Saturday, September 17, 2005

Making room for Medieval Town Mandala...

OK, I took my own advice and decided to accelerate Earth Angel a bit - I know Jenn is a little bit behind me with Mermaid Heaven right now, so I put that aside and spent today giving a lot of attention to Earth Angel (which I am also stitching with Jenn, and I hope she doesn't mind that I have to get this one going now...). I got a whole lot of her wings done as well as more of the floral border underneath her... however, I don't know how much longer she will take to finish. But I will be adding her in here and there much more often until she is done.... that should help to open up a slot for when the Chatelaine class starts :-)

I have no idea how I won these bids - I had forgotten about them, really. I got these two amazing fabrics for ridiculously low bids. I totally expected to get outbid - by a lot! I am thrilled. I have been trying to get a fat quarter of SMF's Serendipity for some time now. They have the color off of the their catalog on their site, and I was worried I would not get any. But today I got a whole fat half of Serendipity 32 ct opalescent lugana! I want to stitch Fairy Roses on this.

Then I also got this fat quarter of Silkweaver's Thunderstorm belfast for super, super cheap! I stitched Blackbird Design's Moon Garden sampler on this last year, and it is an amazing color!! The seller has excellent feedback, so it must just have been a matter of great timing to get these. Now I have tons of fabric (and the Red Sox won the World Series last year), so I can die happy :-)

Speaking of the Red Sox... Red Sox 2, Athletics 1 :-)

Oh, and I was able to get this issue of The World of Cross Stitching, #72, today too - not because I want to stitch Eeyore, but for the adorable Valerie Pfeiffer birds in this issue. I am thrilled to be getting this one now!!

I loved watching Sahara while I was stitching tonight - it also gets an A++, with its only drawback being that I had to look up an awful lot to catch the action.

Oh, my aching back!! Actually, it is Mike who has had a sore back of late, but Beau seems to be emulating his master and jumped right into his spot with the heating pad today :-)

Stitched on today: Earth Angel

9 comments:

Jenna said...

Beautiful fabric acquisitions, Carol! What are you going to use the Thunderstorm belfast linen for?

Isabelle said...

Both fabrics are lovely - Fairy Roses will look great on that lugana.

Beau is just too funny!

Kiwi Jo said...

Beau has such an expressive little face - I love him! Congratulations on the fabric aquisitions, remember that he who dies with the most stash wins! Earth Angel is looking lovely.

bunnyhead said...

The fabric is really pretty! Congrats on the ebay wins :)

zoeandcooper said...

What a handsome kitty. Cats are a curious species aren't they. They always keep use laughing.

Good luck with Earth Angel. I have a HD at the ready:)

BeckySC said...

Me too, me too....HD shoes polished and waiting :)

She looks lovely, Carol :)

((((((((hugs to you my friend)))))

Kathy said...

Wow she is looking lovely, can't wait to see the finished result.

Hugs xxxxx

Sharon said...

Looking at Earth Angel almost makes me want to start mine - she has only been waiting about 12 years...

Anonymous said...

Good progress Carol. You progress rapidly. Your HD are dancing all around. Good for you. Ann.