Saturday, December 13, 2008

Maggie the Messmaker update

Last night as we watched Stargate: Atlantis and Sanctuary, I pulled out the stand and worked on this piece. I do that whenever I get a chance. Logan is now letting me stitch in his presence (thankfully), and I can usually convince him to leave my supplies alone. The stand, however, is another story. He loves unscrewing the knobs and does so constantly when I let him. So, the stand only comes out when he's in bed. I managed to finish up the windows and work on the box just under it. A bit more and I'll be halfway done. These Dimension pieces just take forever. TWs are a breeze compared to this!

Speaking of, I did start on Teresa Wentzler's Autumn Faerie. I've got a fair amount of the border done. I'll probably post a progress pic Sunday. I really like working on this piece. It's big enough to be a good TW and small enough to put on my Qsnaps.

Also, I received my books on gingerbread houses and embroidered knot gardens. The gingerbread book was underwhelming; I think it had one house that I'd actually like to build. But at least it gives directions on how to make one. I plan to try it when I have a chance. The embroidered knot garden book is fascinating. It looks like I may need to take up yet another hobby. I've never done some of the stitching the book discusses, but it looks like something I can handle. I just need to figure out what kind of garden inspires me.

Oh, by the way, no, we didn't get any snow. Towns near us did, but we missed out. Darn it.


Shebafudge said...

WOW.........your Maggie is looking great! I will have to drag mine out in the New Year and get cracking again! Thanks for inspiring.

HasturTorres said...

I am almost done with Dh's stocking. Only a thousand or so stiches and beads left!
I was thinking about the border. There are three different colors/blends in the border leaves. I was thinking about doing these leaves with just one of the blends. I can't really tell the difference between the colors in the picture. What do you think?

Tama said...

Wow, Maggie looks incredible! I've got her in my stash to do next year - just got to get Frederick done first!

Jo said...

Great progress Michelle. Can't wait to see autumn fairy. I;ve decided against starting mine - I have too many things on the go for me right now!

Sorry you missed the snow... We had some here last Wednesday (2-3 inches) - and it's been so cold since that the last of it didn't melt until friday! I can't believe we still had small patches over a week later!