I had some free time today, so I worked on Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler at work. I finished both parts 1 and 2 today, so now I just have to wait until next month for part 3. I hadn't planned to stitch any of the partial motifs until I had the installments that completed them. However, with the free time today and no other projects in my briefcase, I stitched them anyhow. I love this little sampler. The colors are amazing - Vikki Clayton did a great job with these!
I know I had planned to stitch on Medieval Town Mandala tonight, but I needed something else to bring to work now. So, I decided to start the Bordeaux Mystery Sampler tonight so that it would be available to bring in my briefcase. I didn't want to have to do the math and centering, etc at my office. I had originally planned to use the 36 ct Summer Khaki, but after a few stitches I used my Cross Stitch Guage and saw that the fabric is actually 32 ct. I can't use it. This sampler is 394 stitches long, and using 32 ct that comes to about 24" long... and would not fit on the fat quarter. I then remembered that I had a super pretty fat quarter of Atlantic Storm 40 ct Newcastle by Sikweaver. It looks like a storm brewing, but has a greenish tint to it - just perfect for these three silk floss colors (there are only these three colors in the sampler). Plus, it reminds me of a marble topped cheese board, that would surely go perfectly with red wine :-) So... here is my start! I love it! But... it will be interesting when I stitch the verse over one on 40 ct - LOL!!! I am up for it, though!! (Tomorrow I will go back to Medieval Town Mandala and stitch away on that all weekend!)
Q. Do you stitch “over one?” If so, describe your experiences. If not, have you considered it?
A. Yes, I most certainly do! I love it!! As you can see by my project above, I will soon be on an interesting adventure of stitching over one on 40 ct!! I do have some very signficant visual problems, but they are well corrected with my contact lenes, annual visits to the eye doctor and, of course, my Ott-Lite!
Stitched on today: Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler and Bordeaux Mystery Sampler