Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stash purchase #2

I'm really pleased with this one, it's so pretty and will work perfectly with my blackwork butterfly finish. Be sure to check out Barb's great sewing, she sells tucks of various shapes and sizes - filled and unfilled, q-snap covers and bits and pieces.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

It appears I can't count

My last post title reflected my current project - 1 flower down and 3 more to go. I thought the design was 4 flowers, but it's 5. Silly me :-(. Oh well, it's still working up quickly and I love the colours on my fabric choice, I'm just a bit disappointed they don't pop like the picture that drew me to this design. I'm hoping back stitching will do that.
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

One down, 3 more to go

Here's my "Hibiscus" project, a little blurry, but blurry is my specialty. It's 10 days in, but I might put it aside for an exchange piece I need to start work on.

5 days of stitching

10 days stitching

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stash purchase #1

of several ;-). My credit card and stash pile were both feeling neglected so I decided it was time to splurge a little. Oh and it was my birthday so that's as good an excuse as any, right? The first package arrived today, 5 pieces of gorgeous fabric from Joni's new venture. I ADORE monaco fabric, I discovered it by accident and have gone out of my way to find suppliers of hand dyed monaco ever since. Enchanted Fabrics was one of them until they closed and my hunt began again - enter Joni. However, she has been having supply issues - from the manufacturer - so I stocked up just in case. Here's what I got:

From top to bottom, left to right, is:

  • Bubblegum - a pretty mottled candy pink & white
  • Cotton Candy Swirl - a pink, white & blue creation
  • Poison Berry - a lovely wine/burgandy/claret kind of mixture
  • Sea Mist - a lightly mottled minty mix
  • Moroccan Clay - a terracotta/clay creation

Stay tuned for the next stash installment ;-)

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Monday, June 17, 2013

A WIP pic

Here's what 5 days of stitching looks like on "Hibiscus":

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My next project :-D

I'm really excited about this one. I recently discovered this design - and designer - on etsy and love the bright colouring of her designs. The designer is Liz Pasqualini from Hannes Needlecraft and she does African and floral designs. I'm not sold on the fact that it's whole stitches only with minimal back stitching, but hopefully it will pop without the back stitching, or maybe I can add my own if I feel it needs it.  Here's the design, called "Hibiscus":

Here's the fabric with the thread, it's called "strawberry orange sorbet" from Sunny Dyes Fabrics in 28 count monaco :

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Another hand towel finish

That makes 3 out of 4 that I want to stitch. Here it is:

  • Name of the design is "Snowflake bookmark"
  • Chart is a freebie from Kell Smurthwaite at Kincavel Krosses
  • Fabric is a red pre-finished hand towel
  • Thread is white DMC cotton #B5200
  • Stitch count is 31 x the width of the hand towel
  • Started on May 30th 2013
  • Completed on June 11th 2013

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blogoversary prize pics - year long and April, and announcing the May winner!

Both Carissa and Vicky have received their packages so I can reveal what I sent them. Here's what Carissa, the year long winner, received. I think it was Carissa' prize, I can't remember if this was hers or Vicky's. :-(

A cat themed chart, 2 red aida hearts, red perforated paper and 2 skeins of Carrie's Creations variegated thread.

Here's what I think I sent Vicky, the April winner :-)

Some random purple fabric, red perforated paper, a tri-fold card and 2 skeins of variegated thread

Oh dear :-(. My contest is dying a slow and painful death. I only had 2 eligible people leave comments in May. I may have to resort to picking a winner who has already won in a prior month at this rate, so keep on commenting. Anyway, this month;s winner is......... Beauty Bonnet! I will attempt to contact you, hopefully it will be easy! Or you can contact me at jakt70 at gmail dot com.

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