Snuck a Little In

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So remember I said that we were supposed to have a check-in on our MAGIC projects at the guild meeting last night? Well, I picked up my piece over the weekend and made a surprising amount of progress. At least, I surprised myself.

Since last we left off on progress pics for this piece, I had finished up the roof and begun that flower basket. Over the weekend I finished up the flower basket and then started on the alphabet. I love how it’s looking.

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There is really so much more to go on this piece, but I am glad I made a little progress on it. And just for bringing my piece in for the check-in, I got a pack of John James needles for my trouble. And apparently, if you look at this from far away it looks like Shrek or something. You may have to squint. Guess I’ll have to fill in the house so that the roof no longer appears to be legs. Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, since it’s been so long since I worked on this…it is Dorothy’s Garden by A Stitcher’s Hands. I am stitching it over one on 32ct. unknown linen with DMC and AVAS. I started this in 2004, which is why I decided to offer it up to be my MAGIC piece for the guild this year. I hope I finish it.

It is lovely though, I have to admit.

I am grateful for chocolate…because it’s been that kind of a day.

44 thoughts on “Snuck a Little In”

  1. Truly gorgeous progress, Michelle! Here is hoping you get it finished. You sound like you are enjoying it, so I see that happening.

    Have a great rest of the week, and may you cross many stitches!

  2. Truly gorgeous progress, Michelle! Here is hoping you get it finished. You sound like you are enjoying it, so I see that happening.

    Have a great rest of the week, and may you cross many stitches!

  3. It certainly was worth it digging out this lovely piece and make it your MAGIC project for thsi year. It’s coming along great.

  4. It certainly was worth it digging out this lovely piece and make it your MAGIC project for thsi year. It’s coming along great.

  5. That’s very pretty. Love the roses! I have no idea how this is meant to develop, so I’ll be curious to see more of it – and your stitching is just so beautiful!

  6. That’s very pretty. Love the roses! I have no idea how this is meant to develop, so I’ll be curious to see more of it – and your stitching is just so beautiful!

  7. Very nice progress there girl! I think making it a focus project is a great idea and you will have it done in good time.

  8. Very nice progress there girl! I think making it a focus project is a great idea and you will have it done in good time.

  9. Anna van Schurman

    I’m sorry you’re having that kind of a day. Maybe something will come in the mail soon. Your MAGIC piece is simply magic!

  10. Anna van Schurman

    I’m sorry you’re having that kind of a day. Maybe something will come in the mail soon. Your MAGIC piece is simply magic!

  11. Oh, Dot’s Garden is so beautiful. Those colors are great and I love all the motifs! I hope you finish it too, because you won’t be disappointed, but I sure know what it feels like to have something as a WIP for years, lol!

  12. Oh, Dot’s Garden is so beautiful. Those colors are great and I love all the motifs! I hope you finish it too, because you won’t be disappointed, but I sure know what it feels like to have something as a WIP for years, lol!

  13. Sorry you’re having a bad day, but hopefully chocolate will cure all ills. Your Dorothy’s Garden is really drop-dead gorgeous. I love your progress and how this is coming out. I’ve had this in my stash and figured I’d never do it, but seeing is being stitched is really an inspiration. I can’t wait to see more of your progress.

  14. Sorry you’re having a bad day, but hopefully chocolate will cure all ills. Your Dorothy’s Garden is really drop-dead gorgeous. I love your progress and how this is coming out. I’ve had this in my stash and figured I’d never do it, but seeing is being stitched is really an inspiration. I can’t wait to see more of your progress.

  15. mainely stitching

    Maybe if I squinted a lot after an allergy-induced bout of sneezing, and I didn’t have my glasses on … but, no. No, no Shrek there. But what a beautiful project!!!

  16. mainely stitching

    Maybe if I squinted a lot after an allergy-induced bout of sneezing, and I didn’t have my glasses on … but, no. No, no Shrek there. But what a beautiful project!!!

  17. This is going to be gorgeous! I need to go google it so I can see the finished piece. 😉 Beautiful work!

  18. This is going to be gorgeous! I need to go google it so I can see the finished piece. 😉 Beautiful work!

  19. LOL about Shrek–I don’t see it! It is lovely, but my goodness it’s a darned big thing, isn’t it? I love that you’re doing it on 32 over 1.

  20. LOL about Shrek–I don’t see it! It is lovely, but my goodness it’s a darned big thing, isn’t it? I love that you’re doing it on 32 over 1.

  21. Michelle,

    It’s from a distance that it looks like a shrek king!! LOL! That was so funny at the meeting. But, truely…it is going to be a wonderful piece!! Keep up the good work and get that house in. 🙂

    Gloria

  22. Michelle,

    It’s from a distance that it looks like a shrek king!! LOL! That was so funny at the meeting. But, truely…it is going to be a wonderful piece!! Keep up the good work and get that house in. 🙂

    Gloria

  23. Michelle this is a gorgeous piece, and over one? Wow! Just imagine the masterpiece you will have when this is complete. I’m cheering you on!

  24. Michelle this is a gorgeous piece, and over one? Wow! Just imagine the masterpiece you will have when this is complete. I’m cheering you on!

  25. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Most beautiful “Shrek” I’ve ever seen, Michelle!! LOL This piece reminds me of the schloss’s in Germany. All the pretty roses and floral basket stitchery. It’s lovely.

  26. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Most beautiful “Shrek” I’ve ever seen, Michelle!! LOL This piece reminds me of the schloss’s in Germany. All the pretty roses and floral basket stitchery. It’s lovely.

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