What’s this you ask? It’s my Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler from the Gift of Stitching magazine. A WIP from forever ago that I haven’t worked on since April 2010. Last week, I decided that I was fed up with Hare Pyns and needed a break. Since I’d been talking about red samplers, and I remembered this one was languishing in the closet and has red in it. So, out it came. I’ve completed parts 1 & 2 (out of 5) and am currently working on part 3. I’m almost done with part 3 and I’d like to go ahead and finish this part at least while I’m excited about working on this piece. Part of the reason I keep pushing this piece aside is because I’m afraid I’m going to run out of thread. It’s charted for Vikki Clayton silks, but I know she’s changed a lot of her colors since then and I don’t know that I could get additional silks that will match. Guess I’ll figure it out when the time comes.
Here’s how the whole thing is looking – please excuse the crappy crappy photo – I really should have at least taken this out of the frame but I was being lazy.
I did work on Hare Pyns a bit on Saturday. I’m still not excited about working on this piece. But I did get the background over halfway finished. I’m hoping to get the rest of the background done soon so that I can start working on the bargello panel. Oh, and to answer Dale’s question on my last post – this is a class offered by Patrick’s Woods through my guild. I don’t believe the pattern is available outside of a class.
And I’ve been working along on ATS on Sundays. That tree has been interesting. I got all the branches and leaves done quickly (which you’d think would be the hard part), but then my tree trunk was over one stitch too far, so it had to come out and be restitched. Then I was able to get most of the fruits in. This is what it looked like yesterday before I settled in to work on it.
Last night I was finally able to get the fruits finished and the snake. I’m now officially done with the tree and have started on the angel on the left. I’m glad to be moving on to something other than the tree, although I have to say that since I saw Missy’s snake – I’ve been anxious to get mine stitched. He’s pretty darn cool with his blue spots.
I am grateful for migraine meds and Mountain Dew (well, I would be if they were working faster).