Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Small HD and A New Start~Mirabilia's Gypsy Mermaid

First a Small Happy Dance!! I finished 4 of the 8 flower panels of Desert Mandala.

Chatelaine's Desert Landscape Mandala
28ct Ivory Lugana

Then, over Memorial weekend, I was looking for something new to stitch. Two weeks ago my youngest daughter wanted to decorate her room in an Under the Sea look, and asked if I would stitch her a Mermaid. While looking at all the lovely Mirabilia Mermaids, Gypsy Mermaid caught my eye with all her Bright Tropic colors. So, I started searching for a fabric to stitch her on and I came across some hand dyed fabric from Sugar Maple "Atlantis", which I was saving for a Mermaid I just didn't know which one...a match made in heaven. My favorite color is the Waterlilies, "Mediterranean", so far and I can't wait to stitch the African Sunset, and the Orange coral colors in her tail go perfect with the color of the fabric.

Mirabilia's Gypsy Mermaid #126
28ct 'Atlantis' Lugana

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 2013 WIPocalypse Check-In #1

Welcome to my first post of WIPocalypse 2013, my name is Christine. I am a mother of four. Three daughters and one son. Right now I am going to school to become a Registered Dietitian. I've enjoyed cross stitching since I was thirteen or fourteen, and have memories of my great-grandmother and her sister always with needles in their hands. I find that cross stitching helps me to relax! I live in Arizona now, but I am originally from So. California, and hope to one day be back stitching by the beach again. My focus piece for January has been Chatelaine's Desert Mandala. Here's an update pic with a couple more of the flowers stitched up.
Also I've been working on LHN "Snow Bunnies" from the 2007 JCS ornament issue.

Some of the WIPS that I hope to stitch more on are TW's Egyptian Sampler, and Mirabila's Queen Mermaid. Something new I'd like to start are the New Mirabilia's Roses of Provence, Chatelaine's Japanese Moss Covered Zen Garden, and after admiring this finished ORCHID inspires me to start Paris When it Sizzles by Dimples Design....SO I'm also looking for some inspiration, something having to do with the SEA possibly!! :D Thank you for stopping by!! Until next time Happy Stitching!

This post is also part of Theme-a-Licious 2013!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Question of the Week #1

Question of the Week #1

Are you stitching any Chatelaine designs? or is there a design, maybe TWO or THREE, that you are swooning over??

Right now, my focus piece is Desert Mandala #30. I've started an Evening in the Park and Ruby. The designs I would love to add to my ever growing stash, is the NEW Japanese Moss Garden , and Serengenti Mandala #92.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Themelicious 2013 Update

Here are a couple pics of Chatelaine's Desert Mandala. Martina's choice of colors have always been brillant. The AZ sunset is gorgeous and I absolutely love stitching the cacti flower and the squash blossom. Simply beautiful.

And here is the January Ornament Theme TREE. It's from the 2007 JCS ornament issue, Little House Needleworks, "SnowBunnies"

Snow Bunnies

Friday, January 18, 2013

Theme-A-Licious 2013

Jardin January
The holidays were a little stressful…let’s relax in a nice garden. Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.
Given that I've been working on Chatelaines Desert Mandala, I've set my goal to finish the desert flowers by the end of January, so that's the first month. Oh Yea!
Figural February
Who are the people in your neighborhood…your WIP neighborhood, that is? Give your people-populated projects some face time this month.
March Madness
Work on something different every day…it’s madness…of the funnest possible kind.
Amazon April
Dip your needle into the vast swath of fabric dedicated to your BIGGEST projects!
Monochrome May
Pick a color, any color, then stitch only on projects that contain that color for the month!
Jumanji June
Is it a jungle out there in your stash? Give some love to the projects with animals or birds.
Jubilee July
It’s time to celebrate! What are you celebrating this year? Stitch on your holiday-related projects, OR find some WIPs you know you’ll never finish and set them free.
Airborne August
What’s that soaring through the air with the greatest of ease? It’s the things with wings on your WIPs!
Sampler September
Whether you’re stitching the alphabet over and over (and over), starting your own band (sampler), or marking some spots, this is your month!
Opulent October
It’s time to don your tiaras and bring the bling! Stitch on projects with sparkly fibers, beads or charms.
No-Xs November
What can you make without making an X?? Blackwork, hardanger, embroidery, needlelace, and the list goes on! Don’t panic…you can even backstitch for the month!
Detritus December
It’s the end of the year…are there some projects you thought you’d have done by now? Let’s take a walk down memory lane and start the new year with a clean plate.
For the Theme-A-Licious Ornament Edition

Januarytree or wreath
Februarysnowman (or snowlady!)
March3D ornament
AprilSanta or elves
Mayany monochrome ornament
Julyyour choice
Augustangels or birds
September verse
Novemberhardanger or blackwork
Decemberyour choice--or do some ornament finishing
Again for January I got that covered...check out my next post...

My goal for this year is to finish Desert Mandala and an ornament and a few other WIPs to reduce my stash, of course!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quaker Heart Update pics

You know it's a great feeling when you know you have a finish just around the corner. I should have this finished within the next day or two.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Quaker Heart

One of my Febuary Finishing goals is this Quaker Heart, that I found from Piece Work magazine.  The colors are absolutely gorgeous ranging from a bright cherry red, to a deep garnet wine color. Very pretty. I'm close to finishing the front part.

GAST in 'Cherry Wine'
 28ct. white lugana