Saturday, May 28, 2011

QS Mermaid and Holly Mounted!

So after a Finish last week I decided to pick up QS "Spring Explosion Mermaid" and do some work on her. Overall I'm Pleased with how she is turning out...........

So a little reminder of what she will look like when completed.....


QS "Spring Explosion Mermaid"
So this is where I left off last time........


As of 28th May
So this project I need to have Finished by December for a Birthday Gift. I'm also leaving all the light skin until the End.

Yesterday "Holly" received a wash and a press........also I finished her off by mounting her on Canvas....I'm pretty happy with how it looks, The other half also asked where is she going, "I'm not sure" I replied......."Do we have somewhere that 24 of them can Hang" "24 why 24" "Because that's how many pixie's there are" They response was "EYEROLL" I'm sure we have all had that response at some time or other.........when you are rapidly running out of room to hang completed projects! We haven't even discussed where the "Sins" will hang when they are done........I digress.......



"Holly" Mounted 27th May 2011
 So this week I'm going back to "Fire Goddess" Only because I really want her finished so I can Start the "Flower Fairies" I almost forgot, My Joan Elliot Book-a-zine arrived at work on Monday! Very Exciting! It's Amazing!

Just before I go here is another picture out my lounge room window at the fog and the sun rising through it..........


Captured Monday 23rd May 2011
Have a good Week All!

Happy Stitching! 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I Have a Finish!

Do you ever get the feeling that you have all of these projects on the go and its always a long time between the start and the finish...........Well this week I needed a little Instant stitch gratification!

After checking the Stash........Sunday Night I made a new start............
Sunday
Not to bad for a first nights stitching after working all day............

Monday was a long long day at work......and boy was I pleased to get home..........

Monday
Shaping Up Quite nicely............so I kept going.........

Tuesday
Wednesday I thought was never going to end......Also knowing I had to close the following night did not make me happy in the least..........

Wednesday
Its looking more and more like a frock............

Thursday
Thursday was the worst day/night at work.......I had the most vile customer........some people just want to make your day hell..........and besides nothing I could have said would have made him less angry......anyways enough about grumpy man.........

So the Weekend was here at last and Well its Saturday night .......and The world has not ended which I am pleased about because I have not Finished a "Sin" Selfish I know!

But I'm pleased to show you.............from the Nora Corbett "Pixie Couture Collection" Holly

Holly "Pixie Couture"
OK so she needs a wash and a press! Also I made a change to the wings (I really didn't want to wait for floss) I'm really happy with how she turned out. I have had the Collection in my Stash for awhile, it screamed out to me.............I also picked up a canvas today which has been painted green, and I will post a pic once that's done.

So in my Job I'm lucky enough to sometimes get to read a book that's is about to come out and will more than likely be a sensation. So one of the book reps came in with a present for me.....It came wrapped in Blood Red Ribbon........With a postcard Saying the "Circus Is Coming........." The book is Called "The Night Circus" By Erin Morgenstern.....so I'm 100 pages in and all I can say is WOW! Its amazingly good........Its richly visual, the characters are so real..........Already I want to runaway and join the Circus...........I'm excited to read more, but I want to take my time, normally I plow through books pretty quick, but for some reason I want to savor this experience..........So Watch out for this Coming in September..........I'm not sure if this is final cover art......forgive me if its not! But I have a felling its going to be big.........

That's it for now! Sorry Its a rambling post............

Happy Stitching All!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fire Goddess Update for the Week! + Tips and Tricks!

I have continued to work on "Fire Goddess" this week! Again its been slow going as I've done some extra hours at work........Gotta love being a 2IC! Also we went out on a school night to the movies!

So the Bottom pat of her skirt is coming along nicely .........only 4 colours which makes it move quickly....

"Fire Goddess"
Bottom of Skirt
The holes are for the beads! Also a little bit of Frogging, but I don't think you will ever be able to tell where!

I also wanted to share a pic I took out of our lounge room window It was early in the morning at a time I never knew existed..........Also It work well with my Stitching this week..........

Fire in the Sky!
That's It for now! I'm off to Update "Tips n Tricks" It was going to be about thread but It turned into "How to Stay Organized"

Happy Stitching All!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

"Fire Goddess"

It was a bit of slow week this week, well stitching wise anyways, It was First week back at work after my break, and It was hard to get back into the swing of things.......And it was the beginning of the month as well....which is absolute murder for me as its the busiest week of the month........

So this week I have been Working on Joan Elliotts "Fire Goddess" Which came out In Cross Stitch Collection. I actually started her a wee while ago, but lost my mojo on it.......Which it has since come back.

All I had done before I stopped was the very top part of her skirt and her belly............

Here are the pics......

"Fire Goddess" By Joan Elliott
7th May
I'm pleased with how she is going.........I'm loving all the burnt orange and yellow orche's in her shawl.

There is Also some other very exciting Joan Elliott News, Cross Stitch Collection, where a good proportion of her designs appear have put out a "Book-a-zine" With a ton of her charts in............

There is even and Exclusive design in it which can be found no where else other than in here..........

I Ordered Mine from - My Favourite Magazines and I'm pleased I did as it no looks as if its Out of Stock, So I would check out your local Auction Sites to see if you can pick up a copy.............. However the down side to this is.......I already have to many projects, (Well 5) on the go and I really Don't need any more LOL!

That's it for now....I'm also working on a new post in the "Tips and Tricks" Section about Threads.....so check back soon........

Happy Stitching All!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tips and Tricks Page!

At the top of my blog I have added a new Page were I will Post my tips and tricks.

If there is anything you would like to see there, please ask, or if you have any questions about what I post please ask.

That's it for today!

Until Next time........

Happy Stitching!