Sunday, November 12, 2006

Keeping Up with Bordeaux Sampler

I did manage to do those specialty stitches on Part 11 of Mystery IX today. I enjoy doing queen stitches, but last night it was after 1 AM when I put this down, and I couldn't have stitched another x let alone a queen stitch at that point. I thought I might stick with it and even started another tree on the third corner...(which points me past the halfway point now)... but then I realized I had not picked up Bordeaux Sampler yet this week...
So I did! I am determined to get back into the swing with this SAL that I am doing with Anne (and when I added the link, I just saw that she worked on this sampler today - very cool!). I love this delicate sampler, despite the over one grapes on 40 ct - those take quite a while to stitch (an entire episode of Without A Trace and an episode of Seinfeld to do the two clusters I did tonight!!).

Q. How many different brands of "complete" embroidery floss sets do you
own? How do you keep track of it? (i.e., spread sheet program, index
cards, palm pilot, etc.)


A. I don't think I own any complete sets of any flosses, including DMC. I buy tons of DMC, but I also use tons of DMC. I doubt my huge piles of it add up to a complete set - LOL! I might have a complete set of GAST, not sure... they release new colors often enough that I don't know if I am caught up... Oh, I do have a full boxed set of Silk Mori Milkpaints - not sure if that is the complete set or not?? My husband made me a very useable database using MS Access - very lovely job he did with it. I plan to use it as soon as I find time to enter my stash into it (that could take years!).

Stitched on today: Finished another gift, Mystery IX, and Bordeaux Sampler

13 comments:

KarenV said...

Mystery IX is looking lovely Carol!

Anonymous said...

MIX is looking very lovely and also Bordeaux sampler is a beauty. Did you already use all the floss colors on MIX

Annemarie said...

I love that Bordeaux sampler of yours. But over one stitching on 40 count fabric sounds like pure torture to me!
Thanks for getting back to me re. Mystery IX. I was really curious :o)

Barbara said...

I try to keep my fiber list inventory current, but I fail...

Barbara said...

I try to keep my fiber list inventory current, but I fail...

Von said...

I see you're up to your usual antics, Carol! :D Lots of great stitching and enabling others to increase their stash. Stitching over one on 40 ct fabric leaves me spellbound and in awe - wow!

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Isabelle said...

Congrats on keeping up with Mystery IX, Carol - it's gorgeous! :)

Karoline said...

They're both looking lovely Carol, Great progress

Barb said...

Both your pieces afre looking great. As far as floss goes, I have complete DMC and am working on Gentle Arts Thread but don't have the complete set yet.

quiltorstitch said...

I am in love with the Mystery IX, so gorgeous. I need to make one of those Chatelaine’s my next projects I think.

Got your fabric, thanks :D

Little Grey Cat said...

I can't believe how huge those mystery stitches are. Do you really not know what they look like before you start stitching them?

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Your WiP's are looking stunning! Over one on 40! What a champion you are. Beautiful work.

Glenna said...

I definitely would move to NH if only the BF's job were more portable...sigh. I would love to live in New England again, except that I never did learn to drive in snow. We'd be great neighbors--I'd love to see your stitching IRL!