Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lots of stitching to share

I have quite a bit of stitching to share with you tonight :-) First up, it is Paradigm Lost night. This sampler is really growing. After finishing the pudgy birdie motif in the lower left corner, I focused on doing some of the smaller motifs before I take on another denser one next week....

I heard from Marika earlier today that my Monochromatic Exchange on the SBEBB arrived at her home in Finland. I sent her a whole package of goodies, which she says she enjoys. As usual, I only took a photo of the stitched item(s). Perhaps she will share the rest in her blog. I really didn't know what I wanted to stitch for this exchange. I finally settled on a biscornu with a matching scissor fob (I sent her scissors too). Thank you to Tannia - I used one of the Dinky Dyes silks you recently sent me to stitch this exchange :-)
Spring Flowers Biscornu and Fob
Debbie Draper Designs
Cream Cashel linen, and Dinky Dyes Silk in Coral Sea
Stitched 5/2/07 - 5/5/07
Chart is found here


And... Michelle recently asked Jenna and I to help her out by each stitching a square on her Just Nan Round Robin that recently ended. Apparently, two stitchers were not able to do their parts, or perhaps Michelle liked the 9 block set up ... but, Jenna and I are both truly honored to stitch on this piece for Michelle. Oh, the stitching is so gorgeous on this round robin! I don't know many of the stitchers who stitched on this - I know Arthemise and Angi... wow, everyone who worked on this deserves to know You did a great job for Michelle!!! Michelle must be thrilled with this. I added Peppermint Rose in the center row on the left edge. Mike will post this beauty off to Jenna tomorrow :-) Thank you, Michelle, for inviting me to stitch on this pretty RR! I cannot wait to see the finished sampler!


Lily is walking considerably better - I really wanted to share that. She has a few fans out there in blogland that have been expressing quite an interest (i.e., Isabelle, for one :-)...) Thank you!! Also... thank you to everyone for your sweet words on the fob for Harmien... aren't Prairie Schooler charts wonderful??

Stitched on today: Finished Michelle's Just Nan RR, and Paradigm Lost

31 comments:

Stitch Wizard said...

Oh Carol you have so many pretty things here to share!! I love all of the things tonight! I am so glad that Lily is doing better!! Debby :)

Gill said...

Wonderful stitching Carol, as always! I really love your Paradigm Lost, and the biscornu, fob, and RR are just beautiful.

So glad to hear Lily's limp is a bit better. My old cat, Claude used to limp occasionally - until we moved to Oz then it cleared up miraculously!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing all these beauties and I am very happy to read that Lili is better. Ann.

KarenV said...

Glad Lily's leg is getting better.

Love the biscornu and fob, such a pretty colour!

Paula said...

The biscornu is beautiful as is your other stitching.

lena-lou said...

Such a pretty exchange you have done for Marika :-) I'm pleased to hear your little kitty is walking much better. It is a nice RR!

Nicki said...

Lovely stitching Carol :) I'm woefully behind on reading and commenting, so I hope you're well and Lily is better and everything is OK :)

Jenn said...

Wow so many pretty pieces today. :) MIchelle's RR is beautiful. That was so nice of you and Jenna to help finish it off for her.

I'm glad to hear that Lily is feeling better.

Kathy said...

Hey Carol

Just read about Mikes Grandfather, so sorry for your loss hun. big hugs to you both at this time.

Wow what great stitching as always, and a great start on Spring Ride.

Hugs xxxxx

ollie1976 said...

All the stitching looks great.
So happy that Lily is doing better.
-Jen

Aussie Stitcher said...

I always love seeing PL. I have it in my stash along with all of my other 'one days'. Glad that Lily is improving, you seem to have alot to worry about at the moment? Sending you lots of (((hugs))).

Joanne

Katrina said...

Everything is gorgeous! Your Paradigm Lost is really stunning.

Sharon said...

Your monochromatic exchange is very pretty! PL looks great and that RR is truly a lovely piece of work.

Vonna said...

Oh my...all I can say is...when in the world do you get the time to do all of this?! My oh my...it's all so glorious!

Lady Val said...

I have loved watching your Paradigm Lost grow!!! Seeing yours had "forced" me to add it to my wishlist. Thank you for sharing it.

danielle said...

Gorgeous biscornu!! I also love your progress in CHS! I need to pull mine out too!

Michelle said...

PL is looking close to finished! I can't thank you enough for helping me out with the RR - I did like the 9 block layout better even though we only had 7 stitchers. It is lovely! Your exchange piece is beautiful too - I love the button you used and the color thread!

Annemarie said...

Such a pretty RR!
And what about that biscornu and fob. That's such a wonderful gift. I love the colour you used to stitch this goft. But then, blues are my favourite.
I'm very happy to hear Lily's on the mend!

Barbara said...

Really gorgeous stitching, Carol! Thanks for sharing! :D

Wendy said...

Lots of lovely stitching! Beautiful work, Carol!!

BeckySC said...

Carol, the fob is gorgeous! Congratulations. Your PL progress is amazing and the RR looks great!
I hope your Lily is better now.

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful biscornu! Marika must have been incredibly pleased to find something from your waiting in the mail, knowing how incredible your work is. :) I can't wait to stitch on Michelle's RR (hopefully, I will have it for the weekend) and get it back to her!

claudia said...

Thank you for your comment about my new kitty. Like the title said...I could never say NO! LOL

Lauren said...

PL just gets lovelier every time! I love the biscornu you stitched, and the RR! What a cool idea to stitch little bits of JN designs. I'm glad Lily is feeling better!

Lizzy said...

Glad to hear Lily is doing so much better, Carol.

What lovelies you have to share this time... Everytime I see your update on PL, I love it more and more... It is soooo gorgeous! :-)

And what a lovely biscornu and fob!!! I know Marika must be tickled pink! :-)

Michelle's JN RR is beautiful... How sweet of you and Jenna to help finish the RR... I love the Peppermint Rose... :-)

Carla said...

PL is looking so pretty!! The biscornu and fob are cute...thanks for sharing the link to the chart

Anne S said...

Your latest biscornu and fob for the exchange is a total stunner - love it! :) And PL is really growing well :D How nice of you and Jenna to stitch an extra block on the JN RR piece as well - it looks lovely :D

Kajsa said...

What a pretty biscornu! Lucky Marika!

PL is looking great, and that JN RR is beautiful!

stitcherw said...

All the projects you posted are so pretty, the stitching you get done never ceases to amaze me. Glad Lily is feeling better, I hope she is totally back to normal soon.
Sue

Marika said...

I am not sure if I can take those gifts in use because they are so beautiful !!! I am happy to hear that your kitty is feeling better ! My DD just loves cats but we are not able to have them because of asthma. The fob in previous post is also very beautiful !!
Happy weekend ! Here in Oulu has been rainig all day.

tkdchick said...

Carol, everything looks wonderful!!!!