Thursday, June 29, 2006

Just had to visit Mermaid Heaven this month too

It seems that Mermaid Heaven only gets my attention one day a month lately. That is pretty sad, especially considering how much I love this design and it is a fun stitch. MTM has really eaten up my time, and I will be glad to eventually be able to devote much more time to Mermaid Heaven and several other pieces :-)

I wanted to thank Michelle - after reading recently in my blog that I like many things related to Noah's Ark, she surprised me with this little giftie - isn't it cute?? :-) I thanked her personally, but want to thank her again here :-) It's called The Real Noah's Ark by Bestitched.

Changing from Mermaids of the Deep Blue to Mermaid Heaven did not harm the Red Sox's luck at all tonight. They did manage their 12th straight win.... that is four sweeps in a row against the National League! Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. We all know they have to lose a game sometime, but the winning streak has been pretty fun :-)

Q. What do you do with your charts once you’ve stitched them? Do you keep them or dispose of them? If you keep them, do you organize them in a way that is different from the way you keep your unstitched charts?

A. I generally just adopt my used charts out. I will either come across someone as I am doing a project who expresses enough interest in the design to want the chart, or I post here in my blog that the chart is available for adoption - they don't even last five minutes after I post that! I don't bother to trade for anything. I just prefer to see them go to good homes. There are a few I keep. But I don't file them any differently than my others. I am sorely lacking a good filing system anyhow.... I don't think four large boxes of charts really counts as a filing system, now does it? LOL

Stitched on today: Mermaid Heaven.... no stitching at work for a few days now, just cannot find the time - amazing considering it is summertime and a few folks have cancelled to enjoy free time/school vacation, etc... so I wonder where my time is going if not into stitching? Hmmm.....

20 comments:

~Harsha~ said...

Mermaid Heaven is beautiful! I can't wait for you to inish this particular piece.

Isabelle said...

Aww Carol, Mermaid Heaven is so pretty! I love that piece.

This should be my last comment before a LONG while so... ((((hugs)))) and hope you have a nice month! I'll miss you!

M said...

Beautiful. I just added this one to my stitch wish. Now that I've seen one in progress it's going to move closer to the top of my list.

Heather said...

Mermaid Heaven is stunning Carol, I love it more every time I see you stitch it.

Annemarie said...

If I were you, I'd keep some Mermaids in my WIP pile. That way, the Red Sox with their lovely logo will be sure to win every game they play!
I always keep the charts I have stitched. I get so attached to the charts I stitched that I just can't bear to get rid of them!

Kathy said...

It is lovely to Mermaid Heaven again Carol, it looks lovely.

I let my charts go once I have finished stitching, as I will not stitched them again unless asked.

hugs xxxxx

Sue said...

I have always loved Mermaid Heaven. But I don't know if I can add another thing to my list. But she is tempting. What linen are you doing her on?

Nicole said...

I'm so glad you got to work on Mermaid Heaven this month too, I really can't wait to see this one finished, she's beautiful.

Karen's Blog said...

Yayy Red Sox!!!!:)
Mermaid Heaven is lovely and i'm with you on Noah's Ark designs. I like them as well. Mermaids of The Deep are looking great as well:)

bunnyhead said...

MH is beautiful as is your MotDB. YOu are such a fast stitcher!

Susimac said...

MH is looking beautiful.

Jenna said...

Mermaid Heaven is just so beautiful! Watching you stitch this one almost makes me want to stitch it myself. It's such a lovely, soft design. :)

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful piece - I love the soft colors in it and the fabric you've chosen suits it so well. I feel so tranquil every time I see your progress on this one!

deletethisaccount said...

Mermaid Heaven is looking wonderful!!! I HAVE to start mine soon *grin*

Great idea on the chart adoptions! I've done that in person before ... but never on my blog. I think I'm going to have to start that :)

Rachael said...

I too, have a thing aboout Noah's ark samplers- althoough I have never actually finished one. That one is lovely- I have never seen it before.

Barbara said...

Love your new Noah's Ark - what a cutie! And your mermaids are just so lovely. :)

zoeandcooper said...

They look so beautiful! It was wonderful to see them again.

Gill said...

I love your Mermaid heaven - you have made lots of progress despite the limited time. Look forward to seeing the next one!

AnneS said...

Mermaid Heaven's looking good - you don't seem to have much more left on it now ... it will be lovely to see it finished, it's a pretty design :)

Christine Doyle said...

I am sensing a bit of a mermaid theme here! lol! Considering all the wet weather you have been having, I don't blame you! Mermaid Heaven is looking fantastic - not too long now!