Sunday, March 13, 2005

Petal Fairy Progress Picture


Well, I had a pretty productive weekend working on Petal Fairy. I photographed her on the scrolls... With a new SAL starting next weekend (Earth Angel), I realized it was important to get cracking a bit on this one - and, of course, now I am hooked! My friends and regular readers of my blog know that it is important to me to get the face stitched as soon as I can when I stitch people/fairies/dragons/animals, so I made sure I got her face done, and now I am much more connected to her :-) Wow, though - the chart for her has quite a few errors! If you plan to stitch her soon, please check the Mirabilia Bulletin Board for the necessary corrections - several stitchers there have done a good job of reporting the issues as they find them.... Also, lesson re-learned for me - when picking up floss for this project, don't forget to check the backstitch instructions - you will need DMC 632 and 3031 for some backstitching, but they are not listed in the color key!

Well....I am ashamed to admit that I visited the St. Pat's Day sale over at Stitching Bits & Bobs and ordered even MORE stash - I know, some of you are saying, "More, Carol??" I am a sucker for sales.... Of course, I also realize that ordering from this shop means that I have to be prepared to wait a while (sometimes weeks) to receive the stash - so in the end, it seems like a big surprise when it comes in (some of you truly know what I mean here....)! So, anyhow, with that said, I will share that I ordered some recent releases I have been eyeing... Dragon Hatchling by Dracolair, Pretty in Pink by Brightneedle, House Samplings by Hillside Samplings (I adore this one!), and a skein of Fawn Weeks Dye Works that I need for Keep Me Sampler by Moira Blackburn....

Well, Ryan Newman did not win today, despite a really great performance - he started, of course, from the pole and he led many laps - but near the end his car started to get loose and his tires were worn away.... he dropped back to 10th place.... BUT he is now 9th in points! Woo Hoo! Cracked into the Top 10 today!! Next week in Atlanta, he will do great! As an added note....Kasey Kahne crashed early... see, I KNEW Ryan would have a better day than Kasey...

And, I offer here a little note to Terry Francona (as if he reads stitching blogs!) - nonetheless, I would like to say that I feel that Kevin Youkilis and Jay Payton have definitely earned their spots on next year's squad.... OK? Thanks!

Oh, and big news to share - IT DIDN'T SNOW TODAY!!

Stitched on today: Petal Fairy (boy, Nora went crazy with the browns in this one's skintone - very ruddy), and Green Old Gardens (couldn't resist a little bit more...)

11 comments:

BeckySC said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL progress, Carol! WOW, she is gonna be gorgeous :)

YAY, no snow? I bet you were dancing in NH, huh??? ROFL!!!

You know what I say when I am on a stash spending spree???? BUYING up for retirement...ROFL!! You go girl-I love reading about your purchases :) ....AND, I too love House Samplings and plan to stitch it VERY soon :)

Have a great week :)
BeckySC

Anonymous said...

Petal Fairy is looking gorgeous, Carol - I'll be following your progress with interest as I don't plan to start mine yet :)

KarenV

Nicole said...

Petal fairy is coming right along, georgeous! We didn't get nearly the amount of snow down here that you got, it snowed all day saturday but was wet and heavy and maybe 4 inches and it's melted away already!

Sounds like you'll be watching your mailbox some more :) I love the new piece you started, Green Old Gardens, what an interesting piece!

Susie said...

Boy, the petal fairy sure is turning out pretty!

And I know what you mean about Stitching Bits & Bobs... I hoped my superbowl sale order would be here by the time I left for Germany, but it's not. At least they are responsive when I write and ask... and I do like their selection.

Looking forward to seeing lots more progress pictures on your pieces when I get home!

Susie said...

Boy, the petal fairy sure is turning out pretty!

And I know what you mean about Stitching Bits & Bobs... I hoped my superbowl sale order would be here by the time I left for Germany, but it's not. At least they are responsive when I write and ask... and I do like their selection.

Looking forward to seeing lots more progress pictures on your pieces when I get home!

Susie said...

Boy, the petal fairy sure is turning out pretty!

And I know what you mean about Stitching Bits & Bobs... I hoped my superbowl sale order would be here by the time I left for Germany, but it's not. At least they are responsive when I write and ask... and I do like their selection.

Looking forward to seeing lots more progress pictures on your pieces when I get home!

Susie said...

Boy, the petal fairy sure is turning out pretty!

And I know what you mean about Stitching Bits & Bobs... I hoped my superbowl sale order would be here by the time I left for Germany, but it's not. At least they are responsive when I write and ask... and I do like their selection.

Looking forward to seeing lots more progress pictures on your pieces when I get home!

Susie said...

Boy, the petal fairy sure is turning out pretty!

And I know what you mean about Stitching Bits & Bobs... I hoped my superbowl sale order would be here by the time I left for Germany, but it's not. At least they are responsive when I write and ask... and I do like their selection.

Looking forward to seeing lots more progress pictures on your pieces when I get home!

Susie said...

Boy, the petal fairy sure is turning out pretty!

And I know what you mean about Stitching Bits & Bobs... I hoped my superbowl sale order would be here by the time I left for Germany, but it's not. At least they are responsive when I write and ask... and I do like their selection.

Looking forward to seeing lots more progress pictures on your pieces when I get home!

Susie said...

Aaaack. I'm so sorry. I kept getting an error message when I tried to post that comment. I certainly didn't mean to leave it fifty times!

Bea said...

Hi Carol!
Your Mirabilia is beautiful! I'd like to stitch it too...soon, I hope. My Mirabilia's WIP is "The scent of old roses" and the sampler is Terre de France, a creation by Annick, do you know it?
You haven't been in Italy yet...you must come here!! I'm waiting for you in Florence! You'll love my town, I'm sure!!