Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I'm Not Crazy!

I posed this question in my last post, for having 8 projects going at the same time.  The consensus was that I was not.  So there you have it.   I am having so much fun stitching the mystery SAL.  Over on the forum Cross-Stitch we have going on what we like to call a SWAT (Stitch Week-A-Thon), it started this past Saturday and will last until next Saturday. The rules are to stitch all day like the IHSW on one of the two Saturdays and as much or as little as you want or can during the week between.  You can share beginning photos, progress photos during the week or wait until the last day and then share it’s up to you.  The main thing is to have fun, fun and more fun stitching and drooling over everybody's work.  For this SWAT I'm working on Around the World in 80 Stitches, I know there are several others that indicated that they were going to join this SAL.  Like I said I actually started mine last Friday and this is a few of my progress photos.

My colors I showed in my last post were chosen randomly even before I got the first chart, in addition to the 8 floral colors and the 3 greens there is to be a metallic.  Instead I chose a Light Effect from DMC E130, I think it was a great choice.  There are 2 beads that I haven’t got yet, I will be going to stitch night this evening so I’ll be in search for the perfect colors.
I hope you’ve signed up for this month’s IHSW it begins this coming Saturday, if you haven’t go on over to Joysze’s blog and sign up.  I know what I’ll be working on, how about you?  As always thank you to all of my followers new and old for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and comments.  Now I’m off to make some wonderful little xxs (well not all xxs this time).


Julie said...

That looks brilliant Minnie.See you are going for the fancy stitch.I down loaded both versions.Still plucking up the courage and wants the betting i have to get more fabric yet again.The cross stitch one has a few fancy stitches and looks pretty though.

Melissa said...

Hey Julie! I have also signed up for this SAL but will not start for a while... still need to receive my pattern for one.

I'm doing it the easy cross-stitch way as the speciality stitches kinda scare me :/

Happy SWAT!

Unknown said...

This is looking beautiful already - I must make a start on mine!

geeky Heather said...

OH! I love the colors you's looking great! I signed up for this but am trying to make myself finish something before I start something aren't helping here. ;)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It looks great! I'm ordering my fabric on payday then I'll get started next week.
Yvonne from Papillon has kindly agreed to me keeping a list of bloggers stitching this on my blog, so would you like to be included? There'll be a link to your latest post so everyone can pop over and see your progress.

Ewa said...

I audibly gasped and said, "Oh my God, it's BEAUTIFUL!" When I saw this. Love it. Am now considering stitching it. Argh!

Farmgirl said...

Good Morning Minnie,

This sampler is wonderful, great work!

I follow your blog, if you don't mind.

Have a nice day.

Hugs from Hungary

Shirlee said...

That sampler is beautiful! I'm looking forward to IHSW & plan to finish the Stacy Nash I'm currently stitching.

XXXStitching (Emma) said... the colours Looks my weekend is going to be hermit and frog :(

dulcinella said...

This is so beautiful! Your colors are really gorgeous. Oh my, if I see this, I get very nervous about starting it this week:-) Congratulations on your first part. I love it!

Joysze said...

OOoooooooooh, Minnie.... I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

beautiful stitching :D I really really want to stitch that SAL now but then I need to buy more fabric! and I don't need 8 projects!