Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Update on the Singing Mermaid

Well a long overdue update on the Band Sampler that is a mystery by the gorgeous Martina Dey of Wiehenburg fame. Just as a reminder this mystery is a very cheap 11 Euros and for that you get 3 different versions of nautical type samplers. One is a bellpull type sampler with a gorgeous saying by Sheakespeare in A Midsummers Night Dream. The second is another bellpull type sampler without the words and the arrangement of motives is a little different. The third is a square sampler 350 x 350 with lots of nautical type motives including sea monsters. All are stunning and you can apply to join at this

I have stitched on this since the photo was taken but with sick family members and wedding dress shopping and all the other things that go with everything I have just now had time to do this update.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

More Mermaiding

Not sure if Mermaiding is a real word but if not it is a Janine word. Well despite being a stall holder at a 3 day fair last weekend and then having to go back to Wyalkatchem today I have managed to stitch on my Mermaid's Song. I just love this sampler. I really feel that I may finish this one. It is an unbelievable fun stitch and when I pick it up I find it hard to put down. I am not really doing it in page succession as Martina has sent me the whole lot of charts to try and get them stitched before the girls on the mystery group do. So now I have completed pages 1 & 2 and part of 3 and part of 5. I really want to do the square sampler as well to compliment this band sampler.

So here are the pictures and as usual Millie has to get in on the act. I promise it is me stitching this and not her. She likes to inspect my stitching to make sure I don't make any mistakes. Now I must go and add more to this spectacular sampler and if you are intrigued enough please go to the group and find out how you can also stitch this gorgeous sampler.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

A Small Contest

I have just received my first Mystic Stitch design. If you can guess which one it is I will send you a prize. I have extensive stash so it will be a good prize. First one to guess right gets the prize. Make sure I can get in touch with you.