Saturday, March 8, 2008

LeNouveau Sampler Update

It's been a long week! Work was busy which is a good thing. Other than work, I've been working mostly on LeNS so I'm happy to show my progress. The Krienik finally came in on Thursday which means the garden part of the sampler is complete. I've finished all of the backstitching in the garden except the outer border and Most of the week was spent stitching the butterflies on the right side.

Today I began stitching the alphabet which means I can see the end coming soon on this sampler. I'm hoping the beading goes quickly....

I love the detail of this piece. The backstitching on the lady in the center just brought out her beauty. I can't wait to get the pearls stitched around her neck.

Since I've started working on this piece I've had this temptation to visit Paris. I just love the thought of seeing all the artists on the sidewalks, eating the food, and seeing all the history.

I've already started plans for the trip. Picked the hotel and already found 3 cross stitch stores within a 30 min driving distance of the hotel. Once I have a thought like this in my head I tend to get obsessive. DH is so annoyed and I can understand. We have our first somewhat international trip coming up in May to the Bahamas and I'm already planning our next trip!! I not sure when I'll get the chance to visit Paris but I hope it's soon.

Well friends I hope to keep you posted more regularly on this piece. Hope all is well with you. Until next time, happy stitching.

6 comments:

Shelleen said...

it is coming along real nice. Keep up the progress.

Heidi said...

Very pretty! A trip to Paris huh? Its a 12 hour drive from where I live though I haven't managed to get there yet. One day maybe...

Sonda in OR said...

Your work is absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Michele said...

wow Mel ..it's looking awesome!

Ruth said...

My heavens -- what are your needles powered by? Nuclear fuel cells? lol

Beautiful work!!!!

Teejay said...

Your work on this piece is stunning!