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.