Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Happy Dance...........

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I'd like to share my Mom's latest finish..............


Nora Corbett Designs "Violet"
32ct Antique White Lugana
Floss as charted


My Dad did the framing and I think my Mom did an awesome job considering this was her first attempt at beading!  I told her it wasn't difficult :)  She's hooked on these designs now and has just started Nora Corbett's Rose.

We got our shipping notice from Stephanie's Fabrics and our fabrics that we have ordered for Mirabilia "Elizabeth" and "Petal Fairy" are on their way!  I can hardly wait to share them :)

My hubby got some bad health news this week.  He's been suffering for years with back pain and I decided it was time for him to demand a MRI.  When they called him back for a second MRI I knew something was wrong.  Trouble is it's not what we were expecting :(  At least we have a diagnosis but he is having a difficult time dealing with it and we have to wait to see a Neurologist to discuss treatment options.  He has a rare spinal cord disorder called Arachnoiditis.  To say we are both scared is an understatement.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

A little sneaky peek (edited with some giveaway details too)...........

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Thought I'd share with you a little sneak peek of one of the projects I will be creating for the fundraising that Stitchers Anon is doing for Breast Cancer Research.  You can find out more information by visiting this post and by visiting her fundraising page.

Stay tuned for my finishes which will be donated to her fundraising efforts :)  Also if you pop by Gaynor's blog today you have a chance to enter her giveaway for a gift certificate to either Sew & So or 123 stitch :)  Good luck to everyone!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mirabilia SAL 2015 Update.......

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After a few agonizing weeks, I finally decided on a pattern for the Mirabilia SAL, which starts on January 1, 2015.  I'll provide a link to the sign ups and this is to be hosted by MrsMilkybarKid on Youtube, as soon as sign ups are open in December.  You can share your progress via YT, Instagram (#ytmirasal2015, #flosstube) or your blog.


Then after a few more days, a lot of debating, posting online for help and then some therapy, I also decided on a fabric (which is the most difficult and stressful part of stitching a Mirabilia).....................


I went with "Iris" because it felt "softer and more magical".  Now I'm just praying I have made the right decision.  Picking the fabric is the worst thing ever because it can make such a HUGE difference to your finish.  I also like the way that her wings blend in with the fabric.  Nothing is overpowering to my eye, the fabric and Fairy seem to "belong" together.  

My Mom is also going to join in on the Mirabilia SAL and I will report her progress each month along with mine.  She has chosen this lovely lady as her first large Mirabilia...........


And her fabric choice was so much easier, she knew what she wanted..........


I love Elizabeth too but I didn't want us both stitching the same design for the SAL.

Now back to finishing up my Mirabilia's for this year!  More about that in my next post :)

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Knitting Update

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I'm still knitting and still enjoying it!  I think I'll try to get one post up per month to update on my knitting endeavors.

I finished up the Washcloth exchanges and they have all arrived, so now I get to share what I sent......




And the final exchange from Joy arrived........


Thank you to all my partners for exchanging with me!

I have two large knitting projects on the go, I'm making a bit of progress on both.  I haven't done much knitting for a few days but more about that in my next post.



I also sent out some RAK's to some of my close friends :) 
Time to get back to some stitching!

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Finally.....got her framed!

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I finally settled on a frame for Stargazer and got my Dad to help with the framing. We watched a Youtube video on lacing your stitching and between us I would say we did an excellent job :)  I am so proud of this finish!  I love everything about her :)






  



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