Saturday, July 07, 2007

Inside the Lines

A few days ago I started Long Dog's Sonne Spotte:

Doesn't the picture above look kind of like the page of a coloring book? It's the first thing I thought of as I started outlining the the motifs.

Here's a little taste of color. Not much because the sun was not out the day I took these pictures.

I can see me getting pretty obsessed with this particular piece of needlework. The design is beautiful. Here's a link to the design:
And here is a picture of a finished Sonne Spotte. The stitcher is Stitchmaker Lori. Her finished Sonne Spotte made me want to start this ASAP.
I am stitching mine on 36ct Creme Brulee linen using a mix of Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and DMC. I didn't have all the GAST so instead of waiting to pick up the colors I don't have, I just decided DMC would work just fine.
We've been busy with visiting family this week and having a blast.
I also started Midsummer Night Designs A House by the Sea. I have a made a teeny tiny bit of progress on that. I started it on a whim hoping it would be a quick stitch because I'd like a finish every once in a while.
I'm also getting ready to start the first of 12 Christmas ornaments for an ornament swap this year. I want to get a head start on those, although I really should have started back in January. I was just so over Christmas at that point that the thought of stitching an ornament made me want to puke. Now I'm ready and am going to pull out the JCS Ornament issues and spend a day or two deciding what I want to stitch from those for the swap. Also an excuse to rootle through the stash and see what ornament charts I have forgotten about having.


claudia said...

I really, really like that design, Sonne Spotte. It looks like it will be a fun stitch. Can't wait to watch your progress on it!

Katrina said...

Sonne Spotte is gorgeous and I could definitely see it becoming an obsession :-). Can't wait to see your progress.

Anna van Schurman said...

It does look like a coloring book--but once you've filled it in, it looks smashing!

Donna said...

I just love the design. It does look like a coloring book, something that after you outline you can just fill in with color. I'll keep checking to see your progress. Godd luck

Carol said...

What a great start! I have been anxious to see what this sampler looks like stitched up!

Michelle said...

Sonne Spotte looks beautiful! I just love that design. What a beauty!