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!