A floss toss, Titania and silk spools…

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:
Varigated silk

And I got my silks for Fairy moon – shown here with the Hand dyed Heaven Hummingbird fabric. I think it will work πŸ˜€ It looks quite pink in this picture:
fairy moon on hummingbird

Stash and stuff…


Deepest Love:

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:

HDF stash:
D-bag and spools

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:

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


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:

Water Goddess…

Getting the colours to photograph true to life is always an interesting endeavour:
water goddess,joan elliot

water goddess,joan elliot

3 nights effort into getting her started. I think she may be a relatively quick lady to stitch πŸ˜€

And my next 350 skeins of floss to play with – Venus floss as used in Passione Ricamo designs:

It never rains but it pours!!

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 πŸ˜€

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:
stitched sample alternate lighting


sample 2469/2413/1371 and 1431/1413/2113


My first 10 skeins for Chatelaine’s Watergarden:

watergarden skeins

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:
egyptian garden

Shakespeare’s Fairies, Mediterranean Mermaid, and from the UK the Cross Stitch Collection that I backordered.

Just a little more on Misty Morning Vineyard:
misty morning vineyard

As promised…

Waiting for ships – finally up to DMC – her skin:
waiting for ships 13.4.10

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
language of the flowers start

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:

RM LoTF floss/start

random colours

And from the sale on the other week, a few more charts – I really like Keslyn’s Itty Bitties. They are so cute
IC FQP and Keslyns Itty Bitties

Fabric Haul!!!

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:
envelopes arrived

the envelopes

I opened them:
what was in the envelopes

Hand dyed heaven Enchanting – For PR’s Fairy of Dreams:
enchanting by HDH

And because I ordered one of her new colours I received this for free- Hummingbird:
Hummingbird by HDH

Now the Enchanted Fabrics order:
Summer Glade Monaco – Because Lori is awesome πŸ˜€
summer glade

Ocean Depths on 16ct Aida
aida ocean depths flair

32ct Lugana Spring Meadow
spring meadow

16ct Aida Hocus Pocus
hocus pocus

32ct Lugana Abyss – much darker IRL- I LOVE it!

Jobelan 32ct ocean depths
ocean depths mystique

Jobelan 32ct Cotton Candy
cotton candy

16ct aida Violet Splendor
violet splendour

Lugana opal 32ct Black Orchid
black orchid

and finally

Lugana 32ct opal fairy Twilight
fairy twilight

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!!!



Cirque des Carreaux again…

I think its slightly more than half done now πŸ˜€

cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

Passione Ricamo Fairy of Dreams pattern, beads and metallics- Pretty I think!!!

And some of the other things:
silks and metallics

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