Artichoke – A Beginning

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I stitched on Mystery 9 this weekend, as usual. I started on Part 8, which is the four corner artichokes. I stitched the Green Gables placement stitches for all four beds, but they are pale and hard to see, so you get to see the one bed I worked on further. I think these artichokes are going to be fun.

I also downloaded the new issue of The Gift of Stitching. I’ve subscribed to this magazine since the first issue, and I have to say I have never been disappointed with it. There is always something in there I want to stitch. And it seems like there are more designs that are “my style” than some of the other cross-stitch magazines out there. I love the Jane Austen sampler in this issue, the colors are beautiful!

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I am on the Sampler Girl mailing list, and received an email indicating that there were errors in this chart. So, if you are planning on stitching it…here’s the info.

“***In the top and bottom vine borders, the vine is worked in Spinach (CC) or DMC520 with the stems worked in Poblano Pepper (CC) or DMC 3053. In the firstchart, the vine shows a ‘dot’ symbol that is not in color code. Therefore, both top and bottom borders are the same color schemes.

By the way, there is an upcoming movie entitled, BECOMING JANE, which should delight any true Austen-ite! Google it and watch the trailer. I can’t wait to see it!”

I’m sure the Gift of Stitching will probably mention the error in the next issue, but if you’re like me, you want to stitch it now!

And I will leave you today with Romeo. He has found the pile of fabrics, batting and a quilt on top of my craft table and settled in. I may have to move those!

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Walk to Rivendell: Road splits. Road to Stock bends left and goes down into the lowlands. They take a lane which branches to the right, winding through a wood of ancient Oaks. “Sun down and evening coming on” (ca. 6:30 p.m.). Quite close to the road-meeting they creep inside a huge tree. Eat and rest. (Total Miles walked: 38)

I am grateful for water.

18 thoughts on “Artichoke – A Beginning”

  1. You’ve made a nice start on M9 so far. Romeo is a cutie. He looks like a little skunk with his little white stripe. 🙂

  2. You’ve made a nice start on M9 so far. Romeo is a cutie. He looks like a little skunk with his little white stripe. 🙂

  3. Nice progress! And yep, if you don’t want Romeo to make that pile his home, you’ll have to shift it! Cute kitty! 🙂

  4. Nice progress! And yep, if you don’t want Romeo to make that pile his home, you’ll have to shift it! Cute kitty! 🙂

  5. You are getting to my favourite part – I loved how the artichokes looked. So pretty.
    The Jane Austen piece is delightful, I am starting to think I will have to do this one too.

  6. You are getting to my favourite part – I loved how the artichokes looked. So pretty.
    The Jane Austen piece is delightful, I am starting to think I will have to do this one too.

  7. The Silver Thistle

    Nice progress! I love watching the Chatelaine’s come together!

    Awww, look at Romeo. So cosy there.

    I love all the designs in the Gift of Stitching too. It’s the only mag I get and like it better than all the paper one’s.

  8. The Silver Thistle

    Nice progress! I love watching the Chatelaine’s come together!

    Awww, look at Romeo. So cosy there.

    I love all the designs in the Gift of Stitching too. It’s the only mag I get and like it better than all the paper one’s.

  9. Mystery 9 is looking brilliant Michelle.

    I started subbing to The Gift Of Stitching in January and I have found something in each issue that I want to stitch. I also back ordered a couple of issues!

  10. Mystery 9 is looking brilliant Michelle.

    I started subbing to The Gift Of Stitching in January and I have found something in each issue that I want to stitch. I also back ordered a couple of issues!

  11. Ah, I remember those artichokes 🙂 Nice to see your progress!!! I adore that magazine too – and thanks for the heads up on the error!

  12. Ah, I remember those artichokes 🙂 Nice to see your progress!!! I adore that magazine too – and thanks for the heads up on the error!

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