If you have been following my blog and are visiting today, you will notice my blog has a new look. The theme I was using has been retired, and I thought I needed an update. I spent hours this morning looking at themes WordPress has to offer. I just couldn’t find what I wanted. Or let’s just say I am not a big fan of change. I think that is more the issue than finding something I liked. I’m not that great of a computer user either, so the choice was hard. I have settled on this look for now. I am still looking 😉 So now for an update on what I have been up to.
I have finished Ella, the Frog Princess. I finished her on May 8, and am so pleased with how she turned out. Have a look:
She is not heavily beaded, but enough to add some sparkle to her. She is a Mirabilia pattern and is stitched on 16ct Aida Pandora from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.
I have also started the Passione Ricamo Mystery SAL, Moon Sweet Moon and am loving this one.
This will be a fairy and a very large moon. I can’t wait to see if the fairy will be sitting in the moon or flying in front of it. I believe that Laura has re-opened this one for purchase if you want to get in on this one. Click here for the info on her site. I am on section 3 and have section 4 to do before section 5 comes out next week. I am stitching her on a 16ct Aida fabric that was special made for me by Fantasy Dyed Fabrics. I love it. It has a bit of a purple hue to it that the photo doesn’t show, but I think it will be perfect for a night sky.
I have also put a few stitches into the Mystery Sampler from Linen and Threads.
I am afraid I am quite a bit behind on this one. I am still working on the February section. But that’s ok. I am totally loving this one, too. I am stitching this on 16ct Aida Castle View from Silkweaver. I am using Sullivans Variegated thread London Fog and DMC 3888 (which is not part of their line, but a specialty thread).
So that is what I have been up to aside from making cards with some new products I found at the local Scrapbook convention. More on that in my next post 🙂 So what are you working on these days?
So last weekend was my birthday and hubby spoiled me with a weekend get-away and some fun shopping. He also surprised me with a techy gift. Did you notice my new blog address?? I’m a dot com now! and I have my own email address attached to my blog so if you ever want to drop me a note, you can at firstname.lastname@example.org
I received a couple of stitchy gifts for my birthday. I received these from my VBSF (Very Best Stitchy Friend):
Johanna knows I LOVE tea pots and tea cups. It is so perfect. If I had a needle, scissors and a hoop on my getaway, I would have already started this cute stitch. This will look lovely in my kitchen one day. And the beautiful pendant she made from clay. This photo really doesn’t do this piece justice. It is really gorgeous in person. She is so talented. Thank you so much, Johanna.
I received a surprise package all the way from Singapore from a dear blogging friend, Angela.
A beautiful stitch kit that will be perfect in my new craft room (coming this Spring). It says DREAM, sorry I covered that up with the cute little scissors. And a bag full of buttons and charms. I can’t wait to use them in my crafting. Thank you for thinking of me, Angela.
And now my update on Ella, the Frog Princess:
I feel she is going so slow. I have been working on her for about 4 weeks now and this is only the middle of the dress layers. I guess I have my wish to stitch on a lady with a big dress 😉 This is definitely a Big Yellow Dress. I hope to have much more done the next time I update her. In case you are viewing her for the first time, she is Ella, the Frog Princess by Mirabila. I am stitching her on Pandora 16ct Aida from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.
So, are you working on a project that just seems to be slowly getting done?
In my time away, I actually had a finish.
I stitched Royal Holiday on Johanna’s Large Stitch Mira. She turned out so Regal and elegant. The entire piece is just gorgeous and I have to say that I would have loved to have kept it for myself. One day I plan to stitch this design myself. Here is the piece in it’s entirety.
Last week I received this in the mail:
So I designated yesterday as “Ella Day”. Here is a close up of the design and if you know me, then you know why I had to start stitching on her right away.
Yes, she has a frog! She is the Princess and the Frog and her name is Ella. My favorite Princess and frog 🙂 So yesterday I started stitching Ella on Stephanie’s hand dyed Pandora 16 ct Aida. Here is what I accomplished yesterday on Ella Day:
Not much. Lots of yellows. But I had been itching to start something new and now I have to put her aside. I am currently stitching on Rachel’s RR and I have a couple of other projects that I need to finish and work on. But when I get bored with a design and need a pick-me-up, I will be pulling Ella out to give her some love. Thank you for visiting me to see what I have been up to. What are you working on?