Monday, August 04, 2008

A new start

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Here's my new start. It's the Wiehenburg mystery sal Suzanne which I am so enjoying!! I'm stitching it on 32 count natural belfast linen with dmc variegated 4210. I love that colour and still not getting bored with it. This is a free design which you can get from the yahoo group but you have to join it.
Wiehenburg group

Thanks for all your comments on the cdc. I think I have to agree with the majority. I'm not game enough to just keep going in case it does actually turn out all right so I think I'll cut my losses now and unpick the beads and just do the same thread. I have seen some people make bookmarks with this design using just a part of the design. I think this would be an excellent way to experiment with it and use beads, metallics etc.. This is the second time I will have unpicked this as the first time was with a metallic that didnt look too good either.

I have just purchased some emery designs from Anita's Little stitches and some Threadworx threads and accessories packs. They should be fun to do.

Still waiting to hear from Stephanie to see if she has got my pif. Hmmmmm very anxiously waiting.

Have a good week. xx

Edited to add that I have heard from Stephanie and she has rec'd her pif and loves it so I'll do another blog post tomorrow.

18 comments:

Angela said...

On Stephanies last posting she siad she had got your pif but not opened it yet.

Rachael said...

I have joined this group over the weekend,I hope to get to do one of the samplers,as I do love samplers

KarenV said...

Lovely start Hazel, very pretty!

Doris said...

gorgeous start,the floos color look great in this fabric.

monique said...

I see you already decided about CDC, but I think I agree with taking out the beads... the color of thread you are using is so lovely, I think that should show the most :)

Great new start!

Stephanie said...

Love the new start! And yes as you know I did get the PIF and WOW WOW WOW - I so love it :)

Petra said...

Lovely start to the WIP!

Jean said...

I love the floss you are using - this is going to be gorgeous! I'm new to blogging and just seeing all this beautiful work motivates me!

Itching To Stitch said...

Beautiful new start. I admire your perserverance with CdC. It will be beautiful though ;)

Carla said...

Great start, Hazel!!

Carol R said...

Lovely start Hazel! I belong to this group too - I am downloading the free Carnation sampler but not made a start on it yet. I'm am also downloading the Quaker Mystery but have yet to start it. So many projects - so little time!

Dawn B. said...

The New project is looking great. I like the new blog look as well.
Happy stitching.

stitcherw said...

Your new start looks lovely, that is such a pretty color. Read your note on deciding to take out the beads, how frustrating to have to frog them out, but you're right doing it now rather than later would make it easier. I generally like beads, but I felt they were kind of taking away from the design. My eye was drawn to them first, then the design, not what I think was intendend. Congrats on doing so well on last month's goals, good luck with this months. Looking forward to seeing what Stephanie received,
Sue

Sally said...

Very nice start Hazel. That colour is one of my faves. I thought I'd missed this one but finally found it so have downloaded it.

Milly~ said...

Nice start on this project Hazel.

Charlene said...

Cool Hazel. I like the color you choose for it.

Sherry said...

Beautiful start!

Stitchingranny said...

Hello Hazel, thanks for the lovely remarks on my blog. Im right on the edge of Derbyshire near Long Eaton. I live more or less centrally between my son and daughter, one living in Nottingham and the other Spondon area.

Where abouts are you in our little part of the world.