Thursday, November 22, 2007

Finish Forty-Five

I'm down to my final five and I still have five weeks left until the end of the year :o) Recently I came upon a new mystery SAL called the Old Sampler. I've never done one of these before so I thought now is as good a time as any! LOL!

This is Old Sampler Part I by Carla C. & Pina C. -

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I'm using 32 count natural linen with DMC 3865. I love the effect of a soft white on beige but I'm a little concerned after finishing the backstitching because I'm not sure if it's going to show up well enough :o( I've customized mine a bit by backstitching a house in her stand, one over one, and adding petite beads in the sampler on the wall. I wanted a bit of texture and I'm happy with the result.

Now I know this may seem like cheating but I'm making the rules ;o) The sampler has nine parts and I do have Part II already. I would like to get it done before December 1 because that's when Part III comes out. Is anyone else stitching this as well?

Btw, I want to thank Yuko for this brilliant signature idea :o)


Anonymous said...

Hi Cathey

I've never seen that mystery before. I don't think any of the stitchers I visit are doing it. It is a very pretty one.

Love the signature :o)

Carolyn said...

I really,really like your new project....I know you can get the 5 done before the end of the year.I can't believe how many you have done so far,you make me want to stitch more..which is a good thing.

By the way how did you ever make your signature,it is so cute:)

Hope your day is going well-

dieflyn said...

Uh oh, you had to leave a link where I could find it.

Now I have one more reason not to finish christmas stuff!

Now I just need to figure out how to sneak this into my pile of stuff I'm stitching without my other half seeing and shouting at me!

Julie said...

Your new sampler looks lovely, i like your 'unique additions' to it

Iris said...

you've chosen a wonderful fabric, and wonderful color !! It's gonna be beautiful !!

Faith Ann said...

Nice sampler... I definitely like the first square!

Lori-Ann said...

I can't remember if I left a comment yet,lol.
I like your all white... really antique and dainty looking.

Rachael said...

Love the sampler part!!
Have nabbed the siggie idea from you!! lol

Ranae said...

Love the Sampler, I think the colors make it look elegant.
I love the signature.

Lili said...

Lovely job and the personalization is great!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your new project looks great, WOW you have been busy with those finishes, they look wonderful.

Shannon L. said...

Sigh. Thanks (?) for the link to the sampler.... Something tells me this one may be in my future if I'm not careful LOL You're trying to distract the rest of us from finishing things, aren't you ? :) Love the thread and fabric you chose - and the personalization with texture :)