Weird title, huh? Well, I have sort of a Spring theme going on. First, I have been working on Spring Garden Fairy on Johanna‘s Round Robin.
She is Joan Elliott’s Spring Garden Fairy that is featured in the current issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework. Johanna asked if I would like to stitch her on her Round Robin and I am so glad I am. So far she has been a pretty easy stitch and she is so sweet. Even the hair in this one has been no problem. Can’t wait to finish her.
On Saturday, February 1, I started Lavender & Lace’s Angel of Spring:
That is all the progress I made on this one. I wanted to start this one with Tanya, a stitching friend , and I am so glad I was able to. After many fabric changes and problems with scroll frames, this one finally came to life. I will have to put her down and finish the RR, but I will pick her up again soon.
And for the final “Spring”, where is the real Spring? Here in Michigan we broke a record for the most snowfall in any month this year. Can I say that I am so sick of snow and winter? And we are expecting 2 more snow storms this week 😦 I have no idea where hubby and son are going to pile up more snow. I think a lot of people are saying that this year. So…where is Spring? Is is just around the corner?
What are you stitching these days?
Now that Christmas is over, I can show you the last project I finished in 2013.
This is my friend Carol. I made her this Wine A Little stitch by Sue Hillis Designs, Inc. I tried framing it myself…what a disaster. Let’s just say I am leaving the framing to the professionals. I’ll take it into Stitches N Things sometime this month. It was a pretty quick stitch and even came with the little wine bottle charm.
My first finish of 2014 is Iris Fairy on Debbie’s Joan Elliott Round Robin.
She turned out very pretty with lots of sparkle. Someday I will have to stitch her in full. While I wait for the next Round Robin to come my way, I will be working on “The Angel” and will get her done this year. And since it is -35 degrees out, I think it’s a good time to cover up with a blanket and do some stitching.
Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to. What are you stitching on?
I’m so happy! I have a finish! And by today’s deadline for mailing, too! Yay! I stitched Joan Elliott’s Butterfly Fairy on Rachel’s Round Robin. She turned out lovely!
Her hair was a crazy mess and I didn’t think I would ever get it done, but I did and it’s lovely. Hubby really likes this one and has asked that I stitch in full. I do believe he said that about the last JE fairy I stitched. I will add it to my future list of things to do 🙂
Here is the RR in full:
It’s a beautiful piece and Rachel is going to love it when she sees it. So many sparkly beads! Amazing!
I received this lovely piece of fabric in my mailbox yesterday:
It’s Lunar Eclipse 16 ct Aida by Stephanie. I can’t wait to see what I end up putting on this one. Though it’s really more green than blue.
I also received these beauties from Silkweaver on Monday:
From top to bottom we have: Hocus Pocus 14ct Aida, Spellbound in 18ct Aida which I plan to use for The Gift, Spooky Day Gray in 14ct Aida, Witch’s Brew in 14 ct Aida and Spooky Day Grey in 28ct Lugana. They are all lovely.
Last night I put a few stitches into Ella after finishing Butterfly Fairy. It was a nice change. Especially to work on Aida again. Well, that’s all for today. I’d love to hear what you are working on or what goodies you have acquired lately.
I think the title speaks for the photos.
This is an under the bed storage box that I have all of my hand dyed fabrics in. I remember when I didn’t have any hand dyes, and now I am obsessed with buying them. And I have plans for every one 😉 Well, most of them. Some may be just too pretty to stitch on right now. But I have them on hand when I need. I am not a patient person, so waiting for hand dyed fabric to come in the mail is very hard for me. So now I have a pretty good stash.
Just some of my Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.
Some from Silkweaver. Just can’t seem to stay away from their auctions 🙂
A few from Picture This Plus from last years sale.
These are my 2 latest fabrics from Stephanie. On the left is her limited edition Liberty and on the right is Calypso. Both are 16ct Aida and both are gorgeous!! Not sure what I am going to put on Liberty, but Calypso is perfect for a mermaid 😉
And here is what I am currently working on. When I can stay awake that is. I have been getting up at 5:00 am 4-5 days a week to walk with a friend and it has been really kicking my butt. Can’t seem to stay awake at night to stitch. Hence the very little progress.
This is going to be Joan Elliott’s Eastern Promise on Julie’s Asian RR. Sorry for the bad photo, but the colors are truly bright and beautiful and Julie’s fabric is a blue sky with a touch of tan here and there. It’s gorgeous!
That is my update for now. Thank you for visiting and have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend.
I finished my Geisha last night. I’m so happy with how she turned out
I know I should start working on the birds and cherry blossoms. But a mermaid has been calling to me for some time now. So now I don’t know whether I should take a break and start Siren, or continue on with the RR…Decisions, decisions.