Saturday, October 22, 2005

The frustration of finding the right fabric...

It is Saturday.. time to stitch Mermaid Heaven. We were out and about most of the day today, but I did find a couple of hours in the evening to work on my mermaids. I completed Part 6/8 today, which means I have stitched four of the eight pages now. But I am nowhere near half done :-) The remaining four pages are more dense with stitches than these four were!!

Tonight I am beginning the fifth page, Part 7/8. I will probably do a bit more tonight than what you see here in the photo.... just not feeling tired enough to quit yet, and this one is such a pleasant stitch... as long as Lily, one of my kitties, will allow me to stitch, that is! She is all over me right now!

I have sent an email off to Silkweaver, asking if I can exchange that all too green Tranquility for something else... and today I got in this fat quarter of their Ocean Fantasy 32 ct lugana. I admire how some of the projects in the Stitchers Showcase are stitched on this fabric, so I ordered some. Mine is not as varied as the ones in the Showcase (bah!)... but it is a pretty piece of fabric and is not as very aqua as it appears in this photo... maybe I will just end up using it for Mermaids of the Deep Blue...just holding off for when the Mithril lugana by Country Stitch finally ever gets here... choosing fabric for this project is starting to get annoying.

And, today I ordered all the rest of the items I shall need for Ottawa Sampler... two JABC buttons, two Weeks Dye Works, a Gloriana silk and a pack of MH beads... from two different sources. Should be all set now!

Stitched on today: Mermaid Heaven

7 comments:

Mel in Dubai said...

Hi Carol,

Mermaid Heaven is looking fantastic :)

I am waiting on an order from Country Stitch too - hopefully it will arrive in the next day or so - mail is usually pretty quick from NZ to Dubai.

I bought a piece of Ocean Sparkles (the fabric Linda custom dyed for Mermaids of the Deep) - I am just waiting on the chart and sparkly bits to arrive so I can do a floss toss.

Hope your Mithril turns up soon :)

bunnyhead said...

Mermaid Heaven is so pretty. I love watching you do this piece. I'm surprised you're having issues with Silkweavers quality, usually they are so good, right? Makes me nervous about my own orders I have sitting out there...

Bea said...

Hi Carol,
yes, I had seen the other pattern of PR in the showcase and I was suspicious too.
I also saw you were strong...I'm not as strong as you...if I want to start a new pattern I start it!!! Now I'm going to purchase the Coffee Menu on SBB, there is a sale again...and I can't wait for starting it! I'm not strong...

Kiwi Jo said...

Your mermaid is looking very pretty. Sorry about your fabric woes and I hope you find that perfect piece soon. Have a great relaxing Sunday.

BeckySC said...

Hey there :)
MH is looking more beautiful with each report. Your fabric choice on this one is excellent !!!
Love it!!

Big hugs :)

Rowyn said...

Mermaid Heaven is such a pretty design, and I love the fabric you have chosen to stitch it on.

zoeandcooper said...

Carol-
Love your progress on Mermaid Heaven. They are beautiful. Hope you have better luck in finding the right fabric of your other mermaids.