Saturday, January 06, 2007

First HDs of the New Year!

After I posted last time, I had a few days of R&R with lots of stitching, it was lovely! Spots became very addictive and I had a happy dance on the first day of the New Year....


I thought it was a nice way to start the new year anyway. ;-) I only needed one skein of each colour to complete it. I did mine 1 over 2 on 36-Count Linen, though. The chart says you'll need 3 skeins of the Dark Dusk, but it's also charted for 32-Count Linen (so therefore 2 over 2 I'd assume). I bought two skeins of the Dark Dusk to be on the safe side, so I may just use the extra one I have for Spots II if I ever get around to stitching it. :)

My second HD was yesterday. I finished Blackbird Design's Evergreen (Loose Feathers #17)


This was also awfully fun to stitch. I ran out of the WDW Havana, though (luckily I had another skein in my stash). I used all the recommended threads and 30ct Iced Cappuccino. I got all my supplies from Drema at Needlecraft Corner... she's so good with the Loose Feather "kits". Makes it TOO easy to spend money... ;-P

I've been scanning my stitching lately rather than taking photos, as the light is SO bad. I can't even get a decent photo during the day lately.. ugh. Roll on the spring!

I've been contemplating what to pick up next. I have so many things I could stitch, but I was thinking of maybe picking up a UFO instead. Take poor neglected Winter Beauty Princess by Passione Ricamo which I started nearly two years ago to the day. I got a decent amount done at the time, but then I put it away and forgot all about it...


I think the problem is that I have so many other things that I'd rather be stitching on. I really liked this design when it first came out, but I've fallen out of love with it since then. I still like it, but as I said, there are just OTHER things I'd rather stitch (I'd love to start another Mirabilia for one thing)... there is so much white in this design that I haven't even started, and not to mention the masses of Wisper thread which I don't like at all (I'll probably sub the Wisper for something else or I'll NEVER ever get it done...!) Don't worry though, I'll get back to her at some point... maybe even this weekend. ;-)


It's been almost a year since I started this blog, and it's been wonderful getting to know so many of you. I appreciate each and every one of your comments, it makes stitching even more fun (if that was even possible!)

Happy New Year to everyone! :-)


Sue: sorry, I should have mentioned it... the fabric for WBP is Silkweaver's Expressions Romantic Interlude (I got a special cut from SW, as a Fat 1/4 wouldn't be large enough).


20 comments:

Sue said...

Tina- You have to finish Winter Beauty Princess. I've always loved this design but do NOT have it in my stash surprisingly enough. She'd be in my stas if I could have found the right fabric for her but never could. I love the fabric your doing her on. What is it?

Sharon said...

Tina, your off to good stitchy start this year! Love both yours finishes-just lovely. congrats.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

My goodness, you have been busy. Congrats on your first two finishes of the new year!

cathymk said...

Tina you have been a busy girl! Both your finishes look beautiful!!

stitcherw said...

Congratulations on the finishes, very nice, your starting 2007 off with a bang. Winter Beauty is lovely, and the fabric you chose to do her on is fantastic.
Sue

Eleni said...

Happy New Year Tina ...! What a great start you've made! I love Winter Beauty Princess ... you HAVE to finish her!!! LOL

Leah said...

Wow, those are fabulous finishes--congrats!!

KarenV said...

Gorgeous finishes! Thanks again for SALing on Spots with me, I really enjoyed it :)

Wendy said...

Congrats on your finishes, Tina! What a great way to start off the new year.

Michelle said...

You are off to a great start this year with TWO finishes! They are both beautiful. I love those Loose Feathers designs. Your PR piece looks lovely too, I hope to see more on her!

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

Two beautiful finishes! What a great start to the year. I want to stitch both of them myself.

Susimac said...

Great finishes a really lovely start to 2007 - Happy New Year to you too!!

Nicki said...

Beautiful finishes! They both look lovely :)

I'm thinking of stitching Royal Holiday this year. Probably not starting for a bit though. Would you be interested in a SAL :)

Von said...

You are starting the year off with a bang - what great finishes!! Can't wait to see what you choose for your next project. It's sometimes so hard to decide. :D

elena said...

Brava!!!
E buon anno anche a te

Katrina said...

Both your finishes are stunning. I have the BBD in my stash, I need to get busy and stitch it.

On your Mirabilia piece, JMHO if it's not screaming your name it's perfectly fine to put it away. Maybe someday it will call to you again :-). In the meantime, stitch on the piece that appeal to you the most!

Zohrah said...

I'm tagging you with the ‘6 weird things about you’ meme. (Write a post stating 6 weird things about yourself as well as the rule clearly. In the end, you need to tag 6 people.

Hugs :-)

Renee said...

It was a great pleasure to browse through your site today. Hello from France.

Kathy said...

Wow what a great start to the year. Your PR Winter Beauty Princess is stuning I love the fabric and she looks georgeous on it. I have this in my to do pile.

hugs xxxxx

Cynthia Rae said...

We share the same birthday! I HAD to stop in abd say hi! Buon Compleanno e tanti, tanti auguri (even if I am a little late)!
Cyn