Thursday, June 19, 2008

Update on St. Petersburg

Well, since the kids are out of school I've barely done any stitching. We're trying hard to get our pool to the point of being able to swim in it, it still has a lot of algae in it. I took the kids to a driving range this morning to hit golf balls which was a lot of fun.


This is how far I am on St. Petersburg White Nights. This is going so slowly but at least I'm working on it. It is a stunning piece but it will probably take me another full year to finish it.

Thanks to everyone who gave me tips and websites to go to for dying linen. A friend and myself are going to give it a try, this should be very interesting :).

"Sometimes we see things not as they are but as we are: Love brings understanding."

20 comments:

Vonna said...

It is looking so nice ;) It will be a stunning work of art when all finished!

Ohhh...can't wait to see what your fabric comes out like!

Teejay said...

St. Petersburg is breathtaking, what an undertaking, kudos!

I hope you get your pool up and running before it gets too hot; it is 113 here in Phoenix today, too bad I don't have a pool.

Julie said...

St Pete is looking stunning!

Aussie Stitcher said...

It is looking great.

Sharon said...

Looks amazing! You can do it!

BeckySC said...

It's amazing!! You are doing beautifully!!

Kim B said...

This is such a lovely piece!

Karen said...

wow this is looking great

Beatrice said...

I just LOVE this piece..I'm glad to see it again!!!!!It looks like you have put quite a few stitches into it! ;}
We are still having some cool weather no swimming for us. But we are playing some golf!

Stitchingranny said...

This is looking really great. Well worth all the effort.

Jenn said...

Very pretty!

Sally said...

This is looking stunning:)

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow! You're almost done all four corners!!!! That's great :o) Keep working on it.

Post some pictures of your dyed fabric so we can see what you came up with :o)

Lynn said...

You've put a lot of work into this one and it looks fabulous!

stitcherw said...

Mermaid in your earlier post looked lovely, the fabric she's on is great. I'm glad you were able to work around the one area where your count got off. Good luck with dying your own fabric. I've seen others do it but never tried it myself. St. Petersburg is looking lovely too. These pieces are gorgeous, but so detailed and involved. Both these will be awesome when done.
Sue

Miokka said...

St. Petersburg is beautiful! Good luck with the pool. I cleaned ours today between thunderstorms. Maybe tomorrow it will be swimable...

Lisa said...

First time angel flying by here, magnificent work!

Solstitches said...

This one definitely has the WOW! factor.
It's simply gorgeous. Beautiful stitching.

Margaret

Janice said...

Beautiful stitching!!!! Love St. Petersburg and the Mermaid! You have some lovely stitching!

catandturtle said...

Dying your own linen sounds wicked fun. St. Pete's is stunning. You have done such an incredible job on this piece. Ann.