Stash and stuff…

Frederick
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Deepest Love:
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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!
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Fabric – From Sew it all at the Fair:
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including fabric for Fire Goddess:
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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:
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HDF stash:
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D-bag and spools
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And to prove it wasn’t just stash enhancing – Titania update:
titania 30.7.10

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!

Stash… again…

No stitching tonight. Went out to dinner and came home tired.

Instead, I got home and found the fabric I ordered to dye:
fabric

The rest of the skeins for Watergarden – here are all the skeins, beads and specialty threads kitted up:
stash

silk

And some spools – PB Red, Old Maid of the Tempest, and a custom colour

silk

Not much in the way of stitching…

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.

fabric for "the night"
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.

EG floss

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:
chatelaine file 1

The zipper on the pocket will be ideal for scissors, hilighter pens etc. Inside there was another pocket, and a “Pencil case”
chatelaine file 2
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:
EG floss tags

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)
Chatelaine EG pattern

And the complete kit minus fabric as it is still wet:
EG total kit

Then I pulled out my brand new spools and stitched a few samples:
stitched samples

The spools:
Spools

What a difference a few minutes makes!

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!!!

hdf

hdf

Mermaid, stash and floss toss…

Mermaid of the pearls – just a little bit more
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

My HDF order arrived finally – random flosses earmarked for certain projects:
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And my floss toss (sans skin floss) for Waiting for Ships on Heaven Lee Creations Seascape blooms:
hdf

A bit of stitching finally

A little more done on the wings:
wings

An experiment- I love this saying:
experiment..

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:

papillion creations.

HDF Fire Dragon and a custom green.

Framed and fabulous :D

Firstly the new stash:
Silk D-bag
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And some of the threads for Chatelaine’s Misty Morning Vineyard:
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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!)
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fabric

And finally, Stargazer Framed:
framed,finished,stargazer

framed finished stargazer

More shiny stuff… stars this time

stargazer

stargazer

stargazer

mermaids of the deep blue

And some more stash- half a yard of 32ct linen, half a yard of 40ct linen, and various spools of silk:

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one third done!

cirque des Carreaux

cirque des Carreaux

Quaker seasons

Done sans borders:

autumn

Summer and autumn

quaker seasons

quaker seasons

quaker tiles

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.

stash

stash

Also a 40ct fat quarter from eBay – called black inkspot I believe by R&R hand dyed linens.

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