Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Finished Part 11

Just in time for December, I managed to take a few minutes to finish Part 11 of Mystery IX tonight.... it's anybody's guess now how this garden is going to finish up next month. I would imagine Martina will give us the center motif, but that will not be the entirety of Mystery IX. That is not how she did it with Mystery VI. I am thinking there may be some bits of border to add by each of the little pools now? Of course, there is the issue of several silks that have not even been used yet...

I heard from Cathy tonight that she received my little birthday gift - good timing, on the eve of her actual birthday. I have so enjoyed getting to know Cathy recently - she is my Gingher Designer Series Scissors Enabler - LOL!!! I didn't embellish this fob very much - I felt the design was too delicate to need or tolerate much fancy embellishing... Happy Birthday Cathy!

Poinsettia Basket Fob

Brightneedle

36 ct Cream Edinburgh Linen

WDW and DMC floss

Stitched 11/25/06


I got some great news when I got in from work tonight. I recently applied to be a mental health provider with another company recently contracted with Medicaid in Massachusetts. Tonight I came home to two copies of my new contract waiting for me :-) What a relief. This new insurance company is running an all out TV blitz for new members, and if any of my existing clients see it and decide to pick up the phone to join the new group, I will still be able to see them! Whew!!

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, Women of the Mayflower and Mystery IX, ... then started another gift

19 comments:

KarenV said...

Mystery IX is looking great Carol - congratulations on finishing Part 11. It doesn't look like there's much more to do now.

Lovely fob for Cathy, very pretty!

And congratulations on the job too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for Mystery IX, the fob and your new job. Ann.

Anonymous said...

Wow the mystery is looking fantastic Carol! Love the fob too.

lena-lou said...

Hi Carol, Your mystery has certainly grown since I last properly looked at it. I think your latest fob is very pretty, I bet Cathy loves it :-)
Well done about your job!
I am still stitching my exchanges but have nearly got to the finishing part now ;-)

Anonymous said...

Mystery IX is looking fab Carol, it looks as though there isn't much left on it to do.

The fob looks lovely, and congratulations on your new job.

Hugs xxxxx

ollie1976 said...

Mystery IX is turning out to be such a great piece! I've loved watching you work on it.
-Jen

Isabelle said...

Congrats on getting that part finished, Carol! :)

The fob you stitched for Cathy is just adorable :) :)
Congrats on the good job news too!

claudia said...

WOW! Mystery IX is really looking good! You must feel great getting part 11 done just before the next part comes out. I can't wait to see the next installment.
Congrats on your acceptance to the new Medicaid Insurance. I'm sure when your patients find out they can come to you, they will be very pleased.

Susimac said...

The fob you made for Cathy is really elegant - really lovely.

Silver thistle said...

Great finish on the Mystery IX, you just managed to squeeze in the last few stitches before the next part tomorrow, lol

Cute little fob too. I haven't tried any little things like that and was just browsing last night and seeing all the sweet little things that could be cross stitched and how little pieces could be finished. I've always only ever framed mine but then I've not belonged to any type of comm before where ideas get bounced around.

I'm glad I found you all I'm getting my eyes opened and an education :)

Tracy Baby said...

Hi Carol ,very cute fob I can hardly wait to see Mystery IX finished, congratulations on your job.

Christine Doyle said...

Mystery IX is looking fantastic! I read something somewhere that one of her next mysteries was going to be a celtic theme. Gah! I already have a mad money tin for that one!

Very pretty fob - you do such beautiful work. Congratulations on the contracts!

Jenna said...

Congratulations on your wonderful work news! Very exciting times. :) The fob that you made for Cathy was just perfect and I'm so glad that you were able to finish up Part 11 of Mystery IX before the next part arrives!

Wendy said...

That's a wonderful scissor fob you made. I'm sure Cathy is thrilled!

And congratulations on the new position!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing your mystery in time!

That fob looks so pretty!

Nicki said...

Congratulations on getting the contract and on Mystery IX. I wonder if there'll be another layer all round the outside to use up those silks?

A beautiful fob for Cathy too :)

Karen's Blog said...

Mystery X and the scissor fob are just wonderful Carol. As always, your work is wonderful!!!

Vanessa said...

How can I join in on a mystery sampler???/

www.butterflyjones03@yahoo.com

AnneS said...

Cathy's fob is yet another divine creation by you - I don't know how you've found time to do your own stitching lately, you're amazing!! :D Great news about work too, and your new contract :D