Thursday, August 11, 2011

New SAL ~ Bluebell

I hinted in another post that I would be doing another SAL and finally I have some progress to show you :o) Nia and I are back together again but this time we're stitching Bluebell by Nora Corbett. Here is my work to date -

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I would have had more done but I came across a snag early on. Nia and I had originally wanted to stitch Bluebell on 32 count Waterlily Jobelan. I contacted my not-so-LNS because they cut to size and luckily they had what we needed. Apparently Waterlily is being discontinued. Why? I'm still asking myself that question because I love this color.

Anyhoo, DH and I were driving to catch the NL ferry when I decided to start Bluebell. After a few stitches, something didn't seem right...the stitches looked too big for 32 count. Sure enough, I was stitching on 28 count. Sigh! Okay, not what I wanted but it was cut as if it were based on the 32 count >:o( I was NOT happy.

Luckily I managed to email Nia and we worked out our game plan. After finding out that the NS didn't have any 32 count Waterlily, I caved and decided to keep on going. Nia has decided to go with 32 count Antique White. I had my heart on Waterlily so I didn't want to change. Thankfully I still have enough room around her when she's done.

While we were in NL, I came across these wildflowers in a field -

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Nope, not Bluebells but Harebells :o) Close enough I figure. LOL! I used to pick these when I was a kid and take them to my neighbor. I hadn't seen them since. A good reason why you shouldn't pick wildflowers. Just admire them as they are where they are.


19 comments:

Annie said...

Glad you worked this out. That really is a beautiful color fabric. So now we can follow Bluebell's journey like we did Sabrina!

Nancy said...

Your stitching is beautiful! Glad you had enough of the 28 ct to stitch on!

Teresa said...

I am sure Bluebell will be as beautiful as Sabrina. Can't wait to enjoy the progress.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Danielle said...

I have always loved this pattern. Great progress!

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Look forward to seeing your progress on a gorgeous design and your SAL with Nia.

Catherine said...

Oh how frustrating! Glad you worked things out. It will be fun to see both pieces grow on the different colors!

Tatkis said...

Good luck with your new project, Cathey!
That's why I always have a huge space around my stitching :))) I always afraid to be wrong in counting!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Cole said...

Bluebell is very pretty :) Glad the fabric issue will be ok ~ talk about a stressor!!

Renee said...

I'm glad this piece of fabric will be able to work for you. Bluebell is one of my favorites!! I'm looking forward to your progress!!! One of these days I want to get her stitched too!

valerie said...

Great start! This is one of my favorite pixies! Sorry to hear about your frustration with the fabric.

Mary Ann said...

I am glad you were able to work around the problem with the fabric because it is a lovely color. I am going to enjoy watching Bluebell come to life!

Carol said...

It's too bad they discontinued that pretty color, Cathey! At least you have room to stitch her on the 28 ct.--there will just be more of her to love :)

Sarah said...

Lovely start and such pretty shades of blue cant wait to see this one progress. Shame about the fabric but at least you can still use what you love.

I have just come back from the Outer Hebrides and all over the Machair are these Harebells growing wildly in amongst all the other wild flowers it was absolutely beautiful.

Christina said...

That fabric is a beautiful colour, I can't believe it is discontinued. I'm not a fan of 28ct either but what you've done so far looks beautiful.

♥ Nia said...

Uhuuuu!! Great start on your Bluebell :D
Mine is still the same.. no time to stitch her during the last week =(
I still love waterlily color :) (also don't understand why it's being discontinued =/ ) But since I want to stitch more Nora Corbett's fairies in the future, I want them to have the same size.. I'm happy with Antique White as well :)

Such a pretty pic :)
For me those are 'Campanulas' and Bluebell is 'Jacinto dos bosques' heheheheh :D

P. G. said...

Loving the colours of her dress, and look forward to your updates!

Pam

Elaine said...

So pretty, look forward to your up-dates.

Aussie Stitcher said...

She is looking so pretty already Cathey. I am glad that the fabric turned out for you in the end.

Sharon said...

You are off to a great start! The fabric is very pretty.