Thursday, September 08, 2005

I'm finally in :-)

I'm in with both feet now in the Celtic Ladies SAL! Here is what I have done so far tonight on Celtic Winter. She is coming out very delicate on the Silkweaver 28 ct Blue Diamonds Reflections. This fabric is so brilliant. I think she will be a rather quick stitch, as compared to some of my other large projects. I have been enjoying watching the progress of many of the other ladies in this SAL, and I am thrilled to finally be stitching my piece too. I will be stitching more tonight, but it is half time in the New England Patriots game, and it seemed like a good time to get up, leave the TV, and scan my fabric - LOL!!!

I finally received this issue of Cross Stitch Gold in the mail today - I have been waiting for this one because I love the nature sampler featured on the cover! I guess I have to find a source to get the Anchor threads for it now - I believe I have another project that needs Anchor as well. I am a tiny bit disappointed in the chart, though. I have noticed that these UK magazines seem to have quite an aversion to charting with fractional stitches. This is true for this chart as well, and the outlining looks sloppy. I can fix that as I have enough experience to figure out where to put fractionals. But, I figure lots of Brits can stitch fractionals - and lots and lots of them can stitch them well, I am very sure! So, why not print charts with fractionals?? It's beyond me...

I picked up some stash on ebay tonight - a fat quarter of 40 ct R&R Creme Brulee linen for Garden Spots Sampler - I can't use the Silkweaver 36 ct Days Gone By linen I hoped I could use... it is too small. And, I picked up a fat quarter of putty belfast at an excellent price - I think it will be perfect for one of the Long Dog Samplers I am hoping to start soon too :-) Anyone want to do a Long Dog SAL??

Stitched on today: 17th Century Irish Garden at work (will put up a new progress pic soon), and Celtic Winter

***Oh, I almost forgot! Someone asked what the heart sampler is at the bottom of my "Currently Stitching" section in my sidebar... I am sorry, I was too lazy to set up a link to more details.... that is An Open Heart by The Drawn Thread... an SAL I will likely be doing with Karen K. and Tannia in Australia later this month...

****Important football update (of course!!): New England Patriots 30, Oakland Raiders 20!!

8 comments:

karensff said...

Celtic Winter is looking good already. I still haven't felt the urge to pick up the needle again since I came back. Hopefully I will soon and will be able to pick up CW again. Isn't it funny how so many of us have started stitching from different places?

Jenn said...

The fabric you've chosen for CW is so pretty. I worked on mine last night durring the game too. I didn't get much done but, I'm happy with what I did accomplish.

I know there are places on line you can get Anchor floss. I think 123stitch.com carries them but, near you Yankee Cross Stitch carries Anchor. I got a ton of Anchor from them last year when I was up there.

Kathy said...

Wow Celtic Winter is looking great already, have not started mine yet, but had a go a beading today lol.

I enjoyed that and will be making more butterflies lol.

Hugs xxxxx

bunnyhead said...

I can't wait to see how CW turns out. I've been eyeing Celtic Autumn for myself. I think I'll be hunting eBay for a deal on that pattern soon. :)

Kath said...

You are on a roll already Carol... looking wonderful.

If you are wanting Anchor floss, I would be more than happy to get what you need - shop just up the road has the whole range. Send me a list....

Kiwi Jo said...

mmmmm, Creme Brulee sounds delicious! I'm still anxiously awaiting my silks, chart and fabric. I can't wait to start our SAL. Hmmm, a Long Dog SAL is tempting too. I'm so in love with Paradigm Lost!

Bastet said...

Nice start on Celtic Winter! She's looking quite lovely on the fabric. Glad to see another putting the toe in. :)

BeckySC said...

Looking GOOD, Carol :) Congrats on your start :)

Thanks for sharing :)
hugs :)