Monday, July 23, 2012

July IHSW and a Giftie

My IHSW time was incredibly tiny this month!   Hubs and I spent Saturday helping friends pack and move...I was so worn out at night that I barely got any stitching done!  Sunday was spent shopping .....and getting a pedicure (pedi vs. was a difficult decision!)

I did get some time in, working on Cathedral -

Before the weekend:
After the weekend:

This is the top half of page 3...hopefully I can finish it off this week!

Now for the "Giftie" part of my title!

Friday after work I was catching up on emails and I noticed I had recieved one from Michele, the owner of Heaven and Earth Designs.  It was titled, "Giftie".    I opened it up and I just know I had a HUGE grin on my face at that moment......She had gifted me a chart I have been drooling over, Tamlin by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (SPML).  Michele gifted quite a few folks charts in the last little while....she is such an awe-inspiring woman!

Here's a picture of the chart:

Now the image of the chart doesn't do the artwork justice, because it's so here are pictures of the 3 images that make up this chart, from SPML's site.

The first image on the left is called The Rose:

The middle image is called The Faery Host:

And the last image is called The Knight:

"Tam Lin is about a young man who is the captive of the faeries, and the young woman who rescues him. The main character, depending on your viewpoint, is either the young woman, who becomes pregnant by her enchanted lover and must rescue him before the faeries can sacrifice him, or the young man who had been living with the faeries and wishes to escape to live in the human world. The story deals with transformations, courage, and the relationship between the faeries and the mortals" -

There are so many 'versions' of the story you can well as folksongs.  SPML refers to version Child 39A on her site, and it is such an interesting story/ballad to read!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend ....spent with friends, family and some floss!   :)



Jennifer M. said...

Looks like you got quite a bit done even though you had a busy weekend. It looks great. Enjoy your new chart too. ;)


Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on Cathedral. Lovely new chart.

sharine said...

Great stitching. I love your new chart.

Valma said...

I agree to say that even if you had a busy weekend you made a great progress on your Cathedral
you must be impatient to stitch the other part =)
your new design is amazing ! there will be millions of stitches =D
can't wait to see it
happy stitching

cucki said...

Wow lovely new chart and great progress on your stitching..
Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Great stitching on the cathedral =)

I love the chart you got! It's absolutely wonderful =)
I usually don't go so much for this kind of charts, but that one is also on my wish list =) I hope you will start it soon! =)

Lija said...

Good progress! and the gift is very pretty

gracie said...

Great stitching progress....and congrats on the chart win.

Melinda said...

Love the chart, thank you for sharing the story, Michele is the best for sure.

Pull the other thread said...

Wow what a beautiful chart. I love SPML art work and have a number of her charts. Your progress on Cathedral is looking great, I also have that in my stash. Congrats.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Despite being busy you made good and obvious progress.

What a cool gift!

Sally said...

You made fantastic progress! It's looking brilliant.

What a wonderful gift chart from Michele.

Sally said...


Found your blog through Carrie's blog.

Your project is lovely!
What a great gift too.

Bea said...

You put in a lot of stitches for not having a lot of stitching time. And that is a wonderful new chart.

Melissa said...

Great progress and what a pretty chart!

SoCal Debbie said...

You really got a lot done on your IHSW! The new HAED chart looks gorgeous! What an awesome gift!

♥ Nia said...

Amazing progress, well done!! :)
Fabulous gift!!! Lucky you :D

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on your giftie, Lesli. That's awesome. Michele is such a sweetheart. I just love her to death!! And you may think you didn't get much done, but it looks like quite a bit to me. Grats on the progress. Sorry to hear about the moving. I HATE doing that. It sucks. Glad you enjoyed your Pedi too. I would have no problem with that decision. It would definitely be stitching!!

McKenna C. said...

I just found your blog, and I love it! You do beautiful stitching! If you have time, I would love it if you could check out my blog.


Anne said...

Wow! Great progress Lesli and what a generous gift! You chose a gorgeous chart!!

Anne said...

Wow! Great progress Lesli and what a generous gift! You chose a gorgeous chart!!

Anne said...

Wow! Great progress Lesli and what a generous gift! You chose a gorgeous chart!!

Ewa said...

Cathedral looks absolutely divine, and congratulations on your giftie chart, that's fabulous! Can't wait to see you start it - I LOVE Law's work!