Monday, February 19, 2018

A Ghastly Maiden, Mother, Crone

2018 has brought  with it a stitching curse! Projects do not  entertain for more than a day, new  starts must be restarted, and WIPs  develop fatal flaws (like  drastically different tensions). 

I searched for an hour for the Mira I wanted yesterday for hermit and stitch to no avail, so in my frustration I picked up At the Met.
900 stitches later... Could the curse be broken?

With every pull of the needle I thought how great would it look in my future craft room with the art I received from the Crone for Christmas! The Maiden, Mother and Crone Ghastlies inspired! 

Better pictures to come... The Maiden

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Beyond Excited!!!

I may have to open an etsy store just to afford it, but the Singer Heritage is finally mine!
The Maiden

Still here Stitching

Just not crosses!
I have been working on making project bags, but am still struggling with the pesky binding! The "beta bags" are being used to organize my 40 odd projects and I have been shocked by what I have found!

Patterns long forgotten (like Minerva here), extra needles, wrist supports, and snap frames (all on my to buy list), and even fully kitted projects that I have bought already. Twice kitted! The truely gut wrenching is the bags of fancy floss with no discernible pattern! Why!? Organization is long overdue! The Maiden

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The dreaded bead

Hoping this will motivate me to bead.

How have I not thought to label my bead containers before!?
The Maiden

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy New Year!

While I might not have finished her in Time, family obligations and a flare up of back pain kept me away from the needle, she is none the less cherished as a finish! 

Miss New Year's Fairy by Nora Corbett.
DMC 310 for black coffee, 677 for deep fennel, a blend of 677/746 for deep fennel/blue beadboard, B5200 for frosted sage and 3371 for whatley woodlands.

Kreinik 019 was substituted for 011HL and 028 for 102.

Mill hill beads used: 03016, 02022, and 10036.

Backstitch completed using DMC 632.

May 2018 be filled with floss and fabric!
The Maiden

Friday, January 5, 2018

Goodbye 2017

My own little stitching corner of the world.
The Maiden

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Light the Way

The Mother is spending the last hours of 2017 at the Shores of Hawk Run Hollow!