Tuesday, April 10, 2007

some letters

Here is my progress on My Quaker House - I didn't get much done - had a visit from a frog that occupied much of my time this morning. ;-) The colors sure are pretty, even the two I had to substitute are working out ok. I'm already thinking ahead to how I want to finish this one off and so far I'm thinking a narrow wall hanging would look nice.

Here is The Village - slow going last night - I was watching the last four episodes of season 3 of 24 so not much stitching was going on. Tonight is agility with the pugs so nothing tonight either.

Call me crazy but I have an urge that I'm finding impossible to resist. I want to start another BAP! I'm torn between two possibilities right now. And of course I don't have the charts, linen or silk fibers and both will be over $100 to kit. The first is St. Reatham by Long Dog Samplers. I'm thinking of a golden yellow linen a la Vintage Autumn Gold from Lakeside Linens with a dark blue silk thread. I'm thinking that if I set aside one evening like a couple of my fellow bloggers are doing with Paradigm Lost would work. Sure it will take a while but at least I'd make a start. Both ladies post once a week their progress photos and I can see they are moving along.

My second choice is Mermaid's Folly by Courtney Collection. I'd go with the same combo of golden yellow linen with dark blue thread.

Both of these are long long term projects with Mermaid's Folly being the larger/longest of the two finishing on 32 count linen 36 x 15 while St. Reatham on 32 count would finish at 24 x 19. Of course I could go with a 35/36 count but I'm uncertain at this point if that is how I want to go. But I need to think of the savings in money - it won't be much but a savings is a savings. Not to mention the difference in framing.

Right now I'm really leaning toward St. Reatham. It's just calling me....


KarenV said...

Nice progress on your WIPS :)

I think the colour combination you have in mind for either of the 2 BAPs sounds gorgeous! Perhaps you could use a spool of VC silk, which might be cheaper than buying multiple skeins of something. Looking forward to seeing which design you choose.

Vonna said...

I love your QH and of course your village is really coming along :)

I think I would pick St. Reatham if I was picking...and your color combo sounds divine! Looking forward to hearing which one you choose!

Jacque said...


As fast as you stitch, either one would be done in no time! : ) I love the Mermaid one, but that's just me. I just started ATS, like I NEED another big project, but sometimes it is nice to throw caution to the wind...let us know which way you blow! : )

Katrina said...

I like the St. Reatham's piece a lot. I don't find 35/36 count any more difficult to stitch than 32 but 40 strains me a bit. I only work on 40 during the day time. I really like the Quaker house.

anniebeez said...

I love them both SO much! But St. Reatham has my vote! I have drooled over that one myself!

The Silver Thistle said...

Hi! Just stopped by after finding your blog on........um, actually I forget, lol.

I've been thinking of Paradigm Lost for a while now, but now that I see St Reatham.........Hmmm, I like it too......and I LOVE the mermaid project. What to do?! What to do?!

Heck, what's another couple on my 'to do' list, lol. I'll add them both!

Lovely stitchy pics BTW! Very nice work.