Thursday, January 25, 2007

Colorful Bands



I decided to work on the mystery sampler tonight. This is by far the most vibrant sampler I am working on at the moment - I just love it! It is so "me", even if the stitching is dense and takes me a while to work on even a small section. Julia Line is an amazing designer!

We are experiencing some truly bitter cold weather right now. Not much for snow, but winter is truly here.

Blogger actually forced me to upgrade to the new Blogger tonight. I guess they are now ready for bigger blogs, because they took mine... not sure I liked the whole "forced" issue, though. Has that happened to anyone else??

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and 18th Century Band Sampler

21 comments:

Annemarie said...

Hooray! Congrats on the new Blogger! This sampler you're doing is beautiful. I love the colours. Maybe I should get a subscription to the Gift of Stitching...

KarenV said...

That's a really pretty sampler Carol! I'll look forward to your progress on this one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing all your WIPs Carol. Ann.

toni said...

yes to the blogger issue they told me to update and then told me I had to sign into google to log on I can't even find my blog now.???

Little Grey Cat said...

I too love the colours in the mystery sampler. I subscribe to Gift of Stitching too - since last month :o) so I might do that one myself.

I wasn't forced to transfer to the new blogger, but my friend was. She wasn't happy either but I don't think it's made much difference to her blog. She didn't loose anything. Have you?

Erica said...

Love your sampler - looks gorgeous. The colours are very me too - someday I'll start this!

As for blogger - I haven't been forced to upgrade yet but have a funny feeling it'll happen before I know it!

Dawn said...

The sampler is gorgeous! I love the colors and the fabric.

Wendy said...

The Mystery Sampler looks great, Carol, and its so nice that you are enjoying it. I like doing mystery pieces but couldn't find a place to fit this one in...yet!

Vonna said...

The LD sampler is really gorgeous...I've resisted so far...but everytime I see yours I get weak...weak...weak...weak...
Ok, so maybe I'll do it :)

BeckySC said...

It's looking great, Carol! The colors are wonderful!

hugs to you :)

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

Just beautiful! Are you using the recommended DMC floss?

Gill said...

Your sampler is lovely - great colours.
I wasn't forced to *upgrade* to the new version, but strongly encouraged. I haven't worked out what's better about it yet - only what's worse!

Barbara said...

I love the colors in this, Carol!

And speaking of colors, thank you so much for all your help during my recent 'color crisis'! :)

Kath said...

That sampler has some lovely colours in it Carol.

Julie said...

I'm working on the mystery too! Isn't it fun? And I see you are working on Paradigm Lost -- me too!! Glad I stumbled upon your blog today :)

Kathy said...

I wasn't forced to move I chose to move, but lost all my links and stuff in the provess, so had to put them back in again grrrrrr.

Long Dog Sampler is looking great, I have printed this off ready to stitch. I just love the colours. Hoping to start it soon myself.

Hugs xxxxx

Anne S said...

I know someone else who was 'forced' to move in the early stages ... I just moved mine over 'in case' I want it in the future (plus the RAK Registry is still in there for the timebeing). Your band sampler is looking gorgeous - can't wait to see what next month's band will be :)

Jenna said...

They forced you? How did they do that? Annoying... You LDS mystery is looking really lovely!

Bonnie said...

Your blog is my very favorite stitching blog - and since I just started a new blog about stitching, I put your blog in as a link. I hope this is OK with you. Your work is so beautiful, you do such intricate designs, and you faithfully post each day. Thanks for being an inspiration to me.

claudia said...

Isn't this sampler just luscious! I have not gotten near as far done with mine as you have! I get too distracted, and I think I am taking special slow care with it as it is the first I have worked with linen. I'm still loving it and I'm inspired by your progress.
My daughter informed me that I need to get moving on it so when the 2nd part comes out I can get going on that! I'll post my progress either today or tomorrow.

Lana said...

yes! I know what yo umean! yesterday it wouldn't let me post until I signed up! I got around it though...he he. I signed out of the computer and signed back in int he late afternoon and it let me go right ahead and post! I was so mad! I don't have a google account and I don't want one! grrr..so for the moment I am safe, I don't know for how long! Your stitching is beautiful! as always!
~Lana~