Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Blossoming Spring Is Not a Cherry Blossom - Opps

Hey everyone, hope you are all having a good, craft filled week so far. As the title suggests this is an update on Blossoming Spring. I was looking through the book/magazine that this chart is from the other night and noticed that this isn't actually a cherry blossom tree, it's a Japanese crab apple tree. This doesn't at all change how I feel about this project. Both cherry blossom and Japanese crab apples are stunning and this is a gorgeous chart.

Blossoming Spring Cross Stitch Work in Progress, WIP, Sheila Hudson, The Ultimate Forest Friends Collection, Cherry Blossom
Blossoming Spring - Japanese Crab Apple - Sheila Hudson

I managed some progress on the top right set of blossoms and frogged some of the grass that was incorrect, just to get it done. I actually stitched another section on this but had to frog it as it was in the wrong position. I am beginning to think that little frog has taken a permanent liking to me, either that or I need to pay more attention while stitching.

I am hoping to get the cluster I had to rip re-stitched today. Thankfully this is all full cross stitch, no partials or back stitching. I'm working on this in a hoop, which is a little small for the entire design, therefore I am leaving some of the stitching from the left hand side until the rest of the pattern is done. This is to avoid having the hoop over the existing stitches, I may even stitch those sections in hand when the time comes.

Elegance of the Orient has also grown a little, I will be posting on her later this week so keep an eye out for that. Until then, have a great week all.

39 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! My son is in the US Air Force, and is stationed in Japan for two years. I'm partial to anything Japanese themed right now:)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. Not surprised you feel a connect with Japanese themed things.

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  2. The tree is beautiful no matter what it is, and lots of color changes like this always brings the frog on for me!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. The fact that there are few stitches in a straight line makes it more like to get a visit from the frog.

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  3. Cherry blossom or not, still stunning! I hope the frog leaves soon. Looking forward to Elegance of the Orient, another gorgeous design😊 Happy stitching!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I do still love this piece, the designer really brought across the idea of a tree in bloom. Elegance should be making an appearance here very soon.

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  4. Let's hope the frog is GONE! Looks lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I too am hoping that the frog will hop along very soon as he is getting quite frustrating.

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  5. Regardless of what type of tree it is, it's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Rhona. I don't mind at all that it isn't a Cherry Blossom as you say it's still beautiful.

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  6. Apples are absolutely fine to me ;-) It doesn't make it any less beautiful =) Great work and I am looking forward to see your work on Elegance =)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm hoping you won't have to wait too much longer for an Elegance update. I had a look for some images of Japanese Crab Apple trees and they are also absolutely gorgeous.

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  7. I love the colors in this. I am so sorry you have had to do so much ripping and restitching. I hate when that happens. This is a beautiful design. I really love it

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. Hearing from my wonderful readers makes the frog much easier to deal with. I always find the ripping out more tedious than the restitching. I suppose it because I actually enjoy the act of stitching.

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  8. I love seeing this one again! I hope it's easy to re-stitch the frogged area and you keep enjoying this one too.

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    1. Thanks so much for you comment. The frogging of this section was a bit of a pain to be honest as I had to cut the stitches, they wouldn't pull out as the threads had criss crossed over each other at the back holding everything in place.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. This is stitching up really nicely, I'm very happy with it.

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  10. It is turning out beautifully. Your stitching is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I fell in love with this chart the minute I saw t so I'm really happy to be able to stitch it.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Linda. I'm hoping that I will have a finish on this in the near future.

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  12. Beautiful tree, no matter which one it is :)
    Hope the frog hop along and doesn't stay with you for too long!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. the frog seems to be showing up an excessive amount lately. Maybe that's a sign I need to concentrate more when I'm stitching :D

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  13. It is very pretty and I hope the frog leaves you alone for a while so you can stitch without being interrupted!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Faith. Those frogs can be super pesky can't they. Also whenever one shows up it seems like he/she invites over some friends and then everything goes horribly wrong :D

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  14. Beautiful - whatever it is! Hope you get rid of that pesky frog.
    Can't wait to see Elegance again, she must be very close now!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Justine. Elegance is coming along, still have quite a few items on her to do list but will get there slowly but surely.

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  15. It's beautiful. I have a flowering cherry in my front yard, but would love one of these.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Susan. You're so lucky to have a cherry blossom, I just ADORE them so much. They are so pretty.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. It is a very sweet piece.

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  17. I agree with everyone else. It's beautiful no matter what. I absolutely love the colours in this piece. It makes it pop with all the shading. Good job stunner. Sorry about the frogster appearing too. Xox Alicia

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Alicia, you're so sweet. I'm hoping that the frog will stay away from me for a while. The designer really did an amazing job on this chart.

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  18. WOW!!!! this is beautiful!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I managed to make some more progress on this piece so you should see another update on this very soon.

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  19. Lovely stitching! The colors are beautiful :D

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Sarah. I do love the colour combination in this project it just works so well to give the impression of blossoms.

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