Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Beautiful Cartonnage

To start with today.... it is Paradigm Lost Tuesday again. I worked some more on smaller motifs and then started the next moderately sized one, which I really like because it has carnation flowers in it. Carnation flower motifs are one of my all time favorite sampler motifs - I am glad Judith made sure to add them to this sampler :-)
The mailman was wonderful today - he delivered a small package today from The Netherlands, that I had at first thought was the Monochromatic Exchange piece... but no... it was a lovely PIF from dear Judith !! I have been admiring her recent cartonnage projects in her blog, and never dreamed I would be lucky enough to own one! Oh, thank you so much Judith! It is going straight on my bureau in my bedroom!!! I think Judith is away on holiday right now, so I do't think she has received my personal email to her yet.

Thanks for the sweet comments about Angus - as I type, he is back there again! Several commented that he looked annoyed or upset in the photo. He was actually very content and purring, and was periodically rubbing against me and against the mittens. He just does not photograph well. In fact, he looks brown in the photo. In real life, he is black and grey with minimal brown underneath... his father is a seal point Himalayan, while his mom is a tortoise shell persian, so seeing a bit of brown in him is expected. In fact, his face, legs and tail are darker than the rest of his body, which is congruent with a Himalayan :-)

I am still woefully behind in blog reading, which bugs me. I get such nice comments from you all, and I want to keep up with visiting your blogs too. On the other hand, I am now a bit more caught up with treatment plans and progress notes at work, which is a good (and very necessary!!) thing! I will visit your blog soon - I absolutely promise!!

Stitched on today: Paradigm Lost

26 comments:

Gill said...

Oh, what a wonderful gift - it's simply lovely!

I love your PL Carol...I so want to get that pattern when I get off the wagon.

Heidi said...

What a nice PIF gift and your paradigm lost is looking awesome. :o)

Christine said...

Ahhhh ! Paradigm Lost Beautiful as ever !

Barbara said...

Hey Carol, glad to hear that your work-stuff is getting caught up. I know how frustrating it can feel when that gets behind.

That's a great gift from Judith. She should be giving classes on how to do this! And you PL progress is WONDERFUL!

Tannia said...

what a lovely gift from Judith - I've been admiring Cartonnage as well - but can't find instructions in English.....

I love carnation motifs too :) I have a couple of samplers which feature them :)

Anonymous said...

You are doing great Carol! Ann

lena-lou said...

Great progress on your PL and that is such a wonderful PIF from Judith :)
Have a nice day!

cathymk said...

What a beautiful box!!

Paradigm lost looks fantastic!!

Vonna said...

PL...is looking fabulous!
And lucky you to be the recipient of Judith's lovely cartonage :)

Jenn said...

I've been reading peoples blogs about the pieces they've got from Judith. Aren't you luck you get one!

PL is looking great!

Kajsa said...

PL is beautiful! It looks like Judith spoiled you!

Karoline said...

What a lovely gift and PL is looking stunning

Cheryl said...

Great pif gift from Judith! I love the sewing box i have from her! PL is looking great

BeckySC said...

Pl is just awesome!
What a great PIF!!

Carla said...

That's wonderful cartonnage box Carol!!!

Michelle said...

PL looks wonderful - I love carnations in samplers too, they have such a graphic look to them...just can't stand the real thing, they make me sneezy!

tintocktap said...

A lovely PIF from Judith - lucky you, and I love seeing your PL growing.

Can you add me as a contributor to your Freebie Gallery blog? My email address/ blogger login is lbousbaine at hotmail dot com. Anything else to need to do this?
Thanks.

tkdchick said...

Carol PL is looking awesome. You're so lucky to recive one of those boxes I've been admiring them as well!

BBQ said...

Your PL and HOHRH are just looking GREAT!!!! The progress is so inspiring.

Your kitties are sweet, my chi's are quite leary of the camera and it is hard to get a good pic, as you could see on my blog, I usually have to sneak up on them.

Take care
edgar

Carto said...

You lucky thing! Your PIF gift looks fab! Aww Angus is sooo cute. And don't worry about the blog reading, I totally understand. You've had a pretty rough ride of late so don't you worry about us - we'll all still be here. Sending hugs and happy vibes your way! ((hugs)) :)

Lauren said...

PL is looking lovely. And what a great PIF! Doesn't Judith do lovely work?

Lucy said...

The Paradigm Lost..that is truly going to be a work of art when completed!!! Beautiful!!! (I just love ANGUS in the last post....that face is precious!)

Little Grey Cat said...

Aww cute photo of Angus! He looks so comfy.

What a lovely gift off Judith. PIF was such a good idea. I've seen some beautiful gifts being sent and received by stitching bloggers because of it.

Like you, I'm sooo far behind with my blog reading. I don't get hardly any time to get on the computer anymore ... but I have updated mine with the SAL pic :op

Annemarie said...

Bleh, I don't really have time for active blog-reading myself. At the moment I'm just trying to visit new blogging friends. Sometimes, life just gets in the way :o)
PL is super. And that box! My goodness, that's a beauty!

Dawn said...

What a wonderul PIF gift! PL looks great:)

Judith said...

What a nice comments I got on my box in your comments. I am glad it reached you and that you like it. Also all your stitching from this week looks great