Friday, January 12, 2007

the house has been built

I made a ton of progress with Moonlit Garden last night. Instead of working on Marquior I worked on it. I figure the sooner I get it done the sooner I can start back on Blackwork Fantasy Garden. And I have Monday off for MLK Day so I can stitch all that day. Maybe I can start on the moon before I get home from work. I'll do the little tree to the left first and then the moon. I think I'll make this into a pillow when I'm finished. I could use a cute fall pillow. And I might only put stars on the top and bottom and leave the sides empty. I'll see how it looks when I get to that part.

I had an excellent mail day yesterday. I was RAKed by Cathy who also belongs to the same Christmas Ornament Stitch-A-Long as I do. When I finished Topiary Ornament III, I mentioned that I'm looking for I and II (I have IV) and if anyone knew of any leads on where I could find them, I would appreciate it. Well Cathy did one step better. She had number II and very graciously sent it to me. Isn't it cute? It's the first time I've seen it. Thank you so much Cathy! The generosity of stitches is truly incredible. I can't wait until I have enough stash to also do RAKs! :-)
No major plans for the weekend - and I'm so glad it's three days long! I plan on finishing Moonlit Garden and finishing part 4 of Marquior. I hope to also get back to part 1 where I plan on frogging some of the blue and added back red. The Chicago Bears are playing in their first of what I hope are three post season football games! Go Bears! I'd also like to draft out my quilting pattern also for my dog bed. But I'll see how it goes. Have a great weekend!
Jeanne, here is the information on Marquior ABC - it's a freebie! A huge 16 part freebie. :-) Link to Marquior page. These kind French ladies post a new part on the 16th of each month. Part five will be out on Tuesday. I'm doing mine on 32 count linen that I hand-dyed myself.


Anonymous said...

Lovely progress on Moonlit Garden - I'm really enjoying your photos :)

What a lovely RAK from Cathy too!

Michelle said...

Beautiful progress on Moonlit Garden. Congratulations!

Carol said...

Very cool - it is obvious you love this one! I also really like that Hillside Samplings topiary - sweet!

Katrina said...

Your BBD is coming along, it is really pretty! I love those Hillside Sampling Topiary ornaments. What a nice surprise.

Cindy said...

Moonlit Garden is looking awesome!!!! What a great RAK!! You lucky girl!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

House looks great, the colors in this are beautiful. Happy Stitching, CJ