Well, as you can see by her comment left on my last blog, my DD is suffering from her mom not working on her "Mermaid of the Pearls." Here's all I've gotten done on it. And, it's been sitting behind other things since April. Sorry, Jessica!! It's so pretty, and I do want to pick it up again this winter after Christmas, when I've promised myself not to stitch on anything else! LOL But, I better not tell Jessica she has to wait so long! I have been working on my RRs and the Fair & Squares this Summer.
I've started my "Marie Antoinette Sampler" that I want to design as I go along. The first section is taking some time to stitch because of the length of it, but I can tell you that it's beginning with a top border of lace. For those of you who want to stitchalong with me:
I have chosen:
Lavender 32 ct. linen, cut 28" wide x 26 1/2 long (3 in. borders for finishing are included in this size)
DMC 3865 (a winter white)
Keeping Traditions: "Dentelles" chart the "n 36/a.b.c" middle section lace pattern only
That is where I'm beginning. I'm researching a pattern next that will represent some of Marie/Maria's Austrian heritage. I'll get back to you with a picture of my progress on the lace...when there's more to show you! And, some of the Austrian, too.
It seems this Sampler is all I can think of right now. I'm so excited to be creating it. I'm going to be using some existing designers' things, as well as my own adaptations. I hope it doesn't turn out to be a mess!! LOL
Meanwhile, I want to send out good vibes to all of you who "read me" and those of you, my friends, who always take time to leave a comment of encouragement. Thank you so much! Good stitching to all of you!