Sunday, September 23, 2012

Well, the Maiden, Mother, and Crone were finally all in the same part of the state over the last two days.  Being the industrious individuals that they are it was decided to begin their second Round Robin event.  You could call this-Go Big or Go Home.  The stitch count was done and the levels of stitching for each of the rounds are approximately the same.

The Maiden's choice is The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House.  The fabric of choice is a 32 count spice.  One reason for each of the choices, is that all three projects were already kitted and ready to go.

The Mother's choice is a beautiful sampler called A Sweeter Love, by Plum Street Samplers.  It will be cone on a 28 count Over Dyed Linen called Maritime White.

The Crone's choice is the gorgeous sampler Inspiration designed by Karen Kluba from Rosewood Manor.  It will be stitched on a 32 count yellow fabric known as Magnolia.

All projects require a half yard of fabric to give you an eye's view of how large each project truly will be.  We are very excited about our level of commitment to getting these done for each other.
The Mother's!
The Crone's

The Maiden's

The Rotations:

A Sweeter Love Inspiration A Sweeter Love The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow
Joy Carol Ren 1 Ren 1, 2, 7, 8 Carol 2   Joy 4, 8  
1 2 3 2 Joy 3, 4, 9, 10 Ren 3   Carol 2, 3  
Carol Ren Joy 3 Carol 5 ,6, 11, 12 Joy 1   Ren 1, 5  
4 5 6 4 Ren 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28 Carol 4   Joy 6, 7  
Ren Joy Carol 5 Joy 17, 18, 23, 24, 29, 30 Ren 5   Carol 11, 12  
7 8 9 6 Carol 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 26 Joy 6   Ren 9, 10  
7 TBD   Carol 9        
The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow 8 TBD   Ren 7        
Ren Carol Carol Joy 9 TBD   Joy 8        
1 2 3 4
Ren Joy Joy
5 6, 7 8
Ren Ren Carol Carol
9 10 11 12
Ren   Joy   Carol  
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12
Carol   Ren   Joy  
13 14 5 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Sunday, September 16, 2012

IHSW and Market!

The owners of my LNS, Stitchers Paradise, just returned from market! Preview day at the store is always exciting, so I wanted to share my finds! First is this great embroidery kit, which I will be substituting with butterflies from Chatelaine's Butterfly Mandala ( Joyce inspired this one).

Next are these cute pin keeps, I could not decided on a color so I bought both!

A few new patterns...
And finally progress on Mediterranean Mermaid!
Even though I forgot it was IHSW (Gasp!) I did manage to squeeze in some stitching. The future owner of MM wanted dirty blonde hair for her, which has been quite the challenge!!! I only had 2 symbols to work with, so I needed a dirty and a blonde (he he).
The Maiden.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Headless Mermaid!

I think I may be getting into the Halloween Spirit with my Headless Mediterranean Mermaid!

The Crone and I went to St. George yesterday for a much needed escape and had our best trip yet!

As always we stopped for lunch and cupcakes at Twentyfive Main Cake Parlor...

And visited quilt shops, where I found more Gastlies Fabric (my secret obsession)!

Sadly there is no cross stitch store, it closed last year. I keep trying to convince the crone that we should open one there! The Maiden.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Silver Moon Tea Progress

Just a quick post after meeting with Julie and Kristle for some much needed stitching at our LNS.
Progress on Silver Moon Tea...
And a future new start! I wanted Firefly Fairies in memory of the designer and discovered the amazing fabric made especially for this project. How could I resist? The Maiden.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Free Charts Online

I found this website of free charts while surfing the internet, and discovered the next two charts I am going to work on, "The Reader" and "Old Woman Reading". I am thinking I will mirror image one of them to face the opposite direction and they will be a really amazing paring for my new office at work!!!!!!