I really haven’t been wasting much time the past few days. It seems like I’m always doing something. Stitching, cleaning, reading, nails, laundry, plotting…
First up the MiraRR. I do want to make something a bit clearer, yes the pixies are smallish but they are not small enough to fit entirely into the 30 x 80 frames. If you click on Mirabilia RR in the categories or go to my album you can see the previous MiraRR I was part of and you’ll see how bits & pieces of the charts are used.
From left to right: Sweet Pea, Iris, and Poppy. These gals are the middle row. Top row will be Pansy, Tiger Lily, and Morning Glory. The bottom row will be Fern, Lilac (which I will stitch), and Lily. I’m hoping I’m going to be happy with the frames, as usual my cunning plan was not thought all the way through. First #4 braid… Tiger, Iris, and Poppy all use #011. On Tiger & Poppy 011 is my only choice. Poppy’s second braid is a silver so that’s a no go and Tiger only uses 011. I used 011 on Iris because her secondary braid was hot pink and I just couldn’t use that for her frame, the chart only uses maybe a dozen stitches of it as spots in her wings. And Lily… she doesn’t use braid at all in her chart, so I’m going to have to come up with something complimentary. I’ll pull her dmc and beads and see what speaks to me. But other than that… it’s going ok. Just ok because once again my math skills fail, and I had to rip out a hours worth of work on Poppy.
I built a fence on HoHRH.
Every little bit counts right?
Today I’m hitting the quilt shop to talk about quilting for the baby quilt and pick up my last BOM for the Merry Christmas quilt. And probably the batting for the baby quilt no matter what. I’ve got a 20% coupon that I need to use by the first week of June and she’s running a sale right now. So I’m not breaking my 50 Challenge Rules, but I am pushing up against them pretty hard.
Speaking of challenges, my first 25 books are read! Woo hoo! My reward for that is 5 new books (new to me, I’m hitting the used book store). I did break a little rule here, I found one of my FAVORITE books was available on the Kindle for just $3.99 – never mind I own a paper copy, I had to have it ( the book is Jane’s Warlord). Today I will be buying only 4 books. See? Just a little break in the rules. I am going to start another book challenge, I’ll do 25 again. Checking my library holds & currently checked out at least half will be from there but I am going to try to make at least 10 books be from my own collection. I only have 3 book cases threatening to over flow again.
Today or tomorrow I have to finish up my Just Nan exchange. It is mostly complete, I’ve just been procrastinating on the last few bits. That’s it for today, gotta hit the shops & two grocery stores. And be ready at 5:30 to go to a school awards assembly for Winston. He’s getting an award tonight, not 100% sure for what yet – probably for all around awesomeness. lol (it’s mostly like for math since his math teacher called last week to make sure we were attending)