Friday, September 12, 2014

Fabric reveal for Petal Fairy!

Hello Friends!

These great fabrics arrived earlier this week from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.........

The first 2 fabrics are my Mom's order and mine is the one on the right for Petal Fairy, the design I am starting in January 2015 for the Mirabilia SAL.....

"Iris" 32ct Lugana

I absolutely LOVE my fabric, it is gonna be just perfect for my Petal Fairy!  I think the Blue Sky(you can view them both here) would have been just fine too but there was something that just kept drawing my eye back to Iris!

And here is a closer pic of my Mom's fabrics.........

"Blue Sky"

"Chocolate Milk"

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Contributions for Breast Cancer Fundraising.......

Hello Friends!

I've been super busy getting my contributions ready for Gaynor's Breast Cancer Fundraising over at Stitchers Anon.  For every Euro that you donate, you get one raffle ticket and have a chance to pick from the prizes available.  I wanted to help for many reasons and not only am I donating my time, finishes but I am also donating the mailing costs to the winners of my prizes too :)

If you are interested you can make a donation here.  You have until October 31st before the raffle begins!

To see all the prizes you can have a chance to win, visit this page.  I will be donating 4 prizes in total, the first 3 are done and the last is in progress........

Barbara Ana Designs "Let it Snow" Ornament

"Rose Petal" Washcloth 

Lizzie*Kate "C is for Cure" Sewing Box

And finally the last project I am working on is this beautiful scarf.......

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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

Hello Friends!

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)...........

Hello Friends!

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.......

Hello Friends!

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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