Craft Room · cross stitch · Nora Corbett · Pixie · Uncategorized

My New Craft Room, Injured Back and Pixie Anne


So my new Craft Room is pretty much finished.  I still have things to move in and some organizing to do, but I have a new room!  Here is a before picture of my sons room before we had it painted:

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And here it is after the walls were prepped and patched and painted:

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My husband worked very hard putting all of my furniture together and set up.  My first desk went in on move in day on Feb 7.  And then the rest of the furniture arrived and started going in.  My space kept getting smaller and smaller and I realized that everything I wanted to put in this room was not going to fit.  But that’s ok.  It’s going to be wonderful.

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My other desk went in but when we opened the carton with the corner piece, it was shattered, so we had to wait for a replacement.  And it came rather quickly and the decorating began!

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I just love it!  I have even created in it already.  It is not finished.  I am still waiting on some organizational shelving and I still have drawers and cubby’s to fill.  But last week I injured my back-first last Monday night and then again Tuesday, bringing in boxes of furniture the UPS guy delivered. It was the worst back pain I have ever had and I have had a few.  It’s still not 100%, but getting better a little bit everyday.  I am hoping to get back in my new room tomorrow and fill up a few drawers 😉

I couldn’t even stitch last week, but in the last few nights I have put a few stitches into Nora Corbett’s Queen Anne’s Lace.  She is so sweet and will be the first thing I hang in my new craft room when I get her finished and framed. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Carmel Macchiato, a hand dyed fabric by Stephanie.  Here is my progress on her:

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Once I get the metallic pink portion of the right wings finished, I will have to put her down until the rest of the supplies I have ordered for her come in.  I have had the silk thread and the rest of the beads on order for 2 weeks or so.  She must be a very popular design.  She is so sweet and I cannot wait to get her finished.

I worked on some knitting while my back was hurting, but I guess I couldn’t concentrate as I had to rip out many times and re-work.  I hope to work on it a bit more this week and then I will post a picture.

So, while I was moving into a new craft room and nursing a hurt back, what have you been up to?

Crochet · cross stitch · Hand Dyed Fabrics · Mermaids · Mirabilia

Life is Changing…Everyday


Hi!  I know, it’s been a while.  As my title says, Life is changing.  I am changing and just doing things differently. Nothing major, but there just comes a time, or times, when I just have to change it up a bit. I won’t bore you with details, but all is good.  And I have been stitching. Always stitching.  That is one wonderful constant in my life.  I can’t imagine my life without stitching.  So here is what I have been working on.  First up, The Raven Queen, by Mirabilia.

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This is where I left her a few weeks ago.  From the middle down is finished and now I am working my way up to her sweet face. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Twixt N Tween from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.  Love the Queen on this fabric.  I have put her away, for another new project; yes, another project.  I can’t help it!  I saw someone stitching 3 little mermaids on one piece of fabric and I just loved it!  So here is my first mermaid:

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It is Nora Corbett’s Coral Charms.  I stitched her in 12 days.  Just finished her last night, minus the beads which I will add when I finish stitching the other 2 mermaids.  Mermaid Azure will be stitched on the left and Mermaid Verde will be on the right.  I am stitching them on 16ct Aida Summer Showers from Sunny Dyes.  Teri, over at Sunny Dyes, switched my fabric up a bit from her normal Summer Showers.  She made it more blue for water and since 16ct Aida doesn’t come in opal, she added glitter and big glitter rain drops (or water bubbles in my case) and it shimmers and sparkles just perfectly!  Sorry I couldn’t capture the sparkle in my photo, but trust me, it is sparkly!  I love the idea of the mermaid trio and the Summer Showers fabric so much, that I ordered another piece so that I can do the other 3 La Petite mermaids to match this piece.

The last project I have to share is a crochet project I have been working on and I must say, it is a mess 😦

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I only have 5 more rows to go on this Citrus Stripe Blanket.  I will finish it, but I am not pleased with it.  It seems that I still have an issue with turning and starting in the correct stitch. The first row of each color is a stitch that leaves big holes.  I am still not sure I like them.  I keep having visions of a baby getting their little toes stuck in them.  Anyway, when I started, there were 25 of those holes across. After the first yellow stripe, somehow I did something wrong and only have 24 holes.  Where I have stopped, I only have 22 or 23.  So clearly, my crochet skills are not getting any better.  And if I were to do another one of these (not saying I will, but I have lots of yarn left) I would not use the Taupe yarn again.  The pattern called for Bernat Baby sport 300 grams and I barely used any!  And the yarn is quite scratchy compared to all the other Knit Picks yarns that I used.  They are so soft.   I would definitely get another color in that yarn to replace the Taupe.  I also have the border to do.  We shall see how that goes.

So, that is what I have been spending my time stitching on.  What are you stitching lately?

 

Fabric · Mirabilia · WIP

New Start – Moon Flowers


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Last night I started a new project; Moon Flowers by Mirabilia.  I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Black Magic by Under the Sea fabrics.  This fabric turned out exactly how I envisioned it for Moon Flowers.  I am typically not a dark fabric kind of gal, but when I first saw Moon Flowers, I knew Black Magic would be the perfect fabric.  And Leslie didn’t disappoint.  I am so excited to start stitching on this one.  What new project are you looking forward to getting started on?

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Fabrics A Plenty


I have been on a bit of fabric spending spree lately.  This is what I received in the mail last weekend:

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Aren’t  they just beautiful?  They are all from Hand Dyed Fabrics By Stephanie. On the left is Nantucket Sky-I plan on stitching Lavender Lace’s Spring Angel on it.  Top right is Enchanted Glen and on the bottom right is Shimmering Pool.  They are all 16ct Aida and all are beautiful.  My camera really captured the true colors of these fabrics.  Not sure what I will stitch on Enchanted Glen.  Shimmering Pool is perfect for a mermaid.  I have also purchased quite a few fabrics from Silkweaver lately.  I don’t have pictures of those, but will have to pull them out and take a picture of the many I have purchased.  I think that I have enough fabrics now for whatever design I want.  Now I just want to stitch a little on each of the fabrics 🙂  Thanks for visiting today.

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More Fabric?


That’s what my hubby said when he went out to get the mail while I was in the house hosting a psychic party on Saturday.  Here is what I received:

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This is my first order that I placed on day one of Stephanies’ fabric sale last month.  All are 16ct Aida.  From left to right they are:  Fairy Dance, Northern Lights, Secret, Pixie Kiss Warm Sugar and Samantha.  They are all just gorgeous and I am going to have fun finding things to stitch on these in the future.  I placed a second order on day 2 of her sale after finding out that Aida comes in Opalescent!  Scream!  I can’t wait to get that order.  I ordered two Opals and I’m sure they will also be just a beautiful as these-but sparkly!  Do you think I am addicted to Stephy’s fabby’s?