Friday, July 15, 2011

Progress and Giveaway Link

Why did I choose a design with so much stinkin' blackwork? I hate the backstitch family, but I keep being seduced by blackwork! Argh! Nutmeg calls this "the one with naked people with sprouts growing out of their bodies."

Here is my former progress on 'The Mermaid Sampler' by CHS. I don't remember when I started this or why I stopped, but I plan to finish it during an upcoming beach trip.

I planned to hang it in Nutmeg's bathroom. She seems to want an ocean theme, but I would like to gently steer her away from her dolphin shower curtain toward a more vintage feel. I must tread very carefully here! Yesterday, she turned her nose up at this design, and said she much preferred Prairie Schooler's 'M is for Mermaid." Well, that shows excellent taste, but I don't have that fabric on hand!

Shenandoah Sampler is having a giveaway on her blog - check it out! :)

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Margaret said...

I love both WIPs. Blackwork isn't my strong suit. I have some on this piece I'm stitching now and I'm thinking of leaving it out since it would be easily done. Just can't seem to get the threads to lay right. Sigh. Beautiful work!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Both your WIPs look great. I'm not a fan of stitching blackwork either, but I sure do love the look of blackwork.

Giovanna said...

I'm a great fan of CHS's Mermaid Sampler - look forward to seeing it grow!

Siobhan said...

Your WIPs look great! I did the mermaid piece awhile ago but didn't stitch the name. It kind of looks blank w/o it so I'm not sure what I'll do with it in the end. I love the M for Mermaid design, too! ;)