November 24, 2013

Super Mojo

Hi, all! Whatever the opposite of no stitching mojo is, I have it. I want to stitch all day, every day, and it's frustrating me to have to do mundane non-stitching related things like going to work and going to the grocery store and actually having to prepare the stuff I bring home. I started this little motif last night as a break from the large sampler below. It's the Frances Eden sampler by Handwork. I'm stitching using my conversion to AVAS from the charted DMC on 40 count Lakeside Attic Lace.
Don't you love the colors in this? Lots of brick red and lots of green. Sort of Christmasy.
I was at In Stitches for Stitch Night last Wednesday, roaming around taking pictures of stuff as I do, when what did I see but the fully stitched version of this sampler, awaiting framing. I cannot tell you how beautiful it is IRL. The chart cover doesn't even hint at how vivid the colors are. Unfortunately I can't share photos of the finished project, as I haven't asked permission of the stitcher. The stitcher, who is known to me because he's a long-time prolific stitcher/customer of the shop and incredibly skilled with a needle, has stitched the model for the designer on 40 count, but also stitched it for himself on 50+ count Lakeside. The project is interesting in that most of it is stitched using reversible cross using one thread over three. The words are over two. Can't wait to get to work on it, but I'm holding off until Peaceful Paradise is complete and for Christmas day. It's Mary Johnson 1806 by Queenstown Sampler Designs. I believe I may have squealed when I saw the stitched sampler and the lovely shark.
Speaking of Christmas, sometimes it's fun to work a project like this, which aside from the fact that I like stitching Santas, is worked in DMC (and lots of beads) on 32 count antique white linen--two over two.
It's by Mirabilia, of course. I have also started another HAED Santa, but right now I'm working on endless navy blue background and there's nothing much to see. I will mention that I'm working on 30 count, 2 over 2, and that it will take most of the yard of fabric I'm using.
And here's where Peaceful Paradise stands. Thanks to the new Queenstown sampler, this will be finished in the next few weeks.
Elvis and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May your cups runneth over and may your stitching baskets runneth over as well!

14 comments:

Faye said...

Woofers!!!! Look at ALL the fantastic stitches here.... I am always amazed at the gorgeous pieces you stitch Glenna~

Faye said...

Oops... That first word should have been Wowzers~~ I love spell check....

Deborah said...

Beautiful projects as always. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Margaret said...

Love seeing what you're working on. You are always trying to tempt me. lol! I must needs go to the Queenstown Sampler site now to look at that sampler....

Cari said...

Oh Glenna….you are amazing. The samplers you choose are fabulous. I'm so glad you share all of your work with us..especially ME. I have ordered quite a few samplers after seeing your work. Frances Eden is going to be a fun stitch. I love the colors.

And sweet ELVIS…I love the pic of the two of you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your stitching time.

Hugs

Chris said...

Gorgeous stitching and wonderful new projects!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, it's a wonderful feeling, this super mojo. And sometimes we even have the time we need to follow the super mojo and just stitch all day and night long.
Great projects you are working on.

Melissa said...

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, Glenna, and lots and lots of stitching time! I see lots of lovely things in progress! (Frances Eden is like Red heaven!)

Mary said...

Glenna, you will so love working on Frances Eden. I'm trying to finish her up myself right now. She's a real beauty!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Congratulations! You have just won a full one-year fellowship that requires you to stay home and stitch for 14 hours a day. All house keeping and meals provided. The only other requirement is that you must post a cute bunny picture at least every 10 days - oh - and finish at least ONE project!

To collect your winnings, please send your bank account password and account number by return e-mail and before you know it - bliss!

Melody said...

Wow! What beautiful projects! I am in awe they are so large and absolutely lovely!

Happy Thanksgiving and have fun stitching!

Giovanna said...

Supermojo is good :-) Great WIPs, and great stitching.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful sampler and Elvis looks wonderful

Cathie J said...

Oh I love that Santa. Beautiful.