen your WIP, looking forward to seeing more of it, sans that pesky frog:) Gotta run, just noticed a new to me blog on your roll...

xoxo

Margaret said...

Your Salina is gorgeous! I hope the frog goes away though -- don't you hate when that happens? Your wisteria and roses are beautiful too. It's a great time of year for flowers! Hope you get more stitching and relaxing time soon. Don't work too hard!

WoolenSails said...

I never heard of that term, myself.
I do have those days when nothing is working right, so I give up and go back to it. You flowers are beautiful.

Debbie

natalie said...

HAAA! Great saying!

Salina Dunwoody...they don't name 'em like they used to! It's such a lovely piece. Sorry about the frogs. They've been courting me over here, too. :/

I somehow missed your last post! Thanks for the book review- always looking for a good one. Hope you're feeling better that the last time you posted. :)

valerie said...

I'm another one whose never heard that saying! I like the colors on Salina...plus they suite the fabric really well. What fabric are you using! I hope that the frogs stay away.

Lovely garden shots!

Andrea said...

Beautiful flowers Melissa!

I hadn't heard that saying, too funny!

Hugs!

Theresa said...

LOL!! I love that joke!! This is the first time I've heard it!!!

Sorry to hear the frog has been visiting you.... Since the weather is so nice out, I think it's a great time to take a break from stitching and enjoy the great outdoors~

Brigitte said...

Salina looks so great. It's a pity that you had to frog so much. But I think it was wise to just leave it alone for a couple of days. Maybe after that you'll find back into it more easily. And besides that it will give you the chance to start something new, lol. At least you have found your stitching mojo again.
Your garden looks so great already. We are still far from summery temperatures and also far from having to handwater the plants as it has been raining here for weeks it seems. Enjoy your flowers.

Lois said...

I'm sorry Salina is causing you so much grief. Frogs be gone! She's such a nice piece.

Beautiful wisteria. My garden is only starting to think it might be a good idea to look a bit more colourful.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

So sorry Salina isn't going as smoothly as she should! I hate when that happens. Hopefully she'll start cooperating! your flowers are just gorgeous, Melissa! I also Love Wisteria but have never planted any; maybe I should!

Carol said...

Isn't it strange how some pieces just flow so smoothly and others cause so much frustration? Hope your Salina piece starts going more smoothly for you, Melissa...

Yes, I've heard that joke--with three boys I think I've heard every silly joke in the world!

Love your wisteria--we used to have an arbor above our patio covered with lavender colored wisteria, but it had to come down when we remodeled our home. I really miss it...

Hope your week is a good one, Melissa :)

Loraine said...

Oh Goodness, I can sympathize about the frog coming to visit. We certainly don't like having him around!
Hope you have a better week. Your sampler is going to be really wonderful.
Your flowers are fabulous!

Karoline said...

Sorry about the visits from the frogs Selina is still looking lovely despite them

mainely stitching said...

That's so funny!! I love these kind of jokes! "What did one banana say to another banana?" "You're quite a peeling!" LOL!!!

Your stitching looks great to me - sorry it's giving you fits of the frogs.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Ha! Never heard that! It's a good one, and I will repeat it. :)

I've never seen Salina... looks like she will be lovely! I'm sorry she's giving you fits, though. :( Maybe she needs a time out??

Love the flower pics!

Have a great week!

Jane said...

Don't remember hearing that saying in Australia. Could be a Canadian thing perhaps. It's funny how some sayings stay with you over time.

It's horrible when a project isn't going so well and you have to frog a bit. So frustrating and can put you right off it. Taking a break and starting something else will give you a new lease of life when you come back to it. Hopefully that frog will disappear by then too!

I love wisteria also and what a beautiful sight to see yours flowering. It's so nice to see life coming back to a garden after the Winter season has passed.

Thanks for the email, I'll reply later in the week.

Kim said...

That saying cracks me up!!! I love anything that makes me laugh!!

The sampler looks beautiful, even with the frogs??!!!!

Your flowers are wonderful, it is so cold and rainey in Ohio, I havnt even planted yet! We did do a major yard clean up, so all is ready!

xoxoxkim

Kellie said...

Hi Melissa, Sorry to hear that you are having to frog, but don't give up... Salina is too pretty to chuck into the UFO graveyard. :) Your flowers are beautiful! I love summer and all the pretty flowers that accompany it.

Siobhan said...

Blergh. I hate it when a project doesn't flow! It is so pretty, too--but if you aren't enjoying it, move on! I have worked myself into a slump because I want to finish Sarah Woodham but just don't feel like stitching it, maybe because I am taking s o l o n g with it. :P

LOVE the flower pics!! We just bought some wisteria. I didn't know that it would do well here, but apparently it will, so I am hoping it will grow quickly. The roses are beautiful, too.

Dona said...

Beautiful wisteria! It smells so wonderful and yours is beautiful.

Bleh! Frogging!

I just read your last post. I love that you dedicated it to Jane Austen. She would love that house. Probably as much as I do!

Have a good rest of the week.

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The Scarlett House said...

Hi Melissa, so sorry to see read that your stitching project is giving you fits. I hate that! Lovely flower photos. I hope your having a good week.

Raven/Missy said...

Your sampler looks beautiful but I can understand the frustration of frogging alot. I started a small chart about frogging. It has a frog on it (of course) and the words "Frog, Frog, go away, go ruin someone else's day". I've done more frogging on this small chart than I ever did on the larger charts I've done. I set it aside for a few days and when I went back to it, the stitching went a little easier. So maybe setting the sampler aside for a bit would help you.

The flowers are beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pics!

Michele said...

I HATE fruit flies! I LOVE Sheepish Designs! I have never seen white wisteria before. The purple variety bloomed here a month or more ago. It escaped ages ago, and now you drive around and it is climbing up all the trees! Your garden looks very pretty.