Back to Medieval Town Mandala! OK, I got a bit more done on the large central building - I am holding my breath in hopes that no other MTM stitcher sees any errors today :-) I am going to keep plugging away on this one for a few more days - trying to bang it out so I can get back to some neglected projects like Mermaids of the Deep Blue, Mermaid Heaven, Angel of Love, Girl with Cat.... so many that I miss terribly. I decided to use the scanner tonight - it picks up the pearl and caramel Waterlilies in the building better than I can get the camera to do - LOL!
So, it seems that this year I am stitching a whole of buildings! Medieval Town Mandala, the Neighborhood RR and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow! Oh boy! You know, I studied art history quite a bit in college (although I was a psychology major, I still took a lot of art history courses) and I really grew to love and appreciate architectural styles... but I don't care a whole lot for stitching buildings... I love all the support I get here in blogger world, though - thanks for that!!
I have been working on Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler, which is in The Gift of Stitching Magazine, periodically at work for a little while now. Tonight I brought it home with me, as I figured it was time to show another peek. I love this sampler very, very much! It is soooo fun to stitch! I typically can work on a motif here and there during breaks at work. I am stitching it on Silkweaver's Sandcastle Belfast using Vikki Clayton's silks. I hope to finish up Part 2 soon, as I want to get around to starting Sampler Cove's Mystery Bordeaux Sampler at work before the month ends - just got the email with Part 2 today, and was thrilled with it! Now I see on the link that they are also showing it with both Parts 1 and 2 stitched. Ooooo, I just can't wait! I have Vikki's silks for this too, and will be using the fat quarter of 36 ct Summer Khaki Edinburgh (does anyone know the right spelling? I see it spelled differently everywhere!!) that Bea sent to me for Christmas :-)
Oh my goodness, the first part of American Quaker Sampler was released today, and it looks lovely! My silks have already been shipped from Vikki Clayton, and tonight I pulled four different 40 ct fabrics that I can choose from. When the silks arrive, I will post some floss tosses - I think I will need your help with choosing my fabric this time around - there are so many different choices. The silks are going to be fairy bright colors, and there are quite a few colors in this one too.
I have several hand dyed fabrics up for auction on ebay - you can see them here, in case any of you are interested. I have another group that I will post next week as well... Just cleaning out, because Silkweaver has just released a whole set of gorgeous new colors and I want several of them :-) I ordered Enchantment Belfast and Starquest Cashel already (am considering the Starquest for Stargazer....)
Stitched on today: Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler and Medieval Town Mandala