Thursday, March 10, 2011

Finally, something new!

Hello to all of you patient readers, it has been a while since this blog has been updated, and while that Hankalicious pic was fun to look at for a bit, it is now time to move on.  I have been working slow and steady on Maria, and making some nice progress.  I tool these pics late last week and finally have time to share them with you now.  I have to take more current pics, but these will have to do for now.  I am still concerned with how to proceed with the Aztec stitch (which will fill in the empty rectangle box), but I am positive it will click, and will make sense, and I will have it done in no time. 

So far, the most positive thing is, I did not have to rip out this row I am working on.  No ripping, can this be possible?!!!  For the 2nd time since the top alphabet there is no ripping?!  LOL., I can only hold my breath for so long.  Murphy sits on my shoulder, and he is alive and well :)

I will try to get more current pics posted in the next day or so. 

Everyone is getting their new stash from Nashville, and it is great fun to see all the new starts taking place.  I have gotten a great assortment so far, I just finished cataloging it (I am trying not to by duplicates!), and I am looking forward to taking time to look at each item closer.  Great new Belle Soie and Gloriana silks, they are fabulous, but arent they always?  I am looking forward to starting a few new of these goodies, but after Maria of course!!!

Until next time :)

14 comments:

  1. Of all the blogs I follow, I love yours the best! Great writing, great stitching, and great company! I haven't been able to find Maria's sampler yet but it is very lovely and you are so inspiring!

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  2. What a beautiful sampler this is. Nice progress.

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  3. OOOO it is looking lovely and well done on no frogging ssshhhhh..lol can't wait to see what you got ... and aztec stitch never heard will have to google and see if it makes sense to me too ..lol
    keep up the brill stitching :) love mouse xxx

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  4. She's gorgeous! What a beautiful piece! I hope you don't have anymore frogging and the current trend stays. Frogging is such a pain!

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  5. Very pretty!!!! I have this one in my stash.

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  6. hello... i too am working on maria. i see by your post that you a lot further than i am. i am working on the 4th band on the right (over 3) and just barely started the backstitching AND satin - as its not my all time favorite!

    i am going to bookmark your blog...a good friend of mine sent me your link as she knows i'm working on maria. (and haven't started the aztec stitch either!) :)

    you will be finished long before i am but i hope if i run into trouble (maybe on the aztec?) i can email you for advice!

    for those interested, i got my chart from the Attic:

    http://www.atticneedlework.com/

    joann in houston, tx

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  7. Great progress on Maria - I recently picked up the chart and supplies for this one and look forward to starting it. Like you I have already planned on starting on the right side of the sampler before doing the satin and other specialty stitches on the left hand side. I am looking forward to your progress and any notes on the Aztec stitch (even though thst is the main reason that I want to stitch this one is to learn the Aztec stitch). Again great progress.

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  8. Beautiful progress! I've missed seeing your posts - glad you're back! Can't wait to see more on Maria!

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  9. Great progress on such a lovely sampler. - Sandra.

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  10. Wonderful progress! What a pretty sampler.

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  11. Gorgeous to the power of gorgeous! My new job is taking all my energy and I haven't stitched in six weeks. Eeek!

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