Over the weekend I finished the little bird in the cherry blossoms on the left side of my Round Robin.
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:
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:
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.
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.
I thought it was about time to show you what I have been stitching on since finishing Emmie:
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:
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.
I’m addicted to Stephanie’s Hand Dyed fabrics! Look what arrived in the mail today:
Yep. More of Stephanie’s fabrics from her sale. They are all just gorgeous! From left to right they are: Loki, Seafoam, Haunting, Falling Leaves, Snow Drifts Opalescent, and Isolde Opalescent. All are 16ct Aida and all are so delicious looking! The sparkly aida’s are so pretty! I can’t wait to stitch on all of my stephy’s fabbies! My favorite from this batch is definitely Haunting. I love the pinks and grays. Ok, time to get stitching!
I had never heard of one before a few weeks ago. A co-worker of my husbands asked if I would be able to make her a pidge scarf??? This is the picture she sent me:
I guess you could say it is more like a collar scarf. So I told her if she found a pattern and picked up the yarn, I would see what I could do about making her one. I’ve had the yarn for a couple of weeks and am just getting around to working on it. Here is my progress on the pidge:
It has taken me days to get this far. Why?? I hate ribbing! Ribbing of any kind is just so monotonous and boring. So much wasted time pulling that yarn from front to back every other stitch! It’s not a hard pattern:
Cast on 28 sts knit through the back loop, yo, slip stitch as if to pearl. Repeat across. I worked that for 8 rows, then did my buttonholes on next 2 rows then continue in the pattern stitch for 25 inches. Yep…25 inches and the longest 25 inches at that. This pattern does make a nice thick ribbing, so it will be nice and warm. I bound it off the needles last night and not too bad. There is a row in there that I wasn’t paying attention and pearled the stitch instead of slipping it. When I back tracked, I couldn’t get the stitches into the right twist, so there is a partial row with about 10 twisted sts. And twice I split the yarn and is quite noticeable. But I just couldn’t get the hang of “un-knitting” this pattern. So…there are a few mess ups. They will be on the inside. I will sew on the buttons tonight and post a finish tomorrow. She also included a light pinkish yarn in Bamboo that I think I will try again. I’m itching to stitch with that Bamboo yarn. It feels so silky. She sent along another pattern also, but it seems worse than this pattern. Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to
That’s what my hubby said when he went out to get the mail while I was in the house hosting a psychic party on Saturday. Here is what I received:
This is my first order that I placed on day one of Stephanies’ fabric sale last month. All are 16ct Aida. From left to right they are: Fairy Dance, Northern Lights, Secret, Pixie Kiss Warm Sugar and Samantha. They are all just gorgeous and I am going to have fun finding things to stitch on these in the future. I placed a second order on day 2 of her sale after finding out that Aida comes in Opalescent! Scream! I can’t wait to get that order. I ordered two Opals and I’m sure they will also be just a beautiful as these-but sparkly! Do you think I am addicted to Stephy’s fabby’s?
Today is the day for the drawings for my blogaversary. I had my son do the drawing for me and I thought we may run into a problem if he picked 2 people that wanted the same prize, but the first 3 names all wanted a different prize. So here we go…
First prize of the yarn package goes to:
Second prize for the Lizzie Kate pagckage goes to:
And the third prize for the #2 cross stitch package goes to:
Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you everyone for playing and visiting my blog to see what I have been up to this past year. I look forward to sharing with you this year. For the winners, you have 48 hours to contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address.
After I posted yesterday, I looked at my archives and realized that a year ago I started my little ole’ stitchy blog. I checked to see when my very first post was and it was yesterday! One year ago I started this blog and I have enjoyed every minute of it. So to celebrate, on short notice, I have 3 little give-aways. All you have to do is leave me a comment about anything and let me know which give-away you would like to win by the end of day March 31, 2013. I will pick 3 winners on Monday, April 1, 2013. So here is what I could find in my search today:
#1 is a Lizzie Kate Friendship pattern, A piece of Plum Blossom 28 ct Linen sized 14 x 18, a Piece of 28 ct hand painted Monaco from Youthful Needleworks, some thread and some Mill Hill Beads.
#2 contains Friendship pattern with a clay sculpture of a dragon and 2 little kids, a piece of Pewter 20ct Lugana sized at 12 1/2 x 12 1/2, some threads and some Mill Hill beads.
#3 is for 5 skeins of my favorite scarf yarns-Pomp-a-Doodle, Sashay, Starbella and Fun Fur.
I have had so much fun with this blog and have met so many wonderful, friends here. I look forward to the next year. Remember, you have until March 31 to leave me a comment and let me know which give-away you would like to win. If you post onto your blog and let me know, you will get a second entry. Post on your Facebook for an additional entry. Since my followers are all over the world, I will mail anywhere. Thank you for taking the time to see what I have been up to this past year. Hugs!