November 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Fairy Moon, floss toss, mirabilia, stash, Titania
Her blanket, scarf or whatever you like to call it is done:
This is my Lindt chocolate box I am slowly filling with silk spools..
A few varigated silks I bought:
And I got my silks for Fairy moon – shown here with the Hand dyed Heaven Hummingbird fabric. I think it will work 😀 It looks quite pink in this picture:
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:
May 26, 2010 at 1:43 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Joan Elliot Designs, stash, Water Goddess
Getting the colours to photograph true to life is always an interesting endeavour:
3 nights effort into getting her started. I think she may be a relatively quick lady to stitch 😀
And my next 350 skeins of floss to play with – Venus floss as used in Passione Ricamo designs:
May 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Chatelaine, Misty Morning Vineyard, stash
So I have been rather impatiently waiting for my packets to arrive from the USA and I am so glad I ordered them before the dollar started to take its swan dive… and they arrived today 😀
So I bought another 7 spools from the spool forum at HDF – all custom colour- 2 each of 2467/2441/2425, 2465/2155/2319, 2469/2413/1371 and one of 1431/1413/2113. – these are in reverse order – sorry!
Some stitched samples of them all:
My first 10 skeins for Chatelaine’s Watergarden:
And my order from Froggy stitcher – a heap of kreiniks that I didn’t photo and Chatelaine Egyptian Garden and 3 of the dinky dye’s silks that go with it:
Shakespeare’s Fairies, Mediterranean Mermaid, and from the UK the Cross Stitch Collection that I backordered.
Just a little more on Misty Morning Vineyard:
April 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Rosewood Manor, stash, Waiting for Ships
Waiting for ships – finally up to DMC – her skin:
And because I am insane and really, really needed a new start Rosewood Manor’s Language of the Flowers on Ink Spot 40ct Linen by R&R
I received my HDF order – said silks for RM Language of the Flowers, minis – regular and perles, and some random skeins to finish off kitting up Chatelaine MMV:
And from the sale on the other week, a few more charts – I really like Keslyn’s Itty Bitties. They are so cute
April 7, 2010 at 8:38 am (Uncategorized)
Tags: Enchanted Fabrics, hand dyed heaven, stash
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:
I opened them:
Hand dyed heaven Enchanting – For PR’s Fairy of Dreams:
And because I ordered one of her new colours I received this for free- Hummingbird:
Now the Enchanted Fabrics order:
Summer Glade Monaco – Because Lori is awesome 😀
Ocean Depths on 16ct Aida
32ct Lugana Spring Meadow
16ct Aida Hocus Pocus
32ct Lugana Abyss – much darker IRL- I LOVE it!
Jobelan 32ct ocean depths
Jobelan 32ct Cotton Candy
16ct aida Violet Splendor
Lugana opal 32ct Black Orchid
Lugana 32ct opal fairy Twilight
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 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: Cirque des Carreaux, ink circles, stash
I think its slightly more than half done now 😀
Passione Ricamo Fairy of Dreams pattern, beads and metallics- Pretty I think!!!
And some of the other things: