July 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: hdf, stash, Titania
Got the beads for Meddy – these were from the Fox Collection as I had a $50 gift voucher to use as I wrote into their magazine. Now I want to start her!
Fabric – From Sew it all at the Fair:
including fabric for Fire Goddess:
Fabric from a friend that went to the Zweigart factory outlet store in Germany – lugana and Belfast (32ct all) – fat quarters and 1 fat half of grey:
D-bag and spools
And to prove it wasn’t just stash enhancing – Titania update:
I have had a really busy week this week, so very little time for stitching 😦 Next week should be better.
Its now almost 1am and I am wired on coffee… meh!
June 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Chatelaine, hdf, stash
No stitching tonight. Went out to dinner and came home tired.
Instead, I got home and found the fabric I ordered to dye:
The rest of the skeins for Watergarden – here are all the skeins, beads and specialty threads kitted up:
And some spools – PB Red, Old Maid of the Tempest, and a custom colour
June 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Chatelaine, Egyptian Garden, hdf, stash
More setting up for future projects.
I dyed two more pieces of fabric – both I think will work for what I have dyed them for, however one I want to go back and revisit. I was trying to do mottled dark blue with bits of other colours through – violet, green, pink etc – kind of reminiscint of photos from the Hubble Telescope of nebula and such… however only the green showed through the blue so the fabric might have to go back into a dye bath and get some pinks and violets if I can be bothered. It is for Passione Ricamo’s The Night – I have a piece of Aida that came with it but when I double checked the measurements it only has about 2 inches for framing – which doesn’t leave a lot of room… This piece has lots of room for framing.
This is darker in real life
I got my silks for Egyptian Garden, now the only Chatelaine left to finish kitting up is Watergarden. I have done my own conversion to Vikki’s HDF silks by eyeballing the colours on my monitor and choosing ones that looked (on screen anyway) pretty close. I have dyed a piece of Belfast linen to stitch it on – it looks quite bright but I think it will look pretty – it is blue, pale orange and pink – I was aiming for sunset colours.
I went down to Kmart to see if they had any zip files for me to set up a few of my projects in – and they had these lovely bright pink files:
The zipper on the pocket will be ideal for scissors, hilighter pens etc. Inside there was another pocket, and a “Pencil case”
I think between the two floss, needles, beads and metallics will work.
Then I very industriously made up floss tags with the symbol in the fabric and the floss name:
And slipped the pattern into plastic pockets – the pages had to be trimmed slightly as they were US letter size and the pockets are A4. Luckily most US cross stitch patterns come with a decent margin so you can trim without losing the pattern (I did the same thing to my Cirque patterns)
And the complete kit minus fabric as it is still wet:
Then I pulled out my brand new spools and stitched a few samples:
March 22, 2010 at 11:20 am (Uncategorized)
Tags: hdf, stash
I received my HDF order today – 3 spools of Peacock crowns, 2 of BeCherished and 1 of dragon heart. I took two photos, about 2 minutes apart (if even that) and check out the colour difference!!!
March 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: hdf, mermaid of the pearls, mirabilia, stash
Mermaid of the pearls – just a little bit more
My HDF order arrived finally – random flosses earmarked for certain projects:
And my floss toss (sans skin floss) for Waiting for Ships on Heaven Lee Creations Seascape blooms:
January 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Blossom Time, Fairy Queen, hdf, Papillon Creations, Passione Ricamo
A little more done on the wings:
An experiment- I love this saying:
Its on bright green linen which doesn’t show up that well in the photo. And the n in envy is wrong… oh well…
And Blossom time:
HDF Fire Dragon and a custom green.
December 21, 2009 at 11:36 am (Uncategorized)
Tags: finish, hdf, mirabilia, Stargazer, stash
Firstly the new stash:
And some of the threads for Chatelaine’s Misty Morning Vineyard:
Shimmering Mermaid, and Seascape linen from heaven Lee Creations (why can’t people on eBay list they smoke? I am going to have to wash this!)
And finally, Stargazer Framed:
November 24, 2009 at 11:50 am (Uncategorized)
Tags: hdf, mermaids of the deep blue, mirabilia, Stargazer, stash
And some more stash- half a yard of 32ct linen, half a yard of 40ct linen, and various spools of silk:
September 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Gift of Stitching, hdf, Quaker seasons, stash
Done sans borders:
New stash – Wiehenburgs Ancke from one of the lovely ladies on the HDF forum. I need fabric. 4 mystery minis and a d-bag o skeins (One persons trash is another’s treasure), and 3 spools from the mini of the month – Undertow, Old lady of the sea and DragonFire.
Also a 40ct fat quarter from eBay – called black inkspot I believe by R&R hand dyed linens.