I finished Shimmering Mermaid a few weeks ago, but I am just now getting around to posting a photo. Life has been busy and blogging has taken a backseat, but hopefully it is getting better and I will be posting more often.
I decided to leave off both the border and the compass. I prefer just her without the other things distracting from her. I was never too crazy about the border, and to me, the compass placement looked too crowded. I am very happy with my choice and think she will look lovely as she is. I hope to have her framed, but I am not sure where I am going to hang her.
Started January 2009
Finished Friday, September 11, 2009
Recommended DMC, Kreinik, and Mill Hill beads
Fabric: 32 ct. Blueberry by Silkweaver (hand dyed)
Since I finished her, I have been really unfocused, picking up multiple projects, stitching for a bit, and moving on to something else. This happens to me almost every time I finish something. I have a hard time finding my groove on something else for awhile. I haven't made enough progress on most of the ones that I worked on to show pictures except for two...
I made a meager start on Mirabilla's Fairy Moon (I am not sure that this is even picture worthy, but I wanted to document the start for myself). I started this one as soon as I finished Shimmering Mermaid on September 11. I am stitching it on 28 ct. Dawn by PTP.
And I was a lucky winner in Ehandcrafts' Labor Day sale and won a Lizzie Kate Boxer kit. This one is called Autumn Cottage. I love it. I started it on the first day of fall (9/22) and hope to finish it today.
Not sure what I will work on next.... I may go back to Fairy Moon for awhile or I might try to finish block 2 of Shores of Hawk Run Hollow before the end of September (the END of September! Where did September go exactly? It has flown by!)
I am so excited about all of the new stuff coming out. I have pre-ordered two early favorites....
Plum Street Samplers' Paradise Lost and Carriage House Samplings' Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. I am so excited about both of them, although I think the silks for each will eventually bankrupt me. LOL! I also ordered fabric for Paradise Lost. Thankfully, I already have the fabric that I need for Christmas HRH.
I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the new designs. I am have heard that Lizzie Kate is releasing a Christmas ABC, similair ABC lessons, which I think I will like.
I saw this on Hoffman's yesterday, and it will be hitting my wish list soon as well...
Isn't that gorgeous!! It is by Rosewood Manor and is called Quaker Diamonds. I LOVE it!!! And I love stitching with Valdani threads.
I saw where Goode Huswife has released a boy crow Ira Ray to go with Ida Mae, and her third book which is the Colonial Gardening series.
So what are your favorites so far that you have seen that are being released at Market this year? What are your "must haves"?
We have fall break coming up in one week. I am so excited! Looking forward to the time off. We are planning to go to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg for a three night stay. We are staying at the Inn at Christmas Place which we love, and I am looking forward to visiting Dixie Darlin' while we are there. My parents are going with us. They are as excited as we are. :)
Sorry this has been really, really long. If you are still reading, thanks for hanging in there. Shorter posts to follow, I promise. :)
That's it for today. It is a rainy Saturday here in my little part of Kentucky. I don't mind. I plan to stitch all afternoon. :)
Have a great weekend!