Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler... Anyone??

I got home a bit early today and found myself with a little extra stitching time. Therefore, before I started my SAL project for the night I put in a couple of hours on Medieval Town Mandala first. Not a ton of progress - but there is now some more blue and some more gold in the first corner... every little bit of extra time on this one will surely help this month. I remember when Martina gave us a huge chunk, around the fourth or fifth month, on Mystery VI back in 2004.... it took forever to complete - that one called for tons of black Marlitt, though. At least this time the huge part is turquoise silks and gold :-)
And then, on to Garden Spot Sampler, my Tuesday night SAL with Jo. I spent the rest of the evening working on the peachy colored coneflower on the right side... I had made a bit better progress, but around 10 PM realized I had to frog out a miscounted area.... it is slow going with that one because that flower is done with the one shade that is variegated.... but so pretty. I hope Jo is having fun with hers tonight too - we are really making some progress now.

I am going to stitch Papillon Creations' Mystery Sampler, which is in the new online stitching magazine, The Gift of Stitching. I have my silk pack on order with Vikki Clayton for it. It looks like fun - is anyone else interested in doing it? If you are and have not already subscribed to the beautiful online magazine, there is a link in my sidebar that you can use - or you can subscribe through links other bloggers are posting in their blogs as well, of course! This is a wonderful magazine - I hope some of you will want to stitch the Mystery Sampler too :-)

Big DVD day for us today - a trifecta - of course, it was New DVD Release Tuesday - we got Doom (totally a Mike movie - he is even watching it now - he used to play the game when it came out for PC years ago), Just Like Heaven and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (just love these guys!!)

Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala and Garden Spot Sampler


Christine said...

Hi Carol !
I subscribed last week to "The gift of stitching" with you link in your sidebar.
I don't know yet if i will stitch the Papillon Creations sampler but it looks good.
Your Medieval Town Mandala is goodlooking.
bye !

Barbara said...

Aren't the projects in The Gift of Stitching great?! She did such a super job setting this magazine up. I hadn't thought too much yet about the PC sampler ... but it is a pretty thing so far. From where did you order your VC silks, if I may ask?

Glad you're feeling better about "things"! :-)

Heather said...

Carol, I've yet to get my copy printed out, how much is the VC pack? I am interested in stitching the mystery sampler.

Kiwi Jo said...

That flower is so pretty! Sorry about the frogging though. A funny story - Emma was pestering me last night wanting attention and Pete sternly reprimanded her with "leave Mommy along, she's stitching-a-long with Carol". (I think you had to be there to get the full effect!)

I'm certainly tempted by the Mystery Sampler. Just not sure how to fit it into my schedule.

Litla Skvís said...

Both projects are looking wonderful!
I am itching to try one of those Mystery projects, but the costs are keeping me from it for now... Maybe one day :D

KarenV said...

Hi Carol,

Thanks for inviting me to join the HoHRH SAL :) Unfortunately, I have none of the supplies as yet and current finances (plus the fact that I'm on the Wagon) won't allow their purchase anytime soon, so I'm going to have to decline :( for now.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's progress pics though and hopefully I'll be able to join in at some point, depending on how slow (or not!) you go ;)

I'm still interested in doing a mini SAL for the LTD Garden, whenever you have a free slot though :)

Shannon L. said...

Your pictures are breath taking ! The MTM is just outstanding. Thanks for the closeup pic :)

Bastet said...

The flowers are coming along nicely, though sorry to hear that you had to frog the varigated floss.

BeckySC said...

MTM is looking great. No worries over your fabby-it looks awesome!

GSS is as lovely as ever. I so like this one :) SOME DAY :) :) :)


Katrina said...

Hi Carol, Just Like Heaven has only just come out at the movies theatres here (I'm hoping to see it this week sometime) and you've already got it on dvd!!

Judith said...

MTM is looking great You do have some nice progress there. I am almost finished with my second corner, only some specialty stitches.
About a LTD SAL I am interested in that. I have to of hers in my stash.

Carol in Pa said...

Your Medieval looks just wonderful. I really need to get shaking on mine! I've been kind of obsessed with the rug hooking lately and my stitching has suffered. I got a bug about starting on Grape Threadkeeper, pulled out my supplies, and found I'm short two skeins. Of course, I ran out to ebay pronto to purchase them so I'm waiting for them to arrive to start. I would have gone to SB&B but I would have spent more, lol.

Carol in Pa.

zoeandcooper said...

Great progress on GSS. It is so beautiful. Thanks for the link to the online magazine. Its got some great stuff in it!

Lelia said...

thanks for sharing your progress pics!

tkdchick said...

Carol, your Garden Spot Samperl is starting to fill in nicely!