Fabric Haul!!!

Lori at Enchanted Fabrics ROCKS!!!! Shame she has now closed down 😦

Anyway, yesterday I got the card telling me that a parcel had arrived… so what could it be???

Well…I picked it up and got home and checked my mail box and this is what I found:
envelopes arrived

the envelopes

I opened them:
what was in the envelopes

Hand dyed heaven Enchanting – For PR’s Fairy of Dreams:
enchanting by HDH

And because I ordered one of her new colours I received this for free- Hummingbird:
Hummingbird by HDH

Now the Enchanted Fabrics order:
Summer Glade Monaco – Because Lori is awesome 😀
summer glade

Ocean Depths on 16ct Aida
aida ocean depths flair

32ct Lugana Spring Meadow
spring meadow

16ct Aida Hocus Pocus
hocus pocus

32ct Lugana Abyss – much darker IRL- I LOVE it!

Jobelan 32ct ocean depths
ocean depths mystique

Jobelan 32ct Cotton Candy
cotton candy

16ct aida Violet Splendor
violet splendour

Lugana opal 32ct Black Orchid
black orchid

and finally

Lugana 32ct opal fairy Twilight
fairy twilight

I have done absolutely no stitching

These past two evenings… today I was thinking about pulling out my HAED – Doorway to the stars but it didn’t happen.

Instead, I was back contemplating colours that I wanted from Enchanted Fabrics seeing as it is reopening on the 17th for 2 weeks, and starting to think about what I want to stitch while I take a week and a half off work…I am having a stay at home holiday, not so I can get some stitching done, but stitching will get done.

I want to set myself a bit of a goal for that time – finishing Mermaids is one – that shouldn’t take long now, and I probably can get most of one of the tails done over the weekend… Maybe get them finished before then…

I also want to do some more stitching on Cirque des Carreaux… its half done. I really like my colour combo and haven’t stitched on it for a while.

I also need to finish frogging my Papillion Creations MSAL and catch up. Actually that might be my first goal. I am far, far behind because of one silly mistake. Mind you, the next parts aren’t very big, so they shouldn’t require *that* much to catch up. I just hate frogging!!!

So my temporary goals are
1. Catch up PC MSAL
2. Finish Mermaids of the Deep Blue
3. At least 3 motifs/ diamonds on CdCx.
4. Frog the spot sampler and restitch
5. Aim to add at least 500 stitches to Sleeping Beauty.

Once the Mermaids are done, I am allowed to start something else. Most of the things I really want to start are on hold until I get my fabrics from EF, but I am sure I can work out one. I have a piece of Silkweaver Starquest, which isn’t earmarked for anything and I have been contemplating what to stitch on it.

Okay, what should I do as my next new start:
a) Papillion Creations Scherezade
b) Chatelaine Misty Morning Vineyard
c) Passione Ricamo My Lady of the Snow
d) Papillion Creations Years End
e) Mirabilia (on starquest lugana or Heaven Lee Creations SeaScape)-One of the following Mermaid of the Pearls, Waiting for Ships, Titania – I think WFS might look awesome on the seascape.
f) None of the above and keep working on your WiPs!

On another note, I was really hoping the post would be really kind to me and deliver my order from 123-stitch today, but it has only been 6 days, so I can’t expect miracles!

No pictures today

I have been slowly stitching the wings on PRs Queen of fairies, which is fun. They are so very delicate. I know Ocean Dreams by EF is a bit of a different colour for a fairy, but I think it works for her.

Enchanted Fabrics has announced that it is closing down – they will have a last opening mid-late February and then be gone forever more 😦 This is very sad news. I really like the way she dyes fabrics. So I am starting to plot which colours I want to buy and in what fabric.

So far my list is:
Lugana Black Orchid opalescent 32 ct fat quarter
? Fabric Painted Cotton Candy
? fabric Fall Folliage
? fabric Fairy Twilight
? fabric Fairy Tears
? fabric Hocus pocus
? painted Spring meadow
? painted Summer Glade

Ones I am considering:
Monaco Dark fury flair – one of my favourite colours that Lori does that I am using for Cinderella
Dragons Mist Flair or painted (not decided yet)
Margarita Flair
Ocean Depths Flair
Painted/Flair Violet Splendor
Berrylicious Flair
Amethyst Daze

I know I don’t need them all, but I know for some of the colours at least I would regret not getting some as there is no one else dyeing exactly these colours at present.