It’s been a busy summer so far, but I have still managed to fit in the things I love to do. Over the weekend I picked up this little beauty from my local needlework shop, Stitches N Things, where I had her framed by Juanita, at Way Cool Mats:
I love her! The frame is perfect for her. She is Blossom Collector by Nora Corbett. I stitched her on a One of A Kind fabric from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics, 16ct Aida. And she is even up on the wall in my craft room, along with Queen Anne’s Lace.
I can’t wait to see what Pixie I will do next…I have lots of wall space. I have been purchasing fabrics from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics for all of the pixies I want to do. Just look at all the beauties:
I have 2 more that arrived since this photo and 3 more on the way. All but 2 of the fabrics have plans to have something stitched on them. Just love her fabrics and can’t wait to see what pixie will get my attention next. But it won’t be before I finish Aphrodite. Here is my progress on her:
The shell seems to be taking me forever! I did some major stitching on it yesterday but it still seems far from finishing. But I am determined to finish her before switching to another project or starting a new one. Once I get past the shell, I am hoping going upwards will be much faster.
And since a few of you have asked to see some of my stamped creations, here is one of the make N take cards I had at my Stampin’ Up! Open House a couple of weekends ago.
So that is what I have been up to lately. What is taking up your time these days?
Isn’t she a sweetie? I finished her Sunday night. She was a pretty quick stitch, taking me only 19 days! I just love her and can’t wait to get her framed. She is Blossom Collector by Nora Corbett. She is one of the Black Forest Pixie’s and my first Black Forest finish. I stitched her on 16ct Aida one of a kind by Fantasy Dyed Fabrics. Here are a few more pictures of her:
Speaking of Fantasy Dyed Fabrics, I picked up a few more of her beautiful fabrics:
This one is a beauty! 16ct Aida in Blues and purples with a hint of brown and cream. Love it! I have plans to stitch Nora Corbett’s Sweet Pea Pixie on this one. I also picked up this one:
This one is 28ct Monaco, beautiful blue and white with a hint of purple. I do love the colors, but this fabric looks like linen to me and not sure I would ever stitch on it. I do not like linen at all.
I also special ordered this one:
I think that this has to be my most favorite color combination; pink, blue, green all in pastels. I do keep coming back to this combination. This 16ct Aida piece was a bit small for what I wanted, so I have re-ordered a 2nd piece 🙂 And I am keeping this one. I just couldn’t send it back! I LOVE it too much. This one I plan on using for 2 of Nora’s beautiful Pixies: Lily and Rose. The other larger piece that I will receive is for a Joan Elliott mermaid. If you haven’t checked out Fantasy Dyed Fabrics, or haven’t visited this week, check it out! She is always adding more beautiful fabrics and this week she added some gorgeous Opals!
So now I am back to stitching on Aphrodite mermaid and still loving her and her colors. I will post an update photo of her this week. So what project are you working today?
So last week I told you I put down Aphrodite to start stitching on Blossom Collector. I was going to switch back and forth, stitching on them both. But I have been smitten with Blossom Collector and have stitched solely on her for the last week. Here is where I am with her:
She is going rather quickly. After just one week, I am about halfway done with her. I just love the Magenta hues. The strands of what I think are the blossoms she is collecting, are stitched with Caron Waterlilies and I just LOVE stitching with them. So soft and silky and the strands just glide through the fabric so smoothly! I think it would be fun to stitch with them all the time. If they just weren’t so pricey. Oh well, I will enjoy stitching them when I can 🙂
And here is how I left Aphrodite a week ago:
She is another sweet stitch that was going quite quickly. I can’t wait to get back to her and her gorgeous colors. I was just starting on the shell when I put her down. She won’t be abandoned for long. I miss stitching on her. Wouldn’t it be cool to stitch on 2 things at one time?
So what are you stitching on these days or what can’t you wait to get back to stitching on?
My very best stitchy friend has decided to give dying fabrics a try. She knows what we all want in a hand dyed fabric; We want what we see and we want it quickly. She sells one of a kind fabrics on her Facebook page and Etsy shop. You can find her on Facebook at Fantasy Dyed Fabrics. And she will ship to you within 3 days! Now that is service! So go check her out and join her group so that you will see when she adds new fabrics to her page and check back often as she will post photos of new fabrics as she dyes them.
I received one of her fabrics in the mail yesterday and couldn’t resist stitching on it right away. So this is my new start on her fabulous fabric.
This is a 16ct Aida pale blue fabric with gray and magenta. I thought it would be perfect for Nora Corbett’s Blossom Collector. She is another one of Nora’s sweet Pixies from the Black Forest Pixies.
So go and check out Fantasy Dyed Fabrics and let me know what you think.