Tuesday, March 20, 2007

almost a finish

Here is my SAL ornament for March - almost completed. :-) I still have to ornamentize it. :-) I'll do that over the weekend during the official SAL weekend. The first one of these I did, number 3 has a little frog bead that sits on the pot but I didn't add because I didn't think frogs had anything to do with Christmas. But I think I'm going to go back and add it. I like the butterflies on this one and number 4 has a cute little ladybug so #3 will look funny without it. I wonder what was on #1? I still haven't been able to find even a picture of it.


I continue to work on Blackstone Fantasy Garden as my train project. I pulled out the Elk Snout (the light yellow tan) that I did yesterday - the color is so light that I could not see it at all against the linen I'm using - and replaced it with a dark blue. I'll do that for the center blackwork also. In a perfect world I'll do at least 25% of this before I put it away until next month or the month after. The blackwork is still a challenge on the train especially when the charted portion is on two (or even three) separate pieces of paper. I'll do those sections at home where I have a copy of the chart on one big piece of paper.

8 comments:

KarenV said...

Your ornament is so sweet! And Blackstone Fantasy Garden is looking gorgeous - the colours are so beautiful!

Lucy said...

I'm trying to catch up on all my blog reading...again...you've made such great progress since I last saw....WOW, beautiful!

Adana said...

I still don't know how you do it, with a job and a killer commute, but I'm impressed. If presentation factors in, you get big points, that ornament is beautiful.

Margie, you have to come down to Rockome and put some things in the show.

Katrina said...

Here's the first one: http://www.hillsidesamplings.com/Kit02.htm, it has a yellow star on it! There are 4 total.

Very pretty pieces, love the Celtic knot.

Cathy said...

Your topiary ornament looks great, I can't wait to see it finished as an ornament!

I'm amazed at how beautiful that Blackstone Fantasy Garden is turning out - awesome!

Anita said...

I love the Hillside Sampler ornament. I was able to locate the #3, the one you stitched in January. I am anxious to see you to get all of the series done.

Carol said...

Both are just so beautiful Margie! I was not sure about Blackstone Fantasy Garden when I first saw the chart, but now I really like it much more watching yours!

Karoline said...

The ornie is gorgeous Margie, congratulations