Monday, March 11, 2013

Something old and something new

My new Millenium Frame arrived on Friday, and I wasted no time in getting a project set up on it (SO EASY!!)  I was debating back and forth about what to stitch first on my new frame!
Friday and Saturday I worked on Cornelia Vsnderveer from The Scarlet Letter.  Today I broke down and attached the hand dyed fabric for Mirabilia's Siren and the Shipwreck.  I love this design, and I was dying to stitch something on the Murky Waters Lugana I had purchased a while back from Stephanie Bishop. :-)

If you notice, Seamus is nearby.  He's very intrigued by this new contraption and I think he's actually a little jealous that it's been getting more attention than him!

I've even figured out how to "strategically" position my chart so I can watch/listen to the TV while stitching!  Two of my favorite pasttimes. 

Today I found a UFO which I hadn't worked on in YEARS! I started this Drawn Thread project, Tocatta #2, years ago in a special weekend class offered at Cross Stitch Cupboard in Fort Lauderdale. 
I started having some trouble with the Japanese gold fibers, and stashed it away.  But now that I'm older, wiser and braver, I'm really eager to get back to working on this one! 

I'm up to Area 19 out of a total of 39 Areas on the design.  It really is pretty in person. I plan to work on this in conjunction with my mermaid (Mira's Siren and the Shipwreck) and Scarlet Letter's Cornelia Vanderveer sampler. 


  1. Oh I hope you finish Toccata, it's so beautiful! Enjoy the new frame, it looks wonderful.

  2. Toccata is a beautiful piece and I'm happy to hear that you got your frame and like it. I think that I'm going to have to break down and get one soon.

  3. That is a great frame, I have not seen one that large.

    Siren and the Shipwreck is a gorgeous design, it will look so nice on that fabric.

  4. The new frame looks great,Kevin! Isn't it great how taut the fabric is?! I love mine too.

  5. Nice! Lucky you to have your frame and stand! Love your Toccata.

  6. Enjoy your new frame and stand... I love using mine. Toccata is beautiful.

  7. Wow Kevin. Everything your working on is gorgeous. I love your new frame. Something I've never tried. I have always stitched in hand. The UFO you dug out is really pretty.


  8. Kevin, I hope your frame and stand work out perfectly for you. Are you planning to do two-handed stitching now? I found that easier than expected and certainly helps the stitching go quicker. Tocatta is a lovely piece, too! Theresa

  9. That frame is massive! It looks like it will work perfectly for all the samplers we like to do!! The Drawn Thread piece is so pretty and delicate. Good luck on finishing it!