Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Garden Spots Sampler

Tonight was the first night of the Garden Spots Sampler with Jo :-) OK, I am already loving this one! We are both using the Victoria Clayton silk conversions, and I am stitching mine on R&R Reproductions 40 ct Creme Brulee linen. It has a very antique look, a bit distressed. Unfortunately, it also has an area that looks like pinkish or reddish ink near one edge, and a blue spot near another edge. I just noticed it tonight. Argggh! But I don't think it will show on my sampler, whew!! I am already preferring the VC conversion over the original AVAS.... less orangey - I never liked the orange in the original. So, this is what I got done on my first night. And now it has to go away again until next Tuesday... I took a few photos, and this one shows the colors the best....

I was amazed to receive Woodland Fairie from the ebay seller already today! Wow, I am impressed by all those who have stitched her - she looks like she will take a long, long time to stitch!

It is new DVD Release Tuesday again :-) We picked up The Longest Yard... a comedy featuring sports - now that is right up my alley! I also got The Jacket while running a quick errand to buy toothpaste at WalMart today - it looks pretty strange, and sometimes that is just what I am looking for :-)

Red Sox 15, Devil Rays 2 - yes, it was a rout. But, the Yankees routed the Orioles tonight, so no change in the stats...

Speaking of that, I got a couple of comments today about my saying my Earth Angel was bringing bad luck to the Red Sox (as in, if I took her out to stitch her, they lost - or at least struggled). I did not mean to imply she was a witch or a jinx... I really meant she seems to be a Yankees fan :-) Well, if you are familiar with that rivalry, then you will understand that - LOL!!

Stitched on today: Garden Spots Sampler

8 comments:

Jenn said...

I'll have a talk with my Earth Angel tonight and see is she is a Yankee or a Red Sox fan that way we'll know if it's all of them or just yours. :)

zoeandcooper said...

I love the colors in Garden Spot. i am going to enjoy watching you and Jo stitch that piece.

Man did the Yanks kill the O's today. Where did they come from???:(

bunnyhead said...

I just checked out Woodland Fairy and, wow, it does look like it would take a good while to do. I looks like a good start to the Garden Spot!

Isabelle said...

Lovely start! I'm really looking forward to following your and Jo's progress on that piece!

Crème Brûlée... Yummy name, and yummy fabric too! (I love crème brûlée)

Gill said...

Your new sampler looks very pretty so far, I'm sure you're going to enjoy this one!
Sorry I missed your Miracle Butterly HD while I was 'away'. She looks absolutely stunning!

Kiwi Jo said...

It looks like you started in the middle Carol? I started in the top left hand corner (I just posted a picture). Aren't the silks just divine!

Kathy said...

Wow Earth Angel and Garnde spot are looking great hun, have not had a chance to do any stitching as I am preparing for the School's Christmas Fayre. People saw the knitting and the animal beading that I have done and asked if I would make them to sell at the fayre, so I have to get busy lol. Stitching will have to be done at weekends so that I can build up my stock lol. OMG what have I let myself in for.

Hugs xxxxxx

BeckySC said...

Oh my! Loving this already :) WOW! You just do such beautiful work and choose such lovely pieces! I admire you!!!

To answer your question about the Queen Stitches -they are over 4 :)