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Monday, October 17, 2011

Trouble Ahead?

I tackled part three of The Great Escape . And since people unanimously demanded biweekly pictures that's what'll happen. Along with my babbling about the stitches :D


The Great Escape
28ct white Jubilee, DMC 317, 414

Two completely new stitches this time: Sorbello (third "band") and Cretan Catch (bottom "band"). When I glanced at the instructions I thought that the Sorbello stitch would be more difficult but it turned out to be easier than the Cretan Catch. I think the Sorbello stitch is very pretty. I'll have to remember it for future use. I'm apathetic about Cretan Catch

So I may be about to hit a snag with my grey owl. There aren't that many grey DMCs. I'm aiming for an owl with maybe 4 or 5 greys. That's two up there and I'm not sure there's sufficient contrast. (Admittedly this photo is taken in atrocious light.) I'm going to let it sit until the entire owl is done and hopefully it will look cohesive.

In unrelated news I'm wondering what's going on with my mail. The government swears it sent me a letter two weeks ago and I haven't received it and I'm waiting for some mail from the US that was mailed a month ago! Curse you Canada Post! (I think CP's sloth can be added as a certainty along with Death and Taxes)

10 comments:

Berit said...

Beastly CP! Deliver Blu's Mail!!

Lonneke said...

Love those specialty stitches.

Kathy A. said...

OH let me join you on that CP bandwagon. I can send a package to Greece in 5 days and their country is bankrupt!!!
Here - two weeks minimum - FRUSTRATING!!!!!!

CindyMae said...

Lovely stitching!!!

Rachael xxx said...

Great start on the great escape!!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous work Blu! You're braver than I am.
I'm jumping on that wagon with Kathy. I've received mail from Violarium in Finland in less than a week but anything from the US is about a month. I'm not very sympathetic when they strike.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty stitches - I really like this in grey!

Sheila said...

Well done Blu :). I am still waiting to start the Tree of Stitches!

Siobhan said...

Sweet specialty stitches! They look great. I hope the post arrives soon! I am always assured that bills will most surely arrive while anything worth waiting for takes its sweet time arriving!

Anne said...

Love the colours you chose for this piece. The grays are working perfectly and they really show off those specialty stitches. Don't you just looooove CP>??!! I didn't know you were a fellow Canadian!

Waves from Van, BC!!