Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Halloween Exchange

Hello Friends!

Do you love Halloween?  I sure do! Do you love exchanging?  I sure do! Kim@Wisdom with Needle and Thread is hosting a Halloween ornament exchange, if you are interested you have until August 22nd to join.  Please visit her blog for more details.

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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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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Blog Work In Progress.......

Hello Friends!

Just thought I'd let you all know I'm doing a little bit of "behind the scenes" work on my blog this weekend. I'm posting some of my previous finishes and then back dating them to around the time they were actually done.  This way I'll actually have some posts from 2008-2011 rather than a big giant empty spot :)

Please ignore any posts this weekend (except this one, of course) while I am playing catch up.

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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 her framed!

Hello Friends!

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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