Friday, June 12, 2009

Bookmark Exchange, Coming to Water and a new start

First things first...I got mail!!!
Marjorie stitched for me a most lovely bookmark. I'm thrilled and loving it. I replaced immediately my old paper bookmark with the new one:

Bookmark from Marjorie

Here is what I sent to Marjorie. Hopefully she'll likes it too. The bookmark is called "Jaipur". Although that is an Indian word and the design is clearly Indian orientated, it's designed and charted by an Australian company (Sempco).
Jaipur Bookmark

I finished another page of "Coming to Water" - 3 more pages to go


And lastly....I started a new travel project: "Le Grand Marquoir" by Isabelle Haccourt Vaultier. This is a free design with parts released every 2 months.
Recently I enjoy stitching over one quite a bit, and so I started this project over one on 25ct Lugana. The fabric is from Country Stitch and the color is called ToiToi.
The fibers are Threadworx "Stepping Stone", DMC Black and Rainbow Gallerie Petite braid.





33 comments:

dianemi said...

Wow Gabi. Everything is just gorgeous. Love the bookmark and (yay!!) for completing another page of Coming to Water. I can't wait to see that one framed. As for Le Grand Marquoir... it's beautiful and there is even a touch of gold in it. It's going to be stunning!

Brigitte said...

Both bookmarks look fantastic. I remember having stitched the one with the bands some time ago for an exchnage, too.
Your WIPs look very good.

Barbi said...

Your Coming to Water piece is absolutely gorgeous!

Carla said...

Okay try again. I love the bookmarks and your Coming to Water is simply stunning. Great job, you can see some light at the end of the tunnel. Yeah. Also love your new project. I love a deep red with black. Whew hew.

Kathy said...

The bookmarks, both of them, are really pretty. Great work by you both!
Coming to water is awesome. Not much more to a finish for this one. And your "travel" piece is beautiful with the colors you are using.

Missy Ann said...

Great bookmarks. I really like the design you chose.

Cindy F. said...

Those bookmarks are both so gorgeous!
"Coming to Water" is progressing so quickly! Beautiful stitching Gabi!
and a pretty new start! Can't wait to see this one grow:)

Mel said...

What a great exchange Gabi!
Coming to Water is soooo close. I can't wait!

Lovely new start. :)

Pam said...

Gabi, your Coming to the Water is just beautiful!! Thank you for the kind words about my HAED project. I think that this is something that I'm just going to have to throw caution to the wind and jump in with both feet. Once I pick a fabric and get it started I can show everyone my start. Have a good weekend!

Deb said...

The bookmark is very pretty. And your Coming to Water is absolutely beautiful. I do also like the threads you chose for Le Grand Marquoir. Beautiful stitching.

staci said...

Very lovely bookmarks. I've been reading a lot more than usual...maybe I need to make a bookmark, lol!

Katrien said...

Both bookmarks are gorgeous. Coming to Water looks Amazing. Great start on the Grand Marquoir

Nancy said...

You are making great strides with Coming to Water!!! Looks amazing at every update. The bookmarks are both great, I'm sure you're both happy! The new project looks interesting, I'll look forward to more updates on that one.

Suzanne said...

Your bookmarks are beautiful and Coming To Water is looking fantastic.

Wendy said...

Those are some lovely bookmarks.

I love your "Coming to water". You did a lot of stitching on it. Keep up the good work.

5footrunt said...

Both of those book marks are just lovely. Very different as well. Nice progress on coming to the water. The colors on that are just beautiful.

stitcherydoo said...

Holy cow! Lovely, lovely WIPs! I love Coming to Water. Look at all that detail!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Well done for being on the last row of pages on Coming to Water, it is looking great.

Siobhan said...

Wow! Those bookmarks are exquisite! Both of them--just gorgeous. Lovely progress on your WIPs. Your Coming to Water is just amazing!

Carol said...

All the projects look wonderful. Such a variety.

Thanks for the comments you have been leaving at my stitching blog.

Riet said...

What nice to seethat you working on Grand Marquoir. I start with part 3 this week. Your colours are beautiful. Succes. Regards Riet

Quiltsmiles said...

LOve how your "coming to water" is coming along. I keep checking back in to see your progress. Nice stitching.
Jane

gio162 said...

Lovely, all of it - great going, Gabi!

Meari said...

Both bookmarks are beautiful, Gabi. You're doing such a great job on CTW :)

AFwife99 said...

Gabi, Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I love your "Coming to Water". I pray for your family and father-in-law.

Jess- AFWife99 ILCS

lenna said...

Gabi ~
I have been watching your progress on Coming to Water long before I got my blog, and it is awesome! I am so impressed. It won't be long till you will be done with it.
Great Job ~
Take care ~
God Bless ~
Lenna

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful stitching.
I do not dare show my son the coming to water piece...

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow beautiful bookmarks!!!

Coming to water is progressing at a great rate!

LadyV said...

Beautiful stitching! You are amazing with the amount of stitching that you're able to complete, everything is gorgeous.

Vee
(http://brokenneedle.typepad.com)

Desi said...

You are kickin' some stitched bee-hind, Girl! I have really been enjoying watching your progress on this piece. Keep up the good work.

Donna said...

Love the bookmarks and Coming to water is absolutely beautiful!

Teena in Toronto said...

Very nice!

Happy blogoversary!

Jennifer said...

OH MY LANDS! Coming to Water is amazing!
I see what you mean with the dense amount of stitching. My Scarlett one I think I will use a 18 ct aida.
Is this 18 ct or the 1/1 25 ct?

Jennifer