Hello friends! Are you feeling like me and wondering where in the heck August went? I blinked and it was over, sigh. I did get to stitch, but first let me show you Aphrodite, back from the framer:
She turned out so beautiful. She is Mirabilia’s Aphrodite and I stitched her on 16ct Aida Kaleidoscope from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. Sorry about the light spot on the first photo, but it does show the frame better. But don’t like the frame too much. When picking this piece up, I was informed that the frame has been discontinued. Too bad, as I really like it. I tend to pick the same frames over and over, without realizing it. I guess I won’t be picking this frame again. I haven’t hung her on the wall yet, but I think I have a spot for her.
After I finished Aphrodite, I pulled out Passione Ricamo’s A Journey Into the Deep. I worked on it until August 21, 2016, which is when I couldn’t resist a new start any longer. (No pictures of A Journey, sorry) I started Nora Corbett’s Iris Pixie. Here she is after about a week of stitching:
Lots of browns and golds on this one. I am hoping to finish her before I get so bored with these colors. Can you see a bit of a leg on the right of the design? I am happily moving over to the right side of her dress. She will be a beauty when I finish her. And hopefully I can finish before I get the urge for a new start. Passione Ricamo just came out with her new design “Guiding Fairy”, which I have already purchased and have fabric on the way.
Speaking of fabric…I know, I know, I am addicted. Here are my recent purchases from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics:
All are 16ct Aida and all of them except the top right one are small cuts for pixies or witches. The top right is my chosen fabric for Mirabilia’s Rapunzel. Another one I can’t wait to start 😉 Did you see those cute tags, attached with a button, hand-stitched to the fabric? How sweet is that? Johanna is doing an amazing job at dying beautiful fabrics. If you haven’t visited her facebook page, do so by clicking here. She only sells one of a kinds, so what you see is what you get.
Another fabric I received this week is Tropical from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.
This is 16ct Aida and is the August Fabric of the Month. Don’t worry; if you love it, she will probably add it to her website soon so that you can order it. I just love the colors. Maybe because they remind me of summer and I am trying to hang onto the last little bit. Some day, a very special design will find it’s way to this fabric.
And last week, this little fellow came to visit:
The first hummingbird I have seen at my house this summer. It was during the rain and he fed from every remaining flower on all 3 of my hanging plants. So he was here for quite a while and actually visited 4 times that day. He even flew over to my sliding glass doors where me and a friend were standing, watching him. He hovered in front of us, as if to say hello and went back to eating the sweet nectar. I haven’t seen him since. But I was able to get some pretty good photos for my scrapbook 🙂
So what have you been up to during that speedy month of August?