This is my progress on my Pink Princess. Otherwise known as Dawn, The Fairy of Grace by Passione Ricamo. It was really hard to put her down. I love the colors and the fabric is so awesome. It’s16ct Aida Tintagel by Stephanie. I love it so much I ordered more of it for a future project. But I received sections 13 and 14 for the Mermaid SAL#4 and I don’t want to get behind. So I have been working on mermaid tail this week. Not much to show today, but I will give an update next week.
I also received the fabric and thread kit for my very first Chatelaine Design this week. It’s all for Flower Fairy Garden.
This package was everything everyone said it would be-Beautiful, like a Christmas present, perfectly wrapped. It really is all in the presentation. I didn’t want to open it. I did eventually open it to double check that everything was there. And I had to fondle all the silk threads. It’s going to be so wonderful stitching with them. It also includes Delica beads that late faceted so they will be very sparkly. The fabric is 28ct Cashel. Not sure how that is going to work out, but because of the many specialty stitches in this design, Aida just won’t work. I am very tempted to start it, but I am at least trying to wait until after my surgery next week. I am thinking about trying out some Q-snaps with this project. I am having my gallbladder removed, so resting my scroll frames on my stomach will not be comfortable for a while. So this will be the perfect project and time to try out Q-snaps. I don’t have a picture of the finished product on my Surface, so I will have to add that in my next post along with an update of the Mystery Mermaid.
So what do you use to hold your fabric, Q-snaps. Scroll fames, hoop
Another new start. Yep. I received the awesome piece of fabric in the mail on Saturday evening. It is the March Fabric Of The Month at Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. It is called Tintagel and it is my most favorite piece of hand dyed fabric! Mine is in 16ct Aida. I am usually not drawn to green, but this is heavenly with just a smidge of pink and blue here and there. As soon as I received it, I scanned it into my computer and started playing in The Viewer. Hubby said I have to stitch a woodsy fairy on it. So I searched fairy and it brought up all the designs with fairy. Most did not look good on this fabric. Then when I put Passione Ricamo’s Dawn, the Fairy of Grace on it, BAM! That is the one!! Hubby said that without the wings she would look like a princess, so of course I knew for sure it’s the one I have to do. He took off her wings and showed me this:
I am in LOVE! This is the sweetest! I call her my Pink Princess. So I gathered all of my things and started her on Tuesday night. I love stitching on this one. Since I finished all the hair on the Mystery Stitch Along, I will stitch on this one until the next section of the SAL comes out.
What project have you been over the moon in love with?
It is 1:10 a.m. and I just couldn’t stop stitching until I completed section 12 of the Passione Ricamo Mystery SAL. And I have to say, that is a lot of hair! Beautiful, gorgeous hair, but a lot of it! Only 4 more sections to go and then finally a mermaid face will be revealed. I can’t wait! I am very proud of myself for keeping up with this one. Section 13 will be released on Monday, so I have a few more days to work on a new project that I started yesterday. I will post more about that project tomorrow. For now it is time for me to get to bed and get some sleep! Sweet Mermaid dreams :)
XStitchbee!! You have 24 hours to get me your address so I can send you your prize package. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you to everyone that dropped by my Little Ole Blog. I have enjoyed visiting your blogs this week also.
Today is my 3 year anniversary since starting my stitchy blog. It has been a fun ride and I have met so many wonderful people. I started this blog as a way to keep track of my projects and share my passion for stitching. So, to celebrate my anniversary, I have a nice little giveaway that you can win. Simply leave me a comment on this post telling me which of my blog posts is your favorite or which one of my projects is your favorite. I will draw one name to win the following prize:
The prize package includes a piece of 32ct Lugana Solo from Silkweaver measuring 16 x 25 ( a definite mistake in ordering as I don’t stitch on 32ct, but the fabric is beautiful!), The February 2015 issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine (I renewed my subscription and received this one after I had purchased it) My favorite model stitcher stitched the cover ;) A package of DMC Color Variations-the Blue Lagoon Collection. I liked the colors so much I purchased it twice; a couple of Weeks Dye Works threads and 3 packages of Mill Hill beads.
So leave me a comment on this post by March 31, 2015 and I will draw a name from all entries on April 1 and it won’t be a joke :)
Last night I started a new project; Moon Flowers by Mirabilia. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Black Magic by Under the Sea fabrics. This fabric turned out exactly how I envisioned it for Moon Flowers. I am typically not a dark fabric kind of gal, but when I first saw Moon Flowers, I knew Black Magic would be the perfect fabric. And Leslie didn’t disappoint. I am so excited to start stitching on this one. What new project are you looking forward to getting started on?
Last night I completed section 11 on the Passione Ricamo Mystery SAL. Just in time for section 12 to be released on Monday. It will be more hair. We have already been given a sneak peek. I am so proud of myself for keeping up on this one. I can’t wait to see the mermaid come to life.
I have to share something my hubby purchased for me this week.
It is a beautiful trunk. He bought it at Joann Fabrics. And guess what I put inside??
FABRIC! Yep, all of my Hand Dyes by Stephanie, Under The Sea fabrics, Picture This Plus fabrics and a few Sunny Dyes fabrics and a couple of afghans and towels that can be stitched on. All of my Silk Weaver fabrics are in another container. I am so geeked about my new Trunk of Fabrics! And as you can see, I have room to grow ;)
What are you stitching on today?
I finished Mirabilia’s Siren and the Shipwreck last night and just LOVE how she turned out.
Her colors are so beautiful and that chandelier is so full of beads that make it sparkle so beautifully when the light hits it just right. If you click on the second picture, I swear it looks like the chandelier is lit up! I am so happy for this finish. Can’t wait to get her framed and then I will have to find a place to hang her. I stitched her on 16 ct Aida Under The Sea by Sunny Dyes Fabrics.
What are you hoping to finish soon?
I finished sections 9 and 10 of the Passione Ricamo SAL#4. I am patiently waiting for step 11 to be released on March 9. Here is how I left my piece:
On the right is the purple mermaid tail! So excited for this one! I love the sparkly waves, too.
I have also put a few stitches into Fairy Dust.
And now I am working on Siren and the Shipwreck. She is really moving along.
She is looking a little ghostly without all of the details. I think once I finish her hair, I will be able to start the back stitching and beading. She has a lot of bling in her. Especially the chandelier. Can’t wait!! She has really been a fun, easy, relaxing stitch and I am loving stitching on her again. Which one of your stitch projects was or is a fun stitch for you?
I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Helen Elizabeth at Good Woman. I accept this award and will do my best to do this right. Good Woman is fairly new to the blogging world, so go check out her blog and give her a nice blogger welcome.
The rules are:
Show the award on your blog.
Thank the person who nominated you.
Share seven facts about yourself.
Nominate 15 blogs.
Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know.
So, here are my 7 facts:
- I was born and raised on the East Coast, but I call Michigan my home.
- I spent 3 years in the United States Army and that is where I met my wonderful husband.
- Cross stitch is not just my hobby, it is my addiction. I get quite cranky when I don’t get to stitch.
- I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and am coming up on my 14th year in April.
- I am a collector of many things including miniature tea sets, pez dispensers, match books and about 300 Ginny Dolls as well as all kinds of Stitchy stuff.
- When I am not stitching, I like to stamp, scrapbook, knit, read and spend time on the computer with social media.
- I am the Mother of two young men and wife to the best husband who I met, went on a date and married a month and a half later. We have been married for 30 years.
Now for the 15 blogs I nominate:
- Stitch Therapy
- Pretty Little Things In A Box
- Life’s Apprentice
- Mae’s Beauty Blog
- Mary-Grace’s Cross Stitch
- Pillows A La Mode
- Not Your Average Crochet
- Handmade By Hannah
- Crafty Haven
- Life’s Complicated So Cross Stitch
- Dani, Black Belt Stitching Wizard
- Come Stitch With Me
- What I’m Up To Today
- Of Snail Mail, Books and Vanities
All of these blogs are wonderful and have wonderful things to share. Go check them out, you might just find something you like.