Sunday, March 19, 2006

My little Bavarian Town

It took me a really long time today to feel like I wanted to stitch, but finally, late this evening I did pick up MTM again and I was able to stitch most of the two twin brown buildings today. They just still need their "stained glass windows" added. I don't think I have yet shared why I am so enamored by Medieval Town Mandala. I am of primarily German descent. I adore the Bavarian look of this town, and once I saw it I knew I had to stitch this one. This will be a special touch to the decor of my home when it is done, a real tribute to my heritage. For those who did not know me back in July, I asked my husband to buy this kit and enroll me in the online group for my birthday. He was very willing :-)
Blogger is moody again tonight with putting up photos, so back to Photobucket again tonight.... I figured it was time to do my latest stash update. Here are my latest charts - Birdsong I by Prairie Schooler, Floralie by Papillon Creations, The Beatitudes by My Big Toe, When This You See by Blackbird Designs, and Mary Heaton by Little House Needleworks...
My latest fabrics are a fat quarter of Rue Green 36 ct Edinburgh, a fat quarter of Silkweaver Desert Sky 32 ct Belfast, an 18" x 18" cut of Cream 40 ct Newcastle (for Floralie), a nice cut of Lakeside Linens 36 ct Pearled Barley, a stunning deep blue and deep lavender 36 ct Edinburgh 16" x 16" solo from Silkweaver, and a beautiful fat eighth from Sugar Maple Fabrics - from a "get what you get" ebay auction directly from SMF - Mindy sent me Shimmering Morning Meadows opalescent belfast - soooo nice! I might use this for Mirabilia's Easter Fairy :-) (Then I went ahead and ordered two more... hope I am not pressing my luck here - LOL).
I got in some pretty new fibers too... mostly for the new Blackbird Designs, as well as the silk pack from Vikki Clayton for the American Quaker Mystery SAL...
Some new magazines came in over the past few days too... I recently subscribed to Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly. This is not their most recent issue, but is apparently the one with which they decided to start my subscription. I guess the recent one will come soon now too. And, I just received the next issue of what is now the reborn Cross Stitch & Needlework... yes, it is getting better! Yay!!!
And.... I can't believe it has taken me this long to post this! I was RAK'd about a week ago by a lovely stitcher named Laurie in Iowa. Laurie apparently is one of my blog readers, but I don't think she has a blog of her own. Laurie saw that I had BOAF's All Hallow's Night on my Wish List... she had it and did not want it, so she sent it off to me!! Wasn't that so kind?? Thank you Laurie!!!! Laurie sent me the names of two charts she desires that are tricky to find.... but I am on it! I hope to find at least one of them for her :-)
And... here is how well Ryan Newman did in the race in Atlanta today... LOL. The race was postponed until tomorrow morning (God Bless my DVR, I can still watch it since it is going to take place during the work day!). Anyhow... there is Ryan's car (#12) sitting on pit road in the rain in his 2nd place starting position. Good luck tomorrow!!! (photo is from nascar.com). Speaking of Ryan, I really want to thank my friend Carol S. in Nashua, NH - Carol sweetly sent me a wonderful email article this week about Ryan putting out a fire in a restaurant a week or so ago. Great article. Carol, I had not heard about that! I wanted to thank you via email, but that article hung up my email program and when I had to delete it I mistakenly lost your email address!!
And finally, I wanted to share a photo I took of my little twins yesterday, doing what they do best - sleeping with each other on Mike's end of the sofa :-) (They are Lily and Anouk - I call them my twins because they are littermates).

And now Spring is only a few short hours away... yay! But it won't feel like spring tomorrow - it will only be about 36F, and little warming for the upcoming week as my area here in New England remains trapped under very cold Canadian air... yucky!!!! Oh well, at least the cold blast is keeping a major snow storm from reaching us! Whew!

I got a few emails from stitchers commenting that my daily emails were not arriving to those who subscribe to my blog... so I looked into that - it happens once in a while - it just needed a quick click of a button in the inner mechanics of Bloglet, and I am back up and running again. You should get this entry in your mailbox tomorrow - please don't hesitate to let me know if that happens again - fixing it is very easy, but I don't always know when it happens :-)

Stitched on today:Medieval Town Mandala

10 comments:

Isabelle said...

Wow Carol, MTM is really taking shape! Love that little town :)
And you've received heaps of fabulous stash!!
Your kitties are so adorable as well... That blog entry is eye candy through and through ;)

~Harsha~ said...

oh oh.. its lovely! and such a great stash haul!!

Robin said...

Carol, your stitching is beautiful as ever! I have a question because I can not see the design on the website closely. Are all four sides the same design? It is truly spectacular. Have a great day!
Robin

Nicole said...

Wow the buildings look amazing! Great job.

The chart you sent me from the magazine arrived - THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are the best!

AnneS said...

Oh Carol, your blog today is an absolute visual feast - I love sharing your stash hauls via your blog :) And MTM is motoring along and looking stunning - you do incredible work, and you're an inspiration as always! :D

Jenna said...

My gosh, look at all of that wonderful stash! Can you post a link to Mindy's eBay auctions? I don't have any SMFs and would love to try some. MTM is looking great, as always. Thanks for the background on your heritage and why it drew you to this design. I love connecting to people more through their blogs. :) Give those beautiful kitties a nice stroking from me, okay?

Kathy said...

Wow MTm looks fantastic hun, I will get around to doing one of these one day they look fab.

Hugs xxxxx

Von said...

So many goodies, Carol!! Such a feast for the stitching soul, lol!

Myrna said...

Carol... your furbabies are adorable! Mine, too, tend to take over the couch!

Your Chatelaine is really taking shape. I love watching the progress of these detailed projects.

And, some very nice stash! (I am a fabric junkie, and had to be very careful on my stash haul.)

For one of the charts I purchased, I am thinking of trying the Vicki Clayton silks, as you all have me curious with talking about them. I'm sure I'll be spoiled! Mark that one up on your 'enabling' belt!

Your blog is a treat to read...

Hugs and stitches...

tkdchick said...

Your town is slowly buiding! Wow what a stash haul! Carol I think we can classify you as a stah-o-holic!!!