August 26, 2006

Whale Hunting

It was a busy week at work, so I didn't get a lot done on any of my projects, although I made a steady progress. By Friday I was feeling a tad cranky, which was wiped away by having "Whale Hunting" show up in the mail. And I only ordered it on Tuesday, from the lovely folks at Elegant Stitch! As I suspected, the picture on their website didn't do it justice. I didn't care for the fabric that arrived with it though--the recommended 34 count Legacy Linen Wrens Wing--so I took myself off to the LNS this morning and bought 34 count Legacy Linen Puritan Gray, which I like much better. It's stitched with The Gentle Art, Weeks Dye Works and DMC fibers over two. As you can see, there is a LOT of water to stich. Interestingly, the instructions say not to stitch the water or grass in horizontal blocks or vertical blocks, but to break up the stitching with "random patterns" to get as much color variation as possible (the water is stitched with blended colors).

While I was at Everything Cross Stitch in Fred-burg, I picked up this cute sampler as well; I haven't seen it anywhere. It's the While I Darn Sampler from Giulia Punti Antichi, and it calls for Magnolia 32 ct hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens and Caron Waterlilies silk threads. Mmmmm--I love silk.

I'll bet you know what I'll be doing this afternoon.


Anonymous said...

I love both of the patterns that you have. You're going to have lots of fun :)

Carol said...

Oooo, I love Whale Hunting! My SIL from Cape Cod may need to get that stitched up for her as a gift :-) I look forward to watching yours grow!

Susan said...

I love your Whale Hunting chart - I've never seen that one before!

lena-lou said...

I love the GPA design you have got here and wouldn't mind doing that myself she does some beautiful designs I had not seen this one before.