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Some Stitching, a Framing and Some Goodies


It’s been a while since I posted.  So I have lots to share.  First, some stitching.

chicadee on right side

I finally finished the chickadee and cherry blossoms on the right side of my Geisha Round Robin just in time for mailing last week.  The title will have to wait until it returns home next year.  Here is how the whole thing looked before mailing it off to Johanna:

Geisha RR ready for mailing

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, except that the fabric is 28ct Jobelan.  Too stretchy for me. Since I like my fabric taught when I stitch and I tend to stitch a little too tight,  the piece seems to be a little out of shape now.  Maybe it will go back into place after everyone does their stitching on it.  I’ll deal with that once it comes back home.  It’s going to be so bright and colorful when it’s finished.  I know that the 7 gals that will be stitching on it will do a great job.  And I am looking forward to stitching on theirs.

While we are on the subject of Round Robins, this is the Round Robin I did last year.  I finally put it in to be framed a few weeks ago and picked it up today.  I tried a new framer, and not sure if I am 100% happy with it yet or not.  There seems to be some puckering at the bottom, but I will leave it for a few days to see if the hot, humid weather has anything to do with it.

Fairy RR framed

Sorry about the poor photo.  Seems I may have to enlist a friend with her awesome photo taking abilities to come and take blog photos for me.  My camera is just not doing the trick these days.  Anyway, I love all the fairies that were stitched for me on this piece.  So beautiful and sparkly in person.

Now for some goodies.  A few months back I won this from  Pretty Little Things in a Box  blog giveaway.

Copy of 100_5131She made some really cute vintage rings and I won this adorable one.  She folded the back down so it almost lays flat.  I may use it that way.  Not sure yet.  If you want to make your own, you can visit her blog for directions on how she creates them.

Next up is a piece of fabric I won over at My Stitchy Ramblings blog.

Goodies from KarenOMG!  I totally fell in love with this piece of fabric!  It has nice light colors, it’s 16 ct Aida and it’s SPARKLY!!  So, so beautiful.  I love it, Karen.  And she was so sweet and made me some awesome scroll covers for my scroll frames.  Isn’t she just the sweetest?  I will post a pic soon with the monkey ones on my scroll frame.

So, I think I am caught up now…I am currently stitching on Karen’s Round Robin, but don’t want to post until I am finished.  I have some things on order, some things kitted up to start and just last week I signed up for Passione Ricamao’s Mystery SAL.  This will be a first for me-SAL and Mystery SAL.  The enablers out there  seem to think it’s a mermaid (thanks Julie 🙂 ) And you all know that I can’t resist a mermaid.  Hopefully I won’t be away for quite so long next time.  I have missed you 🙂

Fabric · Joan Elliott Round Robin

Sweet little Bird and some stash


Over the weekend I finished the little bird in the cherry blossoms on the left side of my Round Robin.

Bird and cherry blossoms left side

Isn’t he just the sweetest? I had a heck of a time trying to get a good photo.  Even in today’s beautiful sunlight, so I apologize for the bad photo.  I wasn’t going to stitch the right side as I have been dying to start Mirabilia’s Siren and the Shipwreck, but seeing a friend’s RR piece has inspired me to continue.  So I have started on the little birdie on the right side and will post when I am finished.  This piece has to be mailed out on the 22nd, so I hope to get it done.  I want to add a title, but that may have to wait until its return.

I also have to share my last 2 fabric of the months from Stephanie. The first is April Showers, of course, April’s FOTM:

April Showers fabric

This is so beautiful in person.  I just love the pinks and turquoise in this one.  The one that I received on Saturday for May’s FOTM  is Pollywog Princess:

Pollywog Princess fabric

This one is loaded with purples and greens.  Very cool.  Both fabrics are 16 ct Aida.  One of these days I am actually going to stitch on one of these beauties.  For now, I am collecting 🙂

I have also started my next pidge scarf using the bamboo yarn and I have to tell you I LOVE, LOVE knitting with that yarn!  So soft and silky.  I will post a pic as soon as I get a little more done.  Thank you for visiting today to see what I have been up to.

Geisha · Joan Elliott Round Robin

One Beautiful Geisha


I finished my Geisha last night.  I’m so happy with how she turned out

Geisha finished

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.

Geisha · Joan Elliott Round Robin

My Asian Round Robin


I thought it was about time to show you what I have been stitching on since finishing Emmie:

Asian Round Robin start

This is my Joan Elliott Round Robin that I am going to be participating in  starting in May.  I have wanted to stitch a Geisha for a long time and decided that my Round Robin would be Geisha’s.  I am stitching Joan Elliott’s Red Geisha and getting near finished.  I also want to add some cherry blossoms and birds before I send it out and hopefully a Title at the top. Sorry about the wrinkles.  The fabric is an extra large piece as I wasn’t sure what I would be stitching and didn’t want to be short.  So I am rolling it up and using a hoop and probably stretching it too tight as I like my stitching to be tight like a drum when I stitch.  I am stitching on a Hand Dyed Fabric by my favorite dyer, Stephanie.  It is 28 ct Jobelan Mocha Delight Here is a close up of my Red Geisha:

Red Geisha

Sorry about the bad pictures.  There hasn’t been any sun lately in Michigan and I just couldn’t seem to get a better photo.  Hopefully when I finish her I can get a better picture.

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Finished RR is back home with me!


Hi.  I have been a bit out of the blogging world.  Hubby has been in the hospital for a week.  He ended up having his gallbladder removed and I brought him home from the hospital today.  So not much stitching for me this week.  But I did receive my Round Robin back last weekend and want to share it with you.

Finished RR

It is so beautiful and sparkly.  All of the gals did such a beautiful job on their blocks.  Not sure when I will be able to get this framed.  I’d love to do it now, but I’m afraid I may have to wait until after the holidays. It’s so beautiful that it needs to be hanging on a wall where I can admire it everyday.  This was my first RR and I met some wonderful stitching friends and had a great time.  Can’t wait until the next one.
Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.

Mirabilia Round Robin · Pixie

Cherry Blossom


I finished my block on Johanna’s Round Robin over the weekend.

I chose to do Cherry Blossom on her piece.  Here is the completed piece:

Isn’t it just gorgeous?  It is now complete and I am thinking of keeping it for myself.  Ha! ( I know you are reading this, Johanna.)  I will send it on.  It is so beautiful.  She is going to be thrilled with it when she gets it.

Mirabilia Round Robin

FINALLY, A FINISH!


Hello my friends.  I finally have a finish to share with you today.

It’s Donner on Sophia’s RR.  I have been working on him all month.  With my back and sciatica giving me problems, I didn’t think I would get him finished by the deadline, but I finished him late last night.  And with a week to spare.  Here is the entire piece:

Sophia stitched all of the squares and those of us in the group are just stitching the reindeer-minus the beads and treasures.  This piece is so awesome.  I can’t wait to see this piece finished.  The fabric is perfect and sparkly.  This was a joy to stitch on.  Even with my back problems.  Thanks for visiting.

Mirabilia Round Robin

Round Robin


I am participating in my first Round Robin and this week I completed my 2nd block.  I stitched Winter Maiden for Kathy’s piece and here is what she looks like:

Not the greatest photo, sorry.  But she did turn out very nice.  I used some threads I hadn’t used before and this fabric was a breeze to stitch on.  I will be putting her in the mail on Monday.