Saturday, December 25, 2010

Small update on projects

First, is a photo of my two mermaids for Wendy. :)
I plan to change the frames so they match.

Here I have posted a picture of Chatelaine's Konstantinople Hammam - a new class. This is Part 1 done in DMC conversion. I think the colors are a bit different , but hopefully still in the same family.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Final Finish for 2010!!

Mirabilia's Shimmering Mermaid was my last goal to finish for 2010, yay! Poor thing has been hanging around unfinished for waaaay too long! Now she will be washed and framed and take her place next to Deepest Love Mermaid on the wall! I did modify her hair a little and added a crystal to the middle of the compass, the fabby is 28 count lugana self-dyed. Eventually I'd like to stitch all the Mira mermaids, and already have several kitted and ready to go. :)
(also included is a pic of my kitten Sally sleeping next to Shimmy)

Friday, December 3, 2010


I got some work done on Mirabilia Fairy Idyll, as well as Chatelaine Cuban Mansions for the Chat WIP-killer contest

Friday, November 19, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

6th page done on HAEDs Journey

I love this piece, it has so much detail. Lots of confetti for sure!
I've been working on this one on and off since 2007, so I'm going to try to make it a focus piece for 2011. I've completed roughly 6 out of 20 pages. Next I'm back to work on Hummingbird Mandala!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Update on Hummie - first diagonal corner

I'm continually amazed by the delicacy and intricacy of this lovely mandala. I couldn't help wanting to share!
note - there are a TON of beads that I'm not stitching on till the rest of the stitching is completed.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Small update on Hummingbird Mandala

Gotten to the outer "lacy part", it's very pretty IRL, all variegated threads and treasure braid.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sunny page 1 done

I'm stitching this for my DD. She's very excited, except she asked me why her skin is so white
. :)
Next - back to Cuba!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

JOB is framed

Did it myself -darn it's hard getting all those lines straight!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chatelaine Wip Killer challenge

The Chatelaine Yuku board is having a wip finishing challenge, with a winner(s) being drawn at the end. The goal is to finish off one of your long-neglected or forgotten wips. I'm choosing Cuba. It's been sitting around for tooooo long, and I'd really like to finish it. I kinda got stuck on parts 10-12, after keeping up for all the previous months. I guess I just fell out of love with it and even considered giving it away to someone who would want to finish it. But it does have a TON of work put into it and I would like to finish it, and then give it away (probably to my Dad).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

4 Hummers are done!

I still can't put this beauty down, it's so much fun to stitch. I have to tho or I will be behind on Baroque. There are still quite a few beads for this session, but I will leave those for last.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How gorgeous is this corner??!!

I am really loving this Hummingbird Mandala, it's quickly becoming my favorite!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Started Hummingbird Mandala

Whoohoo, this one's a beauty! It will put your eye out with all that BLING. Had to do it on black. Kit from ECC. Plus small update on HAED Journey, almost another page down!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Finished Japanese Octagon Box!!

Finaaallllyyyy finished this sucker. It's been a work-in-progress for years, and I finally knocked out those last 2 panels in 3 days! One more day of beading and DONE! I'm going to frame it as a landscape panel, instead of an 8-sided box.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Finished Part 4 of Baroque Gardens!! (plus Chatelaine heart of Roses)

Whoohoo! done well before the end of the month! I feel like I've been let out of school till October now ;)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our New family member - Sally!

We adopted Sally just last week. She is 3 months old and a real sweetheart. Very playful and snuggly.

New Start

I decide to participate in the HAED freebie SAL. I picked Sunny for my project. It's stitching up pretty quick- this is after 5 days. Stitched on 22 count, full cross over one.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Managed to do a little more on a few other projects as well

CHAT Octagon Box

HAED Journey

Baroque Gardens Part 3!!

Hot off the presses, just finished it up last night. It's been tough getting all my stitching in this month, with DH's appendectomy and the kids being home....

Monday, July 26, 2010

Our kitties are famous!!!

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Finished Chatelaine Bold Band Sampler

This was lots of fun to stitch, and very sparkly with all the Treasure Braid, Delicas, And Swarovski Crystals. I used a silver filagree heart in the middle teardrop-shaped ornament instead of the crystal flower called for. 28 count lugana, all DMC