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Sunday, January 15, 2006

A Model HD, a Bad Clickie Finger, and SAL day

As you all know I've been searching for the perfect sparklie fabric for Mirabilia's Christmas Elf Fairy. Well the kit arrived in the mail on Friday. Boy now that I see those vibrant hand dyed fibers and beads I really want to stitch her! I've been fighting the new start urge, especially with model stitching to be done for February's Nashville Market.

What really saved me from starting CEF was the fact that she HAS TO BE stitched on sparklie hand dyed fabric. So after looking at various fabric dying companies websites I settled on purchasing 3 small cuts of 32 ct fabric from Silkweaver's Reflections line. I'm torn between either Wandering Ivy or Precious Metals, so I ordered both. I also added in a third piece in Jungle Boogie just because I've always wanted that colour! So when they get here I'll do some floss tosses to share with you. That's when I'll have to fight the true temptation to start CEF.

I should of started working on Celtic Banner this morning when I sat down to start my stitching for the day. But I only had a couple of more rows to stitch on one of the two models for Great Bear Canada. So I sat down and finished the first model by 1:30 today! So that's a second 2006 happy dance for me! As usual I can't share until the design is released which should be in February at the Nashville Market. At this year's market there will be three new models there stitched by me. One for Dragon Dreams, and if you read Jennifer's newsletter you might be able to guess which one it was... There will be two models there for Great Bear Canada.

Model stitching is a nice way to keep stitching but not have to buy stash. Also you don't have to figure out how to finish it or if you ever will! My bag of finished, unfinished projects is starting to get out of control!!!

So for the rest of the evening (except when I go play indoor soccer) will be spent working on that Celtic Banner border! As usual there will be an updated picture here before I go to bed tonight.

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Dani

I too have a large collection of finished but unfinished pieces. I hope to make 2007 the year of finishing them all. I enjoy your blog. Keep up the pictures.

Von said...

Hi Dani! When it comes to buying fabric, I love the way you think!!
Good for you for finishing your model - even if it's not to stay with you, it's a finish and something you can feel pride in :)

BeckySC said...

Hi Dani :) I want to stitch the Elf too...I haven't even given a thought to my fabric yet. I will look forward to seeing yours :)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Good luck with your fabric search. I will watch for your stitched models.

Rosemary said...

Can't wait to see your CB progress!

Bastet said...

One model down and two to go! Can't wait to see what they are. Now don't go giving my piles any ideas....

Retta said...

I can't wait to see that Dragon Dreams model! :)