Well, the chart I have been long awaiting from my friend Karen in Wentworth Falls, Australia did not arrive today - it has been taking weeks to get here, but "patience is a virtue," right?? But.... a lot of fun stuff did come in to keep me distracted for a little bit! The Silkweaver solo I pictured in my January 11th entry came in - and it is just as pretty as I had expected it to be! I really think this is the piece I will use for Emerald Mermaid. I also got in some orders from Stitching Bits and Bobs, most noteably the spool of Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4 in 3228 for Lilly of the Woods - I ordered this back in October, so you can imagine how happy I am to finally have it here so I can start this one soon (of course, I still have not even begun to think of how much I will need to budget to get the Mill Hill Treasures for this project!)- and in the package were also Oh, Christmas Tree, the fat eighth of Acorn and Chestnuts Belfast from Sugar Maple Fabrics, and a packet of Piecemakers Size 28 Tapestry Needles, all of which I selected during recent sales at Stitching Bits and Bobs. So much fun stuff to look at tonight! Oooohhh, and five or six packets of Mill Hill beads, needed for Emerald Mermaid, The Queen Mermaid, and Deepest Love came in from ebay - not all the beads I need for each pattern, of course, but a nice start at a great price. Just gotta love ebay!!
Mike upgraded our cellphones for Christmas to the Motorola RAZR V3, and he just sold our other cellphones on ebay - and last night he surprised me with a little "gift" in my PayPal account, so.... well, I could not resist and joined Silkweaver's Fabric of the Month, 32 ct Jobelan Solos option - what the heck! I hear such great things from many of you about how neat the FOTM is, so why not join in on the fun??!! I also ordered a fat quarter of their brand new 32 ct lugana Blue Fusion Expressions - looks like one of the mermaids would be gorgeous on this - I am thinking Deepest Love.... maybe? And then, while there, I picked up a solo that I think is perfect for Petal Fairy - it's 32 ct lugana, 18 x 26 -
- guess I will be busy stitching Mirabilia's for a while now!
Victoria Sampler has a pretty new free chart on their site - it is in the Members section - if you are not already a member, it is so easy just to sign up (and it's free)- the new chart is a lovely needle roll called "Love Blooms." I printed it out and plan to stitch it up!
It is, of course, New DVD Release Tuesday here in the US, so I just had to stop at WalMart on my way to work this AM and picked up The Forgotten - I have been intrigued by this one since I first saw the preview in the theater a few months ago. I hope it is good - anyone seen it yet?
Stitched on tonight: Little Wings