Monday, April 30, 2007


Does the title ring a bell?
Was it an important date in history?
Is it my street address?
Perhaps my age?
Nope - none of the above. According to the pattern there are 1548 'X's necessary to complete the bottom shelf of Frederick's bookcase - and I have stitched each and every one of them. Boooooooooring but DONE!! Not much point in a picture - hopefully next time.

Instead a picture of 'High Hopes" which is such a sweet pattern and a joy to work on. What started out as my Wednesday project at SP is now being picked up as often as possible. There is always something new to discover in this little garden which makes stitching it a real adventure.

For all the people in The Netherlands - I hope you are having a very festive Koninginnedag. This is always such a fun day for young & old alike. For each and every one of you who also has a day off tomorrow - I hope you are enjoying a wonderful long weekend.


Blogger Barbara said...

We have had a wonderful koningennedag, thanks! :)

Your current WIP is adorable!

8:17 AM  
Blogger claudia said...

Love your little garden, can't wait to see it finished.

8:21 AM  
Blogger BeckySC said...

It's looking great, Margaret :)

8:38 AM  
Blogger Vonna said...

I just bought High Hopes :) It is a sweet little pattern and yours is looking fabulous!
Thanks for sharing!!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

High Hopes is such a sweet design! Good luck with Freddie!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

High hopes is coming along nicely, easy does it :)

7:33 PM  
Blogger Stitchingnow said...

Love the spring pice. Hope you have a great spring day today.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Lili said...

You are doing a wonderful job on this exquisite design, Margaret!
Well done for finishing the shelf!
Thanks for your email that I have read right away with much pleasure... after replying...(wink!).
We've had a nice labour day here. Thanks.

11:21 AM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

High Hopes is looking very sweet, it does look like it would be a fun one to work on.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Juls said...

I hope you read this ! I will probably be at SP tomorrow (wednesday) between 12:30 and 2ish as well as thursday!! I hope to see you! I'll e-mail you just in case you don't read this!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Juls said...

Well I can't find your e-mail so I'll just see you there!!!!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

oh, this is great-love it!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Margaret, I just love your little garden! I'm looking forward to seeing more of it.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Name: Vicki said...

I love the little garden! You are doing a great job!

7:19 AM  
Blogger lena-lou said...

I love your version of HH, I have this started (last year) but it has become a UFO and to be honest I much prefer the single strand of thread look on yours to the suggested 2 strands. It looks much more delicate and like a watercolour this way more how I prefer things to look. I'll have to start again if I go back to it!

Have a nice weekend :-)

4:15 AM  
Blogger Hazel said...

Love your garden. Beautiful stitching. x

8:36 AM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Oh my, it's time I started doing some more on Fred! 1548 you say? Gracious!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Alberta ('Berta) said...

Margaret, I'm just preparing to begin my Frederick...this will be something I'll look forward to, NOT! Can't wait to see your finished project.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Kucki68 said...

You are so dedicated! I would have thrown Federic in the corner... Oops, he is there anyway... I have starteritis with cross stitching. At least my socks get eventually finished. Need to take some pictures and update. I actually do cross stitch these days, just not Federic.

7:47 AM  
Blogger tkdchick said...

Hang in there with Fredrick he'll be great!

Beautiful stitching!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Juls said...

It was great meeting you at SP last wednesday!!! My Venus thread is in the mail!!! So soon you'll be able to help me pick out some hand dyed to stitch Queen of the Fairies on and then watch her come to life!!!!! Such fun!!!!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Juls said...

Oh and I re-started Fairy Celebration with the thread you picked and I love it!!! So thank you!!!!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Kucki68 said...

Hi Margaret,

I haven't given up on Federic (for some reason this is how his name looks in my mind), but he is currently in time out.

Seeing your Frederick however does make me want to dig him out again.


11:52 PM  
Blogger whitecalla said...

That is going to be a beautiful piece. Just love the garden.

1:43 AM  

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