Monday, July 30, 2007

A New Start

My new start is Miss New Year's Fairy. I got a good start on her this weekend. I'm using 28ct Fairy Dust, I bought this linen on eBay and it was listed as 32 ct, but once I started stitching on it it was clear this was 28ct, which is okay but not my favorite count to work on. And out of the *TONS* of hand-dyed linen I have, I couldn't find anything that worked well with these threads. I'm happy with the Fairy Dust, the threads show up much better IRL.
Thanks for all the nice comments on my Noah's Ark finish, they were kind and inspiring ;)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Ark That Noah Built is finished :)

WooHoo, another finish. This was a relatively quick stitch, nice to have another finish under my belt. Now I get to start something new, woohoo again ;-)
Designer - Carriage House Samplings
Title - The Ark That Noah Built
Linen - Lakeside 36 ct Vintage Light Examplar
Threads - Soie d'Alger Silks
Started - 6-14-2007
Finished - 7-27-2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

Block #10 of the Village is finished :)

I finished block #10 of Village of Hawk Run Hollow last night, and even got a small bit started on block #11. This was a fun block to stitch, as they all have been. It would be nice if I could get this finished by the end of September, I'm looking ahead to block #12 which is solid stitching and know that block will take me a good amount of time.
Thought I would show you a slightly better picture of Easter Fairy. My camera just does not want to focus well on her.
Thanks for all the nice comments and have a wonderful weekend ;)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Easter Fairy is framed!

I got Easter Fairy back from the framer's and I am posting a terribly out of focus picture of her. My camera's batteries died right after taking this, which is probably why it couldn't focus. I still decided to post this because life is so busy that I may never remember to post a pic of her framed. The frame is a pale yellow that matches her dress perfectly. If I think of it in the future I'll take another pic of her. I'm very pleased with the framing.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

I'm almost finished with this piece. I think I'll be able to finish it up the next time I sit down to stitch on it. I had some stitching friends over yesterday and we had a great time, of course more talking than stitching got done.
** I'm very thankful for good friends, and God has put many in my life**

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Village Update

My favorite project back in my hands, hmmmmm. I'm almost finished with this block. I should be able to finish it up next week. There's a SBQ out there about what piece you're most proud of, and I would have to say it is this piece for me.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend ;)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Update on SPWN

I had hoped to get this entire corner finished this week and as you can see I didn't even come close. Things were just too busy this week to give any of my stitching projects much attention.
Thank you for all the well wishes about my meeting. It did get sticky, but there was no getting around that, the meeting went as well as it could have.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Update on Noah's Ark

Well, The Ark That Noah Built is coming along nicely. I think two more stitching sessions with this and it will be finished. I still have the bottom flowers to do. Sorry this is such a short post
but I need to get ready for a meeting tonight that may prove to get a little sticky. I'm praying all will go well but still have some butterflies in my stomach.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Update on the Village

Ahhhh, back to my Village of Hawk Run Hollow. I don't think I've ever enjoyed stitching a piece as much as I've enjoyed this one. I'm about half way through block #10. This is a piece that I will miss stitching on when it is finished, so I'll have to find another big project to keep me inspired when this one is done, don't worry, I have plenty in my stash.
Many people have asked what fabric I used for my Easter Fairy, (it is in the post on that finish), it is Lily Pond by Crossed Wing Collection, they have so many pretty fabrics.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ;)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

An enjoyable session with SPWN :)

Finally, some enjoyable stitching on St. Petersburg :). The new stitching on this corner is representative of 10 hours of stitching, part 5 is HUGE. No way this part will be done before August. Having a stitching rotation is helping to keep the stress out of my stitching. St. Petersburg only gets 2 nights a week.
Thanks to everyone who left such nice comments about my Easter Fairy finish. You all are so encouraging.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Easter Fairy is finished :)

Easter Fairy
Miribilia Limited Edition
Fabric: 28 ct Lily Pond by Crossed Wing Collection
Threads: Crescent Colours & Kreinik Braid (No Subs)
Began: 4-10-07 Finished: 7-4-07
This is my first finish for 2007 (a little behind most other bloggers, LOL). Unfortunately, this is not a very good pic of her, she's much prettier IRL. She was fun to stitch but she has more beads than I thought. It took me about 4 hrs just to bead her. She's already off to the framers. I'll post another pic of her when she's framed ;)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Noah's Ark

Here's an update to The Ark That Noah Built. This piece is stitching up very quickly, I love the Soie d' Alger silks. Although the frog seems to have taken up permanent residence at my house. Frogging hasn't bothered me as much on this or VoHRH though like it does on St. Petersburg.
I hit a great deal on eBay today on some Silkweaver linen (like I need anymore linen). Earlier this week I actually ordered some charts to go with some of this linen I have accumulated.

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend ;)

Friday, July 6, 2007

Back to a piece I love ;)

Well, I am back to Village of Hawk Run Hollow and I'm loving it. I have enjoyed every single stitch I have put in this piece. I love the fabric and the silks and the design!! This is the beginning of block #10 (the apple orchard). What a relief to put that Chatelaine away until next week. My new stitching rotation is working well, of course, I've only been doing it for a week :).
I actually don't want this piece to end.

Thanks to everyone who's stopped by ;)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Horror of horrors

I have finished part 4, including the beading. I started the beading last night and when I was almost half way done I realized I was using the WRONG color beads. Ack!!!! So I have spent this morning fixing my error. Do you know how hard it is to remove beads that are packed together? For those of you who do not know me I am not typically this brain dead when it comes to my stitching. There is something about this piece that just doesn't click for me. But every time I finish a part, I look at it and think it is just beautiful. Hopefully my next post on this piece will be one that says "hey, I haven't made any mistakes and I'm enjoying it".
Happy 4th of July!