Monday, February 20, 2012

IHSW February

I hope everyone had a great weekend and had fun stitching!

For this IHSW, I worked on Moyland Castle. I am happy to say I am almost done with the castle. It still needs backstitching, but I will work on that after I finish the greenery and sky in this part. Once the backstitching is in, the castle should be gorgeous and really come to life. I am quite relieved that now I get to stitch with greens and blues. Towards the end it was rough-going with all the grays and browns.

I also wanted to let everyone know that I am going to take a little break from blogging as I finish up work for my PhD. I plan to keep stitching as a way to take a break from writing, and I may have some time to check out your blogs, but I will not be updating. At the beginning of April or so, I should be back and hopefully have some great progress pics :)

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Mermaid Finish!

I finished Mediterranean Mermaid by Mirabilia! Happy Dance time :)

She was done on Vintage Antique Green Belfast (The fabric is actually a light, minty green-not gray). Enjoy the pictures!

Last week, my kit for Moyland Castle finally arrived. Yay! Just in time for IHSW this coming weekend (I will be working on the castle). Hopefully, I will get a lot done since the next part will be released at the end of the month. A picture of the silks and beads (there are close-up shots of the silks and beads in the Moyland Castle album- clickable on the right)

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Mermaid update and a finish

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

I worked on Mediterranean Mermaid last week. She has a lot of hair! I kept stitching and stitching, and still more hair. I love the blue highlights she has though. Anyway, she is not quite finished yet. I still have to put some beads on her tail and fins. Hopefully tomorrow I will be finished. Below is a pic of some of the beadwork. She has some gorgeous crystals-so sparkly!

Last week I finished a quick little stitch-February by Lizzie Kate. I put a fabric border on it and hung it up in my kitchen.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Back from the framer

I picked up two pieces from the framers this week. I love the way both pieces turned out! The first one is the Patchwork Baby Birth Record by Dimensions for my newest niece, Harper.

The second piece is Snowflake Serenade by Country Cottage Needleworks.

Have a great weekend! I will be busy stitching away on Mediterranean Mermaid :)