I had really limited stitching time tonight, and you can be sure I still tried to motor my way around the fourth corner of Medieval Town Mandala. Why limited time? My husband just had to, for some reason, buy a new car today and I had to go and sign paperwork at the dealership. No matter where you live, you know that takes time to do. Unfortunately, this purchase ultimately entails his selling of the car that he just had to have that I bought for him for his birthday last June. This really, really bugs me. I am not fond of the one he bought today, not at all. I guess it is supposed to be a good car, but you can't go by anything they say at the dealership - they just want to make a sale. Oh well, I tried to do the right thing back in June, and I guess today I just feel disappointed. So... long story short, I do hope I can get this dratted Medieval Town Mandala done soon!
Since my fabric for this sampler came in yesterday, I brought it to work and started the Papillon Mystery Sampler which begins in the current issue of The Gift of Stitching. I am loving this already! It will be a fun and quick stitch - although I have to keep waiting each month for the next installment of the chart... five in all. I am using the Vikki Clayton Hand-Dyed Fibers for it. The colors are amazing! My fabric is Silkweaver Sandcastle Belfast linen.
Some have asked how I handle using the large Q-Snap... I really don't have an answer for you... it is the only thing I can even think to use if stitching a large project. I guess I pretty much balance it in my hands/on my lap somehow. My left hand sure gets crampy, though, no matter what size Q-Snap I use.
I got an email from Vikki Clayton about the conversion I am using for Garden Spot Sampler. She let me know that the conversion has been revised to remove the baby blue and add bright turquoise like the original. She is sending me the replacement skein, and I have decided to remove the baby blue and fix it with the bright blue. I think I will like the sampler much better that way. Fortunately, the baby blue has not been used much yet!!
**Due to the car shopping trip, I am way behind with email and blogs today. So sorry! I will try to catch up on all of those tomorrow!
Stitched on today: Papillon Mystery Sampler (at work) and Medieval Town Mandala