Sunday, March 06, 2011

Hello again...

...long time no see....

Somehow everything else seemed more important than blogging lately....or should I better admit that I was too lazy to blog and THAT made other things look more important. LOL

I am not great at stitching repetetive motifs and I had a hard time on the border. It took me FFOREVER! Since I finished that, I enjoy every minute stitching Jenny Bean's Halloween Sampler.

Renae: No, I am not using the limited edition Sampler Threads. I just purchased the chart no too long ago and at that time all the limited edition threads were sold out already. But I really like the "normal" sampler threads, too.
Courtney: Thanks for telling me. I ordered a second skein right away - but still haven't received it yet. That's another reason why I was so eager to finish the border first. I hope it doesn't matter too much if I switch to a different dye lot in the center on one of the motifs...


I also put at least a few stitches into the Crazy Christmas Trees. The bright colours make it a fun stitch. Especially since I finally found the gold fiber that, I thought got lost, but was just hiding in my stash :) This is my favourite gold since it is so smooth and easy to stich... It is silk but looks like the other gold threads (Kreinik etc) but so much easier and more fun to stitch.

Here's a picture even though the progress is not crazy big...



Many thanks to Terri for this wonderful chart. She had a giveaway before she moved her blog....and I won it... yay! I absolutely adore this chart! I am considering stitching the girls dresses in a different colour though. What do you think?

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Welcome Back. It's nice to see your post and your stitching progress!

Sisters of the Heart is lovely and I think you'll have fun changing the dress colours! Happy Stitching!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful progress on JB! Your Christmas stitch is really cute and the colors are so fun!

Sisters of the Heart is a pretty chart and I'll look forward to seeing your changes!

Brigitte said...

Sehr schöner Fortschritt bei beiden WIPs. Deine neue CHS Vorlage is toll. Ich kann mir das gut vorstellen, die beiden Kleider in verschiedenen Farben zu sticken.

Lili said...

lovely stitching!

Andrea said...

Those trees are too cute!

Yes, if you don't really like the blue dresses, change them! They will be beautiful!
xox