Got to working on Legends of the Dragons tonight - not as much stitching time as I would have hoped to get in - one of my clients called quite distressed this evening and I was on the phone with her for a bit... cannot stitch, talk on a cell phone and watch baseball all at once - that is information overload and not attentive enough for the client... Anyhow, Magic is taking shape now - he has his face now, yay! - just have to finish the backstitching on him, then I will work on the border for a bit before starting either Majesty or Wisdom.... not sure which one I will choose to do next :-) I realized today it has been over a week since I worked on this one.
Q. Do you finish all your finished pieces? (pillow, frame, etc,) If so,
how do you finish the pieces? If not what do you do with them?
A. Gotta laugh at this one! I am one of those who are "queen of unframed projects!" But I did recently make a commitment to actually get projects framed - my framer gives me a good deal if I bring them three or four at once.... they like the business, I like the discount! I am terrible at finishing work. I don't own a sewing machine, so that really hinders how much I can finish off.... so I have a very large drawer that is very full of completed stitching that needs to still be finished off - you caught me!
Q. What is your opinion of Internet "freebies?"
A. My opinion of internet freebies has vastly improved over the last couple of years. While there is still a whole lot of subpar, or rather, too simplistic designs that I would never stitch, I do appreciate that designers post free charts. In the past couple of years or so, I have found some absolutely drop dead gorgeous free charts - Chatelaine, The Drawn Thread, Passion Broderie, Passione Ricamo, Indigo Rose, Dragon Dreams, Donna Vermillion Giampa, Michael Powell, Just Nan....just to name a few. If you like to stitch fobs, Jeannette Douglas has some nice charts for those too. Let's not forget MLI's lovely Christmas/holiday freebie each year too. Those are must haves! Great stuff can be found online for free :-) It just requires a little bit of hunting...
I just found out I was high bidder over on ebay for one of the few Mirabilias I was still seeking - this time it was Angel of the New Dawn :-)
Red Sox 4, Tigers 3 tonight, thanks to Kevin Youkilis' tie breaking RBI base hit :-) Not sure what happened earlier in this game - Red Sox were up a couple of runs, the distraught client called.... finally off the phone and the game was tied 3-3...sigh, at least we ended with the win!
I got an email from Customer Service at Stitcher's World today - they say they are sorry about the issue not sent and will be glad to put it straight in the mail, it should arrive in 8-10 days... yay!!
Stitched on today: Peacock Cypher and Legends of the Dragons