Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Under Charlottes spell

Since I started this sampler, Charlotte Clayton is the one and only I'm working on. Although there is a bit of  muttering coming from the craft room at the back of the house, where I think Frederick is complaining a bit about the lack of attention to his already finished partner Fredericka.  But yeah, you know how men are, they always have something to mutter. I rather stay in the lounge with Charlotte and we're having some fun together.

Here she is. Glad that the over one stitching is over and done with.

For the rest there is not much new to tell. It's hot on some days, pouring rain on others.  We're busy to get everything ready and done by the end of the month  because on the 23rd of January we'll take the caravan and hit the ferry for a month of vacation in Tasmania. Really looking forward to that. Tasmania is new to me and I think it will be beautiful. A month of hiking.

Taking with me "Christmas Garden" by Blackbird Designs :) - if I don't change my mind...lol.

Anyway, gotta run. Charlotte is calling, and she can be rather impatient at times. So I better go and play a bit with her.

56 comments:

Ineke said...

Beautiful stitching!
Have a great vacation on Tasmania. Hiking and stitching BBD Christmas Garden sounds wonderful! Looking forward to see photo's.

Diane (di) said...

Gabi, Charlotte is beautiful. It will be fun watching her come together. (BTW, Alla Turca is simply stunning!)

Giovanna said...

Charlotte is gorgeous - have fun with Christmas Garden :-)

cucki said...

wow charlotte is looking so beautiful..
christmas garden sound so sweet..
sending you big hugs cucki xxx

Hazel said...

That is looking stunning. Hiking in Tasmania? For a month? Sounds like a dream. Wow. I can't seem to get away for a week! Have fun. X

Evelyne said...

Mooie sampler, ik vind de kleuren erg mooi.
Fijne vakantie in Tasmanië en succes met de Christmas garden. Ik ben benieuwd!!
Lieve groetjes, Evelyne

Nicola said...

Your sampler looks beautiful Gabi, I can quite see why you don't want to put it down. Enjoy your holiday in Tasmania!

gracie said...

Your vacation plans sound wonderful. I am sure there will be plenty of pictures and stitching....

Margaret said...

Isn't she wonderful? I think Charlotte was one of my favorite stitches for sure. Yours is looking gorgeous! Have fun in Tasmania. Lucky you -- a whole month!

Chris said...

Charlotte is looking great! pretty colors.
I t sounds like you are going to have a wonderful vacation.

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness, Charlotte is beautiful! Nice progress! I hope you'll take lots of pictures of Tasmania and share them--I'd love to go! My younger daughter & I have joked that we are going to a remote mountain in Tasmania when my older daughter is studying for the NY bar exam, because she will be so fussy. That time is coming up soon... I need to start plotting our escape route. LOL ;)

Catherine said...

Charlotte is beautiful! Frederick will just have to learn his place! Your planned trip sounds amazing - I hope you take lots of pictures!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress.

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Gabi, beautiful, but I can understand Frederick.

Now Tassie will be wonderful, call into Oatlands, really beautiful 'old' town, everyone goes to Ross Village, which is great, but Oatlands is better, in my humble opinion. But all of Tassie was magnificent, at least the parts I saw. Enjoy!!
LiBBiE in Oz

Vonna said...

She is looking gorgeous! Have fun on your holiday!

Katrina said...

She's so pretty and I love the colors!!!!

Becky K in OK said...

Charlotte is beautiful. Have a wonderful holdiay. Watch out for those devils.

Michele said...

Charlotte is beautiful and well worth the time. You are so smart to get the one-over-one over and done early.

Carol said...

I would ignore the muttering, too, if I were stitching something as beautiful as Charlotte :)

I am so envious of your trip to Tasmania, Gabi--it sounds so exotic (at least to us here in the U.S.). Be sure to take tons of photos to share on your blog!

staci said...

Charlotte is beautiful and you are making wonderful progress!!! Happy Stitching!

Bertie said...

A beautiful sampler Gabi, you have come far!
Lucky you to go to Tasmania, enjoy and hope to read about your adventures:))

Nancy said...

Your sampler is looking gorgeous Gabi!

Sally said...

Charlotte is gorgeous! I can see why you want to keep stitching on her.

Have a fantastic time in Tasmania :)

Joke said...

Wow, this is some terrific stitching! Have a great time in Tasmania, sounds exotic to me!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I love Charlotte C..... she's such a beautiful sampler. I can understand why you don't want to leave her for long.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Charlotte is gorgeous! I can see why you only want to work on her. Have a great trip - be safe and bring back lots of pics!

Jennifer M. said...

Gorgeous detail on this piece. It will look amazing when its done.

That trip to Tasmania sounds like it will be an awesome adventure. Please post some pics for us when you get back. :)

Jen

Always smiling said...

It is a beautiful design and lovely stitching.. I know how charts call I have several calling me and worse I looked Sew and So's sale last evening and two charts just jumped in to my basket... drat now I'll have those calling me too!

Chris xx

Meari said...

Charlotte looks great, Gabi. Wow, Tasmania. How wonderful. Have a great time!

Kelly Smith said...

Looks fabulous Gabi!

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching, looks stunning.

valerie said...

Gabi, you've made wonderful progress on Charlotte! I hope you enjoy your vacation to Tasmania!

BrendaS said...

Charlotte is looking beautiful! Have fun on your vacation:)

samplerlover said...

Charlotte is such a lovely sampler isn't it. I can see why you are enjoying working on her so much.
Have a wonderful time in Tasmania. It is such a lovely place.

Cardygirl said...

Lovely stitching...have a great holiday!

Deb said...

Yes, we all know how men are - but pay him no attention. Charlotte is looking just beautiful. The colors are really stunning.

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful!

Ellen said...

Charlotte is gorgeous!

Enjoy your vacation in Tasmania!

Hugs,

Lisa V said...

Ooo I would love to go to Tassie, the climate is lovely there and not too hot like here in WA.
Enjoy yourself.
Love your stitching progress.

marly said...

I've not seen Charlotte except for a finished photo so I enjoy watching her progress. You're moving right along!

Jackie said...

Very smart for getting all the over one done early!

A month of vacation sounds absolutely wonderful! You're taking just the one project?

Mary Ann said...

Your sampler is stunning--beautiful stitching!! Enjoy your holiday!

Penny said...

Lovely colors and fabric!
Tasmania sounds like it would be a beautiful, exotic trip - enjoy your time there! :)

Lynn said...

Charlotte is a truly lovely piece! I can see why you are giving her some extra attention.
Tasmania sounds wonderful right about now. We are getting a freezing rainstorm at the moment. Perfect stitching weather!

Jon Lee said...
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Jon Lee said...

Charlotte is a beautiful sampler, as is your stitching. I enjoy seeiing your beautiful stitchery. I also reading your blog updates.

Nancy in IL said...

Gabi, Charlotte is simply gorgeous! And I've seen BBD's Christmas Garden... that's a must have. Have fun with both, and I look forward to more progress pix!!!

Lois said...

I'm not suprised you can't put Charlotte down Gabi. She's gorgeous!

Pumpkin said...

Stunning Gabi! No wonder you want to keep stitching this one :o)

Have fun on your vacation! Warmer weather would be nice right about now ;o)

Brigitte said...

Ohhh, was für ein schöner Sampler. Da kann ich gut verstehen, dass du nur noch daran arbeiten möchtest. Aber das ist ja das Schöne an unserem Hobby - wir sticken nur das, was uns gefällt. Allerdings geht es mir immer wieder so, dass ich alles auf einmal sticken möchte, lol.
Schönen Urlaub auf Tasmanien!

Nancy M said...

Over one...fun stuff!! Looking great though! Have a wonderful vacation in a place I know I'll never get to!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh my, Charlotte is stunning so far! It will be wonderful to follow your progress.
I just read the previous post and became light-headed at your list of WIP's!!! I just allowed myself to have a few things going at once. I am already wanting to start a couple more.

Collectors unite!!!!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh my, Charlotte is stunning so far! It will be wonderful to follow your progress.
I just read the previous post and became light-headed at your list of WIP's!!! I just allowed myself to have a few things going at once. I am already wanting to start a couple more.

Collectors unite!!!!

Susieq said...

I like to stitch over 1, but I do know the feeling when it is finished.

Casa Pearl said...

What a lovely project - I can definitely see why she is holding your attention. And what a lovely thought to have a month's holiday. I can't wait to see your progress while you are on holiday.

Patches said...

Beautiful stitching