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Thursday, 9 July 2009
Alphabets Blue update

I have got a little further with Alphabets Blue, my BAM (Brode Avec Moi) with Valie. I have discovered that it's not 50ct linen but 55ct - no wonder it's such a tiny project! It's hard going, not only that it's such a high count fabric, but the pattern is not even so it's difficult to get any sort of rhythm going but saying that I am really enjoying it and will use this fabric again albeit with a finer silk like Soie Surfine. I am feeling a little guilty as I know that Valie has already finished her BAM; I am trying my best to 'catch up'!

Patti over at Tapestry of Dreams has a BIG SURPRISE giveaway and you have until July 14 to enter. Patti is a very sweet and generous lady so I am sure this giveaway will be very exciting.

After a couple of days of rainfall, the sun has decided to show it's face today so I am going to make the most of it so it's out into the garden I go. I have some 'finishing' to do so I might take that outside with me.

At the end of next week I have a little trip planned and I am very excited about this ... some of you already know where I am going particularly one special friend ;-) I can't wait to meet you in real life!

Thanks for visiting
Take care

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  • On 9 July 2009 at 12:55, Blogger Old Yankee Stitcher

    The blue looks beautiful and you are making great progress, hang in there with it. Have fun meeting your friend IRL. CJ ok;-)

  • On 9 July 2009 at 14:46, Blogger Patti

    I LOVE the blue and think you are amazing for stithcing it on 55ct! Unless I got a better magnifier I certainly wouldn't try it.

    Thank you so much for posting my blog on yours - I really appreciate it.

    I am dying to know where you are going and who you are going to be meeting because I know it isn't me. So please email me and let me know before I pass out through curiousity. I do hope you have a lovely time though.

    Lots of Love

    Patti xxx

  • On 9 July 2009 at 15:47, Blogger VALIE

    55-count is crazy ! Don't worry about your BAM progress, I know you have been otherwise busy...
    What's happening at the end of next week, I wonder...

  • On 9 July 2009 at 16:34, Blogger valerie

    Your BAM is coming along greatly! 55 ct. though...wow, how tiny!

  • On 9 July 2009 at 16:39, Blogger Deb

    I can not even imagine stitching on 55 count fabric - 40 is tops for me. But your piece looks wonderful - so delicate and I really love the color!

  • On 9 July 2009 at 18:30, Blogger Cindy F.

    55ct.!! I can only imagine how beautiful that is in real life!
    Amazing progress!!

  • On 10 July 2009 at 05:32, Blogger Kim B

    55 count! Wow!

  • On 10 July 2009 at 06:53, Blogger Rowyn

    Woah, 55 count? Good on you. It is looking good. Very pretty scissors in your photo too.

  • On 10 July 2009 at 15:05, Blogger WendyJo

    This is looking wonderful Carol...what a pretty blue.

    Enjoy meeting YSF next week...it will be here before you know it :)


  • On 10 July 2009 at 17:55, Blogger Andrea

    Beatiful WIP. So delicate.

  • On 11 July 2009 at 00:34, Blogger JOLENE

    I have never heard of 55 count!!! You must have really, really good vision. I absolutely LOVE your scissors you are displaying in your photo. Where can I find me a pair? I would love to hear from you if you can help me out. Kindly, Jolene

  • On 12 July 2009 at 07:24, Blogger Michele

    Blue alphabet is looking great! Can't believe you are stitching it on 55 ct! omgosh you are my hero ;)