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Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Feeling Productive... For A Change

Ahhhh... I finally feel like I'm getting something done!

Despite having a busy day on Saturday, volunteering at our Guild member's Exhibition at Tapestry House and going to a banquet that evening I managed to get some stitching in. Late into the night, actually early Sunday morning I managed to finish my second April ornament. Yes I know, we're into May but I'm counting it as an April ornament anyhow.

April Ornament - Just Nan's Special Delivery, 2003 limited edition. This piece is stitched on flax cashel 28ct linen using DMC cotton floss and perle and kreinik #4 braid. It has the cutest gold envelope charm that opens. Inside the envelope is a tiny Christmas card! I had so much fun with this piece and all the specialty stitches used in it!

Then on Sunday during the day I decided to stitch up as a surprise a name tag for my friend Vicki to wear at guild. I'm pretty darned sure she doesn't read my blog so this will be a surprise... if she does... oh well the cat is out of the bag! Its a Welsh Dragon free chart from Clwyd Needlecrafts. I stitched it in overdyed silk from KDS fibers on Aquarius Jubilee form Sugar Maple Fabrics. I just loved how it turned out.
Vicki's Nametag

Sunday evening I started my first of two ornaments for May... I just finished that up this evening. I stitched up Dragon Dream's 2000 Christmyth Fairy on 28 ct white linen using DMC cotton and Kreinik #4 braid.
May Ornament - 2000 Christmyth Fairy

I feel a little burnt out with Mystery VI at the moment so I'm taking a break of a couple of days to get myself inspired over the project again. I felt like I got absolutely nothing done in April since part 4 took me all month!

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