Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Garden Spot Sampler is finished

***I was able to get this finished at work today :-)***

Garden Spot Sampler

Samplers and Such

R&R Reproductions 40 ct Creme Brulee Linen

Hand-Dyed Fibers Silk Conversion

Started 9/20/05 - Finished 6/20/06

Tuesday SAL with Jo


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Wow, Barbara got busy today on my Neighborhood RR - that lady doesn't waste any time :-) I love her start! She is also telling me she is nervous - hope she relaxes, I know I will love whatever she adds, and I already love this Elizabeth's Designs start! Thanks B! I was also thrilled today to receive Veronica's RR. Now I can begin to start thinking of a fun addition to her RR too - hers is very, very delicate. I spent 90 minutes tonight looking at charts and beginning to formulate some ideas for her.

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So... with the SAL project completed during the daytime today, I had no excuse not to go right back to work on MTM again tonight... And am getting closer to the corner now :-) Wow, my WIPS folder for this project on my computer is getting huge now - almost as big as last year's garden file already LOL!

And, it was New DVD Release Tuesday - got a creepy one, The Hills Have Eyes - LOL, wanna come over this weekend and watch with me??

OK, so now that I am 40+, my metabolism and I are at constant battle... today I received my order from Amazon which contains Ultrametabolism - I have been on a low and/or controlled carb diet for over four years now. The write ups I have read on this book have pointed me this way - a possible good adjunct to my existing controlled diet... and I loved this author's previous book, Ultraprevention. I am pretty excited about this - I just have to find time to read it now. In the order, was a cool cross stitch book too - one with the gorgeous Double Band Sampler in it: Olwyn's Treasured Samplers - Karen saw the Double Band Sampler (partially pictured on the cover) done up at a needlework show in Australia a few months back and simply raved about it - she put a pic of that work somewhere in her blog... I was very excited to get the book!! There are not many double band samplers in existence, so it's uniqueness is very appealing.

Stitched on today: Garden Spot Sampler (yay, finished!) and Medieval Town Mandala

30 comments:

Renee said...

That is absolutely stunning Carol! Congrats on the finish! :)

Katrina said...

yay Carol, it is fabulous! a big congrats on your finish - all those hours are worth it, its wonderful :)

Susimac said...

Congrats on your finish, it looks lovely, worth all your time and effort.

Glad that the NRR arrived safely with you today.

Su

Maria S. said...

That's a fantastically fabulous finish!

Jenna said...

Wonderful Carol! You've really earned this finish, and in record time. :) I can't wait to see it framed. Do you know where you will hang it?

Heather said...

WOW fantastic work Carol. It's stunning. Congratulations.

Barbara said...

Can you hear me cheering from over here? Wow, it's fantastic!!!

Red said...

Lovely!!!! What a great sense of satisfaction when that final stitch is put in place, you remove the q-snap and stand back. **Sigh**
:-)

Anna M said...

Congratulations Carol, it looks amazing.

~Harsha~ said...

thats gorgeous Carol! I'm happy dancing with you!!

cathymk said...

Congratulations Carol! What a lovely finish!
Love the start Barbara has made on your neighbourhood.

Von said...

Hurray, Carol!! Congrats on this wonderful finish - what a treasure. :D

I love what Barbara is doing with your NRR. She is a silly for worrying so over it - we all know how talented she is!!

Dianne said...

I too am so impressed with your beautiful finish!

Gill said...

Congratulations on your finish:)

Isabelle said...

Congrats on that huge finish, Carol. It is truly beautiful.
You've accomplished lots of stitching yesterday - that fourth side of MTM is well on its way.

Love Barbara's start on your RR too.

Sharon said...

Congratulation's on your fantastic finish! Looks great!

Kathy said...

Wow Carol, I have sure enjoyed watching this grow, and will miss it. Well done on a great finish.

MTM is looking fab, and am looing forward to seeing the next pic.

Hugs xxxxxx

Christine Doyle said...

Congratulations on your finish, Carol! It looks incredible! What are you plans with it?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Carol!! Hopefully I'll be finished in a couple of weeks too. It's been a great SAL! (This is Jo - I can't seem to log into my blogger account at work)

deletethisaccount said...

Congratulations on the awesome finish!!! LOVE IT!!! and the new books sound great too :)

Melissa said...

Garden Spot Sampler is gorgeous! I'm falling in love with your MTM too.

Tannia said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish Carol :) It's lovely.

I am so enjoying reading your blog....any visits from the bar lately? My little man Liam is VERY keen to know if he has returned. He would also like to know if he is as big as a car, or smaller...I said I didn't know....I've never seen a bear in real life.

Svenja said...

Congratulations on your finish! Garden Spot Sampler is beautiful!

catandturtle said...

Carol, GSS looks terrific, nice job. And the MTM is just such a breathtaking piece. I am in awe of your stitching. :)

Judith said...

Congrats on the finish, I am sure you will be finished with MTM also soon.

Jenny said...

Congrats on your finish! It looks great. :)

Mel in Dubai said...

Congratulations, Carol!!! Garden Spot Sampler is lovely :)

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your finish :o)

Jenn said...

Your finish looks great carol. Do you have any idea of where you are going to hang it? Ohhh MTM is getting close too. :)

AnneS said...

Oh b*gger, I just realised I hadn't commented to say "huge congrats" on getting Garden Spot Sampler finished - way to go, chickadee! I bet you didn't think you were ever going to get it finished! LOL. :D I'm a slack tart who is still soooooo far behind with blog reading hmmm :(