Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Some more work on Legends of the Dragons tonight... doesn't look like much, but I managed to outline Majesty's square now and begin some more of the knotwork across the top of his block....

I made a hop to my LNS today... after all, summer can be a slow time for therapy with kids.... and I picked up four of the shades of Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors that I need for Un Petit Paradis...... I think I need two or three more shades (Latte, Desert Sage and Burnished Gold), but since it calls for about a dozen or more shades, I can only do this in small amounts without going bust :-) I am absolutely dying to stitch this one, though! I also picked up a small gift for a friend (but she reads this blog, so I can't talk about it....). And in the mail today, I received my order of Petite Treasure Braids that now makes my Celtic Summer and Autumn Fairy Spirit kits complete... that is a good feeling. I love having projects ready to go when I feel like the time is right to start them :-)

Right before I went to bed last night, I made a quick online purchase.. now, I never looked twice at this chart that has been out for quite some time, but after seeing it stitched up, I loved it. It is Mirabilia's Garden Muses...

OK.... opinions would be appreciated, but I have made a decision about the two fibers of the month clubs I am in. I sometimes like what I get... I usually like about half of what I get, actually.... but I adore hand dyed fabric! So, I am going to cancel both of these clubs and sign up for Sugar Maple Fabrics' Treat of the Month Option #4... about six to seven dollars cheaper and I think I will like it better. I see they are kind of "off duty" until September, so I have to look into that and may not be able to make my switch until then... but I think it sounds like a good plan to me :-) And, speaking of Sugar Maple Fabrics... why do they have to keep coming up with gorgeous new colors?? They are killing me... today I found this: Wintry Ice Blue, a 28 ct lugana with silver in it... sigh...now to think of what to use it for... already, about 20 ideas!! I have to stop looking at their auctions. I keep telling myself this - stop looking! I also need to decide what to use for these fat quarters of SMF belfast linen:Pussywillow, and Tumult.... Like these?? Check out the big sale at The Avid Stitcher - her inventory is small, but her savings are huge right now! (Nope, I am not affiliated, just love this seller!)

I have some more garden pictures for today. I blog for myself, so I really don't want to bore anyone with all my daily garden pics and stash acquisitions... please just skip what you want, of course... I love to garden as much as I love to stitch, so I indulge myself here :-) And I do use this as my gardening journal as well...
Daylily: Fires of FujiDaylily: BoagieDaylily: Leebea Orange CrushDaylily: Bahama ButterscotchDaylily: Miss JessieDaylily: Mary ReedDaylily: Siloam June BugDaylily: Cameroons

Stitched on today: Legends of the Dragons, and a little bit of Story Time at work again today...

8 comments:

Stitchie Kiwi said...

I love watching your stash grow Carol - if nothing else I can live through your acquisitions and live in envy LOL ... I love the flowers too, I'm not a gardening person at all - but I'm always impressed with anyone who is ;)

BeckySC said...

Hi Carol :)
So many pretties from your garden today! They are all lovely!

Oh, I want to stitch Un Petit Paradis too! I love that piece!

I can see your progress on Petal Fairy :) It is looking so good!...getting my dancing shoes ready :)

Hugs to you :)

Anonymous said...

Its amazin the difference in the legend of thedragons after the backstitch is made. Looks really impressive. I like your garden pictures, they remind me of my mum and how she loved to garden and how her garden was allways full of lillies.
Barbara

karensff said...

Legends is coming along really well. It's amazing the difference the backstitch makes to the border. I have to admit that I never really paid much attention to the different kinds of fabric you can get. I usually just stuck with black, blue, white or whatever came with a kit. I have enjoyed looking at the ones you posted on your blog though and I might have to treat myself sometime.

Shelleen said...

Carol,
Your dragons and petal Fairy are coming out great! I also love seeing all of your stash that you buy.

Nicole said...

Great progress on Legends! I hope by some time next week I can start stitching on this again.

Your flowers are beautiful as usual!

Danielle said...

I started Un Petit Paradis--it is lovely and the silks are gorgeous! I really have to dig it back out and work on it again!! I am still on the alphabet at the top--all smyrnas--aren't they!!

Kathy said...

Wow Carol

you work fast and love your flowers

Hugs

Kathy xxxx