Monday, January 12, 2009

Just the house

I got to the point where I wanted to be with Blessings and Kind Wishes over the weekend. Everything but the house.

It's going to take well into next weekend to finish it. To bad, I'd love to have this complete by Friday evening. I have a ton of other things I'd like to finish. Quaker Turtles and Cirque des Cercles come to mind right off. I wasn't going to start any BAPs this year. Or so the plan was. It's only the second week in January and I already have two (BP and HoHRH) and had Drema put me on the list for A Petit Sampling Etui. Vikki Clayton is selling a conversion for this using silk and I already have it in my hot little hands. It's very pretty and I purchased the Dupioni silk fabric kit in Magpie Warbles to finish it off. I love it. I'm thinking one side a month on this one also.

I started work on my Valentine's Exchange for Hooked on Exchanging. The mailing date isn't until January 24th but I always like to be done early to make sure it's in the mail on time. I'm stitching something I have always loved and I hope my exchange partner likes it. I checked out her blog and I think I have something she will like. :-)

I also started Beatrix Potter yesterday! Yeah! I've had this chart in my stash for what feels like forever. I'm stitching mine on 35 count linen from Vikki Clayton called Mushroom. It's a lightly variegated silver gray color. I'm using her Winterberried silk, one over two. This is going to be hard to photograph, I tried several times and this was the best I could do. I'm not sure yet just how much I'll be working on it. But my goal will be to have it complete by year's end. I'll have to work on some sort of schedule around Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. Maybe when I've finished my house of the month, I'll work on BP.

7 comments:

Dianne said...

OOHH...the mushroom fabric looks very nice. I'm getting some in the mail this week...can't wait to see it in person! Your start on Beatrix Potter looks lovely!

Doris said...

the Petit Sampling Etui look georgous!

Melissa said...

WOW, you've really accomplished a lot since your last update. It looks wonderful. I can't wait to see your next progress on BP.

Vonna said...

Your BAKW looks stunning Margie, I love your fabric :)

tintocktap said...

The Petit Sampling Etui looks beautiful! I almost wish I hadn't seen it - I really have to find out more!

Allie said...

Blessings is coming along so nicely - I love the fabric you're using! So glad you joined the BP SAL; it should be a lot of fun (c:

Cindy F. said...

Love your floss color on Beatrix!
Beautiful progress on Blessings too!
Petit Sampling Etui looks incredible! Can't wait to see it stitched!