Wednesday, December 13, 2006

An Emblem of Love is Finished!

By the time I finished stitching a Christmas gift that must go out in the mail immediately (I did get it done!), I did not feel like dragging out Mystery IX and the big Q-Snaps for it... while also visiting with my FIL who is now here for the week... so I pulled out An Emblem of Love instead, and managed to finish it!! May I present:

An Emblem of Love

With My Needle

Lakeside Linens 40 ct Vintage Bittersweet

DMC floss, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Olde Willow Stitchery Hand-Dyed Threads

Stitched 8/21/06-12/13/06 for Mike, as SAL with Karen V.

I got an email from Isabelle today, letting me know that a small RAK that I made for her has arrived (finally) on the slow plane to Paris... I have wanted to stitch this little fob design since it came out in The Cross Stitcher (UK) last year (I think July 2005).... and I ended up ordering one of Silkweaver's scrap bags (I cannot recall what they called this option) during their Halloween sale... and couldn't resist one of the gorgeous solos in that pack - I just had to play with it! So earlier this month I spent an afternoon putting the fob chart on a small piece of the solo, and it ended up being a RAK for Isabelle - as I was working on it, it just seemed to suit her so well! Now, if the birthday package I sent to another friend in the UK on the same day would just arrive, all would be well!

Cattitudes Fob

Margaret Sherry in The Cross Stitcher, July 2005

DMC floss

Silkweaver Cashel Solo

Stitched 12/3/06

Wow, it is amazing how mild December has been here in the Northeast!! I hope it lasts for awhile! And... welcome to the Boston Red Sox, D. Matsuzaka! (I won't even try to spell his first name) - better known around here as the $105 Million Dollar Man!!! And, welcome back Doug Mirabelli!!!!!!! (Couldn't resist sharing some Red Sox joy!)

**I cannot post comments to many blogs right now that use Beta Blogger, so I apologize - I have visited your blogs and have tried to comment, but if you also do not take annonymous comments, then I cannot leave anything right now. I don't want to switch to Beta Blogger as I have heard horror stories and don't want to switch to a plain template again. I know others are going through these same difficulties. Maybe Blogger will fix it, I hope so.

Stitched on today: Finished a gift (whew!!) and An Emblem of Love


lobea2004 said...

Carol, your Emblem is lovely!!! Congrats, I really love it!!!

mainely stitching said...

EoL is GORGEOUS! You are one super-talented lady!

And you are not only a gifted stitcher, you are a dear and true friend to many, many people. We eagerly look forward to your faithful daily posts (it's my first computer activity in the morning!). We enjoy watching your beautiful projects come to life under your needle, we vicariously experience SEX (LOL!) through your posts, and we are all touched by your generosity, kindness, and caring. Don't allow cyberspace gremlins to rock your boat - there are so many of us who value you as a friend!!!!!

lena-lou said...

Your EOL is beautiful, I hope mine will turn out as nice when I do it :-) The fob for Isabelle is really cute and it is just her!!
I have the same bother with beta-blogger and am also not keen on changing to it.

Kitty Couture said...

Congratulations on finishing an Emblem of Love! It is truly stunning. One of your prettiest 2006 finishes perhaps! I really love it.

Thank you once again for the adorable fob... I totally agree with Barbara's words!

I'm having the same problem posting to Beta Blogger blogs right now... What a pain!

Anonymous said...

Emblem of Love is so pretty. I just love the colors in it.

Your FOB is so cute. I used this pattern to make a needlebook for myself last year. The fabric you used for it is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your finish.
The fob is gorgeous.
I'm having the same problem posting to Beta Blogger blogs right now...

(Glad I can post comments on your blog now ;) )

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Carol! Emblem of Love is beautiful! And the scissor fob that you made for Isabelle is so very sweet, how wonderful of you to make such a lovely gift for her.

I have switched to Beta blogger but really the only trouble I've been having is commenting on non beta blogs. Hopefully these little bugs will be worked out soon!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on finishing EoL Carol - it's stunning! You made a sweet fob for Isabelle too :)

I got round the beta blog commenting by creating a beta account (I can't swap my blogs over yet) and it's working OK for me now. Just a thought, if you don't want to go the whole hog and switch yet :)

Anonymous said...

WOW Carol, it's brilliant. Congratulations on your finish.

As for the post as the moment, it's taking around a week for priority to get here to the UK. It's because they can't cope with Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Both your projects look lovely again and I only can say I totally agree on Barbara her words.

Mary Ann said...

An Emblem of Love is beautiful! I have enjoyed watching your progress on it very much. And, the fob is just so cute!!

Susimac said...

EoL looks wonderful - congratulations on your finish. I love the wee fob that you have sent to Isabelle its lovely.

I too am having problems leaving comments to Beta bloggers, which is a shame I hope theat blogger sorts it soon.

Lisa said...

Both pieses are beautiful. I love the muted colors in Emblem.

Dianne said...

It turned out beautiful!
I love the little kitty design for Isabella.
Barbara really said nice things in her comment, and I agree whole heartedly!

I am scared to switch to beta myself. I'm waiting until blogger gets all the bugs out.

Anonymous said...

Carol, Emblem of Love is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on it and it seemed to fly so quickly under your nimble fingers. :) I can't wait to see it framed. Very cute fob for Isabelle, as well. I'm glad that you made something for her.

Anna van Schurman said...

Thanks for your well wishes on my foot!

Congratulations on finishing another fabulous piece!

Katrina said...

oh wow, another terrific finish for the year Carol, its simply gorgeous! The fob for Isabelle is a cutie too.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe EoL is finished. It's beautiful! And that kitty fob is absolutely adorable and PERFECT for our Parisian stitching friend :) I just switched to beta with zero problems--- the whole layout transfered and everything works perfectly :) I was very worried, but it seems okay.

Anne S said...

Carol, that's a huge happy dance - it's beautiful :) And your fob for Isabelle is just divine, as always :D BTW, I think I've just beaten Blogger this morning ... I've opened a Google account (all I needed to do with give my email addy, and password), and I've been able to comment on beta blogs or blogger blogs OK since - seems to be a quick and simple fix :)

Anonymous said...

EOL looks great! I find it really amazing how many large pieces you manage to finish. And the fob is very cute!

Anonymous said...

So lovely Carol....and that fob is cute!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on a finish EOL is gorgeous! Yay!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the lovely finish!!

Been busy with work and year-end report to clear before the year ends. :)

I always make a point to drop by your site everyday...I know bad Zohrah do not leave comments.

What can I say...I am speechless but the fob that you've been churning out of the factory. :) They are all gorgeous and wonderful.

I read that everyone having problem posting comments on Blogger Beta...I stopped by Jenna's site last night and told her that I logged in using Gmail account so no problem for me. This morning saw that AnneS...sign up with Gmail to solve her Blogger posting too....maybe Gmail for easier posting of comments now.

Hugs and have a great day...soon it would be the weekends.

Anonymous said...

I admire your "speed" of stitching. You have stitched and finished so many cute scissor fobs in the last few weeks that are just amazing. Of course, I adore
your stunning big pieces as well.

Cathy B said...

Wow! That's all I can say - Emblem of Love is beautiful.

Another lovely fob too - I'm sure that Isabelle loves it!

Michelle said...

EOL is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish. I too am having trouble leaving comments. Hopefully it will sort itself out!

Sharon said...

Congrats on your gorgeous finish Carol!

Meari said...

The cattitudes fob is sooo cute!

Meari said...

Congrats on finishing Emblem, too. :)