Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Finally Started!!

I have finished the inside border and one corner flower..I love this design!! I'm stitching it on Confederate Grey with the designated floss...I hope to have a great start before the next part comes!!!
Have a great evening!!!


Monday, May 30, 2011

Ready to Stitch

Hi -- I have my supplies - 40 count Confederate Gray, and the beautiful Weeks floss -- but I am thinking of waiting a bit before I start stitching. I have been working on the Blackbird's Anniversaries of the Heart on one large piece of fabric. While waiting for the last pattern in that series to arrive, I stitched Brenda Gervais' Soar Sampler and took that to the framer yesterday. Now I am wrestling with starting a new project -- the Mystery SAL -- or finishing up the Anniversaries piece. I hope to have stitching time today, and make that decision.

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone's progress on this beautiful sampler. And I am thrilled that we have no specific deadlines. My only other SAL experience was on a year-long Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler, that required us to post progress each month. I loved the encouragement from other stitchers, and finally finished stitching it but it took me over a year and half.

Happy stitching everyone,


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Got the supplies!!!

Finally got the supplies last Friday and got a bit of stitching in during the weekend.  Everything about this sampler is just lovely. Love the chart, the color and also the fabric.


Ready to go..

I recieved my material on Saturday; now I'm all ready to start...Will post a picture when I get it going. I can't wait!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Waving hello from Australia

Hello to all :)
This is my first mystery ever.  Can't go wrong because I do love all the designs of Brenda and I do love birds.
Anyway, I'm Gabi, living with husband and youngest daughter in Australia.
Today (finally) all supplies arrived and I LOVE the colors - floss and fabric.

I'm stitching it on 35ct WDW Confederate Grey  with the recommended fibers  and  planning to use 2 strands over 2.

Happy stitching to everybody


Daisy in Missouri

I am looking forward to stitching the mystery sampler and anxiously awaiting my supplies so I can get started. Will enjoy seeing everyone's post

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Hello everyone! I have been adding member names to the sidebar today and trying to do some general blog housekeeping. Please let me know, on this post, if I have listed your name incorrectly. If you have a nickname or different spelling, please let me know and I will change it as quickly as possible.

I have two exchanges due by the first of June so I have yet to start my sampler. I feel like I may have lost a little of my mojo, so any support would be greatly appreciated.

Remember to please post your introductions. Thanks and have a great holiday weekend (for all our USA babies out there)!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Almost ready...

I recieved my chart and threads and no material...Ugh!! I thought I'd ordered the material also and evidently didn't; so I hurried and ordered it and hopefully I'll get it in a few days. I can't wait to get started; it's so pretty and I love the colours of the threads. I choose to stitch mine on the 35 ct. I've never stitched on 35 ct before; I'm looking forward to it..

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hello Everyone...

This is also my first Mystery SAL. I've done a couple small SAL's but nothing this big; I can't wait!! I have some material already and I ordered my chart & the WDW threads I didn't already have Thursday from Down Sunshine Lane; I should be getting them hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday. I can't wait to get started and see how everyones doing on there's.

Hugs, Shar

First time

Hi everyone! This my first ever blog posting and my first ever mystery sampler. I am looking forward to working this sampler and sharing this experience with all of you. I picked up my part 1 chart, fibers and fabric (30 count), and am anxious to get started. I know that I love the colors already and can hardly wait to see the sampler take shape on the fabric. Once I get started, I will post pictures, too.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hello everyone

A SAL Mystery Sampler. Can't wait to get my fabby. I've ordered a slightly different color, Sea Fog, a 30 ct R&R Linen. Hope it looks good with the floss. Xing my fingers it does. It wil not get here till the middle of next week.

I am currently working on Blackbird Designs, Anniv Of The Heart, doing all on one piece of fabby. I'm getting a little burned out on houses, so looking forward to a change of "scenery" shall we say.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Hi there!  I'm Patti and I post at Stitching in Lobster Land.  I've been stitching for way more years than I care to count because then I'd have to think about how old I will be this birthday - and it's getting to be a much higher number!  I live in Southern Maine at the moment.

I'm excited to be part of this SAL and received my chart and fibers on Monday.  I am stitching my piece on 30ct. WDW Confederate Grey linen with the WDW fibers.  I made a little bit of progress and am really liking the piece so far.  I can't wait to see what everyone else's choices are and follow their progress.

Thank you Amy for getting us started on this project and giving us space to blog about it.  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm So Excited

This is my very first mystery sampler and it is my first time hosting a blog so please be patient with me while I learn the ropes. This should be a very fun summer project. I just adore Brenda's designs and having something new to anticipate is so exciting.

Please introduce yourself to all of us since we will be spending the summer together! Most importantly have fun and please don't forget to post your progress so that we may cheer each other on. Also, please let us know the details of your sampler. I am stitching mine on 35 count Confederate Grey fabric as called for on the chart.