Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Elizabeth Mears

I decided to get Elizabeth Mears back out yesterday. I really would love to get it finished up sometime this year. The castle is what made me put it away. It's huge! This is where I left off last year...

Elizabeth Mears progres as of 5/6/11

And this is where I'm at now...

Elizabeth Mears as of 3/12/12
40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue, NPI silks (1 over 2)

I also worked on Christmas Garden a little bit...

Christmas Garden
40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar, CC and GAST (1 over 2)

I'm almost finished with the border. It really is such a fun sampler to stitch.

Another sampler I've wanted to stitch for a long time is Shakespeare's Peddler's "Spanish Mystery Sampler." I decided to kit it up after seeing Natalia's beautiful finish!

Threads and linen

Not sure when I'll get to it, but I love it! Well, I'd better get going - I have a date with the copier at my son's school. :)

43 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I so need to stitch both of those. Soooo pretty!!! I'm glad you got Elizabeth Mears back out. :D

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  2. Oh gosh, seeing your Elizabeth Mears reminded that I bought that chart last year and I think I kitted it up too. Not good. I guess I better look for it because yours is looking wonderful. You really made a lot of progress on the castle.

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  3. I had a tiny start on Elizabeth Mears but then put it down - I was doing the Spanish SAL with the Attic last year - started off with a bang but then got distracted - I will say it is a fun stitch but doing those LOOONG bands of the same thing over and over can be tedious. It is a good project for mindless stitching so hope you will enjoy it. Melody

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  4. Elizabeth is so pretty... but yikes, what a big castle. Your CG looks wonderful and I'm looking forward to your start on the Spanish sampler one of these days.

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  5. Both samplers are looking great! I love seeing the before and after pic!

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  6. Elizabeth is looking lovely - but I can see what you meant about that castle - it is HUGE! Look forward to seeing your Spanish Mystery :) The threads you've chosen look lovely!

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  7. Beautiful stitching and colors! Love seeing your gorgeous work! Have fun copying! :-) Mere

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  8. Beautiful stitching and colors! Love seeing your gorgeous work! Have fun copying! :-) Mere

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  9. You really are moving on both of your samplers! They are both fabulous. I like how you changed the "Christmas Garden" to an alphabet, like Katrina. I am thinking of doing that as well.
    Can't wait to see more.

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  10. The first sampler is gorgeous! But stitching that white/offwhite section (of which there is alot) would send me over the edge! I can never make white or off white (or any really light colored) thread look right. Altho it could be the close up lenses eye glasses I use which shows every imperfection - LOL! When I hold my work at a distance, it looks great! The second one - I'd say you got more than "a little bit more" done! You are really tempting me into getting this one too!

    Linda in VA

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  11. Mmmmm, Elizabeth is gorgeous and I just love that castle but can imagine how tedious it is to work on. Great progress on the Christmas Sampler, too - love the alphabet at the bottom.

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  12. Elizabeth is gorgeous and you have made a ton of progress. Love how Christmas Garden is coming along too - so pretty. And I'm in love with Spanish Sampler - I need to get this one for sure!

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  13. Well you really made some progress on that castle, congrats. The BBD design is lovely. HAPPY STITCHING CJINPK ;-)

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  14. That castle is massive!! Great progress on both pieces!!

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  15. I have Elizabeth Mears to do. Seeing yours makes me want to finish up on my VoHRH and get to her!

    Michele
    Dansville, MI

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  16. Both the samplers are lovely.

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  17. Both samplers are so very beautiful! Great progress made on both!

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  18. This really is such a pretty sampler and I think that yours will be beautiful! I would probably feel like you too though in thinking it is a huge huge house. I will enjoy seeing your progress.

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  19. ooooo well done on all the stitching you've got done and like the colours on the new one you have kitted up ... must look that one up :) love mouse xxxxx

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  20. Both samplers are beautiful. I must say that castle is huge. I love the SP sampler. I may have to get it.

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  21. Your samplers are gorgeous. Love that Elizabeth Mears, I had never seen that one before. I love anything with flowers. And what a fantastic new choice, the Spanish Mystery Sampler is amazing!

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  22. Wonderful castle building! I love CG more every time I see progress photos... and your shades look so lovely to me! Hope you had fun with the copier ;-) I had such a fun time Saturday - it was great being with y'all.

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  23. You and I have the exact same tastes, I'm convinced! I was eyeing Elizabeth Mears recently and went for Sarah Elizabeth Brooke, but as I watch you work on this one she might move up a place or two ;) I will enjoy watching you stitch this one!

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  24. Both pieces are beautiful, Nicole. And Natalia's Spanish sampler is absolutely gorgeous, so I can totally understand wanting to stitch it.

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  25. Beautiful progress! I love the flower garden on the bottom of Elizabeth!

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  26. Gorgeous work, Nicole! I agree with you about Katrina's alphabet for Christmas Garden.

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  27. Great progress on both your projects Nicole! That castle on Elizabeth is a monster! Keep plugging away and you'll be done in no time.

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  28. Nicole, your pictures are always so beautiful !! I love, love, love Elizabeth Mears.... I don't think I had seen it before, and now, I am afraid it is a must for me. Yikes !! So glad you got the Spanish Mystery Sampler all kitted up, it really is fun to stitch

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  29. Both of your samplers are stunning! Great progress on them too. Mary Roe is another beautiful design. You sure know how to pick them :)

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  30. I always love your pictures! And you made great progress on both the samplers.

    Greetings from Debby

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  31. What nice progress on both pieces!

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  32. They are both looking gorgeous, great progress

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  33. Beautiful work on both of your samplers! I am anxious to see your progress on Christmas Garden.

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  34. Gorgeous, love Ann and Christmas Garden. I really want to start the Spanish Sampler too!!!!

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  35. I love the samplers you are stitching. Love to hear your volunteering at your son's school.
    I love parents like you :-)

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  36. Elizabeth Mears is looking gorgeous - I hope you are able to finish it this year, too!

    Your Christmas Garden is coming along beautifully!

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  37. i LOVE the Christmas Garden sampler. I really love the alaphabet at the bottom better than the original chart I have. Would it be possblie for you to share the alphabet??
    Thanks,
    Kim
    kcmmg1@aol.com

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  38. I love your Christmas Garden Sampler. I especially like the alaphabet at the end. Would it be possible to share that with me??
    I like it better than my chart from Balckbird.

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