Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wonderful Surprise and some progress...

I got a wonderful surprise in the mail today!! Karen had told me yesterday that the Tartan Plaid thread for our Quaker Meetinghouse SAL was on the way, but she didn't tell me that she was also sending her pattern for "This Too Shall Pass" Scissor Keep! I was admiring her beautiful finish a few weeks ago, and was kicking myself for not buying it when I had the chance.

(sorry I should have taken it out of the plastic before taking the photo)

Thank you so much, Karen. That was the sweetest and kindest thing and has made my day. :-)


I've had a few relaxing days off this week. I haven't managed to get much stitching done though, as I've been doing other things. This is how far I got on Heart's Secret before putting it away:


It looks WEIRD (and not necessarily a good weird) - I mean blending overdyed silks?! especially those colours! Well, it was annoying me, so I decided to put it away for a bit... I'll probably get over the weirdness the next time I get it out!

I started a new Mirabilia instead!! It wasn't Stargazer, though. I'll take a progress pic over the weekend and let you see. ;-)

I think (hope!) the blog has gone back to normal, as I haven't had any more problems loading the page, and as nobody has said otherwise...

12 comments:

zoeandcooper said...

THat was very sweet of Karen. It is such a pretty piece. I can't wait to see which mira you started:)

Amy said...

What a nice surprise! I think your heart looks great, as does your Petal!! I'm a little behind on blog reading...

Chelle said...

I think your Heart's Secret looks really neat! Can't wait to see more. How sweet of Karen to surprise you with a chart - and a fantastic chart, too. Enjoy!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful surprise! And your Heart looks great...although why they are making you blend overdyeds is beyond me.

KarenV said...

I think the heart looks great - the shading is very unusual, but in a good way :)

Glad you liked your surprise!

Nicki said...

I like the heart too - unusual but I like it :)

So which Mirabilia will it be?! LOL! Keeping us in suspense!

Carol said...

How sweet of Karen! Of course, she is known to be sweet :-)

I like the heart very much - I think it is weird in a good way :-)

Passerby A said...

Have you ever tried putting your work in a scanner and scanning a picture of it instead of using a camera? Every little detail shows :)

I love the heart - the shape's really cute.

~Harsha~ said...

You're a tease!! Can't wait to see which mira you started!

juls said...

I love the heart!!! I think it has character.....and a certain uniqueness! And which Mira did you start??

Von said...

I think once you stitch the rest of the design, the heart will not appear to weird to you. It is a bit odd just there on the fabric all alone. D

AnneS said...

How wonderful Karen sent you the chart ... I'm very jealous! ;) That is so typical of Karen, she's very generous and thoughtful. Look forward to seeing it stitched up :D Your Halloween fairy is looking great, as are all your latest WIPs ... I'm very behind in blog reading, so it's been a visual treat catching up on your blog :D