Thursday, July 06, 2006

Quaker Garden - more progress

Here is my Quaker Garden after about 8 or so hours. It really is stitching up quickly. It fun being part of a SAL. It's really cool to see how everybody tackles this project. Some work to the right and some work to the left. And some start at the sides. I started at the center and I'm working to my right.


I found a new designer from information found on the Legacy board (thanks ladies). It's called Ink Circles by Tracy Horner (http://www.inkcircles.com). I purchased the one called Cirque des Cercles (Circus of the Circles). It's another BAP! What am I thinking? :-) It's done on linen and one color of contrasting thread. The color combinations are endless. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do but the planning sure is fun. Maybe a greenish hand-dyed from Silkweaver (http://www.silkweaver.com/) with an overdyed silk? I sure do love those silks. In any case, I'll be looking for a piece of 32 count linen 22" x 18". Tracy has also designed a piece called Garden Stars and she designed it using greens. It's gorgeous. A friend of hers (Carrie's Threads) developed a set of overdyed floss to go with this. And it's very affordable.


I had a great diet day yesterday - ok, pretty good! I took all my vitamins, drank all my water and only had one slip up. Normally I don't get my undies in a twist about one slip up but this was right after dinner. I wasn't even hungry - I ate a bunch of pretzels. Now I know that pretzels aren't the kiss of death, but dinner wasn't even down my throat before I opened up the bag. That's why it's bad. Oh, well, today is another day I've let it go!

2 comments:

KarenV said...

Your progress looks great Margie! It does stitch up fast, doesn't it? :)

Sharon said...

Lovely progress on Quaker Garden! It is interesting to see who is cross stitching right or left-LOL, I thought I was the only one noticing that.