Monday, April 30, 2007

Finish Twenty-One

And it's about darn tootin' time too!

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This is Quilt Time Sampler by Little House Needleworks. It was stitched on 32 count Country French Latte Linen with DMC floss.

I never thought this project would come to an end! You should have seen me last night, I was quite a sight :o) My determination and dislike for this project gave me the strength to stay up late and complete this WIP. It was just under the wire too! At 11:30 pm, I was sitting on the couch in a zombie-like state (from being over tired) with a sense of euphoria (from my new Fibro drug); unable to do a happy dance because of the pre-existing states I was in. LOL! Needless to say, I am one happy camper today though! Getting rid of that project feels so liberating!

So, what's next? I'm not 100% sure. Since I feel off the wagon, my plans have changed somewhat. I have decided to revamp my Marquoir Sampler. Every time I opened that project, it just kept reminding me of Christmas and that was not the effect I wanted. I was originally using DMC 520, 815, 3790 and 3865 but thanks to a member of one of my groups, I will be changing to the colors to DMC 167, 3051, 3858 and Anchor 390. I think this should give me the antique look that I was trying to aim for. The not-so-good part of the revamp means I will be doing some frogging :o( Yuck!

I really do want to get another WIP off my list but we'll see how much of a priority that is by the end of the week ;o) Gathering Eggs has been gathering a lot of dust and I'd say she's about 2/3 of the way done. The same with Giggles but I don't know if I want to stitch a Christmas design right now.

My desire to dive into a huge project is very strong. I have two afghans, one L&L and one Mirabilia that I want to stitch but I can't decide where to start. I think the afghans will be put aside until the fall though. With the warmer weather on the horizon, I really don't need the extra heat. So...that leaves me with two to choose from. Okay, I'm going to ask for your help then. Which project should I pick up next - Lady Of The Thread by L&L or Stargazer by Mirabilia? Leave me your vote in the comment section and later on I'll see who wins out ;o)


Katie said...

Stargazer, don't make me come over there and hide any of the competition ;)

Shannon L. said...

Lady of The Thread - what colour are you stitching her on ? Black ?

That's a tough call. Stargazer is so gorgeous. They're so different !

I hate to say it, but I'd start both. They're so different, especially if you're stitching LofT on a dark colour fabric.

Great choices :) And congrats on the finish ! It looks great.

Renee said...

It really turned out gorgeous! Sorry it gave you such fits!!! Congrats on another beautiful finish!!

My vote for your next project is of course Mirabilia's Stargazer! I'm having a hard time not starting her myself!

Angi said...

Stargazer! Stargazer!! She is SO gorgeous finished!! What a lovely finish you have there!

Faith Ann said...

Looks great!!

I say flip a coin to decide your next finish. That's about the only way I could decide between the two... they're both gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

YEA! I'm glad you finished Quilt Sampler!! I remember quite well the huge feeling of relief when I completed mine. Still don't know what it is about that piece that made it seem to take forever, but ... congrats on the finish!

As always - I LOVE your blog! I've gotten behind in reading everyone's, I admit, but yours is one that I truly miss when I don't keep up. Your sense of humor, your way of 'speaking' ... you are a true delight!!

Oh - as for your anal-ness? My fabric's sorted quite nicely by color, thank you! *lol* I read recently about rolling the fabric instead of folding it, not storing it in the plastic bags, etc so one of my soon-to-be projects is reorganizing my fabric. Oh, the fun I'll have! *lol*

Karen said...

Lady Of The Thread by L&L

Jenn said...

My vote is for Stargazer. :) Your finish looks great. You did a great job with it.

Lili said...

Well, I will not vote on that matter because I think you should pick the one that appeals to you most at the moment... Or -as you have fallen off the wagon- find something that you would definitely not hesitate upon... (call me devil...).
Congratulations on finishing this lovely quilt cross stitch design. I'm sorry you finally didn't appreciate it. I think you have done a stunning job and I love this design that you have made me discover...
Thank you for sharing. I have missed your posts.
Take care!

Jamie said...

Hey!! I feel like it's been so long. First I'm voting for Stargazer - she's beautiful. That is such a cute LNH design. I think I'm really falling in love with some of their designs. I hope all is going well with you and DH. Have a fun and happy Tuesday.

Mary Ann said...

Cathey, Quilt Time Sampler is beautiful--sorry it was not an enjoyable stitch for you.

My vote?? Start both??? They are both very pretty.

~Kim~ said...

WOOHOO! Cathey, I have to say, QTS was a struggle for me to stitch to for some reason, and it took a bit to get it finished.

Best of luck on your WIPs!


Barb said...

Great job on the sampler. Good luck with your WIP's

Christine said...

Great finish!!! My vote is for Stargazer. :-)