Should I or Shouldn't I?

That’s the overlay of Mirabilia’s newest, Shakespeare’s Fairies on PTP’s Gothic Crystal linen. I priced it; omitting what I already own and all those green leaf treasures (which I think just don’t work) it’ll come to about $80 including all shipping.

I *know* nothing new until the 50 challenge is complete. If you’re going to be the voice of reason feel free to leave right now. 😉 And yes, I did break the rules with MedMer. But in the end did I really? Michelle did gift me the chart and all but a few braids and beads came from my stash. And the braids I did have to buy were mainly because I ran out from stitching it on a larger count.

In other news I’ve been doing nothing! Haven’t touched a needle since I finished part 5 on Caribbean. I did pull the threads for part 6. And I also pulled the threads for house 8 on HoHRH. And I’ve been thinking about working on OTR, which frankly is exhausting. I think hard. I have been doing more than just picking my nose though, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Granted much isn’t showing on the ol’ book challenge because I’ve been re-reading pretty much all of my Sarah McCarty’s on my Kindle.

Anyway comments, suggestions, ideas for the Devil on my shoulder, comment below. 😀

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27 Responses to Should I or Shouldn't I?

  1. Suzanne says:

    You SHOULD!!!!!!!

  2. You evil, wicked woman (and my point was… )!

    I had not seen those fairies. Um, how large a cut of crystal Mystic does it need? I think I only have 32ct in my stash, though….

    Oh, by all means do it!

  3. beritbunny says:

    (Don’t) Do It! 😛

  4. Debbie says:

    I say, “Go for the gusto, Missy”! LOL You know you want and and need it. But I know the dilemna. I’m starting a 25 project challenge and I told myself nothing new. But I know that I’ll fail, so I’m just going to drag you down with me. It is a beautiful chart!

  5. Annette says:

    Oh my!! That is stunning!

    I say go for it. The purpose of the challenge (in my mind) is to *reduce* spending. One chart/supplies that you will probably start very soon is definitely a reduction, right? 😉

  6. Stephanie Edwards says:

    I’m new to your blog, but I love this on the fabric you have chosen, maybe this will pick up your spirits. I’ve found that Mira’s are not as hard (except for the mermaids with the beads) as some of Martina’s charts. This might help get that stitching spirit back. I just might join you as soon as I get my hands on HawMan and Fairy garden on the 25 project challenge:)


  7. You should absolutely go for it! Rules (& challenges) were meant to be broken. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. Why should I live in the land of denial alone? 😉

  8. Silverlotus says:

    I agree, I don’t like the leaves. I was just thinking I would leave them off if I did this, which I just might.

    Go for it, if you really want it. I’m going to hold off for now, though, since I have so many WIPs I really want to finish.

  9. Valerie says:

    Ah, this is the rumbling I was hearing about. Those fairies are great and they pop on that linen. Go for it! I agree to omit the leaves…they detract too much. Tempting…very tempting. Oh, but I have so many Miras already and must stay on my stash diet. Must stay strong. Missy…you’re a bad influence!! 😉

  10. Gabi says:

    I would say….go for it. Those fairies look fantastic.

  11. Glenna says:

    Do it! Do it! Two weeks after I said “no more,” I bought a honking expensive Essamplaire kit. Rules and budgets are made to be broken!

  12. Reba Scott says:

    Just get it…you won’t be sorry…maybe your in a slump and you NEED it!!!

  13. Daffycat says:

    Go for it…life’s too short…splurge!

  14. Andie says:

    Wow! Your gonna have to do it now! Thats the first time I’ve seen them and really liked them 😀

  15. doris says:

    Life is short. Do what thrills you!

  16. Sonda in OR says:

    It will be lovely on that fabric. I think you’ve already made up your mind…

  17. quietgirl255 says:

    I would say don’t do it. I have been so impressed with how well you have been doing on the challenge. I know I couldn’t even get as far as you. As sale and I am done.

    But I will toss you this bone….if you reach your 25 projects done maybe a chart as halfway done reward won’t be such a bad thing. Help keep you on the straight and narrow until you reach 50)

    (Yes I should have the devil and the angel battling on my shoulder!)

  18. Kathy A says:

    Oh girl – just go for it! Life is just too short. Do what you enjoy!

  19. Dawn says:

    It is great on that fabric. I would love to stitch this one as well.

  20. Melissa C. says:

    I’m so out of the loop that I hadn’t seen this one either. Purty. Definitely leave those awful leaves off.

  21. Been thinkin’ about the leaves. I’m going to sub with either some seed pearls or maybe some lazy daisy stitches in a green metalic, if I like the look.

  22. Emily says:

    lol! I was totally thinking of Gothic! 🙂 They look great.

  23. dianemi says:

    Missy (as I jump up and down in my chair) you definitely should! Life is simply too short and besides that chart (which I hadn’t seen yet… thanks a LOT Missy ;)) is just too gorgeous. Not to mention how yummy the fabric is. You mentioned something about ‘the voice of reason’. Hmmm, you didn’t really expect to get that from me did you? 🙂

  24. Erin says:

    I’ve been lusting after this pattern since I got my weekly update from ABCStitch. Hmmm….if I buy it and give it to you, and you buy it and give it to me, are we both off the hook?!?!?

  25. Annette says:

    I’ve come back to this pic multiple times since yesterday.

    I might have to steal this combination. Very soon.

    I really need to make progress on Summer Queen though, to appease the spouse… LOL

  26. Melissa says:

    I say go for it. Life is too short to not stitch what we want to stitch. I wish I hadn’t checked your blog today, now I have to buy the chart and kit it up and all that crap because I really seriously love this.

    BTW, you should know, I always loved Mirabilia, I don’t stitch her stuff all the time, and I quit stashing her charts because I wasn’t stitching them, and well, your blog has brought me full circle right back to the Mirabilia love. I have three or four of her projects I plan to start in 2010. Maybe before the end of the year and it’s all your FAULT! And don’t get me started on those damn reindeer, I’m even thinking about stitching those but not sure what I want to do, how I want to stitch them but holy crap, I want to stitch tons of Mirabilias and yes, you are to blame. LOL

  27. Jill in CA says:

    Do it!! I love it, and plan to buy it as soon as we close escrow on the sale of our house in 2 weeks. I think it looks great on that fabric; I have totally been picturing it on a dark blue ever since my first glimpse of the pattern online. 🙂

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