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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Quick Decision

I participated in an SAL over at Ink Circle Stitchers last year (Cirque des Cercles owes that SAL a big thanks) and part one of my winnings arrived today. (well, probably yesterday but I didn't get to the mailbox until today)

I had the option of picking a chart and it was a no-brainer: I went for Masquerade. I'd thought that the ornament version in JCS was cute, so a full size version? Score!

Of course, about five minutes after I ripped apart the envelope I checked my stash on the off chance, and... well, I went ahead and started it! Definitely the shortest in-hand to start time ever!

The fabric is 32 count Pewter lugana, and I'm going with the DMC conversion.

I have to mention that I love Tracy's charts: they're large-print so it's very easy to see, split over multiple pages which means no wrestling with a a bulky chart and no rips along fold lines and do not have similar symbols that I could mix up in the middle of the night.

Still haven't found the memory card. The picture is courtesy of the internal memory.

29 comments:

Edit said...

That was a quick start! :) But with such a nice pattern,no wonder you felt like starting immediately.

I hope you'll find the memory card soon!

Cole said...

You sure picked a great chart!!! I don't think I could've waited to start it either :)

Manka said...

What a lovely start! Beautiful pattern!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your win. Lovely new really quick start.

KarenV said...

Great new start!

Denise said...

It was a MUST start huh? Great pattern - have fun!

Marlene said...

That's a great chart, can't wait untill it's finished. As for you card, stop looking and then you will find it. Always works for me.

Danielle said...

Great start! I had no idea there was a large version of this. You learn something new every day!

Annie said...

Congrats on your win. I love that big sister companion pattern to the JCS ornament. Have fun with it!

Giovanna said...

Hehe, I've had moments like that too! This is a beauty, I'm thinking about it myself...

D@isy said...

Excellent, this being precious.

Happy embroidery.

Julie M said...

Love it and congratulations on your win!

Carol said...

I never knew that ornament version was part of a larger piece. It is gorgeous, Blu--can't wait to follow your progress :)

Deborah said...

That piece will be gorgeous! Look forward to your progress.

Elaine said...

Wonderful new start, look forward to more up-dates.

Pumpkin said...

That's awesome Blu! I love this pattern too :o)

Karoline said...

Great new start!

Hope the memory card turns up soon.

Mel said...

Lovely!

That memory card has to turn up eventually.

Siobhan said...

Way to go on the quick new start! It looks great.

♥ Nia said...

Pretty pattern choice! :D

Ziggyeor said...

Cute start I like the Halloween pattern.

Beth said...

Beautiful new chart, and great start! Best of luck trying to find your memory stick - what a bummer!

Myra said...

Congratulations and what a winner you chose. I love your fabric - this is going to be a beauty.

Lynn said...

Quite often those quick decisions are some of the best. It looks like a really fun stitch and I look forward to seeing more of it.

D@isy said...

It is a beautiful design.

Happy weekend

Angela P said...

I can't say I blame you for wanting to start that one so quickly, I like it too! And boy do I love, love, love that frame for it :)

Heather said...

Now that's instant gratification! =D

Tammy said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

Kathy A. said...

Glad you found that memory card.
Sure understand your wish to start Masquerade. It is wonderful.