Friday, October 23, 2009

New Start SAL

First off... WOW! You guys have been stitching up a storm! Gorgeous work - all of it! Kudos to all!

Next, I want to tell you about my excitement. For the Special New Start SAL on the board last week I started Jo Wall's Dragon Charmer. Here's the original:
Now don't throw stuff at me, but I am going to admit that I am not a big fan of Ms. Wall's charts. Her art is lovely, but not usually anything I would want to stitch, with this ONE exception, a dragon, and beautiful blues (my favorite color)! Plus, to tell the truth, they scared me! They looked like so much detail, I figured every other stitch would be a different color, and it would drive me mad. I am happy to report that is not the case. I am really enjoying this one. I started in the upper left corner and got approx. 1400 stitches in so far. Here's what it looks like now:

Stats: 28 ct. Joblean - light blue, DMC Floss, 1 X 1 Full Cross.

For the HAEDless Sal this weekend, I will be working on A Bouquet of Cheryl.

Thanks for looking!
Till next time
Happy Stitching!
Louanne

11 comments:

kerbear said...

Fantastic start on this! This is a great design :)

Sabine S. said...

Great start! Already a few different colors.
Sabine

Jan said...

It's looking lovely. Lots of colors.

Lonneke said...

Your thoughts of Wall charts are excatly like mine, including liking this one! So, I admire your courage to start one. And an excellent start it is. It looks beautiful!

Wendy said...

That is a nice start already and a very lovely design!! Can't wait to see this one grow :)

CathE said...

What a great start. I'm stitching a Wall too and know exactly what you mean, but the results are so worth it, the details is amazing. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

MarchAnn58 said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of Wall. I am working on The Untold Story and woo hoo the details are really popping. This one made it to my stash too and you are doing a wonderful job, you won't be sorry you choose it when it is done. And remember getting there is half the fun.

Astrid said...

OOO i have this in my stash... I hope to start it sometime. in the meanwhile I am going to follow you with this !!!

Carolyn NC said...

Great start!

Cindy F. said...

Amazing start!! This is a gorgeous design...and all those beautiful colors!! WOW!

Maxine said...

A fabulous design you've picked Louanne. I've a 'few' ;) Wall's in my stash and have got Transfomation started (it's only a small start though lol)These are very intense designs but that's what pulls us in isn't it. I'll be watching this one grow so keep up the great work :)