Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Another one ready to fly around the world!

Yes!!! I did finish stitching and basting and have it ready to go into the mail!!

I love Prairie Schooler designs and style and thought the design F is for Friend is perfect for this RR which will go to my stitching friends around the world!


I'm just about ready to mail, too...

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After some tossing and turning, I finally got started on mine. I've decided to go with a theme of "Friends and Neighbors". I'm not gridding off any areas - I'm going with the feel of the picture posted by Patti in late April.

My linen is 32ct Antique Ivory Belfast, and I stitched my section with DMC. I'm keeping the linen/floss selection simple so that I can wash it if need be.

I still need to baste the outside border, and to make up a journal, but I'll be ready to mail on Friday.

(I need to make a slight adjustment to the words in the block - I will probably add another motif in there)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Ready to go to NZ.

Yippeee! Finished but I will change the colour of the teapot when it comes back. I've used different patterns from SANQ Vol.1, PS and the house is from A Noble Pursuit. I would love to have the PS birdhouse somewhere on this piece. I'm not stitching a grid since I would like it to be non-symmetrical. I will post the journal by email rather than send it by post.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Greetings from frogville

Oh tragedy. I finally got my fabric on friday and I guess I wasn't as careful counting my starting place as I thought I was and ended up way off kilter after three days of work. I had to frog all of it, taking about 2 and half hours. So now I'm counting and basting as I should have done to begin with.
I'm working on a fat half of 32 count flax linen. I have to say I wish I had more fabric. Some squares are 80 x 80, some are 100 by 80, some are 60 by 100... but the end result is, there is not a lot of room for borders. So I guess that solves my border dilemna for me, though I'm not terribly thrilled about it.
Anyway I am getting a bit panicked about the mailing date after this error but I am telling myself not to look at the calendar. Slow and steady wins the race.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My progress so far

I stitched and stitched all weekend and only got a few inches done. Why is that always the way?? LOL At the moment I'm trying to get by outer edges done. Then I can fill in as time permits. I still have no ideas as far as partitioning off the fabric; however, I do have my journal paper! Here's a pic of where I am today. This is in the upper left corner of the fabric. Image hosted by Webshots.com
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

What to do???

Now I'm torn - I really like the idea of doing houses in squares (a la "Houses of Hawk Run Hollow"), but I also like the sampler that Patti posted on April 28, where there are no restrictions as to size or placement etc.

Do I just toss a coin? Suggestions?

Monday, May 7, 2007

Here's the start of my RR

This is a pattern from Not Forgotten Farm. I'm going to include working copies of several charts with a Autumn/Halloween theme.
My fabric is 36 count Heritage by Picture This Plus