Friday, January 05, 2007

Started the Long Dog Mystery Sampler Tonight

I decided to start the pretty mystery sampler by Long Dog Samplers that debuted this month in The Gift of Stitching Magazine. It took me a couple of days to decide on my fabric, and I ended up using Lakeside Linens 40 ct Vintage Bittersweet again - the same fabric I used for An Emblem of Love. It is one of my favorites, by far, and compliments the colors in the sampler so well. I still need to finish the third row of periwinkle at the top of the sampler, but as my self-imposed time to quit working on this tonight approached, I was getting a bit bored with the purple (especially after all the work of counting and centering), that I quit that for now and began some of the other colors. Then, off to work on Dianne's Neighborhood Round Robin.

I got an email from Mel earlier today letting me know that she has received the little birthday gift that I sent to her. Her birthday was six days ago, but still, the post to Dubai was quicker than I thought it would be - just a little over a week, I think. Mel is in the Medieval Town Mandala group, so I chose to stitch her a fob out of the center fountain of the design. What a relief - she is very happy with it!

Medieval Town Mandala Fob

Chatelaine

Silkweaver Belfast Solo - can only be seen on the back

NPI Silk, Caron Waterlilies, Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors, Gloriana Silk, Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid, Miyuki Delicas Beads, Swarovski Crystals

Stitched 12/17/06 - 12/22/06


I have some stash that I will post in my blog tomorrow that I hope to sell off to continue to support some of Angus' vet bills. Mike and I bought some stuff at a LNS a couple of months back that turned into a fiasco - we just put the items aside and didn't think about them - but anyhow... just stumbled across it all tonight and Mike suggested we sell it towards the little fund... so, I will try to get that up tomorrow!

As I was working on Dianne's round robin tonight, I was wondering how mine is progressing. The stitcher who has mine was going through some personal issues in the fall... we haven't heard from her lately, so I wonder if she even stitched mine? I will have to try to email her this weekend and let her know it is OK with me if she just wants to send it ahead to Dianne with her block unstitched.

Stitched on today: Started a gift, Long Dog Samplers Mystery Sampler (aka 18th Century Band Sampler), Dianne's Neighborhood Round Robin

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aww I like it, its cute. Glad she liked it too. :)

Karen's Blog said...

Hi Carol,

I look forward to seeing this one come to life:)

Anonymous said...

I love your fob its very pretty!

Isabelle said...

Love the fob you stitched for Mel - how very clever!! It is gorgeous.
That's a lovely sampler you started :)

Annemarie said...

This is a lovely, lovely fob, Carol! What a great idea to stitch part of the Medieval Chatelaine project! And I was going to say: please don't hurry the NRR on my account, because I'm not going to start working on it in the forseeable future, but it seems that you're already nearly finished. Wow. How DO you do it?

Anonymous said...

Both pieces look fantastic Carol!! I can't wait to see more of your LD mystery.

Jenna said...

I saw that MTM fob in one of your photo albums the other day. I was wondering who it went to. It's beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

That fob is GORGEOUS! You've become quite a wonder with fobs! :)
I'll be waiting anxiously for your stash posting!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE my fob, Carol - thank you again :) It looks very nice on my new scissors!

Anonymous said...

I love the scissor fob! It's so cute.

Tracy Baby said...

Your LDS looks great ,I'm stitching this one as well.Hope Angus continues to improve.

Anonymous said...

I'm on a fob kick...that one is really cute. I like the finish on it with the little beads.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow what a great start to the sampler Carol, love the fabric. Hope the payment has arrived for the last lot I got from you.

Hope Angus is on the mend {{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}.

Hugs & Stitches xxxxx

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are starting this one, Carol, by the time I get around to it, it would be all over, believe me.
love the MTM fob - what a great idea!

Goldie said...

It's really inspiring to see how much progress you are able to make on all of your projects! They look wonderful and I love all the fobs you've made. When you stitch on 40ct linen, are you stitching with one strand or 2?

stitcherw said...

The colors in the new mystery sampler look like they will be very pretty. Your MTM Fob is adorable, what a fun idea to use to make it.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Oh how beautiful! You always seem to match the Fob to the person perfectly Carol. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,

Your LDS looks great...it inspired me to get mine going...a great reason to head to the LNS to get fabric!

my new updated BLOG will be ready soon...I will send you the link when it is up and running!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your LNS sampler start, encouraged me to start mine....
A geat reason to go to the LNS!

I might have to put some stitches in it tonight...

I have way too many WIPs now!!!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol

After a long hiatus I am back blogging...not stitching, but blogging at least.

Of course I came straight to you for inspiration :)

Blessings
Tannia

Anonymous said...

the fob is so pretty! I look forward to watching this Long Dog mystery!

Barbara said...

That fob is so incredible! Maybe Martina should get into charting smalls, too? LOL!

Michelle said...

Great start on the LD piece! Beautiful colors! The fob is gorgeous too - what a great idea. Love it!

Meari said...

Nice start on the sampler. The fob turned out really nice.