Sunday, July 26, 2009

So The First Page Is Done

On Friday I got a phone call from my dear friend Martina telling me she had sent me an email with a picture of a new sampler that she had designed. Would I look at it and tell her what I think. Oh my, she has out done herself yet again. I am always amazed at the designs that Martina does and I cannot believe the amount of them that she does. Anyway, I was totally in love with her square sampler and was, as usual, very impatient to know when it was coming out. She said she needed to make it better. I then got a phone call an hour later with her saying she had designed a band sampler using a lot of the same motifs using a saying by Shakespeare from A Midsummers Night Dream. One of her friends had told her the quote and wanted a band sampler.

So I nagged and I nagged and then I promised that if she allowed me to have the chart immediately then I would get a move on and continue stitching her diamond chart called Vierlanden Sampler - Hilke. I put in remarks like "I have nothing to stitch" & "I am waiting here with my needle threaded waiting". Luckily for me she gave in. So I am now uploading a picture of both samplers

You can get the Mermaid Song in a group that will be created in the next few days. The cost is 11 Euros and there will be 3 options. All are just stunning and if you don't want to stitch all 3 of them then you will have difficulty choosing which one. There is Mermaid Song with the words. Another band sampler featuring the symbols in a slightly different composition and a most gorgeous square sampler.

So the first page of Mermaid Song is completed by me. I am using Weddingen 30 count in an Antique White, 2 over 2 stitching with Dinky Dye's Down Under Blue. Jo's silks are just gorgeous to stitch with and Down Under Blue is an almost navy blue colour with a slight variegation of a royal blue colour. Perfect in my opinion. LOL

The 2nd picture is Hilke. I am again using the same fabric and again 2 over 2 stitching with Dinky Dye silks. The black is Black Coral and the red is Desert Pea.


heike said...

Hello Janine
The Mermaid looks very good.

And your cats are beauty. How many cats you have?

Terry said...

Love the Mermaid and the King Prawn just wish I did not have so many other projects as would love to do this one but I would need some 48 hour days to get through my pile of projects that I already have kitted up and waiting

Robyn in Oz said...

Mermaid looks very tempting!