It's the beginning of a new month, and that means the password is here for another part of Medieval Town Mandala. Part 3 now. I got a pretty good start on it tonight while watching TV. I love the little over-one butterflies. I am wondering if I will still love them by the time I get to the eighth one, though. Martina gave us a nice reasonably sized portion this month - nothing too large during this otherwise busy month - thank you Martina!
1. Finish Part 2 of Medieval Town Mandala - YES
2. Continue Garden Spot Sampler SAL with Jo - YES
3. Continue Legends of the Dragons SAL with Nikki - YES, with Happy Dance!!
4. Continue Celtic Winter SAL - YES
5. Continue Convent's Herbal Garden - YES
6. Continue Mermaid Heaven SAL with Jenn - YES
7. Continue An Open Heart SAL with Karen and Tannia - YES
8. Continue 17th Century Irish Garden - YES
9. Continue Girl with Cat - YES
****Also, I worked on Angel of Love and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
1. Finish Part 3 of Medieval Town Mandala
2. Continue Garden Spot Sampler SAL with Jo
3. Continue Celtic Winter SAL
4. Continue Convent's Herbal Garden
5. Continue Mermaid Heaven SAL with Jenn
6. Continue An Open Heart SAL
7. Continue 17th Century Irish Garden
8. Continue Girl with Cat
9. Continue Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
10. Continue Angel of Love
I got some fun stash today! I received the silk conversion pack I had ordered from Victoria Clayton Silks for Heirloom Christmas Sampler. I chose the red/green colorway. After watching Sabine's progress on this one lately, I felt inspired too :-) And, I also received the stunning Father Winter kit I recently got on ebay. I used to have this lovely kit in my stash, but for some unknown reason or whim, I sold it on ebay. I just got it again for a steal, though, and am so happy to have it back!!
And... I ordered my Santa's Stitcher Stocking from Silkweaver today - I loved that they let us "peek" at the insides - that was fun! I love the Iris Garden 32 ct Jazlyn that will be in the stocking! Pretty!!
Q. Do you have any rules in the way you stitch? (ie Do you start in the middle? Do you determine which blocks to stitch first? Do you always start from the top or the bottom? Do you have special paths to prevent wasting thread?)
A. Pretty good question - I guess I really don't have any rules. I do truly prefer to start in the middle of a large design - I have a bad history of not centering well if I start at the top, bottom or a corner... Other than that, no rules!
Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala