Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Finish, Mystery SAL, and CJC Progress!

Here is how it looked last time I updated you--


Here is how it looks now--



Le Nouveau Palais Royal
Merry Cox
Fabric from kit
Gloriana thread from kit

Finished and ready for Merry's class!  Please click on the pic for a closeup.  This is tinier work than I am used to.  Now I am going to start Merry's So Dear to Thy Heart.


Crazy January Challenge #9-Smell the Flowers
L'Atelier Perdu
28ct evenweave-ivory
Called for DMC threads
This is tiny work too!  I just put the first few stitches into the little girl on the left flap.

After much thought, I have decided not to participate in future CJC's.  There is so much I would like to do each year-surprise SAL's, new designs, etc.  But I feel obligated to keep working on the CJC's I picked in January.  Don't get me wrong, I still love the designs I chose, but I'd like to be able to change my mind!!  lol

I do love Natalie's work (L'Atelier Perdu) and I signed up for her mystery SAL that is starting this coming week.  It will be 4 months long with one installment each month.  I participated in the Stitch Me Club in 2011 and absolutely loved the result. See below-



OK, admit it-who else has signed up?  I know Chiara did.


I haven't posted for awhile about Bountiful Baskets.  I picked one up yesterday and this is my haul.  It cost $15 plus $1.50 for handling.  I am consistently pleased with the quantity, quality, and variety of the fruits and vegetables I get. You can click on the pic to get a better view. Here is a link to see if it is in your area. Then, click on Locations at the top, then use the states drop-down menu.

11 comments:

Margaret said...

Love your Nouveau Palais Royal -- gorgeous! Love the other pieces too. I wish I'd signed up for that 2011 club last year -- it's just so pretty!

Christine said...

What beautiful stitching

Chris said...

Great progress on your Merry Cox pieces. I love the needlebook/scissor holder/fob piece.
Lovely produce :)
Have a great week!

Giovanna said...

Great stitching on all fronts - love the AP SAL in particular, congrats!

gracie said...

Beautiful stitching...

Myra said...

I admire you for sticking with the CJC - I don't think I could do it. Lovely stitching too!

Veronica said...

Beautiful stitching, Teresa. Love the progress you've made on your Merry Cox design. So pretty and delicate. Wonderful finishing you've done too.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful stitching! The Palais Royal is beautiful. I am thinking of signing up for the L'Atelier Perdu mystery SAL. I also signed up for the 2011 version and love her designs as well.

Mindi said...

Love your Merry Cox pieces! Bountiful baskets is great, you got me hooked on them. I really miss my Sat morning pickups, since I move to California.

Catherine said...

Beautiful projects!

Patty C. said...

I so missed out on the 2011 stitch me club - i just loved it! I joined the SAL for this year - looking forward to it!