Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Quaker Garden

I started Quaker Garden at work yesterday and here it is as of today. My scanner does not like this fabric (R&R Reproductions Garden State Java) - it is actually olive green! Anyhow... a fun quick stitch but not a ton of extra allowance on the two sides! I am using a fat eighth of what is marked as 30 ct... might be more like 28 ct.... have about 1.5" on right side left over...should be 2" per my math. My framer can handle that as it will not be matted and the frame will go right up to the stitching as in on the model... so, here is what I did, and now on to MTM again while I watch the Red Sox!

To minimize monotony just a tiny bit, I decided to post a pic of how MTM is looking in its entirety so far... I managed to finish the next elongated roof and some of the building under each of the elongated roofs, as well as a little bit of greenery tonight.

Totally forgot - yesterday was New DVD Release Tuesday and Mike got Hostel

Stitched on today: Quaker Garden and Medieval Town Mandala

20 comments:

Nicki said...

That's lovely Carol! I definitely want to start this one before too long :)

zoeandcooper said...

It looks super Carol! Great progress.

Von said...

A very cool color combination on Quaker Garden, Carol! I like it. :D
Thanks too for the big picture of MTM - WOW!

Dianne said...

So beautiful! I'd love to try one of these (maybe a smaller one) someday.

Gill said...

Your MTM is looking great, good start on the Quaker Garden too!

KarenV said...

Ooh, I love your Quaker Garden start Carol! The colours are so lovely - can't wait to start this one :)

Rowyn said...

Wow, MTM is looking fantastic! Look forward to seeing your progress on Quaker Garden.

DonnaSews said...

Your work is beautiful. I am working on Quaker Garden too!!

Enjoy.

CarrieBeth said...

Thanks for the big scan of MTM. It is really stunning!!

cathymk said...

What a lovely start you have made on Quaker garden!! Just Beautiful!

MTM is looking wonderful as usual (I finally cracked and signed up for the group and ordered a kit).

Isabelle said...

Your MTM looks stunning Carol! Really amazing when we see it as a whole. Your effort will definitely pay off in the end :)

And that Quaker Garden is gonna be delightful :) Wonderful fabric to stitch it on!

Lelia said...

Hi Carol: Quaker Garden is so interesting! I forget who had the chart photo on their blog. (As is your MTM! What a stitching adventure)

Thanks for your comment on my blog re. Sanctuary. You seem to have a good selection of linens on hand. I'm using 32-count Lambswool linen b/c it looked ok with the cotton floss.

I was in a SAL at the LNS & all the stitchers chose different linens & aida (yes, aida). We all used different fibers, too. Mine was 'heavy' using the 2-strands of floss for cross stitches, but the coverage with floss was dismal (IMO).

(btw) Before you launch Sanctuary, you might want to obtain the corrections to the color/stitch key AND the date option sheet. I have both if you need them.

Another tip: I'm always puzzled by the blue-green Med & blue-green Light symbols on the graph. They are similar & confusing.

Nicole said...

Quaker garden looks amazing stitched up - I didn't like it looking at the picture online - looking forward to seeing this one come along!

Judith said...

Quaker garden looks just beautifull Carol and MTM off course too. I am probaly stitching on it next week or this weekend and than I will stitch on it till part 7 and 8 are finished.

Patti said...

Carol, your MTM is just stunning and I love what you've done so far on the Quaker. This is very tempting....

Deb L said...

Oooo, that is absolutely stunning! I have been trying to figure out what all you'd stitched so far, based on the previous update pics, so I'm glad you posted this!

I have Chatelaine's Misty Morning Vineyards on my wishlist. Maybe by the time someone gifts it to me I'll have enough experience stitching on not-Aida to do it justice. Certainly your work is inspiration to keep at this craft!!

Stephanie said...

Wow! Your MTM is looking absolutely beautiful!!! It makes me want to pick mine back up. :-)

Jenna said...

It's truly amazing how much there is to the MTM design. You're doing a wonderful job! Your new start looks beautiful, as well. :)

Bastet said...

Wonderful progress on both pieces!
Thanks for the overall view of how MTM is coming along. Amazing.
hugs

tkdchick said...

lovely new start Carol! Gosh this is what happnes when I fall behind on blog reading, people start and finish projects and I have no clue!!