Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Yet another Paradigm Lost update (and there will be plenty more to come!)

Here is this week's progress on this very large sampler that I am SALing with Jo on Tuesdays. I am not sure what week we are up to now. I noticed there are some "scary huge" motifs coming up very soon now on this upper right side that I am working on. Uh-oh!!! I hope to stitch the little bee next Tuesday, though. You may notice that the stitching I did tonight, and a little of what I did last week is showing up a little darker on the sampler. What you see is real. I ordered a bunch of Konini silk for the sampler, and then more recently ordered some more. The second batch is a little darker and brighter than the first batch. No problem - I will just rotate them as I use them so the slight changes will run throughout the sampler - as it goes with hand dyed fibers (and as we noticed yesterday, with hand dyed fabrics too!). I like the more recent brighter skeins better :-)
Daylily: Blushing Lemon

***The FQ's of 28 ct Black Monaco (sold) and 28 ct Delicate Teal Jobelan (sold) are still available for $7 each. Anyone want them?

New DVD Release Tuesday, and finally a week with one we wanted: Lucky # Slevin.

Stitched on today: Paradigm Lost

14 comments:

Cindy said...

I have not been here is several days. All of your WIP's are looking fantastic! I just love Mermaid Heaven, I can not wait to see it finished. An Emblem of Love is just lovely . . . Well everything is just lovely!!!!

Melissa said...

Carol-Your Paradigm Lost is coming along beautifully and I love the color variation in the threads. Over the last couple of years I've quit trying to match up dye lots. I think the color differences add interest to the piece.

Annemarie said...

PL takes my breath away: my favourite colour blue (both shades). I've totally given up on specialty threads, specialty fabrics and specialty stitches. Can't work with any of them...

Barbara said...

I'm with Melissa - I really enjoy the variations within the hand-dyed/over-dyed materials. It's part of what makes a piece totally unique. And obviously the ladies who practiced needlearts a century ago were not overly concerned with exactly matching their dye lots! LOL.

PL is so gorgeous. I just love it.

Sue said...

PL is coming along so beautifully. I love watching you and Jo do this piece. Your colors choices are great.

Stitch Wizard said...

Your Paradigm is really beautiful!! You must feel such a sense of accomplishment!! Your work is really outstanding!! :)) Debby

Concetta said...

Paradigm Lost is looking wonderful - I love the fabric and colours. Looking forward to seeing more. :)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love that sampler Carol! It's beautiful! I'm catching up and you always have so many beautiful projects. I love reading your blog, it's so inspiring!

Pamela

http://pamme.blogspot.com/

Toni said...

Carol is the Teal Joblean still available? Please email me at stitcher63@gmail.com thanks
toni

Joyce said...

Carol, as always, your stitching is so inspiring to me, both the quality, and how much you actually do! PL is lovely, as are your other pieces. How do you manage to work with a large piece of fabric, without feeling like you are fighting it all the time?

Von said...

Carol, your plan for working in the newer, brighter skeins will result in a magnificent piece!

Kiwi Jo said...

Your post title is so true! But I am loving this sampler so I'm actually pleased we'll be working on it for a long time :)

~Harsha~ said...

thats one gorgeous sampler!

Jenna said...

Paradigm Lost looks great! I like your idea for tackling the difference in dye lots. Sounds good.