Wow what a week. I did manage to get a bit of stitchery in over the weekend as it was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend, but I didn't get much since Sunday, Hubby and I went out to see "OZ The Great and Powerful" followed by dinner with his parents who had babysat for us as well as got in some grandparent time.
One of my Facebook groups decided to have a WIP toss to motivate each other into continuing to stitch and possibly complete their projects. Here's mine:
They are Joan Elliott's Sea Goddess, HAED QS CLaire, HAED Four Heavenly Beasts, Oak Island Mystery, and Barbara Baatz's December Fairy. Some of them haven't been touched in a couple of weeks while one or two haven't been touched in a couple of months.
But as to what I actually worked on, it is Barbara Baatz's December fairy that I'm turning into a birth announcement for my daughter.
This is her left sleeve and part of her wing. The Krenick blending fillament will be added to the wings after they are all stitched because I think this makes them glitter more instead of mixing the thread and the filament together in the needle.
Also, Leslie at Under the Sea Fabrics finally got in the scissors and scissor fobs that many on her FB group preordered from her in February and I got mine in the mail yesterday.
These are the first pair of "novelty" scissors that I have bought with the intent of using, and they're actually very comfortable to use. The fob is a lovely strand of pearls and clear gray beads on a wire, and the large lobster claw means it can probably be used for something other than a scissor fob if you had a mind to dress something else up.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This is the current view out my back window
And the view to my right. *grins* The local base closed today so Hubby's getting a snow day.
I've managed to get a little bit of stitching done during the brief naps, so this is also sort of a Wipockalypse update as well.
Oak Island Mystery has a bit more of the gray stone in the upper let corner.
And Sea Goddess has another shade of purple added to her cloak.
Also, I got this absolutely beautiful bit of fabric from Color Cascade Fabrics in Austrailia. She's also introduced a new fabric called Lucky Dips where she uses ice to dye the fabric. The process is facinating and the results are absolutely gorgeous. Between her and Under the Sea Fabrics here in the US, I have all the affoardable, hand dyed fabric I could ever want for my stitchery projects.