Sunday, February 11, 2007

Just a little...

I got a really late start on 18th Century Band Sampler tonight, so I don't really have a lot of progress to show. I have a good excuse (not that I need an excuse in my stitching blog!) - I spent the better part of my stitching time today making a very good start on the next upcoming birthday gift. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with Part 1 now :-)

And, speaking of Long Dog Samplers... have you all seen this new beauty just being released now?


I believe this one is called St. Reatham. Oh my gosh, it is a huge one, but it may well be a must stitch! I even love the burgundy color used for the model. I can tell this one will take a long time to stitch (I think it's 380 x 293), but I don't think I will be able to help myself with resisting this one! I have already decided this will be on my wish list, and someday when I get to go stash shopping again, it will be a priority.

In the interim, there is another group of hand dyed fabrics that I will be posting for sale again in the next day or two - Angus' bills are coming due again :-) If there is anything I would give up stash buying for, it would be one of my loved ones, be it family, friend or cat :-)
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Sincerest apologies are due to a friend today... she knows who she is. I love you :-)
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Hey, we might have a big snow storm coming in on Valentine's Day! Might being the operative word, but I get the feeling we will be getting something at last!
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Stitched on today: Started a gift, and 18th Century Band Sampler

23 comments:

Susan said...

Your 18th Century Band Sampler is coming along very nicely! I love the colors!

Stitch Wizard said...

Your 18th Century Band Sampler is really pretty!! Thank you for your kind words in my blog tonight! My husband is so proud as he should be!! That new sampler is pretty!! You should have it!! Debby :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Wow, your band sampler is really coming along...very lovely! I just subscribed to the magazine in January and I'm really pleased with it.

Rowyn said...

18th Century Band Sampler is looking gorgeous! Love the new Long Dog, I can see why you want to stitch it.

Carissa said...

The sampler is coming along really nicely!
OMG that new Long Dog Sampler is just GORGEOUS! I must have it :) and stitch it! I'm thinking Gloriana silks in a deep burgundy ... yummy!

Christine said...

You are right ! So tempting are the Long Dog Samplers designs. I've just recieved the "Beautie Spotte".
I hope you won't have a storm in your place.

Anonymous said...

You certainly like the big challenges ;-) It's looking great and so big! I like the mytical creatures on it. Have fun stitching all your projects ;-) Ann.

Jenn said...

Your Band Sampler is coming along nicely. the Long Dog sampler reminds me of your PL piece. I hope you get to go stash shopping again soon so you can get it.

Wendy said...

The new LDS is stunning .... but so huge! You're a brave girl, Carol, for wanting to tackle that one!

Vonna said...

Ahhh...the beauty in your work...the LDS is looking great...the new one is fab!

We're supposed to get a lot of precipitation here too...in what form is still up in the air...but it's been COLD here the last 2 weeks and I'm sure it will not be rain...they are predicting ice - snow - ice - snow...we're already anticipating DH staying home from work tomorrow...he has to drive 45 mins. to work...so I think he's staying home. Be careful :)

Kathy said...

Wow LD is looking great hun. I love the new design too wow that is stunning, think this will ahve to be added to my wish list too.

Hugs xxxxx

bunnyhead said...

That LD sampler is amazing!

Annemarie said...

I do love this mystery sampler, Carol, the colours are stunning. The new one really is way-hay too big for my taste. On the other hand, you never know...

Michelle said...

Your Band Sampler looks beautiful. Wish I had time to stitch this right now. Sorry to hear about more bills for Mr. Angus. Hope he is doing well still though! Love the new Long Dog...it is gorgeous!

Jenna said...

I hope that we get some good snow tomorrow, as well. We are long overdue for a REAL snowfall and Terry even finally put the snowblower onto the riding mower, so it just HAS to snow now. ;)

The Silver Thistle said...

The band sampler looks great! The LD sampler looks a bit out of my league, I think, as I've still to break into the joys that are Samplers.........weakening all the time though, lol. THere's a Paradigm Lost chart out there with my name on it..........or there will be, one of these days, lol. (so many projects - so little time)

No-one wants my offer of pif's though :(
Yours is the only comment so far (thanks for that), would you like to take one Carol?

claudia said...

You don't have much progress to show on 18th Century Sampler?!?!? No, dear...I don't have much progress to show on mine!! LOL! You have gotten so far along on yours. I must say though that yours is such an inspiration to me to catch up! It's looking good. The St. Reatham you have entered into your wish list is beautiful, I don't blame you for wanting to do that. I will no be attempting that one...to much on my list to add another!

Nicki said...

The band sampler is looking lovely :)

That Long Dog is a must do for me as well! I used to live in Streatham, so StReatham is calling! Fancy a SAL some time in the future? :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful progress - I really need to get this one going, too. I love the colors.

I hope the storm misses you!

quiltorstitch said...

Very pretty :D That new sampler is very very big, but you can handle it... look at your PL piece! :D

stitcherw said...

Your band sampler is so pretty, I love watching your progress.
Sue

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Thanks for sharing that new LD piece. It is very pretty. Good progress on your the LD mystery.

tkdchick said...

Oooh I love that new Long Dog, and the mythical creatures on it!!! Will have to go on my wish list too!