Friday, February 10, 2006

One down, and....

...And three more corners still to go! I did get the first corner done tonight, and just as soon as I finished it, I started up the outline for the second corner.

I am wondering how many stitchers signed up in the Medieval Town Mandala group will be able to finish Part 5 this month? Will I??? Hmmmm.... :-) I am pretty much thinking that I can find the time this month to finish it... but I won't be foregoing my SAL commitments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays just to do it - I like my SALs with my SAL-mates too much to drop those :-)

OK, here is a posting of stash that came in over the past week... John Clayton's Big Ben kit (a must stitch to commemorate our vacations in London), A Stitch in Time by The Workbasket (also a must stitch due to its verse: A stitch in time saves my mind), Mirabilia's Stargazer and Hands To Work's Best of Blessings. I also got two skeins of GAST that I felt I may need for this chart. More fabric too - Silkweaver's Sandcastle 40 ct linen, R&R Reproductions' Hog Wild Blue 30 ct linen, an opalescent brown cashel solo by Silkweaver.... and a pretty 40 ct Newcastle solo that I forgot to photograph.. ah well....

Oh, good news today from Silkweaver! The Autumn Fields belfast I ordered back in mid-January for the Neighborhood RR finally came in and they shipped it out today! The challenge ahead of me now is to finish Part 5 of Medieval Town Mandala and baste my fabric and stitch my house before the end of the month...
Well, it looks like I will get some stitching done this weekend! Here is our local snowfall forecast for Saturday night into most of Sunday! I live just northeast of where it says "Nashua" (Nashua, by the way, is where the wonderful Celebration of Needlework festival is held each spring - join me there??) - it is downgraded from the 12"+ that they called for earlier in the week, and only time will tell... but, for sure, it looks like I will be inside trying to catch up on Medieval Town Mandala! Can't complain much - it has not been a snowy winter so far.

I have recently noticed that some of my dear blogging friends are stitching a Quaker Mystery Sampler, and after seeing their starts on the project I was very attracted to it. So, I spent some time today enjoying the benefits of Google, and I found the site. Now I will be putting this together to stitch on at work... my current "at work" project has not been motivating me lately, so I will slide this one in and see if I can get back in the groove. I put the link in this paragraph for you in case you also want to stitch this - I will save you all that leg work that I did today LOL!

Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala

****Oh, someone asked what fabric I am using for Mermaid Heaven - it is Sugar Maple Fabrics' Impressionism Cashel.

22 comments:

Kelvin said...

Kia Ora (Hello) from a krazy "male" blogger down under in new Zealand. You have "one thread in your needle" now !!! I was going to mention your blog on my blog - 21 21 21 - so you could get a few more threads, as you have a great cross-stitch blog.

Barbara said...

I hope if you get hit by snow, it'll be a fun weekend nonetheless.

Stitchie Kiwi said...

I need snow! Being cooped up with no where to go sounds like a darn good idea to me LOL

Enjoy your weekend :)

Melissa said...

Enjoy your stitching weekend and the snow! If you don't mind me asking, what fabric are you using for Mermaid Heaven? I have this in the stash and want to start it but the recommended fabric is "blah".

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Robin said...

I think we are going to get some of your snow.(Northeast Maryland) I thought it was going to be 5 inches but when my neighbor pulled up with a snowplow attached to his truck he told me the current forecast is 6-10 inches. Yikes! I can not complain as this is the only real snow we have had this year or really this season. By the way your stitching is incredible as usual and I wanted to say "thank you!" for the link to the autism website. As a mother to an autistic son, I can say everything helps both awareness and donations. Unfortunately this is an epidemic that needs attention. Thank you again and enjoy your cozy stitching!
P.S. I was wondering how your husband's cross sitching project is coming along. We want pictures! :)

zoeandcooper said...

The map of your area looks a bit like the DC area radar. Hopefully we will both get some good stitching done:)

MTM is looking wonderful. martina did give you a huge section considering it is the shortest month of the year.

Robin said...

P.S. Be sure to cheer for Kimmi Meissner, a figure skater, from my hometown! Go USA!
Robin who cries at births, weddings, funerals, and the Olympics!

Jenna said...

I wish that we were getting a little more snow. We're not going to get nearly enough, in my opinion. I love snow and the winter time!

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with your blog, but all of your projects look wonderful! Have fun curled up with your stitching this weekend. :)

Butterfly Amy said...

Good plan! I hope you get tons of stitching done..

I'm directly below where it says Salem in MA so I'm right on the coast in the 9-12" section. Lots of stitching for me this weekend too!

BeckySC said...

Wanna come visit me??? You can help with the BBQ :) WOW, I am so glad we don't get snow (only on rare occasions)-tomorrow is suppose to be very messy here with a winter storm moving into the mountains-but we are only forcasted to have a very cold rain. The snow will stay in the mountains.

hugs to you my friend :) Have a wonderfully stitchy weekend :)

Jenn said...

We are suppose to get 9 - 12 inches down here in CT from you map. I'll believe it when I see it but I'm all set to stich and watch the Olympics this weekend.

I'll join you at Celebration! Are you going to take any classes this year?

Zohrah said...

I've always been amazed that how you and other ladies could do the mandala since you have to stitch 4 identical sides.

I like looking at them and your progress but don't think I would ever attempt them. Have a nice weekend.

Aren't you supposed to be on stash diet?

KarenV said...

Great stash Carol ;)

Have a great stitching weekend and stay warm!

Heather said...

Great stash for you Carol. MTM is coming along nicely. Stay safe in all that snow and have a wonderful stitching weekend.

Margo's Musings said...

Hi, Carol, hang in there with your MTM - it is looking fabulous. I am going to Celebrations, and would love to see you. I have been checking their site daily to see if the 2006 Registration form is there!! I am considering the two Mystery samplers you have mentioned - I have the floss for the one in TGOSM; and I have been eyeing the Quaker Mystery! I am eager to see your color choice. Now I am back to finish Part 2 of MIX.

Happy stitching, Margaret in Maryland

Bastet said...

The corner came out wonderful, looks like you may not want to see turquoise too much after those corners. Great stash intake. I have Big Ben in my stash pile. Snnow! there you made me say an awful word. The amount we're getting varies from station to station. Since the meeting I was going to tomorrow was cancled i will have more time for stitching.

Isabelle said...

Hi Carol, I'm sure you'll meet your goals! Enjoy your cosy weekend home :)

I love your latest purchases - Stargazer is so pretty! :)

Tanya said...

Hi Carol,
I have the swan medallion left to do this morning on the Quaker mystery project - I love this design and eager for the next installemnt :) Glad you are doing it too!

~Harsha~ said...

You can do it Carol. I'm always amazed at the speed of your stitching!

tkdchick said...

Ahhh I love that corner its fantastic!!!

Myrna said...

Hi! I started the Quaker Mystery Sampler yesterday. I should be done with the first installment tomorrow. It's fun to stitch. I look forward to seeing everyones choices of fabric and colors.

Stay warm and safe with all that snow...

Anonymous said...

Your progress is looking good on the mandala. Ann.