Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Love with a Capital L

This was my update picture as of Friday...but I've stitched quite a bit since then and have some of the wording done and border along the right hand side. Its coming along so nicely and I am loving working on this. I'm almost through my first skein of Gloriana silk. Let's see, that's 4 yards of 12 stranded silk, using 1 strand over 2 fabric threads, so that makes 48 yards of silk so far. Well, when you put it like that, my needle has been flying!

I have fabric ready to start LHN's Stitcher's Prayer as I would like to get this one going too.
We had rain yesterday and dark gloomy skies today which means more rain...and our snow is quickly disappearing. It was hard to imagine these great mounds of snow everywhere can so quickly be reduced to little piles of darkened yuckiness. Come on rain!

I am so stoked to hear about the new cross stitch shop opening in Whitby, Hedgehog Stitchery! Thanks Vickie for stopping by and letting me know. I'll be sure to pass the word along to our fellow stitchers who I am sure will be just as enthusiastic about having a real live shop to visit. There is nothing like seeing fabric and floss in real life to be re-inspired. And that its opening on the second floor of the Kniterary is a nice little treat to us knitters too!

Thanks for dropping by!

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

The wedding sampler is coming along great! I love your color choices.

And I agree - there's not much else that's more inspiring than going into a store and immersing yourself in fibers, fabrics and charts! (Nothing more dangerous to your wallet, either! LOL)

Carla said...

Great progress on Love! Your so lucky to have a needleshop near you :)

'Berta said...

Wendy, your needle has indeed been flying! You get a new shop and we lose a favorite shop...such is business! Hope they stock all your favorites.

Annemarie said...

Oh, the red sampler is just gorgeous! I would never have the patience to stitch something like that myself, I think, but I'll jjust drool over your if I may, and be very content...

Christine said...

Great progress, Wendy!! I haven't worked on mine lately at all. I really need to if I want it finished for our first anniversary! Maybe I'll have some time over the long weekend.

Beatrice said...

L is looking lovely!
Aren't you fortunate to be getting an LNS near you. We are blessed to have Ann at Knowledge and Needles.
It's the fondling we enjoy. I know I love to fondle my fibers and fabric.

Carol R said...

Love with a Capital L is coming along great - such a gorgeous colour too.
Great news about a new store in your area too!

Laura said...

You are booking on Love with a Capital L. And I'll be waiting for you start on the Stitcher's Prayer. I really like that design and saying.

Carol said...

You are moving like gang busters through the sampler for your daughter - I am certain you will get it done on time!

Julianne said...

Wendy,

The L looks beautiful. You are making super progress. I also love the Stitcher's Prayer and look forward to seeing your talented hand bring it to life. Hugs to you.

Lelia said...

Wow ... the "L" project is stunning. Looking forward to seeing more of it : )

LHN's Stitcher's Prayer is a wonderful design. Looks like a fun stitch.

Happy Spring ... we have a bunch of snow on the way. All the joys : )

staci said...

Your needle is really flying!!! Ooohhh, how perfect~~of course it could be deadly to the pocketbook to have a stitching store and a knitting store so close together, LOL!

Thank you for all your sweet comments :) And yes those are Willow Tree figurines, I love them, they were a gift from hubby...they represent me and our 3 kids :)

Michele said...

I love L! Can't wait to see more :)

ohhhhhhh I wanna stitch the Stitcher's Prayer too .. can't wait to see your progress :)

Anita said...

Beautiful progress on your piece. Yes, it is much more fun to visit a real store than one on line.Happy Easter.

Sonda in OR said...

It looks great...I can't wait to see more!! I agree with Jennifer about the LNS being dangerous to your wallet. Had that experience just this week...LOL!!

Lynn said...

If you keep on going at this speed you'll have the wedding sampler done in no time. It looks beautiful Wendy. Love the floss!

stitcherw said...

Looks like you're making wonderful progress, the colors look lovely.
Sue

tkdchick said...

Love is looking wonderful! That's a lot of silk so far!