Sunday, February 10, 2008

The point of no return......


I'm *this* close to finishing the cross stitching on Alhambra - I'm hoping it's going to be sometime later this week that I finish, and can move on to the specialty stitches. The areas that I have left are more confetti than some of the other parts, and so it might take a bit more time than I think it will. I'm off on a business trip next week, so I'm hoping to take a small project with me, and it will likely be either the PIF I'm supposed to be working on or an ornament. I can't remember if I'm allowed scissors or a needle not on the airplane anymore, but I guess I'll have to check before next week.

I showed no self-restraint this week, and ordered supplies and fabric for both Egyptian Garden and St. Petersburg, both by Chatelaine. I suspect that St. Petersburg will replace the Mirabillia that I included in my goals this year, but we'll see.....

Thanks for the comments on the ring - I'm still in my beginner jewellery class at the art college, and we learned how to create a band ring and set a stone on to it last semester. I hadn't quite finished this ring at the end of the last semester, and I finally finished it a week or so ago.

16 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh man you are soooo close! looks great!

Barbara said...

I've never dared one of Martina's designs, but I get so excited by the progress you're making on yours! :D

Stitcher said...

This is such lovely colours

Vonna said...

This is just stunning...and the colors are just you aren't the Karin?!

Beatrice said...

What a beautiful piece. The colors are Amazing!

Glenda said...

I love Alhambra more every time I see it. Mine included!

Missy Ann said...

Karin!!! Have you been reading my mind? I'm trying to choose between St & Egypt right now. Do NOT encourage me to get both!!

Heidi said...

It looks great and your so close to that Happy Dance. :)

Christine said...

Wow, you've made so much progress!! It looks great.

Darla said...

My, but it's gorgeous!

Dawn said...

You are soo close to finishing:) It is gorgeous!!

Erica said...

I saw this piece in person at my LNS and it's amazing! You must be so excited to have it almost finished! Can't wait for your happy dance!

Carol said...

Oh Karin! I cannot wait - you know how much I loved watching this one grow :-)

Wendy said...

You're so close to finishing this section and it looks spectacular! The colours are just amazing and I'm sure working with the silks is a joy. Its so hard to resist Chatelaine's new designs, she keeps coming out with so many amazing ones.

tkdchick said...

Wow you're whipping right along. Yes you can take a needle on the plane. I take nail clippers for my threads. You're allowed to take that on the plane as long as it doesn't have a file ... I think. Anyhow I don't care if that gets taken away. I also take me dental floss as a back up... you can also use the cutter on that. LOL

Michelle said...

Alhambra is looking really gorgeous! I have all the stuff for Egyptian and St. Petersburg too - I just can't seem to get to them!!