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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Little Stash and a Little Surprise

Well, I've got a little stash to share with you today. First is a chart I've always wanted but was leery to buy. I've always been overly cautious when it comes to art to cross stitch conversions. But I have seen this one stitched up and its fantastic! My very good friend Beth gave this to me as a present when we met up on Saturday for lunch. Thank you Beth! What a lovely pressie! I definately have to stitch this piece in the near future. I plan to stitch it over on on 25count.






Next... two of my Silkweaver hand dyed arrived today. The one on the left is Precious Metals 32ct Jazlyn. One of two colours I ordered as a possible for Mirabilia's Christmas Elf Fairy. The second piece for CEF hasn't arrived and its Wandering Ivy on 32ct Lugana. The funky green piece on the right is Jungle Boogie, which I ordered "just because". I thought there was a little more yellow in it, but its still a fun piece of fabric. I have no clue what I'm going to stitch on it!!!




I also received in the mail the last installment of the Just Cross Stitch Retro Ornament Round Robin. I look forward to stitching it as soon as I get some other stuff done! My final parcel tonight, yes I was quite shocked to get three! Was two more small models for Great Bear Canada. These ones are a total surprise! I had no idea they were on their way, I just hope they aren't needed for Nashville in February. There is just no way I can get that done, maybe if I didn't work full time it would be possible, but I do. I'm waiting to find out what sort of deadline there is on these pieces.

Now I did have a new start tonight, the first of two treat bags for the February Blahs exchange over at Needle and Thread BB. I'm having fun with hand dyed fabric and overdyed silks! Hopefully when I'm done the stitching I'll be able to turn them into the treat bags I picture in my mind. I'll of course put together a tutorial over at my webpage.

Speaking of my webpage, if you've tried to visit it lately... you'll have noticed I exceeded my bandwith for the month. Well thank you to my Webmistress I've got some more bandwidth and we're up and running again! I'm also going to make an effort to use Blogger to share photos with you instead of putting all my progress pictures up at my webspace.

13 comments:

Carol said...

Pretty chart - and pretty fabrics too!

Katie said...

LOVE the fabric, that Jungle Boogie is just too cool :)

Erin said...

Nice stash!! I like the Jungle Boogie myself -- hmmm, still have that $50 gift certificate to Silkweaver that Mom gave me for Christmas.......

Sara said...

I love the jungle boogie, it really makes me think some oceanic type pattern would be good on it.

Christine Doyle said...

I will be looking at your progress with major interest on that piece, Dani! I love that painting, and have had issues with conversions as well. Love Jungle Boogie! What a cheery colour!

Jenna said...

Great Bear Canada must LOVE your models. :) I'm surprised that you didn't hear any specifics from them about the new package though??

Vash said...

Jungle boogie looks .... sexy. I hope I'll get a piece in my Fabric of the Month selections soon!

jenny91277 said...

I love your new pattern. I am axious to see the progress on it too. Great Bear Canada will just have to wait.

Bellastitch said...

I LOVE the precious metals fabric!

Rosemary said...

Oooh very pretty fabbie.

I'd love to see you stitch the Timeless chart :)

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

I'm drooling over your new fabrics! I just love getting little packages from Silkweaver... especially if it's yummy "just because" fabric.

mary said...

i just love "The Accolade". My daughter has a reproduction above her fireplace.

Mary

Danielle said...

I think this design is lovely. I wouldn't mind stitching something like that, but considering how slow I am and how dense this stitching looks (I bet the fabric will be entirely covered), I will just stick to watching your progress!