Tuesday, December 2, 2008

nearly to the end of page ten...

I didn't quite get there before i had to move onto my next wip..

i love the big motif.. it is so pretty! you will need to click on the image to see the full picture.. i really have trouble with my image sizes on blogger.. lol

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A New Start

I didn't like the fabric I was working on (25 count Jobelan - I hate Jobelan) so I started over. This is on 35 ct. undyed Vikki Clayton linen, over 2 with 1 strand regular, Vikki Clayton LE 2465, 2155, 2319.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

an update

Sorry , i didn't get around to scanning my picture last week...

total laziness on my part i am afraid

here is my 2 page update

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Progress So Far

Hi everyone..... here is a progress of my SAL so far..... finished up page 8 just a little while ago and here's the picture.....

hope you all have a great week and see you next time.....

happy stitching, Claire

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Page Seven Is Finished

Good morning all..... just finished page 7 yesterday and thot I'd put up a progress picture of the Spot Sampler..... this is going to be full of very pretty and interesting motifs..... thanx for looking....

have a great day and happy stitching, Claire

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Page 6 completed

i seem to have trouble getting to the scanner every week..

Claire pushed me into remembering to do it when i saw her pretty picture

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Progress Picture

Hello all.... just wanted to add my latest progress picture..... I have finished page 6 and am looking forward to page 7..... everyone is doing such beautiful work..... it keeps me going, just to see them.....

see you all next week with the next update.....

happy stitching, Claire

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

first row finished

i finished this a few days ago.. sorry i am slow posting a picture!love the sampler and i must say i am loving stitching the HDF purples.. she is the only person with this range of purples available and they are truly sublime IRL

Monday, October 20, 2008

Page 4 completed

I finished page 4 yesterday so i thought i would share it with you all.

to recap i am stitching it 1x1 on 35 ct hdf undyed linen using the sue -purple range of silks including some varigates from HDF

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fudgey's page 3

here is my third week.. i decided to wait til page 4 to finish the motif as i would have had to rethread the needle to go any further and i have Serenity Sampler also being stitched atm so i was strong and stopped!

this is now known as the Purple-icious spot sampler and i love it!

I am hoping we will see some more wips soon!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cathy's Week three WIP

I'm really enjoying working on this piece! Here's this week's progress.  Worked with HDF (I don't think we have a WIP in anything else on this blog) on Cream Newcastle Linen.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Page Three Done

Hello all..... just wanted to check in to let you know that I finished stitching page three today..... here's a picture of my progress so far:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Finished Page 2

Here is a picture of the first 2 pages of this wonderful new mystery. I am stitching this one over one on 28 count, white evenweave.
I am using Vikki Clayton Hand-Dyed Fibers:
Acts of Violets and the three colors that make it up: Lilac Mist (2143)Nosegay (2109)Sue-Purple-Ous.
The colors aren't true in the picture. I guess my camera can't cope with hand dyed fibers. Hopefully I can get better colors after the next page.
It is so much fun to do these SALs and see the project grow, week by week.

Week 2 done

I finished Week 2 this morning, I love how it looks.

25 count antique white Jobelan, HDF Limited Edition 2465/21155/2319

My Page 2 picture

Here is my second page of the spot sampler done..

to re cap i am using the hdf 35 ct undyed linen with the full sue purple range of silks from hdf as well, including a LE varigate which is what i have used for the new big motif on page 2

and as usual i am stitching 1x1

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Week 2 all done!

Here's this weekends work on our beautiful spot sampler. I tried scanning the stitching this time around just to see if the colours show up better. The fabric is cream newcastle and I am working 1 over 2 with HDF threads. I'll come back and update this post when I know the colours used for the two motifs I stitched this week. I'm really pleased with how it is looking so far. Thank you Martina for such a lovely pattern to work with.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Reunification Day

I hope you like the ornament. It is 89 x 89 stitches and here is the chart:

Please click on the picture to download it.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cathymk's first page completed.

Hello folks, here is my start on the Spot Sampler mystery 2008. I'm stitching mine on 40ct Cream Newcastle with Vikki Claytons Hand-dyed Fibers (HDF). The colours I have used thus far are: Ultra violet 2125 (upper left motif), Limited edition 1453/1455/2125 (for the one below it) and the large motif to the right is stitched with Ultra Maroon 1455.

I am planning to introduce Ultra Maroon 1453, another LE colour - 2125/2115/1455 and Nosegay 2115 as the sampler progresses.

I had these colours sitting in my stash for a while and I have to admit, I was pleased to hear about this project so I could finally get them out and stitch with them. I think that is why it stitched up so quickly this time around!

I'm looking forward to following everyone's progress! Happy stitching!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Christmas Ornament stitched

Hi again!

i was trying to enable someone to sign up to the mystery sampler group by showing them the pretty ornament , so i stitched it lol..

it is stitched 1x2 on white 50 ct linen using HDF silk in a deep varigated red named oxblood with some gold kreinik in the middle

i am not sure what i will do with it now if there are other ornaments released i might just make a secondary small sampler , otherwise i suspect this will become a mini biscornu

Whatsup week 1

Oh look, at the top of the page we can see a little bit more of the mystery unveiled! It looks so wonderful, I can't wait.

I know I won't be able to keep up with a page a week, especially when November and December get here. Plus I will be traveling a week in October, so there I get another week behind. But for now, I am caught up.

I am stitching my sampler on 25 count white jobelan using Vikki Clayton Limited Edition color 2465/2155/2319 (jadeite, velvet midnight and mermaid blue). My intention is to incorporate some of the solid color components into the sampler at some point.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Fudgey's Spot sampler Page 1

Hi Everbody..

i am approaching this with caution i used to have a blogger blog and left cos i could never post pics successfully

i finished the first page over the weekend , i put a pic in the yahoo group, but i have added it here too to see if i can post a picture successfully ( you are all the guinea pigs!!)

i also just started the ornament martina posted today, but no picure yet as it took me more than an hour to choose which silk to use! i am stitch in it 1x2 on 50 ct white legacy linen using HDF silk in oxblood

my Spot Sampler is being stitched 1x1 on cream 35 ct linen from HDF using the HDF Sue Purple series as well as some LE varigates from the range

I can't wait to stitch the next page, though i am not sure i will be able to keep it at a page a week , maybe a page a fortnight!


A huge welcome to everyone. Martina and I thought this would be a perfect idea for the mystery stitcher's to show off their progress pictures and make comments etc.