October 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: finish, HAED, ink circles, Lily, Nora Corbett, RYO, wip
I was working on Nora Corbett’s Lily for a while. She is now finished as well.
I started Ink Circle’s RYO. I have bought the full series, but here is the first one:
As I work on mulitple projects and like having my current WiPs on hand, I decided I needed a better way to store them, so I purchased a 10 drawer unit that sits besides my stitching chair in the living room.
Currently I have Mermaid of the Pearls, Titania and Egyptian Garden Mandala in there, plus a few others.
The 3rd last Heaven and Earth Designs sale was way too tempting with over 50% off, so I ended up purchasing quite a few designs. Quite a few were on my wish list for a while, such as Minerva’s Melody by Josephine Wall, Faery Bride by Amy Brown, and Dragonflies Whispers by Ching-Chou Kuik. I was tempted to get the Seven Deadly Sins by Marta Dahlig. I was considering the minis of those. I need to buy floss so I can start. I have bought some 20ct evenweave to stitch them on. I had some 22ct stuff but I really dislike it. I was considering restarting Doorway to the Stars.
July 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Cirque des Cercles, fire goddess, ink circles, Joan Elliot Designs, Lily, Nora Corbett
So here is a big update.
Firstly, I have been stitching away at Fire Goddess:
And I have been stitching Lily at work. Considering she gets maybe 20-30 minutes a shift at most, I am happy with how she is progressing:
For something fun, I started Dolly Mama’s Coffee:
14 ct and very bright!!!
And pulled out my Cirque de Cercles No. 2, stitched with HDF Paua Abalone:
Last time I stitched it, it looked like this:
Thanks for looking!!!
May 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: fire goddess, Joan Elliot Designs, Lily, mermaid of the pearls, mirabilia
You may remember I started Mermaid of the Pearls quite a while ago… She sat looking like this for a long time:
After tonight she now looks like this:
She is the most annoying mermaid to stitch. I am not sure why, but I am not enjoying stitching her as much as I did Waiting for Ships, or Mermaids of the Deep Blue. There isn’t the same colour flow I think and so you are jumping here, there and everywhere with colours.
And here is an update on Lily – she is a very slowly progressing WIP simply because she may only get 20-40minutes every time I am at work:
Loving Fire Goddess. The ball of fire in her hand is gorgeous:
A little more of her skirt is done too
April 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: fire goddess, Joan Elliot Designs, Lily, Nora Corbett
Sorry about the bad photos!!
Here is Lily – took a photo with my phone at work:
I think she is progressing nicely 😀
And here is the Fire Goddess:
Close up of her face:
There is a very bright, bright orange in Fire Goddess that I didn’t think was right, but now I have stitched it does actually work.
March 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm (Uncategorized)
I pulled out Lily,
who I hadn’t stitched for a while, and realised that I can’t find my skeins of 948 and 754… which for Nora Corbett/Mirabilia designs, is the skin colours!
I know I have about 4 skeins of 948… but do you think I can find one of them???
That said, she has progressed… pictures will follow 😀
June 19, 2010 at 2:04 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Cirque des Carreaux, ink circles, Lily, Nora Corbett
I was awake way too late stitching this last night, and some would say tonight (although I did have the tv on a silly movie or two…) and it is almost done:
And the bit I did on Lily the other night:
May 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Lily, Nora Corbett
Maybe if you tilt your head and squint you can see it emerging….
May 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Lily, mirabilia, Nora Corbett, Waiting for Ships
Today I started adding the bling to Waiting for Ships after finishing all the backstitch (which actually took a lot longer than I thought – but I think that was partly because I as getting distracted by the movie I had on)… Anyway, her headpiece is gorgeous. I tried to take a close up but I think my hands were shaking a little so everything was out of focus… sigh… maybe better photos tomorrow, but here she is anyway… her blinged up headpiece:
And I started Lily by Nora Corbett – belfast linen Tutti Frutti by silkweaver