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Saturday, 26 June 2010
More red!

Not too much stitching this week as it's been far too hot so I have been reading outside in the garden. I did however finish the tiny ABC sampler that I stitched as a fabric and thread test and which is my final choice for Jane Rees. The linen is blanc cassé 22 fils (55ct) Gander linen and the thread is Soie Surfine 109. I nun-stitched the edge with HDF Natural. Unfortunately I did not have enough of the linen in my stash to make a start on Jane and, although it's on order, I have yet to receive it. I am told that Madame and Monsieur Gander are on holiday until Monday so patience is called for here!

I also made a start on another teeny sampler on the 55ct Gander with Soie Surfine 109. I really enjoy putting in these tiny stitches so hopefully I will enjoy stitching Jane too.

Sew Patchwork II has been stitched (more red) and I will release this later this week. I am wondering if my designs (and my blog) are becoming boring as I seem to get lots of visitors but few comments. Maybe I should take a break?

Thanks for visiting
Take care


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  • On 26 June 2010 at 12:29, Blogger Danielle

    I read lots of blogs, but don't comment too much as I'm usually passing by in between breaks from work. Don't fret too much. I always like to read your posts, even if I do not always comment. I am sure it's the same way for a lot of other folks as well.

  • On 26 June 2010 at 13:12, Blogger Moreen

    Its looking good Carol I bet you can't wait for the fabric to arrive.

  • On 26 June 2010 at 13:37, Blogger Karen

    Your ABC Sampler is lovely!

    I try to comment as much as possible, but there are times that I'm just don't have the time. With it being the end of the school year and the beginning of summer for a lot of us, I imagine a lot of people are just busy and don't have time to comment as much.

    I love your blog, so, please keep sharing! :)

  • On 26 June 2010 at 14:03, Blogger Berit

    Ooh; sounds good--looking forward to the new releases! It is also too hot here for the season already. I typed up a long ramble about your ponder on whether to give the blog a break here; but it grew so long that I'm just emailing you instead! Have a great weekend. :)

  • On 26 June 2010 at 14:30, Blogger Le blog de marylin

    Not of break these embroidery red are magnificent! What patience! Bravo to you best regards marylin

  • On 26 June 2010 at 15:21, Blogger staci

    Beautiful stitching Carol! What do you do with your 'practice' pieces?

    Don't stop blogging, pleeease! I always enjoy seeing what you are doing, even though my commenting has become sporadic. I have the same thing happening on my blog as well, lots of visitors and less commenting. I blame it on summer, everyone is so pressed for time too ;) Because I'm also seeing a decrease in posting from a lot of the blogs that I subscribe to.

  • On 26 June 2010 at 18:57, Blogger valerie

    Yea, what Staci said! lol

    I love your practice piece and it looks like a wonderful combo for Jane.

    I haven't been commenting as much all around after everything that happened. But please keep sharing! I think I also owe you an email. Will try to get back to you this weekend!

  • On 26 June 2010 at 23:47, Blogger Rowyn

    I have become a slack blogger and commenter, but I always enjoy seeing what you are stitching and designing. :-)

  • On 27 June 2010 at 11:33, Blogger Susimac

    Don't stop Carol, its the time of year, when comments and visitors lessen. I've been bad of late and not visiting or commenting as much everywhere, its just been time and the weather has been so lovely, so it keeps everyone outside.


  • On 27 June 2010 at 14:17, Blogger Lisa

    Keep going Carol, I'm one of many that read your blog religeously.

    Hope your fabric arrives soon.

  • On 27 June 2010 at 16:17, Blogger Brenda

    Oh no ..... DON'T STOP DESIGNING CAROL!!! I love your designs and reading your blog as well!!!

    I don't usually comment so I will try and do better at commenting to let you know I'm visiting AND loving what you are designing!!!

  • On 28 June 2010 at 07:56, Blogger VALIE

    Hullo, hullo, blame the "no-comments" on the weather for most readers - who wants to stay indoors when the sun is out ? And as far as I am concerned, blame it on my boss ! Or on the Lottery, which never returns my number...
    Hope the Gander linen will be sent shortly and reaches you in no time.
    Enjoy the week,

  • On 28 June 2010 at 11:55, Blogger Michele B.

    I love your blog, love your designs, and love to visit you - often I don't take the time to comment because there are just so many blogs to see that I forget to let you know I've been here. It is always such fun to see what you will release next. I find myself trying to come up with ideas for "Sew Something" and I am always amazed at the depth of your creativity in what you come up with. Next I am planning to stitch Sew Nautical. Please don't take a break - from blogging or designing.

  • On 29 June 2010 at 21:52, Blogger DonnaTN

    Wow, 55 count! Do you use a lot of magnification? It looks beautiful! I don't comment as much as I should. If I don't have anything original to say or I'm short on time I read and enjoy the blogs I follow, but may skip commenting.

  • On 30 June 2010 at 03:01, Blogger Christy

    I love working on smaller count linens myself, but the distributor for soie surfine in the US only imports a small number of colors--do you know of a UK shop I could order from? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • On 30 June 2010 at 12:44, Blogger Meari

    I really envy your stitching on such small counts... wow. Nice stitching.

  • On 1 July 2010 at 23:18, Blogger angelasweby

    Don't you dare :>)
    Gorgeous teeny redwork as always!
    Angela xx

  • On 3 July 2010 at 07:18, Blogger Suzanne

    Love your stitching. ABC Sampler is a lovely design.

    The waiting for any stitching stash can be a painfully long wait, even if it is only a few days, lol.