Wednesday, 15 August 2007

The Start That Nearly Wasn't

Here is my start on Taj Mahal by Chatelaine. The other night I left you saying I was going to make a start. After at least a year of getting all my stash together, fondling all the lovely silks as they arrived, making an enlarged copy of the chart so I could read it etc etc etc, I got out the folder where everything had been carefully stowed - and - would you believe I had forgotten the fabric. Now I have a wonderful stock of fabric so no problem I thought but would you belief that the only piece that I had in 32 count that was big enough was a dark beige shade and I just didnt think it would work. I then decided to do it on 28 count. I worked out that the design would be 20 x 20 on 28 count and the biggest piece of fabric I had measured 20 x 20 exactly, so no edges to spare. I was near to tears and then I remembered - my daughter had some fabric delivered to my house and it was sitting in its envelope waiting for the weekend when she would come to collect it. It was a whole meter of 32 count Antique White so as I knew the size of the piece she was wanting to stitch I measured that out and YES YES YES there was plently left for me to pinch some lol. Now I just have to order more fabric to replace what I took. I spoke to her the next day and told her what I had done and she didnt mind in the least so it all ended OK.
I am really enjoying stitching this at the moment and hope to carry on until the weekend. It really will have to go away then and next week I am going to have to concentrate on getting some more UFO done and a tiny secret thing that has to be done too.

7 comments:

jane said...

Looks lovely already Helen, look forward to seeing your progress. I can well imagine how you felt when you couldn't find a suitable fabric - there's nothing more frustrating than not being able to make the new start you have promised yourself. All's well that ends well though.

Lynn said...

It's looking gorgeous Helen, well done on your new start.
I'm glad you managed to get the fabric sorted, there's nothing more frustrating lol

Nicola said...

That's a great start Helen. I shall enjoy watching this lovely design grow.

Ann T said...

Nice start on Taj (eventually! lol!)I look forward to watching this one grow.

Edda said...

Wonderful start that you have made on Taj despite the difficulties with the fabric. I am happy that things turned out OK in the end. I´ll be looking forward to seeing the Taj grow while you stitch on it. Hope you have a lovely day!

Julie said...

A great start Helen despite the fabric boo boo, i'll be wathcing this with great interest, i think i might have to consider a bigger chatelaine myself, the only one i've done is the freebie from the Gift of Stitching

Sally said...

Gorgeous start on Taj Helen. I shall be enjoying watching your progress on this:)