Thursday, March 16, 2006

Finished Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler Parts 1 and 2

I had some free time today, so I worked on Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler at work. I finished both parts 1 and 2 today, so now I just have to wait until next month for part 3. I hadn't planned to stitch any of the partial motifs until I had the installments that completed them. However, with the free time today and no other projects in my briefcase, I stitched them anyhow. I love this little sampler. The colors are amazing - Vikki Clayton did a great job with these!
I know I had planned to stitch on Medieval Town Mandala tonight, but I needed something else to bring to work now. So, I decided to start the Bordeaux Mystery Sampler tonight so that it would be available to bring in my briefcase. I didn't want to have to do the math and centering, etc at my office. I had originally planned to use the 36 ct Summer Khaki, but after a few stitches I used my Cross Stitch Guage and saw that the fabric is actually 32 ct. I can't use it. This sampler is 394 stitches long, and using 32 ct that comes to about 24" long... and would not fit on the fat quarter. I then remembered that I had a super pretty fat quarter of Atlantic Storm 40 ct Newcastle by Sikweaver. It looks like a storm brewing, but has a greenish tint to it - just perfect for these three silk floss colors (there are only these three colors in the sampler). Plus, it reminds me of a marble topped cheese board, that would surely go perfectly with red wine :-) So... here is my start! I love it! But... it will be interesting when I stitch the verse over one on 40 ct - LOL!!! I am up for it, though!! (Tomorrow I will go back to Medieval Town Mandala and stitch away on that all weekend!)

Q. Do you stitch “over one?” If so, describe your experiences. If not, have you considered it?

A. Yes, I most certainly do! I love it!! As you can see by my project above, I will soon be on an interesting adventure of stitching over one on 40 ct!! I do have some very signficant visual problems, but they are well corrected with my contact lenes, annual visits to the eye doctor and, of course, my Ott-Lite!

Stitched on today: Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler and Bordeaux Mystery Sampler


Kitty Couture said...

Hi there Carol! It's greeeat to be able to visit your blog again!! :) Your projects are awesome as always - I love that fabbie you chose for your new sampler!

Oh, and I'm having a day off today as well - I had to if I didn't want to go completely nuts! LOL! Now I'm caught up with all the chores I've been badly neglecting, it feels so good to spend the rest of the day sewing and reading blogs! :D

(((Hugs))) and have a great weekend! :)

lobea2004 said...

Hi Carol,
finally I could write you again. I'm ready for The rose of Sharon. We can start stitching it when you prefer, I've the floss and the fabric. I started stitching the Houses, but just few stitches. In the next days I'll take a picture. Have a nice weekend.

mainely stitching said...

I love the new project! And the fabric is also gorgeous.

Kathy said...

Wow it looks fantastic. Well done Hun


Gill said...

Looks really good, I love the colours and look forward to seeing your progress :)

Susimac said...

New project is great, and I love the fabric too. Well done on your finish so far of your mystery sampler.

Jenn said...

I can't wait to see what goes in the middle of the Mystery Sampler. Maybe we will get to find out next month. :)

Ooohh your planning a Rose of Sharon SAL. Can I join? I've had this kitted up for a few months now.

Anonymous said...

Your Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler is looking great! Those motifs look really quick and fun to stitch :)

I like your start on the Bordeaux mystery - you're right about the marble cheese board effect and it's a good choice for this piece!

BeckySC said...

OOoh, I am drooling over your lovely Mystery Sampler :) It is looking gorgeous!

I love your new start as well :) Great fabric/fiber choices :)

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Great job on the Papillon Creations mystery sampler! And the Bordeaux mystery sampler looks great on the Atlantic Storm Newcastle!

Von said...

Hi Carol,
Your Mystery sampler is just gorgeous!! Congrats on finishing parts 1 and 2. :D
I sure couldn't stitch as much without my Ott Light! I was wondering if you every use a magnifier when stitching over one or on the high count linens?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on finishing parts 1&2 on your sampler mystery. Your new start looks interesting.

Anne S said...

Waaaaaahhhhh, somehow your blog hasn't been coming through via email ... I've been missing your posts for the last couple of days - not happy, Jan! Great to see you got a piccie of the Bordeaux Sampler ... I love the fabric you've chosen for it - I think I'm gonna love this one big time! :D Your MTM is coming along quickly, and I can't remember if I've commented already or not ('cos I've been so crap at blogging lately, as you know! LOL) - your house and garden for the RR is absolutely stunning ... you did an awesome job of it, just awesome! I find every now and then with Blogger's piccies playing up, I save the post as a draft then go back into edit mode and add the piccie straightaway, and 9 times out of 10 that seems to work ... the last 10th time sends me looking for a hammer, though ;P
Chat soon ... {{huge hugs xx}}