Wednesday, 17 April 2013

a bit of laziness

Toady I finally caught up on the tast for 2013 but took the easy way put and did one small piece using 5 stitches,  woven detached chain,   breton stitch,  diamond stitch,  up and down feathered buttonhole and raised cross stitch flower stitch.  Can see some of these appearing in my crazy blocks,  especially the up and down feathered buttonhole stitch.  Only a small sample but at least I have caught up for the time being.  One day I would like to take these stitches further,  the problem is there is so much I would like to do and then I spend too much time fretting about all I want to do and what to do next!! and I hate to admit it but nothing gets done.


I tend to but veg when on offer in the supermarkets as they keep very well in the fridge,  a few weeks ago I got a red cabbage which I put in a cupboard not the fridge and forgot about it. About a week ago ( just checked the date on the photo and it was 2nd april)  came across it at the back of the cupboard and was surprise to see new growth, I removed the cling film wrapper and I am now nurturing it!! not sure how long before the actual cabbage will   "go off"  but until it does it is quite nice to watch the new growth.


2nd april


16th  april.

Wondering what will happen next,  shame isn`t it that things like this amuse me, think I need to `get a life`
Maybe I will keep a carrot, onion and a few other bits and pieces and start a collection of sprouting veg!!



26 comments:

Queeniepatch said...

Your new veg hobby makes me laugh! It is fascinating to see what vegs left to themselves get up to!

Well done on the TAST picture, you even got the frame in with stitches from TAST. I'm still working on the two latest stitches...

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Margaret. Your stitching sample is very pretty... I could never keep up with Tast. I love your cabbage growing sprouts.. it is really trying to grow. Can cut it in 1/4s and put it in the ground and get some summer cabbage from it??? I am not much of a gardener now days but it may work.. Have a great week. Hugs Judy

latha said...

Simple and very beautiful!!!!! Love the colors Margaret.Stitches are neat and perfect.

Annet said...

I like your little catch up embroidery, it would indeed look very nice on a crazy block. Your red cabbage made me smile, last week I put a heart shaped potato above a cup of water and now it's growing nicely.

Nana said...

Lovely little stitchery.

The cabbage is great!!!! In soil it would grow and grow and grow and offer you a new head af read cabbage one day.

Nana

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Gosh, never seen that before! Your stitching is lovely, I've picked up some hoops to display some of my vintage sheets, well what else will I do with them!!! :) x

Jill and Paul's Wedding said...

I love your cabbage! Its like a colorful sculpture! What a fun surprise that must have been for you.
Your stitching is so beautiful. I'm so inspired. As hard as I try, I just can't seem to get the uniformity you get.

crafty cat corner said...

Margie, dont worry about wanting to do everything, I am exactly the same, that's why I call myself the butterfly crafter, no sooner have I done one thing than I want to try something else. All I can say is it's better than doing nothing.
As for the veg, if it pleases you and its not harming anyone go ahead. You're not sad, just finding pleasure in simple things, thats good. Pity more people aren't satisfied with simple things.
I love the cabbage, just leave it and post pics as it grows, I for one will look forward to it. Might even try it myself. lol
Briony
xxx

Radka said...

I like your cabbage, amazing! A have never seen it before, even your fridge is creative, LOL!
Your embroidery is very nice, bit overshadowed by the cabbage :-)))

motidana said...

Lovely motif ! Cant wait to see these stitches appearing in you CQ block too !
And what a lovely idea to have a collection of veggie sprouts ! It would be such fun to see them grow and take a new form every day .

Jillian said...

Love the effect of the up and down feathered buttonhole stitch - will try it out. You've done well. You could also take a design from the cabbage.

Melissa said...

LOL The cabbage is cool! Hey it amuses me too (and it looks like lots of others as well) so it's all good! I love the vine you did for TAST!

Faye said...

firstly love your TAST sampler I've still got 5 stitches to do .Might be like you and take the easy way by combining them .
Secondly love your cabbage, they are great images .so will it end up in a pot once the roots show

Mary Ellen said...

Oh, heavens. Sprouting cabbage. it looks a bit alarming. Did it stink up the cupboard?

Createology said...

You have said exactly what I do...think of all the things I should and could and would do but eventually do nothing. Your cabbage is growing nicely. They say the celery root we all cut off will sprout new growth that can then be eaten. Great TAST stitching you did. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Anneliese said...

Your stitches are so charming. And the cabbage, it is really funny. If you wait logn enough there will be perhaps small cabbages.

Séverine said...

Your Tast is beautiful and I love how your cabbage is growing. Once I dyed fabric with red cabbage, the fabric became pink and when I add vinegar it's became blue.


Starr White said...

You are not alone, Margaret. I , too, spend more time planning and thinking than doing! But, when you do something, it is really lovely:)

Marjolein said...

When I was just married, I put lettuce in the freezer. It was really looking nice when it came out....until it melted.

Anita said...

Your TAST is simple and beautiful Margaret.Looks like a fabric card....

Susan Hook said...

Your stitches are lovely! The red cabbage made me laugh, it is funny how it has regrown, you never know you may end up with more cabbage than you started with!!!

cq4fun said...

The stitching looks great! That is so funny about the cabbage! My mother always had a sweet potato growing on top of the fridge. I've had a few myself. They make pretty foliage.

Pippas quilts said...

great stitches, aren't you lucky with the sprouting cabbage if I forget a veg it just starts to rot and smell. I to want to do so may different things and do not know where to start, so end up not starting.

Claudia said...

Great stitch sampler, Margie! Your cabbage story is so funny!
Same with me, so many things I want to begin, so many ideas....the good thing, we never get bored! :-)

DIAN said...

Fantastic pics of the cabbage. Love it. The things I forget just turn to slime.


Good to see your stitches too.

Margo Brooks said...

Love the cabbage! I never saw one grow before. My gardens have to be the embroidered variety. Love your site!