I Love This Project!

Midi Mystery I - Sparklies

Recently, I was asked to be a guest blogger on Anna’s blog, and you can see my entry here. This request from Anna was a wonderful surprise and I wanted to take full advantage of it for several reasons… I was in very good company with the other amazing guest posts she had lined up, because Midi was a project I finished prior to starting my blog and it gave me the chance to show some pretty photos of it, and because I do pretty much anything Anna asks me to do.

Midi Mystery I - floral vine

Midi does hold a very special place in my heart, for the reasons listed in my guest post. And of course, after my massive stitching fail post the other day, looking at this piece again reminds me that I did actually stitch and finish and frame this beauty. This was stitched on 32ct (mostly over two, but some over one) with silks and metallics. The beads are all Delicas and then there were some Swarovski crystals thrown in for good measure.

Midi Mystery I - flower beds

These little beds were what I was working on in December. It’s kind of fun looking back at these photos. In fact, if you can believe it some of the photos taken of my progress on this were taken by Eric (because I didn’t take good photos), and even some were taken (by me) with a film camera. Seriously. Because that’s how I roll.

Midi Mystery I - woven basket

And look at that basket – I wove that thing! How freakin’ awesome am I? So, anyway, take a stroll on over to visit the Stitch Bitch. Pay no attention to the fact that she points out I am STILL working on Mystery 9, and maybe one day we will get back to our SAL on the mermaids.

Until then, dear ones, I am outta here. I am taking the next two days off work in a stitch-ass celebration of my birthday. So, I hope to have some cool stuff to show you next time. Until then, why not try something new in your stitching?

I am grateful for texts from Eric.

44 thoughts on “I Love This Project!”

  1. Hi Michelle,
    I read your posting on Anna’s blog and love your stitching.

    One question: is beading very difficult? I am not very crafty (am still thrilled that I can do counted cross-stitch successfully most of the time!) I see these various things with bits of beading on them and “back away slowly so no one gets hurt”.

    I look forward to being a regular reader of your blog,

    Mary Eman

  2. Hi Michelle,
    I read your posting on Anna’s blog and love your stitching.

    One question: is beading very difficult? I am not very crafty (am still thrilled that I can do counted cross-stitch successfully most of the time!) I see these various things with bits of beading on them and “back away slowly so no one gets hurt”.

    I look forward to being a regular reader of your blog,

    Mary Eman

  3. Beautiful finish Michelle! I saw the post on Anna’s blog and the story behind your stitching and finish was very touching. I’m glad everything turned out for the best and you have Midi to remind you of that.

  4. Beautiful finish Michelle! I saw the post on Anna’s blog and the story behind your stitching and finish was very touching. I’m glad everything turned out for the best and you have Midi to remind you of that.

  5. Your story on Anna’s blog is really heart warming! And Midi is really beautiful, you should be really proud of such an accomplishment.

  6. Your story on Anna’s blog is really heart warming! And Midi is really beautiful, you should be really proud of such an accomplishment.

  7. Anna van Schurman

    Happy birthday–I guess I should have been nicer about your continued relationship with Chatelaine. 🙂 But really–who am I to talk?

  8. Anna van Schurman

    Happy birthday–I guess I should have been nicer about your continued relationship with Chatelaine. 🙂 But really–who am I to talk?

  9. I saw your post over on stitch bitch. I love these great pics! That basket is truly awesome! Have a wonderful stitch ass birthday! 😀

  10. I saw your post over on stitch bitch. I love these great pics! That basket is truly awesome! Have a wonderful stitch ass birthday! 😀

  11. Amazing -what more can be said about your stitching.

    What an honor to be a guest blogger. I look forward to reading your entry.

    Your basket is great! Did the pattern call for weaving or did you just decide to try something different? Either way, it’s really great!

  12. Amazing -what more can be said about your stitching.

    What an honor to be a guest blogger. I look forward to reading your entry.

    Your basket is great! Did the pattern call for weaving or did you just decide to try something different? Either way, it’s really great!

  13. I am SO impressed, Michelle! That is just amazing–love the close up photos!

    I wish you a numb keister in celebration of your birthday, gf. Enjoy! Let the bed sores begin! 😉

  14. I am SO impressed, Michelle! That is just amazing–love the close up photos!

    I wish you a numb keister in celebration of your birthday, gf. Enjoy! Let the bed sores begin! 😉

  15. Love it! And I love the angle of the photo showing the beads. What a brilliant idea to have a 2-day stitch-ass celebration of your b-day–best gift ever!

  16. Love it! And I love the angle of the photo showing the beads. What a brilliant idea to have a 2-day stitch-ass celebration of your b-day–best gift ever!

  17. I did read your quest post on Anna’s blog. That is such a gorgeous piece and I know not the easiest to accomplish. And yes, the basket is way cool!!! Beautiful piece!!

  18. I did read your quest post on Anna’s blog. That is such a gorgeous piece and I know not the easiest to accomplish. And yes, the basket is way cool!!! Beautiful piece!!

  19. Wow! Michelle! This is absolutely gorgeous. You really do some amazing needlework. Every time I look at your photos I look at them several times. Congratulations on creating this masterpiece.

  20. Wow! Michelle! This is absolutely gorgeous. You really do some amazing needlework. Every time I look at your photos I look at them several times. Congratulations on creating this masterpiece.

  21. Read your post on Anna’s blog. I so admire your piece and you for staying with and doing such an amazing job.
    Happy Birthday wishes. Enjoy your stitching time.

  22. Read your post on Anna’s blog. I so admire your piece and you for staying with and doing such an amazing job.
    Happy Birthday wishes. Enjoy your stitching time.

  23. Happy Birthday! I hope you are having a fantastic time, living it up and giving yourself plenty of attention. You deserve it!

  24. Happy Birthday! I hope you are having a fantastic time, living it up and giving yourself plenty of attention. You deserve it!

  25. mainely stitching

    What a totally gorgeous project!

    I’ve enjoyed catching up with your summer posts. Congrats on the excellent weight loss. I start battling the next 20 pounds now that our vacation is over. :0

  26. mainely stitching

    What a totally gorgeous project!

    I’ve enjoyed catching up with your summer posts. Congrats on the excellent weight loss. I start battling the next 20 pounds now that our vacation is over. :0

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