Wednesday, March 22, 2006

It's back!

Medieval Town Mandala, that is... Not a whole lot to say, just still plugging away at it! How did Judi stitch this part so quickly?? Amazes me!!

Q. Have you ever participated in a needlework mystery (i.e., a design that you started before knowing how it will look in the end and by which you receive parts of the design via the internet, magazines, or leaflets at spaced intervals)? If so, why did you decide to do the mystery? What appealed to you about it? Did you enjoy it? If you have not done a mystery, would you ever do one?

A. I submitted this question to Renee a few days ago after I found myself wondering how I ended up getting so involved in stitching mysteries lately. My answer is, yes, I do participate - a lot (at least lately). I think my first involvement of some sort in a needlework mystery was several years ago when Curtis Boehringer put out the "Needlewoman Murder Mystery" leaflets. This actually had a mystery for us to read! I collected all 12 charts (I think it was 12) and read the mystery, but I have to admit, I have yet to stitch it!! Then in 2004 I started the freebie "Le Jardin A Decouvrir" on the internet. I was really enjoying it, but got sidetracked. I didn't seem to save all the chart parts to my hard drive, and I think I just printed them out... Now I don't know where they all are... or even where the WIP/UFO itself is!! Yikes!!! But also in 2004 I started my first Chatelaine mystery, Mystery VI. After seeing Convent's Herbal Garden, formerly Mystery II, stitched up on the internet, I knew I would love this one. And, I did. At that point, I was hooked! Now I am stitching Mystery IX. And... I am also stitching the Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler in The Gift of Stitching, Bordeaux Mystery Sampler by Sampler Cove, and am downloading the charts for the freebie Quaker Mystery Sampler on the internet too. Oh, and I also am in the American Quaker Sampler SAL by Stickideen van der Wiehenburg (spelling??) but have yet to start the stitching.... I guess I like the suspense?? LOL

Stitched on today: Bordeaux Mystery Sampler at work, and Medieval Town Mandala

PS - No Karen, it is not that warm here yet! The quilts were in the laundry last night LOL!!


Jenn said...

You look like your almost there Carol! Keep it up. :)

About your post on Tuesday, your not the only one having problems selling fabric on E-bay. I tried to do the same thing and I couldn't get anyone interested in them. I figured they would go like wildfire. I don't know what other people do to get there's to sell.

Unknown said...

I seem to have problems with just about anything I try and sell on ebay. I had a whole load of limited edition kits, which cost me £20 upwards to buy at the time and I was putting them up at a minimum of £10. One person emailed me and told me she'd give me 50pence for the lot, I was gutted and cancelled all the auctions.

MTM is looking so good :)

Dawn T. said...

I love the colors in MTM.

Gill said...

Your MTM is looking really great, the quality of your work is fantastic :)

Kim said...

It's looking great! :D

BeckySC said...

It's really looking great, Carol!! And I think you are moving along at a great pace!


Dani - tkdchick said...

While the msyteries are lovely and fun I find they tend to take over your life sometimes! Living from installment to the next! LOL! My friend is trying to talk me into the next mini mystery!