Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Frederika

Frederika is my comfort food....sort of. Because I might have lost couple of charts in the mail. (insert pout here): part 3 of the mystery sampler, the newest BBD Summer and a LHN ornament. Lost or landed in Austria. Fingers crossed that it took a trip over Europe.  Oh well, there are worser things in life. Can't think of anything right now off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are. Yes I know I'm a sook...lol.

Edit to add: I'm not in a bad/sad/grumpy  mood, I'm just a tad impatient  as usual 

Instead of grabbing some  more chocolate I decided to stop stalking the poor postie and start something new. I have a basket full of kitted up projects just waiting for me, and the choice fell on Frederika by Carriage House Samplings.


Stitching her on 40ct  Vintage Pearled Barley with the recommended NPI silks. It's my first time using NPI and I love it. That's seriously gorgeous stuff. Almost better then chocolate. Almost.


Getting closer to the finish with Amsterdam....
The houses look whacky on the picture, but they are not. They are really straight. Problem is to get a good picture of a 40" wide piece of linen hanging off the floor stand.



55 comments:

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Amsterdam project is gorgeous! Sorry to hear about your postage delay.

Siobhan said...

Eeek! I hope your package shows up. My post sometimes takes a detour via The Philippines or New Zealand (because, I'm sure, both countries' names look similar to Ireland... der...) but always shows up in the end. I'm hoping the same happens for you!

Love your new start. Frederika is such a great summer stitch. Amsterdam is stunning!

wendy111 said...

The joys of living in Australia and waiting for the post. I have just come home and a couple of parcels I am expecting have not arrived yet. I did get some new fabric yesterday.

I love your new start and Amsterdam is looking fantastic. It certainly is a large piece.

Hope your parcel turns up tomorrow

cucki said...

your amsterdam project is looking so stunning..
i know how you feeling about your parcel..ia m also waiting for some post but still no sign..gggrr
i hope you get your soon..good luck xx

Katrien said...

I hope your charts arrive soon. Amsterdam is just gorgeous!

Chris said...

Beautiful new start Gabi.
I hope that those charts arrive soon, I hate that daily disappointment at the post office when you have been expecting something :(

Lynn said...

Sounds like the Canadian post! I hope your new stash arrives sooner rather than later.
Wow, you're really making great progess on Amsterdam. It looks fantastic!
Looking forward to seeing more of Frederika.

Sarah said...

Hope the charts arrive soon! Amsterdam is looking wonderful, you're powering through

Catherine said...

I hope your package arrives safely!! I've always admired the Frederick and Fredericka pieces - it will be fin to see your progress. As for your other project - wow!! It's amazing!

butterfly said...

Love the Amsterdam stitching.

Poor you losing post i would be so mad.

New start looks good . What is 40 count like to stitch on is it easy.

KarenV said...

Your Amsterdam WIP looks wonderful! I've stitched a couple of TG designs and the detail in them is amazing.

Carol said...

Hope those missing charts turn up soon, Gabi! That must be so worrisome...

I have Frederika, too, but haven't stitched her (along with so, so many others!!)...I'll enjoy following your progress. I am just amazed at the size of the stunning Amsterdam--beautiful, beautiful work :)

Bertie said...

Amsterdam is beautiful Gabi, the houses are not straight in real life!!
Sorry to hear about your stash missing, but this has happened to me and has turned up, fingers crossed:))
In the meantime enjoy Frederika.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Glad you found a new project to ease the pain of a lost package. Keeping my fingers crossed that your new charts will arrive soon.

Margaret said...

Oh gosh, I hope that package shows up soon! Ugh! Love the new start. And Amsterdam looks totally amazing!

Maggie said...

Hope you missing mail turns up soon - i once sent something to New Zealand and it arrived 4 months later, i know it's on the otherside of the world, but i thought that was a bit much!

Great start on Fredrika and Amsterdam is just stunning :-)

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on Amsterdam. Lovely new start. Hope your new stash turns up soon. Tell me a stitcher who isn't impatient for new stash.

Shelley said...

Amsterdam is moving along so fast! It'll be done and ready to frame before you know it.

We're allowed to stalk out mail person once in awhile, lol!

Nancy said...

Beautiful work on Amsterdam! Hopefully your stash will find it's way to you! It took 3 months once for a package to find its way to my door, long after I had given up any hope of receiving it. It had to travel the route of damaged mail but it finally did arrive!

BrendaS said...

Love your new start! Aren't NPI silks the best? I just love any silk thread:))

Hope your package shows up soon.

Kathy said...

Oh my. Amsterdam is so delicate and gorgeous. Just stunning!!

Sorry to hear about your mail problems.. I do hope everything turns up soon and that the post decided to go sightseeing. :)

I can't wait to see your progress on Fredericka.

valerie said...

I hope that your charts get rerouted to you! Great start on Fredericka and I am really enjoying seeing your progress on Amsterdam! It seems like a huge feat...all that detail is really beautiful.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I'll look forward to seeing Frederica - I've admired her and her partner for a while.

Meari said...

Hopefully your package will arrive soon.

Amsterdam looks great!

Melissa said...

Wow, that Amsterdam is amazing!

Sorry to hear the stash hasn't shown up. Hopefully it's just delayed, that's happened to me.

It's good to find something that's a chocolate substitute! lol.

Deb said...

Oh goodness, I hope that your package turns up soon. I can imagine how impatient you are to receive them, but I do like your new start!

And Amsterdam is really stunning! It's really an ambitious piece!

Mouse said...

ohhh hope your package turns up soon :) love the Amsterdam piece :) and your new start is looking lovely :) take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Giovanna said...

Ouch, I hope your package shows up eventually... it's no fun losing stuff in the post. Nice start on Frederika, and Amsterdam is looking great!

samplerlover said...

Your Amsterdam sampler is really lovely. I love all the different buildings.

I live in NSW and the postal service between the US and Australia is a real worry. I have 2 parcels full of goodies, one of which was sent late last year and the other one about 4 months ago and they haven't arrived. I am now waiting on a chart that hasn't arrived either. I hope that yours turn up. - Sandra.

Nancy M said...

Well what better way to relieve stress than a new start?? And Australia is almost the same as Austria, isn't it?? :-) Amsterdam is looking AWESOME. I'm still plugging away on that roof!! LOL

Jennifer M. said...

Wow! I love how Amsterdam looks. I've seen this designer's charts and they are amazing. So incredibly detailed and colorful. Your stitching is great.

I hope your long lost packages find their way to you. I would be upset if that were me. I get a bit impatient too waiting for shipments. :)

Jen

Lois said...

Hope that package turns up soon. Nothing worse than waiting on something that is taking forever to show up. Love your new start though and your Amsterdam piece is amazing!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'm always impatient with the post, and hope yours arrives soon! The Fred's are in my stash, and hopefully one day...

Emily in NC said...

Ha, stalking the postman that is a good one. How can anything be better than chocolate??, have not really used silks so can't say on that one. Amsterdam is really looking good and like the new project so far too.

Debbie said...

Amsterdam is coming beautifully! I wish I had the skill to stitch something like that. Im also keeping my fingers crossed that your charts are on their way to you!!

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

I'm sure your package will be there before you know it, fingers crossed for ya anyway

Nancy in IL said...

Oh, Gabi! I do so hope your charts are just delayed in reaching you and not lost! It must be so hard to rely in international mailings. It's hard enough here in the U.S to rely on a broke postal system. I did think, for some reason, you had alreadly finished the mystery sampler and weren't still waiting on the chart.

I'll have to look up Carriage Sampler's "Frederika." I've never heard of it; also want to call my LNS and see what pearled barley is - just the color perhaps? Whatever, it's pretty. And about Amsterdam - I have just followed that in awe. I've probably used this word before, but I have to do it again - magnificent!!!

htimcj said...

I hope your patterns show up soon!
Amsterdam looks fantastics!
Heidi-ILCS

Joke said...

That's too bad, loosing patterns. But I'm glad you are able to comfort yourself ;) Your Amsterdam is gorgeous, I just love that one!

Vicky L said...

Amsterdam is looking great. I can't wait to see when it is finish. I hope your package comes in soon.

mdgtjulie said...

Oooooh, Ahhhhhh, It's amazing!! I love your Amsterdam, Gabi. It's so gorgeous. I really want to get Thea's St. Petersburg. I love the onion domes, and watching you progress on yours is making me want to get mine, lol. Here's hoping you have a finish very soon!! And your new start looks cute so far. You got lots done on it. I hope your charts are just taking the scenic route and will get to you eventually!!

Anne Marieke said...

Your Amsterdam is beautiful, Gabi!

Fingers crossed that your missing charts will arrive. I had an envelope from Australia take two months to arrive here, but it did arrive in the end!

Sally said...

I hope your charts turn up soon Gabi. I hate waiting for stuff coming from overseas.

Love your new start and Amsterdam is looking stunning:)

chrisstitches said...

Amsterdam is looking stunning.
Hope the package arrives ASAP.
Chris B.

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Gabi, fingers crossed on the parcel, it is always a worry when we order OS. I blame Aussie mail, not US. Ordered only the other day, and nearly ordered both Frederika and Frederick, but decided to leave until next time :D

Amsterdam is looking good!

LiBBiE in Oz

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

Amsterdam is looking great, what a huge project. and i hope your packages turn up soon, i hate waiting for things in the post, it drives me to sulking.

I've never used NPI silks, and I'll be honest, I'm scared too, if they are that good i will bankrupt myself.

Brigitte said...

Amsterdam sieht einfach toll aus - sooo viel Arbeit steckt da drin, aber das Ergebnis ist umwerfend. Und es macht ja auch Spaß.
Eine CHS Vorlage als Ersatz für Schockolade passt immer, lol. Hoffentlich kommt dein Päckchen noch an.

Wagapapa said...

Your package will arrive early, I'm sure :D
Your Amsterdam stitching looks great!

mainely stitching said...

I'm just loving the Amsterdam progress, and Frederika is coming along beautifully. I love all of the old CHS designs. :)

Hopefully your missing package will show up soon!

Sharon said...

Goodness, I hope your package finds it way to you. Your Amsterdam is simply fantastic!

Casa Pearl said...

Oh I sure hope your charts are not lost and just slow to arrive. Your Amsterdam is so wonderful and I can't wait to see it completed. And that's a great start on Fredericka - she's in my stash too! Patti

Aussie Stitcher said...

Looking forward to seeing more progress on Fredrika. Amsterdam is looking amazing and close to a finish. Hope that your package shows up soon.

Pumpkin said...

LOL! I think all stitchers are impatient when it comes to stash arriving in the mail ;o)

This is truly a fantastic piece and I can't believe how much you got done since your last post.

Lynn said...

I'm glad your package made it to its destination. It's always a worry when you post a parcel to someone.
Frederika's border is lovely! I can't wait to see more.

Lidia Jiménez said...

Hi! Your Amsterdan looks amazing. I just saw this so I guess is now finished.
I am Mexican, my name is Lidia and I'm 22 years old. I've been looking for this pattern like crazy, my mom loves doing cross stitch, and you know, she found a magazine with 7 pictures, I think they're called "Thea Gouverneur", and God they are soo beautiful... Of course it is a magazine from Spain so, has been hard to get all those patterns.
Maybe some day I'll go to Europe and I'll get for my mom all kind of patterns for her lovely artwork.
Anyway, one day I hope I'll go to Australia too, must be really pretty (: