Hello my blogging friends. This last weekend we turned the clocks back an hour for Daylight Savings Time. So now it will get darker earlier and be lighter earlier in the morning. I used my extra hour wisely. By stitching 😉
In between laundry yesterday, and with my extra hour, I was able to finish the bottom half of the dress, minus the beads. This piece is so wonderful to stitch on. I am loving every stitch and do not want to put it down. But this morning I put her away so that I can get to stitching on the November section of the Mystery Sampler. For those seeing this one for the first time, it is Dawn, the Fairy Spirit of Grace by Passione Ricamo. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Tintagel from Fabrics by Stephanie. It truly is a gorgeous piece of fabric. The next time I pull her out, I do hope to finish her. I plan on stitching her without the wings, just because I think she looks like a Princess. My Pink Princess.
This weekend, I also fell off the wagon 😦 After going through all of my knitting and crochet projects and writing them all down and organizing them, I put myself on the “Do Not Buy More Yarn” list. Well, my local yarn shop was celebrating their 1 year anniversary and having a trunk show with AJHC Wools yarns and a bag show. I couldn’t resist either! Here is what I purchased:
The yarn is from a gal in Michigan who dyes her own yarns. There were so many beautiful yarns, I had trouble deciding. But I settled on a peach yarn with orange to rust speckles called “Rhea”. I will be using it on the shawl pattern which I have been eyeing from Janina Kallio of Woolenberry called Floral. It is a beautiful lacy shawl with a sweet picot edging. It is available on Ravelry if you are interested. Woolenberry has the most beautiful shawl patterns. I can tell this one will take my undivided attention. No tv watching on this one! And this makes #62 in my stash of projects! I do have a serious problem, but no judging!
The bag is from Mid Mitten Designs, and I just LOVE the clear window in the front. There were 3 different size bags, this one being the middle sized one. They are a bit pricey, but are very well made. It is perfect for holding this project until I am ready to get started on it. My husband says I can’t start it until I get the other 61 projects done. Ha Ha Ha! I am so tempted to start it now, but I will have to wait a bit as I am still having issues with my elbows. I am trying to be patient, but it is taking so long.
So, how much yarn is in your projects or cross stitch projects are in your stash? I’d love to hear about them 🙂