Thursday, February 09, 2006

Just ambling along...

Well, now I am just ambling along on Medieval Town Mandala... and cannot stop wondering why Martina gave us this huge chunk to do during the shortest month of the year - LOL! So, here I am looking at what looks like some fairly decent progress tonight, and really trying my hardest not to think of that fact that after I finally finish this corner... I have three more to do before the month ends!!

And, well.... still no fabric has arrived for my Neighborhood RR. I fear I may have to send my project off a little bit late to its first receiver. Oh, I would hate that!! I am glad the house I chose to stitch on mine is not all that very difficult... and basting the fabric out will take some time, but I could probably just do that at work on break... but I really can't do anything if my fabric does not even come in before the month ends :-( It might be time to recontact Sillkweaver about this... sigh.

The April 2006 issue of Just Cross Stitch came in the mail today - I think those Thea Gouverneur roses on the cover are just stunning, if not my cup of tea. But the issue is not bad... Julia Lucas contributes a house that may just find itself onto someone's Neighborhood RR :-) Spring is definitely the theme - lots of pretty florals dominate this month.

Wow, February sure is a busy month for birthdays amongst stitching bloggers! I don't know everyone's birthdays, and wish I did... But there are four this month that I am taking care of. I am so glad that Anne's gifts have now found their way to Australia. I have two more packages all set for Mike to post off tomorrow for two very special birthdays... and then there is yet another special birthday later this month that still needs to be attended to :-) Busy, busy :-)

Big snow storm forecasted for Saturday into Sunday - yay, quiet stitching time to maybe get something done on Medieval Town Mandala!! I have to admit, I am glad I am not stitching this huge portion in the middle of the summer, as some of us are... ugh!

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Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala


KarenV said...

I'm really enjoying your progress on MTM Carol :) I'm not a huge Chatelaine fan but I could see me getting this when it is published in chart form.

April 15th sounds like a great date to start our LTD gardens - I'll make a note in my diary :)

And I have a package coming from you? How nice of you - thank you! :)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The corner section is looking great and I am sure these large sections will be setting the stage the next part to be fabulous.

Judith said...

You have some nice progress on MTM carol. It is cute to see that we all tackel this huge portion different. Yesterday I decided to the last corners at the same time, but after one color I decided not to do that as it was going faster even slower as I had to flip the chart over and over. By the way my birthday is the 25th of february

Lee said...

Wow - such rich colors on MTM. You're doing a fantastic job on it!

Barbara said...

Hi Carol - great progress! I love Martina's designs, but haven't dared one of them yet. It's fun to watch everyone else do them.

Did you get my email regarding the Mystery Quaker?

Kathy said...

Wow you have made great progrees on MTM. Speaking of birthdays it's mine tomorrow lol. Starting to feel old. Happy birthday to other who have birthdays this month.

Hugs xxxxx

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Ooooh.... MTM is gorgeous! Looks like you're really making good progress on it.

Mel in Dubai said...

Carol, your MTM progress has been an inspiration and the motivation I needed to get going on mine :) I finally finished Part 2 this evening and have made a start on Part 3, and I'm actually enjoying it again - thank you :)

Anna van Schurman said...

My birthday's in the second week of October! :)

MTM looks great. My JCS better be waiting for me when I get home!

BeckySC said...

Carol-it's looking so great! :)

I sent you an e-mail regarding the fabric again today :) I just got in from a busy day of preparations for the BBQ tomorrow and YES, camera shopping as well.
No fibers/chart in the mail yet-but hopefully tomorrow.

BIG hugs :)

Sew-in-Love said...

That is pretty!=)

Come and see my work sometimes, won't you?