Butterfly Lace - Center Flowers

At long last, I have stitchy pics to show! Feels like it's been forever since I did a Monday WIP post. How do things get more and more busy during the year? Seems that I'm too tired to stitch anything after work every night. Do you guys get that way too?

And the worst part is?... I had planned to start and finish the border this weekend. But we had such fantastic weather–the winds were blowing, the weather was cool, and I just couldn't resist spending time in the balcony. Factor in the weekend chores and housework, getting Chinese Garden to the framers, and mucking around on the new PC (gotta get it ready for D3 after all, *giggle*), this is the sad state of the border. At least I got the flowers done. ;)





Comments

Barbi said…
This is gorgeous!
Katie said…
Beautiful job. I giggle thinking about you and D3. Poor stitching when it finally gets released haha.
Xeihua (Sara) said…
It's a great reason for not to stitch so I can't blame you ;) and the picture (as usual) is gorgeous I love so much to see your progresses... they are all so cute :D... Now I just hope you stitch a lot during IHSW or before D3 because if you're as addicted as I'm to pc games, especially when I REALLY like them... I know what follows xD (that's one of the reason for my long silences... I'm hooked in some pc game xD)

hugs,
McKenna C. said…
It's beautiful! I love the sparkles!

~McKenna
lesli said…
Oh my....your stitching is always so beautiful and the pieces you pick always make me drool!
Linda said…
It looks great Joyce. And I think we all having stitching slumps. Sometimes we just need a little break.

Linda
Ewa said…
Ooooh! They're so pretty! Kind of remind me of clouds.
valerie said…
Totally gorgeous! Those flowers are amazing!
Julie said…
Wow,love those colours.
Looks fabulous to me! Great stitching...you'll catch up in no time!
Stitchesbyme said…
wow, great stitches
Lesleyanne said…
Great progress. I think life gets in the way of stitching sometimes too.
Yvon (jioya) said…
beautifull flowers!!
i hope you will have fun this coming weekend.

Hugs Yvon.
Stitching Noni said…
So beautiful! Your stitching is, as always, a delight to see.

Know exactly what you mean - I haven't picked up my needle and stitching for over a week now. So tired at night and the weekend was so busy - and then factor in the iphone games! Oh deary me, just as well it is IHSW next weekend!

Look forward to seeing more of your lovely stitching next week!
Lovely to see this one again - soooooo gorgeous! You're such a speedy stitcher that even with a few "slumps" and other "distractions" you'll be caught up in no time!
Kate said…
Looking lovely especially like the flowers. Life is life and in it's own way barges in when it can be most unwelcome - we can all have spells like this.
Kaisievic said…
it sounds like a great weekend - relaxing all around and some beautiful stitching, too.

hugs, Kaye xoxox
Veronica said…
Finally! Progress pics on Butterfly Garden. It's gorgeous!

I noticed that the half stitches faced opposite directions on both sides. Is that charted like that or did you come up with it? Interesting effect, I must say. Love it!

Hugs,
Veronica.
Marilyn said…
Wow, that's gorgeous.
Great job.
Marilyn
Sarah said…
All progress is good progress (even when life gets in the way!). It's looking gorgeous
♥ Nia said…
I love the first picture where we can see all the colors :) looks gorgeous!!! :D

Sometimes we just need to rest a little, don't worry, soon you'll be stitching like a mad woman!!! haahhaah ;)
milly said…
Hi

This is looking beautiful!
Diane (di) said…
Oh wow Joyce, I love that border. The colors are so soft... it's beautiful!!

And what's this I hear? CG is at the framers?? YES!! I can't wait to see it. :)
dulcinella said…
This is very beautiful. i love the soft colors and I'm very curious to see the garden when he's back from the framer.
Melissa said…
Great job on butterfly! The flowers look gorgeous. My favorite is the pink one :)

We are also planning on getting a new computer for D3. Hubby and I discussed it this weekend. Hehe :)
Maud said…
So beautiful! As always, you inspire me...
Minnie said…
Absolutely gorgeous.
tiffstitch said…
The flowers are gorgeous.. so light, and yet so detailed with the highlights and just a bit of definition. Hope IHSW helps you get more done. :)
Kim said…
Stunning progress! I just love seeing the details.

Looking forward to IHSW :)
Lija said…
Looks amazing!
SoCal Debbie said…
It is so beautiful! Wonderful stitching!
Carla said…
Beautiful colors and stitching!
Anne said…
Soooo pretty!! I love those colours! Super gorgeous stitching as per usual!!

I am feeling the same as you! Tuckered out at night! Yay! You got a new PC! How exciting!!! I wish I could so I could play the new GW2 :( so want to play that right now!!

HMBW!!!!!!!!!!!
I am currently working 2 jobs and never have the energy to stitch between teaching and clinic! I definately relate, I havn't held a needle in weeks! The flowers are lovely, I love the specialty stitches and the watercolor effect! Joy
Novia said…
Is this your way to throw me a new start with your F#$%^ING GORGEOUS WIP?????
You know for sure that I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sally said…
Oh wow that is gorgeous!
Those flowers are awesome! I especially like the orange one, since it's so bright and sunny looking!
MoonBeam said…
So pretty. Love this piece.

Bobbi
nikkin said…
I am speechless! Soooooo pretty! Love the colors and the different stitches used! Can't wait for CG to come back from the framers, you always do a fantastic job picking out the frame color and style!

BTW, I added my e-mail to my blogger account info, just in case the zombies really do attack!

Rofl!
Nikki
Susan said…
I hear you on the busier and busier - I was totally slammed this week and am just now catching up on my blog reading. Beautiful progress - love the colors. This is on Chat I don't have!
Mangogirl said…
gorgeous stitching :D

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