Monday, November 17, 2014

Reaching bottom

Of my sampler, that is.  Reaching the bottom!


The last three pages of the chart aren't full pages -- they are shorter than the rest.  So I skipped ahead to page 8 so I could reach bottom.  So exciting!  But page 5 is finished!  Hooray!


The squirrel, part of the tail and the legs of the big bird, and the yellow bird were on the edge of page 5 and onto page 8, just to give you an idea.

Oh, and a heads up.  I'm using 40ct linen.  And I've already run out of WDW Havana!  There are a few more motifs that use the color.  I'm trying to decide whether to order another skein or to just use one of the colors that I have and not worry about it.

And I have to say that I hope Bohin makes tapestry petites someday.  I have decided to train myself to use regular length needles just because their needles are so wonderful!  Wow!  No more shredded thread in the eye of the needle!  Very smooth and well made needles!  Now I know what everyone has been talking about.

Here is my fussy cut star for the week using a Jo Morton fabric.


We're getting to the end -- I think this was week 46 of 52.  Only 6 more Fridays in the year!  I have to find 6 more fabrics to use.  lol!

We got our first snow of the season this past week.  By the morning it was just a dusting, thankfully.  I hope it warms up for a while before the cold settles in for the winter!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!



29 comments:

Escargopotte bordados said...

oh !!!! fantastic !
very nice work

nice day

Lisa said...

It is a beautiful sampler. I am so tempted to purchase the chart. I am currently working on 40 ct. linen and am not sure I can do another sampler on this count, but I do love the way it looks!

I wish someone would make a video of you with needle in hand. You must stitch very quickly and diligently to make so much progress! My samplers take ages to complete!

Susan said...

I second Lisa's comment on wanting to see a video of you stitching. Although I'm sure the needle would be just a blur since you stitch so fast! Great progress on such a lovely sampler.

Ellen said...

Wow--you are certainly moving along with your sampler....the end is in sight. It looks like it has been a fun stitch.

Love your newest fussy cut star. Have you decided what you're going to do with all of them?

Vickie said...

Fabulous!
Love the last picture of Mia. Henry does that too. I finally got a picture of him crossing his legs. Have to post that next time. Now I have to get a picture of him sleeping like Mia is too. ;)

Annie said...

I love how you have these intermediate goals on big projects. Yea for reaching the bottom!

I have Bohin and Piecemaker needles and I much prefer Piecemaker, but maybe that's because I don't stitch on such high count fabric. Piecemaker is so much easier to thread for me.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Hard to believe but the sunny South aka Nashville received a dusting of snow this morning--very cold.

Love Jo Morton fabric and the sampler is looking great--I see a finish in the very near future

Carol said...

Really gorgeous so far, Margaret--I look forward to seeing more! I love Bohin needles AND stitching on 40 ct.--I can hardly stand stitching with two threads these days :)

Love your newest blue star--I'll miss seeing them each week when you're all done for the year!

Stay warm--it sure seems more like winter than autumn...

Linda said...

I'm not the only one that thinks you are an amazingly fast stitcher. I would love to see a video too. Wonderful progress as always.

Linda

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love so much! Joined the group today and hope to start end December or 1/1/15. Will stitch on 40ct too. You ARE stitching 1x2; right? No snow, but cold rain today, and colder tonight and tomorrow - then back to 50s by the weekend. I'm sure there will be something else wonderful for us to follow after the stars are complete :).

Melissa said...

Mia sure loves her bed!

The sampler is looking wonderful. I must say those colours are gorgeous! I love Bohin needles too.

You are nearing the end of the stars! I can't wait to see them all together in a quilt!

Keep warm, Margaret!

woolwoman said...

beautiful work on the "eye" sampler - I love the border and just never noticed it until today. Each motif must be like a mini-finish. Hope your shoulder is better this week, will knitting be in your future since it is getting colder and you have snow already? A storm blew thru here this afternoon and we have much cooler temps coming our way but of course NO snow LOL - enjoy your week - Mel

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Mia looks so cute all snuggled up - no wonder if you've had snow already. I love all those motifs, they look great.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great progress on this beauty. Hope this means your shoulder is feeling better! We are hoping for some cooler temps this week...love a morning where I need to pull a shawl around my shoulders over my jammies! Have a great week!
Robyn

valerie said...

Looking great Margaret! Both the sampler and the star.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your sampler is breathtaking. Even when I did a lot of cross stitch, I never worked on 40 count.
Sweet kitty pics.
It's 19 degrees in Ohio and the high tomorrow is only supposed to be 21. It's just too early for this cold and snow.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Cathy B said...

You are just amazing!

Jackie said...

Only 6 more Fridays to the end of the year? How did that happen?

Bohin is pretty much all I use. I've never had thread shred in the eye. I love stitching on 40 count too - I really don't enjoy stitching with 2 threads.

Looking forward to seeing your assembly of the stars!

Patricia said...

Margaret I never knew how much I missed seeing your blog with your wonderful stitching. But I'm back now in full swing and loving every second.
Patti xxx

Cari said...

Beautiful work Margaret. I can see this sampler is so much fun to stitch. I love all of the animals in their own size. You've enabled my sister Cathy to call Drema and order this design. Maybe she and I will have a Stitch-a-Long. Hugs to you and sweet Mia.

Giovanna said...

Nice going on the sampler - it's beautiful. Nice star too.

Krista said...

Wonderful progress, Margaret! Love it! I am sad to say mine has gone by the way side. Life gets too busy sometimes. Mia looks warm and cuddly, exactly how I wish to be today! :)

Kaisievic said...

Looking lovely and Mia looks so sweet all curled up in her basket.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Wow look at you go on that stitching! Love the star too and sweet Mia!

Beth said...

I think the cat motif is chasing the squirrel motif on your stitch! What a pretty denim fussy star. As usual, Mia is the Queen of All She Surveys!

Dawn said...

Such a beautiful sampler. Love your red sewing treasures. Your precision on the star is nothing short of amazing.
Mia is adorable.

Evelyne said...

Fantastic your sampler a few more pages and you can begin to assemble the star quilt!

Have a nice week.
Evelyne

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful, lovely progress on His Eye, and I really like the fussy cut star for this week!!

The Bohin needles are very nice, but I usually stitch with a "The Perfect Needle".

Anne said...

Ha, that title nearly made me think "Rock bottom" but glad you cleared that up!! Love this sampler with all of it's animal motifs. I say just go with another thread you have. The colour may be off anyways with a different dye lot. Yup, those needles are the ones I use! I would like to use the petite ones too...I get to be more economical with my threads!! Hugs to little Mia!!