Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A new toy!!!!

Last week finally the flower frog arrived that I bought from Canada. Mind you...I'm not complaining. It arrived in record time. It ONLY took 2 months to arrive here. And no...lol...that "only" is not a joke. Normally it takes 3 to 4 months to arrive here from Canada. Something is wrong in the postal system between Australia and Canada. If I order something from behind the last bush in the middle of no-where of anywhere in the world it will be here in a max of 4 weeks - except Canada....lol.



BUT...never mind....I still buy from Canada. They do have some great stuff and I like beautiful things. Like this gorgeous flower frog. It was worth the wait. Can't get that here, and the seller did pack it beautifully safe so that it survived the long travel. Filled up with (most) of my favorite scissors.
I would have posted a picture of it earlier, but I can't find 2 of my favorite scissors, which I packed safely away. VERY safely. Can't find the buggers anymore, that's how safe they are right now...lol.

I also finished part 3 and part 4 of the Grand Marquoir. End of this month part 5 will be released :)


Thanks for the nice words about removing the red spots. It would be great if removing would be possible. But I'm afraid that might be quite difficult if not impossible. I'm using hand dyed floss and the fabric only getting a bit damp at places was already enough for the color of the floss to run. You can't wet the fabric between the stitches without getting the floss wet. And damp is already enough to get it running. I made a picture of the biggest spot. Now where I have stitched quite a bit more up it becomes somehow less visible. Who knows how much it still springs in the eye once the stitching is finished. If needed I can drip a couple of drops of water on it to make it look as if the red spots were intended...lol. Who knows, will take a while until it's finished anyway.

20 comments:

SilkLover said...

The Flower Frog is so nice? Where in Canada did you find it?

dianemi said...

Oh my goodness you are killing me with Grand Marquoir. Love, love, love it. I know the eyes are the first thing to go, but if that's the biggest 'spot' you've got, then I say... not a problem! I can just BARELY see it. Beautiful stitching Gabi.

BTW, did you mention toys? I like toys!! :) Your flower frog is wonderful. Glad it made it to you safely.

Wendy said...

Your flower frog looks so great!!
Ooh boy that is a long time to have something arriving from Canada to your place.

Lisa said...

oh I love your flower frog, I have been looking for one for ages without any joy.
your grand marquoir is stunning, and I can't see the red spot from the picture, I suppose you know it's there so it will bug you?

Kathy said...

Love the frog! And it looks fabulous with all the scissors.

As for the red spot. Where???? It is barely noticeable. And most likely it will only be you who sees it when this gorgeous piece is finished. :)

Mel said...

Lovely frog Gabi!
I know the mail from Canada sucks! It drives me nuts trying to mail or receive anything here.

Jan said...

Wow have you got a lot of scissors! The frog looks great.

I know my eyes are getting older, but I can't really see any spots. Keep going with GM, it looks fabulous.

Siobhan said...

What a fun flower frog! I can't believe how long it takes for you to get mail from Canada. Sheesh! It must go via the slow boat to China. ;) Beautiful progress on your Marquoir!

Nancy M said...

I didn't know you were doing the GM! It looks great and the spots are not noticeable at all! Now about the flower frog. I had heard of them, but not sure what that were. I saw just the part with holes at an antique shop last week. Do they normally come with a top and bottom? And what was their original purpose?

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am glad that your flower frog made it to you safely. Grand Marquoir is looking great. I wouldn't be too concerned with the spots, they are not that noticeable.

Carolyn NC said...

I love the scissors in your flower frog. Love the Marquoir, too!

Kelly said...

Love the flower frog, great way to store your scissors. Your stitching is lovely as always xx

Louisiana Momma said...

ur stitching is beautiful as usual.. and it's not just an australia thing.. the US is next door to Canada and it takes weeks to get stuff to and from there..

Jennifer said...

Oh I wish I could find one of these Flower frogs. I have looked in lots of antique stores.

Your stitching is looking great! Love the colors!

Jennifer

Meari said...

Personally, I can't tell in the pic where the red spots are, so maybe it won't be all that noticeable when you're finished stitching. Love the flower frog. Where did you get it?

Shebafudge said...

Hi Gabi

I just discovered your blog. Your stitching is beautiful and you have some great projects on the go.

venus said...

very interesting to read ....thanks for giving this kind of blogs....,thanks for sharing with us......the flower frog is so nice..


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Irma said...

Your flower flog is a wonderful way to keep those scissors all in one place. Very clever!

~~~Melinda said...

Neat idea with the flower frog. I had search 'flower frog' to know what it was lol

anna s. said...

Fantastic!! Gabi, may I ask for the reference details about where you got it from? This flower frog would make a PERFECT gift for my aunt the flower specialist/lover. Would love to order it ASAP!