Monday, September 24, 2007

Jessica and the Marie Antoinette Sampler

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!


Cheryl said...

My family say the same...i hardly ever get round to stitching for myself or day for sure!!
Good luck with your sampler!

Annemarie said...

I hardly know where to start this comment. Your mermaid for Jessica is stunning. No wonder she wants you to get a move on!
And your Marie Antoinette Sampler sounds SO intriguing. I can't wait to see a bit of it, and you can't seriously be wondering if it will end up being a mess? No way, lady! Big {{{cyberhugs}}} to you.

Barbara said...

You know, Deb, you just exude good vibes all the time. :D

Poor Jessica, having to wait till after the holidays. My son, Max, is STILL waiting on a dragon I started for him over a year ago. Oops.

Wendy said...

I can't wait to see the start of your Sampler. I can just feel those creative juices flowing, Deb! I know it will be stunning :-D

Sally said...

LOL@ the comment Jessica left you! Mermaid of the Pearls is so pretty and it will be the worth the wait:)

I am intrigued by your Marie Antionette Sampler and am looking forward to seeing your WIP pics:)

Christine said...

I started this mermaid in spring and i don't find the time to go back to her... i will have to do it (she's calling me...).
Good luck for your Marie-Antoinette sampler.

Stitcher said...

Nice to see MOP, I am working on that too.

Simone said...

Come on, hurry with that Marie Antoinette sampler, I want to see pics of it!
DD Jessica just have to wait a little longer ;)

CraftyGryphon said...

Oh, she's a fun one. I had the brilliant(?) idea to combine Mermaid of the Pearls and Waiting for Ships into one piece...

I really should try to find it and start working on it again. Right as soon as I've got enough floor space to set up the BIG Q-snaps (the floor stand), because the cloth they're on *is* that big.

Until then, I'll just watch yours progress!

Lauren said...

The mermaid is lovely so far!