Shakespeare's Fairies Cont'd

Wow! That post got a lot of notice.

The fabric decision has been finalized, I will be stitching on 28ct. cashel Phantom by PTP. I’m not changing the picture, because in the pattern viewer Phantom & Gothic – well you can’t really tell them apart. Also it’ll be plain cashel, the design calls for 4 packs of just one of the beads. And upon reflection, there appears to be some scattered beading that I think is supposed to give the impression of fireflies and I think an opal will over power that detail.

PTP describes Phantom as being a bit darker than Gothic and the color crisper. I liked the idea of a crisp night sky.

From the comments:

The picture of the design was released yesterday. Nobody is out of the loop. I’m just very quick on the draw.

I think you all are right about stitching what calls. Life is too short. I really thought I was going to be able to resist this release. That’ll teach me.

As to the fugly leaves. I’ve got some (very cheap especially compared to Mill Hill prices) crystals coming. Flowers & butterflies by Swarovski hopefully one of my choices will work or maybe both will and I’ll use a combination. And of course the bicones. 6 for 54 CENTS!

Actual stitching: I started on house 8 last night, just stitching the border. I didn’t get it finished, I was stitching slow. I love DVRs. I love Mad Men. I love Don Draper. (although condom city! that man is a social disease waiting to happen) Tonight I want to get caught up on True Blood & Hung. And joy of joys, Dexter is starting next month! Today the muse drug me by ear to Voodoo Boy and I’ve started stitching on him.

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7 Responses to Shakespeare's Fairies Cont'd

  1. JenJen says:

    Busy work has kept me from keeping up with your blog and with the latest Mira release. Methinks I must have that one too. 🙂 I agree with you about the leaves – I’ll be watching what you come up with in the way of substitutes, but I bet you could just leave them off too and maybe fill in the hair a bit if necessary.

  2. Abi says:

    I can’t wait to see how FAST you’ll stitch the new Mira. 🙂

    I love, love, love Voodoo Boy (and Girl). They’re on my wish list. One day I’ll buy them.

  3. Went to the LNS today and they don’t have the fairies yet. So, I have to wait. Boo! Hiss! I’m going to play around with my beading stash before ordering any treasures. I’m still debating fabric, but Country Stitch’s Midnight is a serious contender. Can’t wait to see yours start to grow!

  4. dianemi says:

    Yay, you’re stitching this beauty. And be still my heart… did I hear you say one of my most favorite words in all the land? SWAROVSKI? Oh yum, I can’t wait to see what you use.

    Voodoo Boy… love him, too! Just might have to get that pattern (thanks a lot Missy the Enabler). 🙂 I gotta start watching Mad Men though. Too many people keep telling me how good that show is. Hmmm, good looking men in suits… I like it! BTW, loved those close-up shots of Caribbean. Absolutely stunning.

  5. Silverlotus says:

    I learned just recently that you can pick up Swarovski bicones way cheaper than Mill Hill ones, and they look just the same. Amazing, isn’t it? It never occurred to me, though, to try some of the other shapes to replace treasures. Thank you for the idea! I’m off to look. 🙂

  6. Melissa says:

    I just subscribed us to Showtime so we can get Dexter. I was hoping to catch reruns of Californication too.

  7. Cristilyn says:

    Hey, that’s the same fabric I chose! Can’t wait for my chart and fabric to arrive so I can get started.

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