Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Addiction


It's just pure addiction... probably because I think I just needed to put my WIPS aside for a bit and just stitch something fun for myself while keeping up with my commitment stitching. I finally found one that is doing the trick for me ;-)

Ah, thank you to those of you who have let me know that I don't actually need a pricey Cricut machine to make floss drops... fantastic news. I did look for a punch today on my way home from work, but although I found tons of cute shapes, I did not find one that was not so very complicated that it would work for a floss drop... the search shall continue... yay, another thing to look forward to. But in not so great or fun news, my Ott-Lite bulbs arrived today and it appears that the ballast is the likely culprit here. Mike did research online, and this is a common issue. He is now busy being a DH and researching whether or not to try to get a new ballast or to treat me to a new lamp, and maybe it will be another brand. Either way, he will get me set back up again soon :-)

My little Anouk tonight... getting a good photo of her is like finding the Holy Grail... drippy face, squinty eyes, way too tiny nose, runt of her litter ... but she's such a little love :-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on HoE Needle Roll Exchange and Halloween Fairy

19 comments:

Ulla said...

The colours are really magical in this design.I love it really.
Ulla wishes you a happy stitching day

Margaret said...

Good luck with the lamp Carol - I hope you find a solution

Charlene said...

Love the progress Carol. Hope to see more soon.

Carol R said...

HF is so beautiful.

I have emailed you about your Ottlite

Nic said...

I'm not really into fairies, but I like this on e- perhaps it's the colours? You're making great progress, I look forward to seeing the next installment!

Annemarie said...

It's a good thing Anouk can't read... :o))
Your Halloween Fairy is zipping along nicely. Eugh, nasty OTT lights. But what would we do without them? Not stitching comfortably, obviously.

Sharon said...

I have been reading your blog for 2 years now and love all your projects, photos of your baby kitties, flowers and snow! I live in the deep south so no snow for me! Not sure what a floss drop is, but I do have access to a Cricut machine, maybe if you can explain it or send me a photo of one and I can try to get some done for you. Keep up the great Blog!

Sharon

DaisyMeadow said...

The Halloween Fairy is beautiful and you are making great progress! Bummer about the Ottlite - but I think they are not a well-made product.

Wendy said...

Good luck with your OTT lite search ~ I couldn't stitch without mine now! Well unless its outside in the sunlight, but who can do that all day? I wish....

I heard the shape cutter with an oval template will make these great little floss drops. Do you have a Michael's that you can try?

S said...

Your wip is beautiful! Hope you get your lamp fixed soon, I would be going nuts, lol.
Can I ask where you got the colored metal clips used for your floss tags? I need to make myself one of those, lol.

Arthemise said...

I have to ask...what's a floss drop?

Olenka's Stitches said...

You are making a nice progress on the Fairy, she is so charming.
Good luck with your OTT lamp.

staci said...

Your TOT Fairy is really coming along, you deserve to stitch something just for you :)

Nicola said...

I love the colours in this design Carol. You are making great progress with it. Hope you can get something sorted about your light. I know what it's like to stitch without good light.

Chiloe said...

The fairy is so beautiful : it's such a pleasure for me to see her coming to life . I love the fabric you chose for her.

Teejay said...

TOT fairy is looking just wonderful!

Sally said...

Love your fairy Carol! I love the colours.

Little Cat said...

Aww, just look at little Anouk. She's such a cutie, drippy face and all :o)

The halloween fairy is gorgeous. Can you remind me which magazine she is from. I really need to track her down and stitch her myself. She looks a good one to do whilst 'recovering' next month :o)

Lynn said...

Anouk is just so adorable. You gotta love her, drippy eyes and all!
Hope you can solve your lamp problem soon. I don't think I could go without mine during my evening stitching.