Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!


Here is my weekly progress update on the Garden Spot Sampler SAL. I contacted Vikki Clayton a few days ago about the shortage of three of the silk colors in her conversion, and she has just emailed me to let me know she is sending me another skein of each free of charge, and she updated her site to reflect the new info on number of skeins needed :-) I finished that pretty coneflower tonight!

I got some excellent news today! It turns out that the first mailing date for the Neighborhood RR is not until March 15th! I had thought it was March 1st. I re-read the info that was emailed to me, and it only said "March," so I assumed the 1st. I was last to join - really, they added me into their group because they are all so sweet! - and I did not get much of a chance to truly absorb the details. I am very excited - I don't need to rush now!! Whew!

It is, yet again, New DVD Release Tuesday! Strange releases for a romantic holiday: Saw II and Zathura (the latter of which we are enjoying right now).

Oh, and KarenV has pointed out the most lovely must-have chart to me - Liz Turner Diehl's 17th Century German Garden (I see she calls it the 18th Century German Garden when she teaches it at CATS, so I am not sure what it's real, true name is - but I really want this!!). I see it is sold as a kit... I hope it will also just be released as a chart. My heritage is primarily German, so how can I not stitch this one??

Stitched on today: Garden Spot Sampler

12 comments:

Von said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Carol!!
I adore LTD's garden series. I bought the Irish Garden kit at Sew Expo in Puyallup a couple of years ago. It was so hard to choose which one to buy. Since they were kits (all silk), I could afford only one.

Bastet said...

Garden Spot Sampler was definatly meant for v-day. Nice progress. Great to hear that you have more time to bast the Neighborhood RR. German Garden looks intersting. Still interested in her designs though still leary over specialty stitches.

bunnyhead said...

Oh my that Garden Spot sampler looks ginormous! That German Garden looks right up your alley. It's gorgeous.

Lee said...

GSS is looking AWESOME!

Heather said...

Oh I like that garden too Carol. GSS is looking stunning.

Kathy said...

Happy belated Valentines day hun. Gss is looking fantastic as is MTM. I love them both they will have to be added to my wish list and I will have to treat myself one day.

Hugs xxxxxx

BeckySC said...

Beautiful!! That's all I can say :) Love it more and more :)

Will e-mail you a little later :)

hugs :)

CarrieBeth said...

Hello Carol. We haven't met yet but I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your blog. I thought I was the only stitcher who watched NFL and NASCAR. In fact, I think we should work out a sponser system for stitching. You know, like NASCAR. I could quit my job and DMC and/or Zweigart and/or a designer could sponser our stitching time. In return, I would wear patches on my clothes proclaiming my sponsers. What do you think?

Judith said...

GSS looks great Carol and that german garden is a nice one. I adore her gardens and am happy that I am going to stitch another one in april. Now only to decide which of the two I will be stitching.

Lelia said...

Garden Spot Sampler is so beautiful. I can see why you are interested in the German Garden chart, too. Very interesting design!

tkdchick said...

Its so lovely! I'm glad you received such great customer service!

Jenna said...

I agree, great service from Vikki there. That's a great advertisement for her. :) I have to ask, looking at your enormous Garden Spot Sampler... how big are the Q-snaps you're using on that? Wow! And are you able to maintain good tension on a piece that large? It just seems like it would be so difficult to stitch on such a large frame?