Tonight I worked on my Celtic Ladies SAL, Celtic Winter. I love my fabric choice, Silkweaver 28 ct Blue Diamonds Reflections lugana, but it is a light colored fabric which does not allow the N, T and part of the E in the word "WINTER" to show up well. So, tonight I decided that I had to just go and make my fabric work for me... so I went ahead and used DMC 317 to outline the inside of the N, the T and the light part of the E.... I like it :-) There will be beads inside each letter and around each letter box soon... I didn't want the letters to disappear completely amidst all that added sparkle!! I am glad I got that resolved now. I continue to just love this project - and from what I read in other blogs, the other ladies in this SAL appear to be loving whichever Celtic Lady they have selected too. Very cool.
Now that I have completed one of my major projects, I did some thinking about my rotation. Today I decided that the following is my weekly rotation for the remainder of October (at least in theory)...
Mondays - Angel of Love
Tuesdays - Garden Spots Sampler
Wednesdays - Celtic Winter
Thursdays - Legends of the Dragons
Fridays - Convent's Herbal Garden
Saturdays - Mermaid Heaven
Sundays - An Open Heart
At Work - 17th Century Irish Garden (when/if I can)...
Q. How do you ‘non-hoopists’ who use a rotation system handle it (as it seems to be lot easier if you are in good terms with hoop)? Do you have several scroll frames? Do you use Q-snaps or maybe something completely different? Or do you just have one or two big projects and others are small enough to be kept in hand while stitching?
A. OK, I am a die-hard rotation stitcher, so this question is geared towards me... I do not stitch with a hoop - that, in my experience, ruins the fabric and the stitching. I do use either a Q-Snap, a scroll or will stitch in hand. However, I never leave a project on a Q-Snap or scroll once I am done with it for the night. I take it off and pack it away. So what I use does not really matter. I do own several size Q-Snaps, and 4 sizes of scrolls, though...
I stole this from Heather's blog today:
|How to make a Carol|
5 parts intelligence
5 parts ambition
3 parts leadership
Layer ingredientes in a shot glass. Add a little cocktail umbrella and a dash of lustfulness
Ah, Blogger photos is working right now... off and on, geesh. Here are the two 36 ct solos I got from Silkweaver yesterday.... I think they will make great samplers :-) I also got SMF's Bling opalescent belfast on ebay, but... that image can't be uploaded... makes no sense, oh well.
I have a few SAL's that I have been talking to ladies about for next year... so I figured I would post them here, just in case others are interested in them too? The more the merrier, that is for sure! All of these are for 2006... no rush :-)
1. Spring Ride... so far with Karen B.
2. Long Dog Samplers (I haven't chosen mine yet...)... so far with Jo
3. Mermaids of the Deep Blue... so far with Katrina and Lisa
4. Rose of Sharon... so far with Bea and Jenn
5. Fairy Idyll... so far with Karen K.
6. Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace... so far with Bea.
Well, the White Sox took game two from the Angels... the cheap way! A bad call by the ump in the bottom of the ninth... inning was over... total screw up... then the White Sox get an extra out and score... cheap. Hey, even the White Sox fans know the Angels got robbed on that one! Geesh.
Stitched on today: Celtic Winter
***Has anyone heard of all the flooding in parts of New Hampshire this week? We are fine here... getting plenty of rain... but the flooded areas are not far from me... yikes, some on the news call it our version of Katrina :-( What will the winter bring?? Yikes!