Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Frog's Last Leap!

 
I was able to do some spinning first thing yesterday morning...
it was so peaceful with Lena in the sunshine in front of me
chirruping good morning!  
Later in the day, I worked on the final row of the frog applique quilt!
When I was ready to shout a ta-da, 
I realized I had the four blocks to do that would go in the backing;
I almost tossed them in the orphan block pile 
but stuck it out and finished them as planned!
Now I am truly over the frog fingers !
(I did 552 frog fingers for this quilt--as in needle up, needle down, turn, needle up, needle down, turn...you get the idea!!!!)
 The beautiful Cana lily I received for Mother's Day is still going strong....
it is an amazing pop of color in the pool area!

11 comments:

  1. the frog fingers might have been a pain, but the result is lovely! will you do a dragon fly in the quilting? or some other insect? and your flower is very beautiful - my plant from last year hasn't survived the winter (inside!), if there's still not even a peek of growth I'd say I can throw it away:( well, can't win them all, at least all my begonias survived, despite being in the polytunnel and prob. getting a light frost!
    happy tdf spinning - I finally finished my boring alpaca:)

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  2. That's a lot of fingers!!! That plant is just gorgeous. What a brilliant color.

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  3. I think that will be my new phrase for something tedious --- "it's like sewing frog fingers!!!" LOL

    The canna lily is beautiful!

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  4. The lily is gorgeous and must be very happy in its location. Dee's comment made me giggle, and I may have to "borrow" her phrase.

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  5. I'm going to use Dee's phrase too!! LOL Gorgeous quilt. Gorgeous bloom too.

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  6. Love the blue of the spun yarn. Happy kitty!

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  7. You are a saint, I would have just chopped their fingers off. Voilá, no fingers to appliqué! Love that yarn you are spinning, and Lena is elegant as ever.

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  8. I adore those frogs, but I can definitely see them being a pain! I once knit toes on a gecko toy and it was a nightmare!

    I love you Canna lilies but the make me a little sad. The last thing my grandpa gave me before he died was some cana bulbs from his garden, but the squirrels stole them all on me.

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  9. You have far more patience than I. I love the flowers that are so stunningly blooming

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  10. That's a lot of frog fingers!! But the end result is great :) xx

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  11. That lily is just amazing — who would have thought?! Don’t think I would have lasted through that many frog fingers!

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