Saturday, December 17, 2011

MAP Complete!

I came up with yet another stitching acronym. MAP, this will stand for Medium A$$ Project in my little world. I completed Dandelion Sampler today, a MAP. It isn't quite large enough for a BAP but still a bit larger than most of the projects that catch my eye. As usual it looks much better in person and I doubt the picture shows the detail. I had it all compete Thursday except for about 3 inches of beads I decided to put on the outside border. Of course this required a trip to the LNS to recover the beads. Glad Mill Hill doesn't drop beads the way some of the over-dye thread makers drop colors or I would have had to re-bead the entire border. This leads to another saga, I need a framer. I have not been happy with a framer in town in many moons for needlework. Suggestions welcome if you know of someone in Birmingham, AL area.

I'll post stash enhancement later. DH is hope sick today and well, some things should be done in private. Let's just say I heard the call of some Belle Soie silks for another DT chart, Linen and Lace from 1998. (still stuck in the 90's but they are really great charts and fun to stitch) Amazing R&R green fabric to stitch it on too. A few other must haves but I'll just tease you for another post. 

Hope you are all ready for Christmas. (we are not) I feel behind but the kids are gone this week and hopefully we can get this end of shopping completed after work this week. My mom is coming up to sign on a little lake place and in full panic that she hasn't done any shopping. It will be an interesting week. Be careful traveling and enjoy your family time. You can stitch after the visits to de-stress. (at least that is what I'm telling myself.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Your MAP is beautiful. A good framer for needlework can be difficult to find. Hope your husband feels better soon. Wishing you a very merry Christmas xxx

  2. ohhh well done on the finish :) can't help with the framer am afraid atm ... hope DH feels better soon and your mum gets sorted as well ... have a lovely Christmas and New year 2012 if I don't squeak to you before :) love mouse xxx

  3. Love your sampler. Can't wait to see all the stash.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  4. Very nice finish.... love the new acronym too!

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas....

  5. Great finish!! Have a Merry Christmas!