March 11, 2007

Sunday Sampler: Almost Spring

A little more this week on Whale Hunting:
Temperatures have gotten warmer here--hard to believe there was snow on the ground two weeks ago. I went to my LNS in Fredericksburg today and picked up two projects in honor of spring. I almost bought the Mermaid Folly design and a couple of other things I've been seeing around the 'net but resisted for now. This design is by the Trilogy and is called "Easter Line Up." It's charted for 32 count Summer Khaki linen and Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art threads, although a DMC/Anchor conversion is offered as well. It comes with a "posey" trinket that I find a little unnecessary; I don't think the trinket adds anything but expense to the design. What I do enjoy is that it looks as though someone has taken a bite out of the chocolate rabbit's foot; the design says "yum" at the base of the rabbit--funny. I don't know about you, but I'm not much of a trinket, button or gee-gaw person on my projects, although I love beads.

I like this design as well. It's by the Sweetheart Tree and has everything included to stitch the design in a plastic clamshell box, including 28 ct. blue linen, threads, beads and a sunflower trinket.

9 comments:

Vonna said...

Both are lovely designs...which are you going to do first ?!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

The whale hunting project is coming along very nicely! I love both the designs you bought but the second is my favorite! Now too decide which to do first!

Michelle said...

Two more cute designs! I just love all the new pieces you introduce us to! Your Whale Hunting is really coming along - looks great!

Carol said...

You're doing great, just plugging away on Whale Hunting :-)

monique said...

cute Trilogy design! It's funny about the bite spot :)

Lana said...

Whale hunting is really coming along great!
~Lana~

prajantr said...

Whale hunting looks very nice.

Also, I ove your taste in the two new designs in honor of spring.

Wendy said...

Whale Hunting looks wonderful - the variegated threads show up so well on it. Nice new designs too. I did admire the BC one when I saw it online. But I do agree with your comment on the extras a lot of designers put on their charts these days.

Sue said...

Wow, you have really made a lot of progress on Whale Hunting.