Monday, May 30, 2011

Birds of a Feather

Finally the supplies for "Birds of a Feather" together with part one of this mystery sampler arrived last Friday  and I could make a start while watching the French Open. Tennis is one of the few things that keep me glued to the tv.   I'm so glad I started this Mystery sampler.  I really do like everything of it.  Love the chart - love the fabric - love the colors.  It's stitched with 2 strands on 35ct Weeks Dye linen (Confederate Grey) with Weeks Dye floss.  WDW linen becomes fast my favorite linen. It just feels gorgeous soft.
 Designer: With Thy Needle and Thread

Another ornament:
 Peppermint Twist
Designer: Little House Needlworks
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Summer Khaki
Fibers: DMC, Weeks Dye and Crescent Colours

And see those scissors in the picture above? Aren't those gorgeous?I found them and just had to have them. I do have a liking to the unusual. And those are unusual enough that I felt the need to add them to my collection. Plus I like the look of them of course.

Then there is an update on Amsterdam, where the green is driving me nuts....


My plans to start "Where my Heart Blooms" are on hold until the fabric arrives. The fabric I had in mind for it just didn't work and so I went ahead and ordered the recommended fabric. Which will take a bit to arrive here in Australia.

And I JUST got a surprise from Cindy. She sent me a lovely chart and some gorgeous fabrics. How nice is that? Thank you so very much Cindy. Loving it all. :)

Wishing everybody a fantastic week :)

26 comments:

Sharon said...

What a wonderful start on your mystery sampler. Lovely ornament!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your ornament is so sweet. Congrats on your finish. You've got a good start on they Mystery sampler.

valerie said...

Great start on the mystery sampler. It looks wonderful! It makes me want to start mine. lol Cute ornie and progress on Amsterdam as well.

Hope your fabby arrives for WMHB. I pulled mine out a few days ago and hope to post a progress pic in the next day or so.

mdgtjulie said...

What a nice gift! It's always fun to get something from a stitchy friend! You're ornie looks nice all finished. Love the lacelike border around it. Keep up the good work on Amsterdam. It looks smashing!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your new start is just lovely!

Those are pretty scissors I have a habbit of collecting them!

Cristina said...

Lovely ornament and a wonderful start on the mystery sampler - I love samplers.

Reyes "El telar de mi abuela". said...

MARAVILLOSO trabajo!!
Saludos desde Tenerife.

Justflo said...

Love how 'Amsterdam' is doing.

Your mystery sampler has made a good start. and I think your Christmas ornie is very pretty.

Enjoy the French Open.


Happy stitching to you.

Giovanna said...

Great start on the mystery sampler, and lol on the scissors - great find!

Ellen said...

Lovely start on the Mystery Sampler! I have the chart and the fabric but stupid me forgot the threads. It will take a while before I can start this project.

Love your X'mas ornie, it's sweet!
Very unusual scissors, love it!

Hugs,

htimcj said...

Your mystery sampler looks really nice!
Heidi-ILCS

staci said...

Beautiful stitching progress and your ornament is adorable! Enjoy your lovely new goodies!

Margaret said...

I love your mystery sampler start! I need to get to my LNS so I can pick mine up! Love your ornie and your Amsterdam too -- beautiful!

Lizzy said...

Oh, lovely start to your Birds of a Feather sampler, Gabi! My, but your magic needles have been flying! I haven't started mine yet... hopefully this week once I make up my mind about fabric. I haven't decided yet if I am going to use the Confederate Grey or go with a neutral colour. OH, decisions, decisions! :) Your ornament is lovely and Amsterdam is coming along beautifully! Adorable scissors and such a sweet gift from Cindy!

Blessings always in stitches...

Carolyn NC said...

Ooh - I love this start on your MS - very pretty! Lovely ornie and great progress on Amsterdam. Nice mail goodies, too!

BrendaS said...

Nice start on your Mystery Sampler. LOVE the LHN ornament. Your finishing is just beautiful.

Cardygirl said...

Those ornaments are beautiful...as is all the beautiful stitching on your blog! I was tempted by that mystery sampler, but looked at my pile of charts & stayed strong (for once!). Nice to "find" you!

wendy111 said...

Lovely start on the sampler and I love your ornament. I am still waiting for my sampler kit to arrive.

MaryT said...

Really nice start on the mystery sampler and the ornamnet is really cute too. Really nice RAK too.

Mary Louise in IN

chrisstitches said...

I see you have been busy. Especially love following the Amsterdam....sorry to hear the green is wrecking havoc.
Cute ornament & nice start on mystery sampler.
chris b.

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Gabi, your start is wonderful! I am waiting for my chart to arrive, and now I am really excited.

Your ornament came out beautiful, and I just love your finish.

Your progress on Amsterdam is awe inspiring, both the detail and the colors.

I can't wait to watch your progress. Your blog is so beautiful. :)

Hugs
Ma

Littlebit said...

Gabi..I keep seeing that mystery sampler pop up in various stages. I can't wait to see it finished! I'm sure I will be green with envy! Your ornament is so adorable, too.

Nancy M said...

I've seen that mystery sampler posting all over lately. Must be a very popular piece! I'm getting Amsterdam soon from a friend to hopefully add some stitches to it!!! Love the ornament....gosh, I have several of them and haven't done a one yet. Love the material goodies in the mail. Never can have enough finishing materials!

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhh, you're stitching the BBD mystery sampler! I can't wait to see your progress :o)

Well done on your ornament. You did a fantastic finishing job.

Marie-P said...

Love the little scissors. Nice start on the BBD Mystery, I look forward to watching your progress.

Wow, Amsterdam is huge and so beautiful.

Shelley said...

Your mystery sampler is off to a great start!! Love the scissors and the surprise you got in the mail :)