Friday, January 20, 2006

Oh my gosh! I joined a RR!!

Hard to believe, but I actually did join a round robin! Years ago, I used to be in round robins. I used to coordinate them, and at one point I was in several at a time. It got to be overwhelming. And, then came the disappointments - the lost projects, the stitchers that dropped off the face of the earth, the damaged projects, the ones with poor stitching on them.... Ugh. I quit. I mean I really quit! But... then I saw Barb's blog entries about the Neighborhood RR she had joined. I remembered seeing the website about this type of RR a year or so ago and loved it. Well, Barb was able to find me a slot in the group! OK... now to get my thoughts together and get started. Luckily, the first mailing is not until March, and we get three months on each project before the next mailing. Whew! I can easily make that schedule without messing up my other stitching much.... So, I ordered up a fat half of Autumn Fields belfast and while I am waiting for that to come in I need to start thinking about my house that I will stitch on my own... I want to do houses with gardens... and each to have a cat :-) Barb set up a blog for the group - in case you want to see it: Our Neighborhood of Make Believe.
Back to working on Mermaids of the Deep Blue tonight :-) The first mermaid has her hair now. Yep, there are lots of gaps in it, what is going on, you wonder? Those gaps will all be beads... lots and lots of beads on this project!! Love it!

The "stash dieter" has a stash report today.... Um, OK, I got Rose Cottage by Country Cottage Needleworks (I have been eyeing this one - "Home is where your flowers grow" - that's me, right??) and the Crescent Colours floss it calls for.... The Monkey Sampler by Midsummer Night Designs ("Monkeys steal my underwear at night" - who could resist that? I will definitely change this to more muted colors though)... Today's Special by Crossed Wing Collection... another Tacky BOB (because I have soooo many projects getting ready for beading)... and two packs of my favorite Size 28 Tapestry Petites....

And... Mirabilia just keeps putting out more pretties (so fast!). Well, now it is The Stargazer... yep, I will be receiving my copy soon too - she looks like a "must stitch" yet again!!

OK, one New Englander stitcher wrote that she fears I jinxed the weather yesterday. Well... I don't think I did, but we are about to get colder weather next week, even some snow... but it wasn't me! It was Mike! He went and got his Corvette out of storage today because it has been spring-like here. He jinxed the weather - and he knows it too!!

Stitched on today: Mermaids of the Deep Blue

16 comments:

Nicole said...

Congradulations on finding a Round Robin you're interested in again :) I've enjoyed a few round robins and now just have a steady group that's on our second round robin, very relaxed schedule which is nice :)

karensff said...

Good luck on your round robin. I look forward to hearing how you get on with it. I used to do round robins too. I didn't really have any bad experiences I just don't have enough time for them now.
Mermaids of the deep is looking lovely. I really can't wait to see those beads in her hair. It will really set it off.

AnneS said...

That's what I love the most about the Mirabilias ... all those luvverly beads and metallic threads! Your mermaids are really turning out beautiful - and that fabric is great with them. Look forward to seeing your RR too :) And for someone who's on a stash diet, your menu looks exquisite ;) LOL ... very nice stash haul as always :))

Jenn said...

Thanks for the info on Stargazer. I think I'll have to get and stitch this one too. Ok I'll blame and bad weather we get on Mike then. What was he thinking takeing the car out of storage?? LOL :)

Kiwi Jo said...

I look forward to seeing your neighbourhood RR grow - it's such a great idea! The mermaids are soooo beautiful too! Hope the weather holds out for the weekend!

Melissa said...

Don't you just love the Monkey Sampler? I had planned to start it this month, but don't have a piece of fabric the correct size. I loved it the minute I saw it. But I tend lean towards the quirkier(is that a word?) designs these days. Your mermaids are beautiful.

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zoeandcooper said...

your Mermaid looks lovely as always Carol. I am glad you enjoy stitching them. Thanks for sharing your stash with us and thoroughly enabling me. I am going to have to search for that Monkey Sampler. Allen has some kind of wierd addiction to monkeys that he picked up in college. And who can resist those beautiful Mirabilia pieces. Nora is amazing!!

Bea said...

Carol, your stash is great. I'm going and ordering the Rose Pillow by Country Cottage too. And you're right, how can we resist?

Christine Doyle said...

What a pretty mermaid! Adding hair does so much, doesn't it?

I like the new Mira, too. It may show up on my wishlist some time soon!

Kathy said...

Hi Carol

Wow she looks lovely with her hair finished.

Hugs xxxxxx

Barbara said...

What beautiful projects and stash, Carol. I just love living vicariously through your acquisitions! LOL

I'm really looking forward to picking out a design for your RR. I have lots of kitties in my stash... :-)

Dianne said...

I see some houses for the RR in your stash-like it was a premonition! ; )
Your mermaid looks lovely!

Dawn said...

Mermaids is looking great! Good luck with your RR. I am looking forward to seeing the pics.

Have a great weekend!

tkdchick said...

Your Mermaid is looking lovely! Good luck with your RR I totally understand when you talk about the diasppointments that come along with them!

Katrina said...

Hi Carol, you are making great progress on the mermaids, yes, they are big gaps for the beads huh? thanks for the enabling too - Rose Pillow is going on my order list, lol.

~Harsha~ said...

Carol.. you're really coming along nicely on that merms! And I LOVE all your stash LOL.

You know, I thought of you when I first saw the Stargazer!!