Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Work in Progress for Wednesday

I have been pedal to the metal to get this sampler finished by this Saturday. Why you ask? Because Michael's had a coupon for 60% off plus and additional 15% off framing, that's why. That is a great deal and I can use it at Joanns, since they take competitors coupons,and my favorite framer Bev will do a great job on it.


It is a French chart from Tournicoton called Historie de Lettres. It has been a pretty quick stitch. I started this on April 6. I love how the Gentle Hearts hand-dyed floss looks - bright splotches and darker ones and all the little motifs a nice touch. Now stitching all those little motifs is a bit trying since I'm either rethreading with a new color every 2 minutes or jumping from one place to another and trying to be sure I didn't leave any stitches out. There is a section of stitching over one that I've been putting off for days, but I think I'm going to have to tackle it tonight. And then there will be thinking to do (and I try to avoid thinking where my cross stitch is concerned) since I want to make the little cat (done over one too arghh!!) look more like Big Dude - with gray and white splotches.

So I've parked myself out on the screen porch, as it is a lovely day, and I'll stitch till dinner time. I refilled the bird feeder so Big Dude will have bird TV to watch. Right now all I can hear is a woodpecker and some song birds. It is unusual not to hear lawn mowers or leaf blowers, so I need to soak up this peace and quiet. Oh crap, somebody just started up a lawn mower!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

10 comments:

  1. Pretty Sampler Carol! Cooler and rainy here, wish I could sit out and listen to the birds.. lol I can't wait to see it framed!!

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  2. Isn't that how it usually is! The countryside is rarely quiet thanks to power equipment. The sampler looks fab, I'm sure you can get it done by Saturday - even with a spot of two of over one.

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  3. Love the sampler. Love the colors.

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  4. I love those colors on that linen! You are a speedy stitcher. Not sure if I can get to a Michael's by Saturday or not. That's a heck of a deal. I wonder if Hobby Lobby will match that.

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  5. Very pretty sampler. You are definitely a fast stitcher. Isn't it grand to have a beautiful day and just be doing what you love outside enjoying it??? How nice.

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  6. What an elegant alphabet! I have not seen this design before. It looks great, your stitching is lovely.

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  7. Carol - it's so pretty!! I really like it. And I wish I had one of those coupons. I love when Michaels puts those out. I do the same as you and go to Joanne's, but I don't know how happy they are to see me. The framer jokes that soon framing will be free. Works for me! LOL

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