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A Royal Finish and Ella Day


In my time away, I actually had a finish.

Royal Holiday completedI 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.

Johannas Large Stitch Mira completedLast week I received this in the mail:

Ella and Pandora fabricSo 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.

Ella patternYes, 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:

Start on EllaNot 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?

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This Week’s Stitching


Here is what I have accomplished this week in the way of stitching:

neck scarf with a cable look

I had some yarn left from the pidge scarf I made here.  So I made this neck scarf.  I loved, loved this pattern!  4 rows are repeated over and over to get a look like cables.  Every 4th row makes a hole, so instant button holes, as loose or as tight as needed.

neck scarf with a cable look 2I received this pattern free when I purchased some yarn at a shop while on vacation.  I will be making more of these.  It only takes about 100yds of a worsted weight yarn, so I was able to get 2 neck scarves out of the skein with a little left over.  It would make a nice flower or embellishment for a hat or sweater 🙂

Next, I started Johanna’s Royal Holiday on her Large Stitch RR. I feel guilty for having it in my possession for so long and Johanna really needs to see how beautiful it is in person.

Royal Holiday startI am just starting on her face.  I will show the entire RR when I finish it.  It is truly a beautiful piece and I plan on duplicating it someday.

And last, my new look.  I have decided to go quite a bit shorter with my hair.  I had it cut about 6 weeks ago and it was a little difficult for me to go short.  But I loved it and   wore it wavy through the summer.  But now that fall is here, I needed a new shorter look.  So I took the plunge yesterday.

My new look

It’s very hard for me to take a picture of myself and I cut the top of my head off.  Oh well.  You can see my new short look.  I think I look very business like.  Hubby calls it short and sassy.  I like it.  What have you been stitching on this week?