Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just a quick update

I've finished the next part of Fleur et Papillon by Angie Designer, this is parts 1-4.


I believe there are two more parts.  There is a different central motif and the rest is a mirror image of the corners with the butterflies.

Next is the next part of Tribute to Ackworth, this is parts 1-13.


This is a very quick stitch and the part I just did only took a couple of hours if that.  It's a good project to SAL alongside others.

I will be starting another SAL with the Sticklounge group on July 25.  It's called the "Many Years Ago" sampler by Gudi Kolden.  The design is about 9" x 9" on the 36 count Edinburgh linen I've chosen and so will be considerably smaller than what I'm currently working on, which is good!  The linen is a solo from Silkweaver and is a tone on tone mauvey color, not too blotchy.  I'm going to use DMC #315.  I had chosen a nice silk from Soie d'Alger but I didn't have enough and it's not an easy thread to get and I didn't want to have to order and wait.  The DMC will be fine, I'm going to use one strand on the 36 count.

Plum pudding is calling me!  I'm not talking about the stuff you eat but this design from Glendon Place Plum Pudding.  I have the chart and all the threads I just need to choose the fabric, the thread colors are just gorgeous, my favorite purples!

I've also just received a lovely kit as a Bingo prize and I hope to start this soon.  This is not really a "kit" but a chart that came complete with fabric and all the threads and accessories, whole skeins of thread.  It's the Embroidress Band Sampler by Moss Creek Designs and it's really lovely.  I'm not sure if I'll do the whole of that border, it might become a bit tedious, I'll have to see when I get into it.

Last but not least, Confetti of Hardanger by Abi Gurden will be starting on August 4th.  This is a SAL with a Yahoo Group I help moderate The Stitch Specialists, you can also see a picture at that link.  This project is for beginners and those a bit more advanced and can even be done with no cutting if desired.  Abi will be presenting options for different stitches and it is a teaching SAL.  We have 125 members signed up and I'm really looking forward to it.

I think that's about it for now.  Hopefully I will have some progress to show on Around the World in 80 Stitches next time I do an update.  That project got put on hold while I got on with the other two.  Part 4 is out now and I've not done Part 3 yet, so I have some stitching to do!

12 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely progress Marguerite. I especially love Flowers and Butterflies. It's beautiful. And I have a hankering for Plum Pudding too. I don't usually do samplers, but I saw that one and it was immediate lust, lol. Someday!!!

stitchesnscraps said...

The SAL's are both lovely! The purples are so luscious in the butterfly one. I can't wait for CofH SAL to start! I am waiting for my fabric to get here! Hopefully this week. ;)

Melissa J.

Nancy in IL said...

Wonderful progress, Marguerite! Your stitching is consistently beautiful. I too am looking forward to Many Years Ago, but even more eager to receive my addtional supply of Carrie's silks to continue Ackworth. Also looking forward to CofH but have yet to choose materials.

Meari said...

Your projects look pretty so far, Marguerite. :)

DUSTY said...

Marguerite, the butterflies and flowers is gorgeous, I love the purples, and your tribute to ackworth is looking wonderful. I miss the Stichlounge but right now it is hard to keep up. I may rejoin later.

Joke said...

Great stitching! I love the Plum Pudding you are going to start :)

tiffstitch said...

Amazing work! I love the purples in your piece.

Csák Györgyi Krisztina said...

Your WIPs are beautiful, you are a great inspiration to stitchers worldwide!

Jo said...

Beautiful stitching Marguerite, I love Flowers and Butterflies.

Fatema said...

Great work.
Its so lovely watching it all.

Marcy said...

Your wips are beautiful. I love the flowers and butterflies. And that Plum Pudding is awesome. Can't wait to see you get started on it.

Helen said...

How is it possible to join the Sticklounge group? I am really interested in what they do.

Thank you, Helen in MI