Saturday, 28 February 2009
I'm really enjoying stitching this, just wish that I had a bit more time.
Posted by Sue at 22:30
It doesn't look like I have made much progress, but I did finish the big flower and that was a great achievement. I stitched for a few hours today on the second motif on the top but it is cloudy today and stitching over one with my day light lamp still didn't work to well. I am happy with the way it is turning out. I am kind of wishing at this point that I would have chosen a darker color of floss. I am thinking that it would have gone a lot faster and would have stood out more. Too late now, but as I said I am satisfied the way it is.
February ProgressI want to say that I am really enjoying looking at every ones sampler. They are all so beautiful and so many different combinations. Each one has a personality of it's own. Congratulations to everyone on their progress/
Posted by Bonnie at 22:08
Hi All -- I am loving seeing every one's progress and gorgeous color choices. Here is how I left things at the end of January -- fairly pleased with my progress to date.
Then in early February, I encountered a lot of "reverse" stitching in the half medallion above the very large flower. Finally got going in the right direction and made a tiny bit of progress -- when my husband went into the hospital. I am happy to say that he is finally home, and on the mend as of last night. As you can see I have almost used up my first skein of Belle Soie Rustique. Can't wait to see if the second skein will have any different color variations.
I hope to make some progress in March, but one weekend of the month will be spent at a stitching retreat, and I think this lovely project is too big to bring along (as there is also a lot of chit chat and eating that is a regular part of the retreat) so I don't know what I will have to report next month. As I am almost to a part that has some initials, I am trying to decide whether to use the originals on the pattern or personalize with family. What are others' thoughts on this subject?
Until next time, happy stitching,
Sharon in St. Louis
Here's where I was in January:
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Posted by Hazel at 20:31
And this is my February progress: sorry my artificial light is very bad and I realize that my progress is very little this month !!!!
Nice regards from France
Posted by elisabethb at 20:17
Here's my progress for Feb - not much to show but that big flower nearly killed me trying to get it done. It was a bit boring I must say but progress is progress no matter how much or little:
Posted by Hazel at 19:33
Blogger has decided to reverse the order of the pictures so
This is where I am at the end of February:
As of January:
Beatrix and I are now on better terms, I'm enjoying stitching this very much and I love seeing everyone's progress on the SAL :) I'm afraid I've been remiss in leaving comments (slaps own wrists)! Please forgive me, I've a few health issues at the moment which I hope will improve after some major treatment at the end of next month.
I believe that's what they call 'in the nick of time' :o)
Here's what I did in January:
Last time I asked your advice about the colours, and I have since decided to use the entire DMC linen collection, as portrayed in the first picture. I love this sampler, and your beautiful work is a real inspiration. See you in March!
Just love watching everyone's floss and fabric combinations. So varied. Thank you all for the inspiration!
Here is my progress for February…not a lot I am afraid to say, I have had a busy month with a lot of smalls to stitch, I do Not have that to do in March so I hope to make some headway.
I must say everyone else's
are looking fantastic, the colour schemes are wonderful
Here is the progress I have made since my last posting. I did not get as much done as I had hoped but I am still pleased with my progress. I enjoy stitching the little motifs rather than the big flower but, I think it will look ok once it is done. I am still enjoying stitching 1 over 1 but the only way that I can comfortably do this is to use my daylight lamp with the built in magnifying glass.
I really enjoy checking to see everybody's progress and love all the different colors you have all chosen.
Keep up the great stitching,
Friday, 27 February 2009
Posted by Terry at 20:02
I only worked on this last week...I would have got more progress done but I had a visit from the frogs! Here's January's before pic...
Here's Feburary's update...Thanks for looking :)
I didn't as much done this month as I was hoping. I had a ton of other things that I wanted to finish so Beatrix took a backseat. I still need to find some sort of schedule that works for this project because I'm determined to finish her this year. :-) I'm stitching mine on 35 count Mushroom from Vikki Clayton using Winterberried regular silk floss, one over two.
Only two days left to post your February updates!! This month has just flown. Even if you have only stitched a few stitches this month, you can still post it as an update.
Posted by Hazel at 09:12
Here is my February progress picture, not much change, we've had a busy month.
Here is my January picture.
Amazing how much different it looks when the picture is taken during the day versus at night. I hope to make more progress next month.
Until next time,
Above is my January progress, while below is the February...I've been mixing up the Viki Clayton hand dyes Everlasting, Quince 1411, and Fish Pepper 4425 to make it more interesting.
I'm so glad I have this to do to calm my nerves while my husband looks for work...it's been very relaxing and gives me a sense of accomplishment.
Posted by Jacqueline Korteland Boller at 03:14