Monday, August 27, 2012

Wisdom Sampler finished :)

It's finished already couple of days, but it was quite busy here and bad weather, so it took me a while to take pictures....

I'm so happy about this finish. Still busy with my happy dance.  It's  hanging on my floor frame - on display in the lounge and right now I'm mentally not ready to take it off  there to put the next one on. :)
Please overlook any visible dog toys in the back. My Jack Russel pulls them faster out then I can store them away in the basket.  She thinks it's our daily game.

The Wisdom Sampler
Designer: The Vermillion Stitchery
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 36ct Magnolia
Fibers: my own conversion to NPI silk 
And now a lot of pictures of it.... which are clickable if needed :)

Emma Miles didn't get started yet because I'm rethinking the fabric I have for her and will probably dye it myself.

So I went to my basket and Ellen Birdseye jumped right into my arms. Changing her colors though. Stealing bits and pieces from others who had made their own conversions. Using some of their changes, added some salt of my own, and hopefully it will turn out well.
Time will show...

Monday, August 20, 2012

So close now...

Oh so very close now to a finish. I can smell it. Almost there .....if only I could concentrate on it

The Wisdom Sampler
Designer: The Vermillion Stitchery
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 36ct Magnolia'
Fibers: my own conversion to NPI silk

See the problem is Emma. She's a bit of a trouble right now and tries to tempt me.
 Floss Toss for Emma Miles by the Scarlet Letter
Avas silks on 36ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Cornsilk

That's how she will look like

Do you know the feeling? Very close to a finish and then loosing a bit of interest?  The upcoming project grabs your attention? Or anything else BUT your recent project?


If I would allow myself to start the project before I have finished the last one, I would have a house full of ALMOST finished ufo's.

And then there is also another project I started not long ago. This is the project I take with me when we're going away. I always need to have something to do...
Mothers Garden
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 32ct Maritime White
Fibers: Recommended Gentle Art and Crescent Colours

Hope everybody had a great weekend and will have a lovely week ahead.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wisdom Sampler and BBD ornament exchange

End of the Olympics means sadly less stitching time. The Olympics were a fantastic excuse to sit down during the day in front of the tv and put in a stitch or two while cheering on the athletes. Boy, I wish I was that fit. Sigh.

What concerns my sampler, thanks to said Olympics, I'm a bit closer to the end....


The Wisdom Sampler
Designer: The Vermillion Stitchery
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 36ct Magnolia'
Fibers: NPI silk 
 I also took part in an exchange on "Hooked on Exchange" and received last week in the mail a darling ornament from Lynn. It's filled with crushed walnuts and is not only beautiful, but also has a lovely feel to it. Love it. Thank you so much Lynn.
Peace by Blackbird Desings 
using the recommended threads

For my partner Karen (no blog as far as I know) I stitched one of the December Stockings

Merry Christmas from the December Stocking booklet "Merry December"
Fabric: 30ct Iced Cappuchino
Fibers: WDW, GA and CC

Hope everybody is having a great time and better weather then we had lately (which shouldn't be too difficult)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Couple of finishes and the lost emails.

First things first. Don't ask me how I did it, but I lost quite some emails. Which wouldn't be too much of a problem if I hadn't made promises to two people.

If you're the one I promise to lend a chart, just drop me a line please and I get it on the way to you.

And the person, I promised to send my NPI conversions to for the Wisdom Sampler, please drop me a line too. I don't have your email anymore :(

Now to the more pleasant things :)
Several kitted up charts went with me to Europe.  Some of them were in my basket for quite some time.

 The North Wind
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Picture This Plus color: Sterling
Threads: Crescent Colours

Jingle Bell Xmas Tree Farm
Designer: The Victoria Sampler
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Smokey Pearl
Threads: recommended silks

Home of a Needleworker (Too)
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Picture This Plus color: Chime
Threads: Crescent Colours

Summer Basket
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 32ct Silkweaver, color Parkland
Threads: Gentle Art  and Weeks Dye
replaced green to Scuppermong
and blue to Old Blue Paint

Spring Quakers
Designer: Rosewood Manor
Fabric: 28ct Cashel by Picture This Pus color: Fog
Threads: Valdani

Hope everyone had a great weekend. :)

Back home after 3 months

I'm finally back home!!!!
Not only visited I my mother - but in the middle of it Mike came over and we visited Switzerland, Italy, San Marino, Vatican City and my brother in law in France. Mike flew then home and I went back to my mother.
At the end I was a bit homesick. 3 months is the longest I was ever away from home.

What is what Aussies look for in their Summer vacation? 
Snow of course!!!

From frosty Switzerland

To melting hot Italy

Lovely France

And back to my Mum again :)