Saturday, February 27, 2010

Time to show

Someone was not patient and decided to divorce me yesterday. I want to thank the remaining followers for their patience. I'm glad you're still here and I appreciate all your comments.

So what did I choose? A new Lanarte? A beautiful Dimensions? Nope. I fell in love with one of the latest Margaret Sherry: stitch in time ( a kit by Anchor). You can't blame me, right?
How could I resist such cuteness? But I learned my lesson from my other M sherry design: not only there are lots of backstitches ( but I doesn't bother me too much), there are also lots of half stitches. I had to find a solution to not get crazy. So what did I do? I simply changed the fabric and switched for a hand dye solo by Silweaver. I will get the same effect in the middle and won't bore you with my endless whines about my half cross stitches nightmare !!! Aren't you lucky?

Here is a picture of the fabric ( click to enlarge !!!)
And here is a close-up:
The back stitches are again hard to stitch so I'm using both charts when I stitch to see if I should make stitches or quarter stitches. It does help to make a more realistic design !!!

Thanks for the compliments about my summer fruits finish. I don't feel I'm such a fast stitcher but I'm a regular stitcher so that helps ( and also I don't start a new project until the last one is finished ... well, most of the time ).

Have a great week end.



36 comments:

Catherine said...

How cute! The fabric is fabulous!

Nancy M said...

If the kit had Aida, the switch was a good one! And the color of it really looks nice too! Your mouse is cute already. I used to stitch one at a time, but now with the internet and finding these monster projects, I have to do more than one or I would get bored.

Blu said...

What a cute design! Good plan switching out the aida. I hate doing fractional stitches on it.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely start. Such a cute design. Good idea to change the Aida.

Shannon said...

That is a very cute design. I think you made a very good choice in fabric too!

Daffycat said...

Being a huge Margaret Sherry fan, I approve of your new project! Great new start!

Jo said...

So cute...looks great with that fabby

Irishenchantment said...

hiya!!! bet you're suprised to see me here lol! i promise that email will be on the way to you tomarrow sometime! have missed commenting and being around my stitchy world :) love the lanarte finish and this new ms i soo cute lol :)

hows the family? hope all is well

michelle xo

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

I don't like half stitches either. The pattern is really cute though! Can't wait to see your finish. :)

Jen said...

Very cute. I love the fabric choice.

Annette said...

What a cutie pie... perfect choice. I love your choice of fabric, and wait for more progress..

Annette said...

Ps.. I have a award for you on my blog!! It's only in Dutch, if you dob't onderstand it, let me know..

Srinity said...

So cute! I can totally understand why you want to stitch this one. :) Great start.

Babs said...

He's so cute. Yes, it's the Joan Elliot native indian girl. And there is an alphabet from her in it too. And in a magazine a little later, the male indian is in it too. It's a Dutch magazine, but it's nicely explained.

Carol said...

I love Margaret Sherry's creatures, too, Chiloe--they are always so happy and energetic looking. Great start!

Brigitte said...

I love the little mice very much, they are so cute. And you made a nice start on them.

mainely stitching said...

What a cutie-pie mouse! :D

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Carolyn NC said...

This is soooo adorable! Love it!

Andie said...

Oh so cute! And what a great start! Sorry you were divorced by some weirdo lol

Akila said...

Such a cute design!!! I wonder how you get the cutest of designs!!!
I seem to have missed your giveaway, thanks to being away from the blogs for quite a while now :( Hope your husband is recovering from his big loss

selene said...

It's a beautiful design that you choose and the fabric is very nice too!

tkdquintmom said...

Now isn't that just the cutest thing? I haven't seen that one yet and much better fabric choice for it. :) I'd NEVER divorce you. lol

mbroider said...

Three mice stealing my heart like that... Hmmm

Cidalia said...

Hi! Nice start! Looks great!
Maybe the divorce came for no patience waiting for your giveaway!lol! ;) Keep the good work!
Bisous (longrina)

jane said...

My first visit to your blog! Love that Margaret Sherry design - I can't bear all that back stitch though! When I stitch them I always switch the fabric too

Pumpkin said...

Just ADORABLE! That is perfect for you :o) I love the fabric you decided to use too.

Felicity said...

Beautiful fabric & very cute design!

NatQuebec said...

Ohhhhh c'est trop mignon ! J'adore ces souris !!!

Wendy said...

Oooh that is a very nice design!! Nice start too. I couldn't resist this design either. Can't wait to see your progress on it.

Ingrid said...

Gosh ...He's so cute.The fabric is beautiful and fits perfectly with the adorable picture! Wonderful start!
Hugs Ingrid

Justflo said...

Lovely design. I like the fabric you've chosen. Those sneaky little stitches are a lot easier to do than on aida.

Your Summer Fruits is a lovely finish congrats. on it.

Suzanne said...

Very cute design! I can't say that I like half stitches either.

♥ Nia said...

This design is soooo cute =)
Have fun!!! :D

Terri said...

This is so cute. I love it :)

Meari said...

This is a really cute design!