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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year = Castle SAL!!

New Year's Eve I hopped into my car (again) and this time went the opposite direction on the 401 to Cornwall. For the last few years Chrisanne and I have gotten together for stitching in the New Year! To me its the perfect way to start a New Year, a little stitching with a friend. Some of you may ask... but what about Todd? Well we've been together a long time (too long some would say not to be married), and there have been too many New Year's Eves where I've been sitting up by myself because he's sound asleep. I asked Todd to call me at midnight if he was awake... my cell never rang... as usual he slept in the New Year. So that's the "so what about Todd".

I started out my evening with Moon Dragon by Dragon Dreams. I was really hoping to squeak in one last Happy Dance before the New Year but alas at midnight the backstitching wasn't finished. So I put the wee dragon away and pulled out the big dragon, Teresa Wentzler's The Castle! It was officially New Year's Day so I wanted to start! I probably shouldn't have, it felt like my eyelids were sticking to my eyeballs. This morning, I ended up ripping out what I had put in. In the daylight I could see that the horizon of the piece would not line up with the colour change in my fabric. So for my second start I stitched the mountains/hills in the background first so they would sit on the colour change. Here is my progress after New Year's Day.

Before I really put in any time on The Castle today (oops I should say yesterday, its after midnight), I decided to finish up Moon Dragon! As usual the backstitching took longer than I thought, I had a couple more hours to put in on it. However I get to celebrate my first Happy Dance of the year on New Year's Day! I'm pleased with how Moon Dragon turned out and she looks great on the natural linen (that I stole from my Mirabilia Christmas Fairy kit). I'll be putting Teresa Wentzler's Sun Dragon on the same fabric sometime in the future.


Moon Dragon
c2006 Dragon Dreams - 2006 Fall Creativ Festival Progressive Workshop Bonus Design
32ct Natural Linen using DMC cotton and Kreinik #4 Braid

6 comments:

Retta said...

Moon Dragon....
jealous....must....get.....dragon....

Michelle said...

Moon Dragon is cute - congrats on your first 2007 finish!

Karoline said...

Moon Dragon is lovely, congratulations

stitcherw said...

I really like Moon Dragon, he turned out great. Backstitching for some reason generally does seem to take longer than anticipated. I love its effect, but hate to do it. Looks like you got a good start on Castle too. Glad you had such a good New Years eve and day.
Sue

Christine said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern!
Absolutely beautiful!!

Charity said...

I love that Moon Dragon. Then again, I love dragons. LOL It looks wonderful and I agree, that fabric worked wonders with it.