Saturday, June 18, 2005

Here she is.... Fairy Flora Happy Dance!!

It took another three and a half hours of beading today, but finally - happy dancing!!!! Boy, I sure did prick my finger with the quilting between needle a lot last night - that was such an exhausting experience :-) Don't know if you can tell, but she has soooo many beads in her wings! If you plan to stitch Fairy Flora any time soon, make sure to buy three packs of Mill Hill 00161 beads - it took just over two packs for me to bead this. You will only need one pack each of the 00275 and 02024 beads, as well as of the 70161 bugle beads. You will use almost a full spool of the 013 Kreinik blending filament... on belfast linen, that is :-) I just went back in my blog and discovered I started Fairy Flora back on 1/17/05 and finished her on 6/18/05... keeping her in my rotation I still got her done in almost exactly five months! I think that is quite decent!

Thank you to all of you very sweet, encouraging cheerleaders who kept me motivated all week in finishing Fairy Flora :-) You are all awesome!
Hey, hey!!!!!! Ryan Newman is on the pole again for the race in Michigan tomorrow!! :-) (photo is from www.nascar.com)

I got in some items from Stitching Bits & Bobs today - the rest of the Mill Hill Treasures that were backordered for Enchanted Mermaid (anyone looking to do this as a SAL??) and most of the beads for the upcoming Celtic Winter SAL... the magnifica beads are backordered....

I treated myself to a little stash shopping tonight too - I ordered Autumn Winds (this designer is new to me, and this design appealed to me... great colors!), Thistle Stop (a chart I've eyed forever and loved seeing stitched up at Celebrations at the Crossed Wing Collection booth), Red Dragon Bookmark (a cute newbie from Dracolair) and a sheath for my Cougar scissors I bought several months ago (I like these for traveling since they were so inexpensive)...

I also finished Peacock Cypher late tonight :-) I only had a tiny bit of stitching left to do on the bottom band, and then the beading - which was nothing compared to Fairy Flora! So, double happy dancing today!!! I will post a photo tomorrow. I am going to have Mike take a photo of it, and a better one of Fairy Flora to post tomorrow :-) It has been a productive weekend, and now I shall forego my Passione Ricamo SAL for the second week in a row tomorrow and get cracking on the Celtic Band Sampler SAL - I am quite a bit behind my SAL mates, so I could use a day to get some progress made on it :-)

Stitched on today: Fairy Flora (Happy Dance!!) and Peacock Cypher (Happy Dance!!)

13 comments:

BeckySC said...

Oh, she is breathtaking! You are an awesome stitcher. you should be SO proud!! I know we all are :)
Thank you for keeping us in the loop with her...I have been checking often today for a finish...it's been exciting!:) Thanks also for the beading tips...you know I will be stitching her for my daughter.

I am putting on my dancing shoes for you in SC!!! YAY!!!!!!

Kiwi Jo said...

Yah!! I've been checking all day too Carol. She is awesome and you should be very proud!

Jenn said...

Oooooo Carol she's beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job!

By the way I'm game for an Enchanted Mermaid SAL. :) I'm counting the days till we start Mermaid Heaven.

Katrina said...

Well done Carol! I bet you are thrilled to bits to have her finished! She is gorgeous, and I've really enjoyed watching your progress on her.

Congrats!

tkdchick said...

Yay CAROL!!! I knew you'd get her done! A huge congrats!!!!

Little Grey Cat said...

Oh Wow Carol! She's amazing! Congratulations - she is worth a good week of happy dances lol. I have really enjoyed following your progress on her.

Shelleen said...

Carol, She is beautiful. Happy dancing with you!

Cross Stitch Corner said...

She's really beautiful... Seeing the end result is making me think I should add her to my own stash! Congratulations!

tkdchick said...

Carol, congratulations on you SECOND happy dance you go girl! I can't wait for the piccy!

Christine Doyle said...

Congratulations, Carol! She looks incredible!

~Christine

Gill said...

Congratulations on your finishes. Fairy Flora looks absolutely stunning and you deserve to be very proud of yourself!

Nicole said...

Congradulations :) I came on here just to check to see if she was finished! She really is beautiful! And Peacock Cipher - amazing - can't wait for a pic of that :)

anneke said...

Carol, I think she's magnificent! You have worked hard on her, but she's worth it :). It sometimes still amazes me how beautiful stitching can be!