After a mammoth amount of beading and watching season 1 of Pushing Daisies again, the mermaids are beaded, backstitched and a HAPPY DANCE!!!!!
16ct Aida Silkweaver Solo
The majority of my order arrived from 123-stitch the other day. I have to put in the order for the metallics for Shimmering Mermaid and then they are pretty much kitted up and ready to go.
This has been split up in Titania, Mermaid of the Pearls (which is waiting for one lot of metallics on back order), Lilly of the woods (waiting for the flower beads on backorder), Midsummers Night Fairy, Waiting for Ships, and Shimmering Mermaid sans metallics (I am really not sure how I missed them!!!).
Now I just need to decide on which fabrics from Enchanted fabric for these.
Tomorrow backstitch and beading.
I am going to choose Waiting for Ships for my next start.
I think she would look good on either. SeaScape is a fat half though, so I am considering leaving it whole just in case I decide there is something big I want to stitch on it… but I am not sure…
Most of my order has been shipped. They apparently were out of 3 or 4 spools of metallics, so they will be shipped sometime in the next two weeks, which is fine by me. I would have been just as happy if they shipped them all together 😀 Oh well, its good 😀
I put about 150-200 stitches in mermaid 2 of metallic floss… its so pretty but I have to remember to cut shorter lengths. The tails now meet 😀 I had a bit of a panic as I thought I had a missing row or extra row on one of the mermaids and then realised I had miscounted. Silly! They line up so its all good.
Order is in for the beads and metallics that were missing for the miras that I posted yesterday.
My list of definite fabrics from Enchanted Fabrics has been decided I think. I was going to join her monthly program for a year, however, as she is closing I can’t do that any more, so I am going to get my 11 or 12 pieces instead. As well as the colour I listed last night my definite colours that I want are:
Abyss (mystique) (midsummer Night’s Dream)
cotton candy (flair) (Mermaid of the pearls)
Dragon’s mist (painted)
Fall folliage (painted)
Hocus Pocus (flair)
Ocean Depths (mystique) (Waiting for ships?)
Spring meadow (painted) (titania maybe?)
Summer glade (painted)
the ones I am tossing up for the other 3 are
Fairy Twilight (painted)
Violet Splendor (flair) (shimmering Mermaid)
Amethyst Daze (flair)