Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Progress on Charlotte



I am making some progress on Charlotte Clayton. I've finished the top section and about half done with the second. This week I'm working on the 1 over 1 word area and doing good so far. I love the scale of the animals on this piece. Those birds could eat up that little doggie in a 'sampler minute'!

UPDATE TO POST: Thanks to everyone for your very kind comments! I started to stitch this on 32 count linen but didn't care for it. So...I restarted on 36 count Lakeside Linen Examplar using 1 strand of the called for NPI silks. Much better I think!

16 comments:

Love to Stitch said...

OOh I love this one! I have it kitted up and ready to go. What linen/threads are you using? I am going to enjoy your progress. It is gorgeous!

Glenna said...

I love this. I also want to know about your linens and threads. I started it (AVAS or NPI--I forget on 32 count lakeside, but the coverage wasn't great and the color of the fabric is too robust, so I'm restarting).

Katrina said...

Gorgeous! I may have to add this to my must have list :-).

Margaret said...

Oh Cari! Your Charlotte is wonderful! Don't you love how the birds and animals and flowers are all such different sizes? lol! Looking good!

Loraine said...

What a beautiful sampler! I can't wait to see more of it done. Funny about the bird! Reminds me of that scene from the movie "The Proposal", where the dog gets picked up by a huge hawk. So funny!
I'm coming your way (To Florida) on Saturday! I can hardly wait. I hope your weather stays decent! It's suppose to snow here.

woolwoman said...

Cari your Charlotte is gorgeous! I also need the report about linen and threads LOL - A sampler guild friend of mine is doing this one and I love watching her progress - I just love that little red berry border or whatever that is supposed to be - it is very simple but striking. YGG - Mel

Angela Jamison said...

Everytime I look at your wonderful blog I'm amazed. Keep up the good work!!

Nicole said...

I love this sampler Cari! You are making beautiful progress on it! :)

P.S. I was thinking about you last week when I was in New Port Richey last week. I would love it if we could meet up sometime! :) We may actually end up living there when we move back down to Florida. It would be great to know that I have a stitching friend nearby! :)

Deb said...

Cari - This is a gorgeous sampler! I never realized just how pretty it was by the chart! I really can't wait to see more of your progress on this.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Dearest Sister, Charlotte is nothing less than fabulous! Where do you find the time? Oh wait...you're retired! I am so jealous! LOVE it!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

THis is gorgeous, Cari! Love the giant birds!

I don't know how I've missed so many of your posts - I'm so sorry! Your socks (previous post) are gorgeous!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh Cari, that is gorgeous!! ROFLOL about the sampler minute. ;) That is funny--have to remember that! I have this on my list to stitch--it's gorgeous!

Joan said...

This stitch is FABULOUS
I'm always amazed at your talent.
Fiber--Color--
I'm soooooo glad we're related
Maybe some day your talent will
rubb off on me.
XOXO

Melissa said...

Oh Cari, what a beautiful piece! Another one that I'm oooh-ing over!

Georgie said...

Oh Cari! This is STUNNING! Hurry up, we want more progress pictures LOL

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Cari! I love your progress on Charlotte. What fun to see your blog! Deb