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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sharing a Model and SBQ Catch-Up

So far, I've had a wonderful stitchy weekend! I haven't left the house since I came home on Friday night... after doing all the groceries and going out for dinner with Christin and her Mom. It was a nice evening. I've been stitching the weekend away on Sylvia's TWRR, which I should be able to finish today! Then I'll be moving onto another class piece from the Creativ Festival, Teresa Wentzler's Mini-Autumn Sampler. This one will probably take me more than a week, unlike the other class pieces this has quite a section of over one.

I think I can also finally share with you a finish from before the summer. Jennifer Aikman-Smith of Dragon Dreams gave me the choice to stitch any one of her class pieces from this year's Creativ Festival. Of course... I chose the dragon!

Overdyed Dragon

c2006 Dragon Dreams
Creativ Festival 2006 Class

Now to catch up on several SBQ's!

Q : If you were to come across a sampler chart that caught your eye and appealed to you, would you or would you not stitch it if it had a morbid or "creepy" saying on it? If not, why?

A : Knowing my personality this is probably what would make the piece more appealing to me! I like things that are strange and a little off the wall... as long as its tastefully done.

Q : How did you decide on the title of your stitching blog? Was it random,or does it have a special meaning to you or about you?

A : My blog's name isn't random at all! Once after stitching a model for Jennifer Aikman-Smith of Dragon Dreams in record time in some correspondence she called me a Black Belt Stitching Wizard! So I took it and ran with it! Thanks Jen!

Q : How many different brands of "complete" embroidery floss sets do you own? How do you keep track of it? (i.e., spread sheet program, index cards, palm pilot, etc.)

A : I only have one complete set and that's for DMC cotton floss. There really is no point in having a full collection of any of the specialty fibers because what are the chances in actually using each and every one. DMC is commonly used throughout the needlework industry and I can assure you my stash gets a regular workout!!! I've tried to track my DMC floss on a spreadsheet, but I'm the worst at keeping up to date. So I've just given up keeping a system. As for my specialty fibers they organzied first by type of floss (silk/cotton/rayon, etc) then by company then by colour name/number. This why when I'm looking for something I can find it quickly.


Kathy said...

Wow what a cute dragon.

Hugs xxxxx

Shannon L. said...

Love the dragon ! Great work, yet again :)

Retta said...

Oh!!! What a lovely draggie! Is that blackwork I spy in his wings??