A flurry of activity

Only 3 pictures to share but I did do a few things today.

1. Poor MMV, it’s lost it’s drawer (I keep all projects that have hope of being worked on in a 5 drawer cart next to my stitching spot.) I did at least use some of the new package of Floss Away bags I bought last trip to the LNS. I’ve found Floss Away/European XS’ way of organizing Chatelaines to work the best for me.

2. I pulled the threads for Salem Sisters 2. They and the fabric are just waiting for the working copy of the chart to be made (note to self, buy more printer ink) and then I can start whenever the urge strikes. I had all but one of the colors, and I am so glad I looked at the chart – it’s used for maybe 20 stitches. Crack! I tell you, as in you must me smoking crack if you think I’m buying a whole skein for that tiny bit. The recommend DMC substitute was 919 so I went through the over dye stash and sure enough I found a perfectly nice alternate.

3. Steelers! Football season! Joy! Agony – my second husband to be, Troy Polamalu was injured! *sob* Oh wait stitching blog… I was started L&L’s Winter Rose during the game.

I’m stitching it on 28ct. Skye Refelctions from Silkweaver. This will be a Christmas present for my Aunt Lorraine (maternal grandma’s sis). I’m going to have it framed with a picture of Aunt & Grandma ice skating together when they were little girls.

4. Shakespeare’s Fairies.

I dispair of getting a good picture. This is the best I could do. 28ct Linen in Phantom by PTP. The darkest areas are acutally a very dark royal purple. The lighter are almost navy blue. And the lightest areas of all give the impression of tie dye, or a light source in the upper right hand corner shining down on an angle. It’s not excatly what I wanted. It’s more purple than I thought it would be. I’m trying not to judge it as what I thought it would be, but on it’s own merits. And when I think of it like that I’m fairly confident it’ll work. Hopefully I’ll become thrilled with it when I have some stitching done on it.

Color is darker (but still not as dark as real life) in this pic, who knows why – they were taken in the same spot roughly 1 minute apart. :shrug: All the DMC (except the doubles the chart calls for – oh yes, thread pig), Kreniks and beads. Again I didn’t throw down the duplicate packs of beads. And I did omit the treasures because I knew they wouldn’t photograph. In the lower left hand are the two packs of substitutes for the god-awful leaves. On the left are peridot butterflies and the right are emerald maragritas. I’ll try them both and ask for opinions of course when I get to that part.

5. And for proof of my short attention span, Caribbean got a little love this morning during the DVR of Project Runway (I’m so happy XXX got sent home! Go home and design for Wal-Mart you no talent hack!!!). No picture of that, just some rhodes stitches.

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11 Responses to A flurry of activity

  1. Melissa says:

    We cheered around here when XXX was sent home too. Three weeks too late! This season has been better than I hoped, then again I suffered through The Fashion Show which was, well, like a Diet Coke when you want the Real Thing!

    You are a stitching machine these days. I pulled out Live Simply or is it Simply Live, the other day and it is stitching up faster than I expected.

    Congrats on finishing Salem Sisters that’s here in the pile to stitch after I work my way through all the Primitive Needles.

  2. Annette says:

    Shakespeare’s Fairies fabric is amazing!!! I think you need to put a few stitches in before I visit next month. Just so I can see how incredibly wonderful it will be…

    Very happy with the Runway “Auf” results, but didn’t quite get the winner choice. I liked the others in the Top 3 much more.

  3. Debbie says:

    You crack me up Missy – MMV loses it’s drawer indeed. I’m with you on the Floss-Away bags though for those Chatelaine projects. Haven’t found anything that works better.

    I really like that fabric! Maybe because I love blues and purples! The floss toss looks good. I can’t wait to see some stitching on this piece. It’s really a nice design.

  4. beritbunny says:

    lol “Thread Pig”!!

    I’m assuming that’s what you call it when something wants more than one skein!!


  5. Jinger says:

    I LOVE the fabric for your Shakespeare’s Fairies. Can’t wait to see how it looks once you start the stitching.

  6. Melissa C. says:

    I love the fabric. I have a heck of a time stitching on anything that dark anymore. Sigh. Old age.

  7. Karen says:

    I think the fabric looks great, and the colors should really pop on it! Can’t wait to see your progress.

  8. Gabi says:

    Ohhh….Winter Roses. I LOVE that one. That one is SO tempting to me every single time I see it.
    Looking forward also to see your fairies. The fabric looks great and will show off the colors beautiful

  9. “Thread pig” needs to become an official stitching term. Apologies, but I’m adding it to my vocabulary.

    I think your fabric for the Fairies is amazing, and i agree with Annette that we need to see some stitches in the fabric, please. I’m hoping to get the chart and possibly fabric at NiaH this week.

    So sorry about Troy. Maybe you can help him recover?

  10. doris says:

    I’m constantly amazed at your huge projects. Go, baby, go! Salem is more my speed, and it’s terribly cute.

    As for football … it sucks to be a Broncos fan.

  11. Susan says:

    I love that fabric, Melissa! I can’t wait to see your start.

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