Showing posts with label Mystery X. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mystery X. Show all posts

Friday, October 19, 2007

Half a Melon

I didn't have to do all honeydew this week, but managed to extend the midnight blue all the way to the bottom of this somewhat-square. I am now truly past the halfway point, even on the honeydew fill in part. It's getting there, but it's going to take a break during the Christmas blitz. I hate to put it aside, but it's for me and it's already behind.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Back to the Melon Patch

I -think- I'm finally halfway done on this part of the garden. Ended up doing a lot of filling in again this week with the honeydew. It definitely brought me to the halfway point on the right side, and close to it on the left. This week, I'll be doing more colors. It's getting there!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wavy Spider Legs

No Honeydew this week! I used the two midnight blues - the metallic and the overdyed - to draw more spider legs all over my piece. I'm getting very close to halfway done with this part. It's going to be hard doing more work in this coming week, though, because I'm going on vacation for several days. Will bring stitching with me, but won't be dedicating time to stitching, if that makes sense. Every time I look at the center medallion, I smile. I really like the play of the copper and the blue.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Honeydew it to me one more time...

More honeydew, but I've come to see this color as wrapping up an area and saying time ot move on. I'm getting there on this, slowly, sure, but getting there. Maybe I can have this part done by Christmas.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Honeydew Means Progress...

I managed to do quite a bit of background work on the garden this week. More honeydew Watercolors. I'm beginning to look on this as a way of really measuring progress, since it's the main color that everything else lays on.

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Plugging along on this - the part takes a long time. It's looking really pretty, though, even if I did go back to stitching with Honeydew this week. From what other stitchers said, this part alone was over forty hours to stitch. I can believe it, even though I have no clue how others keep track of their stitching time. Every time I see this, though, I smile at how pretty it is.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Winding the Paths

I worked with the dark metallic color and the bleu sage this week. I don't think you can avoid metallic thread getting kinky. It just seems to always want to curl up on itself at some point. Adding the metallic, though, made the darker bands stand out more. The bleu sage is the outer edge of the paths. I think I'm pushing it along. Didn't get much stitching done this week - the pictures coming. I had lots of appointments that required hours of driving and then no stitching time in between. No such appointments this week; perhaps I can catch up again.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

My Garden Grows

I managed to do more work on this this week - there's more of the midnight blue color and more bleu sage. Looks like I'll be working with metallics for the coming week. For some reason, when I do, I feel like I'm making more progress than working with some of the silk colors. It must be some kind of psych thing with the sparkles.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Wandering Sage

This week I did a lot of outlining with Bleu Sage floss. It made it look like a lot of progress. I'm still getting there on this. It's beginning to feel like part two of my Midi Mystery, which just went on and on and on, but turned out fabulous in the end when it was done. I just hope it doesn't take the ten months or so that part took with the midi.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Victorian Garden

I've gotten a bit more done on this since the picture was taken. The silver is added, and I did quite a bit of bleu sage on the right side swirl. Still making progress, though it seems slooow. I think that's because parts two and three are just plain a lot of stitching. The rest don't seem to be too much until you get to the houses. I'll have time to do more stitching now, though.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Gardening on the Square

I'm back in the USA now - got back on Wednesday. Was home less than a day before leaving again and still am jet lagged, so I'm not really doing a lot of stitching yet. Anyway, here's the progress on the Victorian Garden mystery. It's slow going, but I love looking at all the colors. This one I'll keep for me when it's done.

Thank you all for your encouragement and comments on the pictures from France. I'll be using them soon to design some needlework, I believe. I'll be going back to Europe next year and will try to do the same thing!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Honeydew Again

I managed to get a bit more of this done, with the honeydew colored Waterlilies. It looks good stitched in, but to me it's a boring color and there's so much of it in this part. At least I'm past the top of the first point, so I'm making some progress!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More Victorian Garden

I've been able to make some progress on this. The thread feels good in my hands and I like watching the pattern take form. What's better is I haven't had to stitch any with the honeydew until today. The honeydew, to me, is a filling color. It's pretty enough on its own, but the pattern's darker colors are more dominant to me. Someone is already done with part six of this - it's in the yahoogroup photos. It's gorgeous. I still think this color background is the best for it.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


I think there's some progress in this picture. I know I've worked on it ... pictures will be taken in France, probably not until Monday or Tuesday. I'm taking every project I've been working on that's not finished and a few more. If you think I won't have time for it, well... I'll be alone LeMans weekend and I'll have to be around the chateau to help my son with his schoolwork. There will be time!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Snail's Pace

I think I'm at the point in this part where I feel like I'm making no progress even though I am. There's just such a large chunk to do here. I got more silver and more of that pretty Oasis Waterlilies done on this. It's progressing and I can see the tendrils growing, just not very quickly. I'll get over it when I get everything above the point done and it looks like I'm getting things done for real.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Garden Rambling

Still filling in all these stitches on the garden. It's looking good and I got to use a color or two besides Honeydew this week. I like the feel of Waterlilies - it rarely snags or pills. Part five is already out and I'm still on Part two, but there's nothing new in me being behind. I'll get there.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Victorian Progress

I got to use a color other than Honeydew this week -and the edges of the swirls are beginning to be more defined. I still like the detail of the garden - but it takes so long to do!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Me and Honeydew (Victorian Garden)

It seems the dominant color of Part 2 is "Honeydew" Waterlilies. I've been getting to see it a lot. It's the light greenish background in these pictures. From what I heard from others, this part takes about forty hours to stitch, so I'll be on it a long time, probably until I go to France (hard to sink in, but only five weeks now). At first I didn't like the color, but it's growing on me. Progress is very visible too, which is always good for me.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Victorian Garden

I reached the point of the edge of parts 2 and 3 this week. I'll be working it from top down now. Since taking this picture, I've made more progress than usual for me in a week. I'm pleased. The colors blend into each other quite well. I'm still far behind, but at least I'm catching up, somewhat.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Part One Done, Onto Two and Three

I really like the copper on the inner tiling in the middle of the garden. Yes, it's all stitched in, just not on this picture. I've started filling in Parts 2 and 3. Because there are some charting errors on the Part 2 design, I'm going to be doing Parts 2 and 3 together using Part 3's chart to get it right. It's going to be hard to tell when I complete one part or the other, though.