Friday, February 20, 2009

Frogs and Stash

It seems I have spent most nights this week frogging various projects rather than stitching them. The only WIP that I feel I have made barely noticeable progress on is Shimmering Mermaid. I stitched a little more of her hair and started some of the metallics in it. I have discovered that when I am stitching a Mirabilia design, I much prefer to stitch the metallics, beads, and backstitching as I go instead of saving it all to the end. I seem to actually finish them instead of leaving them in a bag completely stitched but lacking beads, metallics and back stitching (ahem....Autumn Queen).

I received some stash orders this week. It has been really fun going to the mailbox this week. :) I ordered several charts/kits; some new from Market, and some that I have had my eye on for awhile.

From L-R: The Sampler Company Red House Sampler, Country Cottage Needleworks Bayside Bungalows, Lizzie Kate ABC Lessons, Cross-Eyed Cricket Dickens Mittens: The Last Word, Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers Two Hearts, Country Cottage Needleworks Beach Cottage, Shakespeare's Peddler A World Rejoices, 36 ct. Lakeside Linens Buttercream fabric for Weary World, GAST Winter LE threads for Weary World

I also ordered some mesh project bags. I loved the way Nicole at Nicole's Needlework has organized her rotation. I hope she doesn’t mind that I copied her system. I had a few of these bags already and purchased a few more so that I would have seven—one for each day of the week, and I added tags with binder rings to the loops like she did as well. This is a great system. I am showing you a picture of mine, but all the credit for the idea goes to Nicole.

I am looking forward to a stitchy and relaxing weekend. My parents are going to come down tonight, and we are going to go out to dinner at a local restuarant. Jacob has an Upward basketball game Saturday morning, and we will go to church on Sunday. The rest of the time I am looking forward to stitching my fingers off. :) I would love to get a lot accomplished on Simply Live tonight. It will probably be the first finish in my rotation, and I am just itching to start one of the new ones that I have gotten this week. But I am going to be good…I am going to finish one of my rotation projects first and then put one of the new projects in that daily slot.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Kellie, Love your stash haul and your clever tag system! What a great idea! Your mermaid is going to be gorgeous!

  2. Hello, Hello, Hello Kellie!

    Thank you, you sweet girl for changing the post options! So here I am to blab! tee hee.

    So in addition to admiring your Rotation, I am admiring your stash too. I have Beach Cottage (still to come) and A Weary World Rejoices. I must say I am happier with the Nashville releases this year than last.

    Thanks again. As Arnold says "I'll be BACH"

  3. Hi Kellie, I just found your blog! Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog! I'm so glad that inspired you to set up a rotation basket - it looks great! I love your tags, what a great idea! :) Your mermaid is beautiful - I'll have to read through your blog today to see your other beautiful wips! :)

  4. Kelly all your stash is wonderful and I love what you have done with the tags. I really need someone to tell me how to make them.

    I just finished Simply Live, very fun piece. There's a picture on my blog.

  5. Your wip is beautiful!! and such awesome stash!
    Love your rotation bags!! Great idea from Nicole and I love your tags!!
    Can you order the mesh bags on line??
    I missed a few of your posts! I had you everywhere but my google reader! Well, you're there now:)