Monday, March 27, 2006

I feel a bit like a little kid on school vacation

Because I get to stitch whatever I want right now - LOL!!
Here is the requested updated WIP pic of Bordeaux Mystery Sampler. I am stitching this while at work. I am using Silkweaver 40 ct Atlantic Storm linen (limited edition). This sampler is so delicate! The wording is being stitched over one. I did not get to finish this first band of wording today, but not due to its being over one.... just had too busy of a day at work today... I will continue to post progress pics as this sampler grows... I know one or two of you are seriously considering stitching this mystery, so I will continue to keep you posted :-)
I decided to stick with Mermaids of the Deep Blue again tonight. I have fallen woefully behind in this Mirabilia SAL, yet I really love stitching on this one... I am sure they will be back a couple more times this week :-)

I was RAK'd again today!!! Barbara sent me this adorable Mansfield Park Sampler chart by The Sampler Girl! Barbara and I share New England roots and this sampler is so fitting. To be honest, I had been eyeing it and planning to get it. Thanks Barbara!

I have some questions to answer...
Gill - I will definitely be stitching the Fleur de Lis kit of Waiting for Neptune first.... but the jury is still out on the HAED chart... I do want to start Revelations soon and that will take a lifetime, so maybe I will only get around to the Fleur de Lis kit :-) You mentioned wanting to get these kits - try ABC Stitch Therapy in my sidebar... you can either email Marie at the shop or surf around - the kits are on sale right now :-)

Carissa - Yes, I am most definitely stitching the mermaids' arms using quarter stitches (and half and three quarter stitches too). This is pretty typical with Mirabilias... I find sculpting the pattern comes out better than how it is charted... you know what I mean, I am sure!!

Kath - glad you asked how many parts there are to MTM, as it made me smile to realize that I just got to the halfway point :-) There are 12 parts in all, will be ending in September, if I do manage to keep up with this each month...

Yay! Spring-like weather is finally working its way in here to New England - Woo Hoo!!

Stitched on today: Bordeaux Mystery Sampler and Mermaids of the Deep Blue

12 comments:

zoeandcooper said...

I loved seeing your progress on Bordeaux Mystery that I had to go and order it myself. A good opportunity to try Vikkie's silk:)

It was also great to see the Mermaids back again.

deletethisaccount said...

Thanks for the answer on Mermaids! I'm doing that with Fairy Roses ... and will go back and fill in the 1/4 and such stitches on Mermaids too! Why oh why do they design it like that! yuck.

Beautiful work on the new sampler!!! I'm SO tempted *grin*

Heather said...

Your Bordeaux Mystery looks good Carol. Mermaids are amazing. I was looking in your sidebar on your currently stitching photos and you have one with a mermaid with a little baby. Which one is this?

Karen's Blog said...

BM looks great Carol:) I do the same with the Mirabilia arms. I just stitch them until they look right.VBG.

bunnyhead said...

It seems like it's been forever since I've seen your mermaids. They look great! I love the fabric you chose for the sampler. Perfect!

Barbara said...

Bordeaux Mystery is so lovely! I'm really looking forward to your next progress picture. And your mermaids are gorgeous.

Kath said...

BM is cute Carol....

and 12 parts, man that makes for a busy stitchy time. And I am sure you will keep up with it, it would be such a shame to fall by the wayside since so much is done. I am enjoying watching you stitch this piece and admire your tenacity to stay stitching on MTM. I will keep encouraging you Carol!! LOL

CarrieBeth said...

Carol . . . What do you mean by "sculpting" using the 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 stitches? I think I know what you mean but how do you change the chart?

BeckySC said...

The Mystery Sampler is looking great, Carol! It's nice to see Mermaids again!

Nicki said...

Love that Mansfield Park sampler! All of those Jane Austen ones are on my wishlist - they're such a great idea!!

AnneS said...

Oh wow, the Bordeaux sampler is Awesome, with a capital "A" ;D WOW!! Yep, definitely gotta stitch it ... hmmm, just how many projects can I justify adding to my rotation? You know my rotation - that thing I used to to, but just keep adding things to the list now instead of actually stitching them ;P

Von said...

Carol, Bordeaux is a very intriguing design! Really excited to see this one progress. Never even thought of stitching on 40 ct! Hats off to you on that. I do have a whitework piece I'm doing on some fine linen, but it's not counted work, lol!
How sweet of Barbara to send you the Mansfield Park. I'm sure you'll be getting to that one soon as fast as your needles fly. :D