Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Another Happy Dance Today!

Image hosted by Photobucket.comOK, again I apologize for my yucky photo - it is overexposed and not very clear... sigh. Today I worked diligently on Judy's Garden at work - I just needed to finish the white fence at the bottom. Then, tonight at home I did the beading and attaching of the charms.... and here it is! I have stitched this on 28 ct Watercress Hand Dyed Jobelan by Wichelt, using DMC and Six Strand Sweets floss, as well as beads, charms and "glass" flower beads that were included in the chartpack. The colors are truly dynamic - Jelly Beans, Midnight Treat, Espresso, Very Berry, Strawberry Banana, Tropical Punch and Candy Corn SSS flosses - so bright and colorful, but my picture doesn't do it any justice. (The colors are more accurate in my March 17th and March 18th blog entries - those are from the scanner). I will try to get a better photo soon. I hope to get this framed up shortly. It will look great by my bathroom vanity - these are the colors are am using in there :-)
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Q. What are your thoughts on craft and/or needlework shows? Have you been
to one or are you planning on going to one this year?

A. I have attended Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH almost every year since it started about... oh, ten years ago? It used to be in Manchester, NH.... I really enjoy some aspects of it. I have not found the shopping there to be too amazing, but I still manage to spend more than I ever plan to there! But, I primarily go there to take classes... so far I have taken classes with Emie Bishop, Catherine Strickler and Betsy Stinner at Celebrations. This year, I will be taking another class with Betsy on April 30th, Mary Queen of Scots Sampler, and I am very much looking forward to it!

My fiber order from Wyndham Needleworks came in today - now I have the Silk 'n Colors and the Waterlilies for Springtime Roses and the Silk 'n Colors for Cari's Garden (just in time, I guess, since I finished a Dreams of Stitches design today!). And, my Rocky Mountain Needleworking order also arrived which had Herb Garden (looks like a fun project to bring to work soon!), Little Pink Houses (probably another fun project for at work...), Gardening Spots, and a skein of Thistle WDW that I needed.... fun day, again!

I spent my Stitching Bits & Bobs gift certificate already tonight by ordering up the six skeins of Waterlilies that I need for Catherine Agnes - I was fortunate enough to already have two of the eight shades it calls for, and I ordered the Wildflowers a couple of days ago... I am just so drawn to this design :-)

OK, so now we are expecting 3-6" of snow tonight! I totally give up! I don't think there is anybody left around here who even wants to see or think about snow anymore! I just heard of this, because up until now the snow was forecasted to be south of me.... yuck, might be a horrible commute tomorrow morning - lousy way to start the Easter holiday :-(

And, I got myself a little treat on ebay today - here is one I don't see posted there often - Mini Topiary Sampler 2 by Jeannette Douglas.... those are always fun to stitch!

Stitched on today: Judy's Garden (complete with happy dance!!)


Bea said...

Hi Carol,
I love your finished works! They are both beautiful. I have never seen The Orchard pattern...Reading some blogs I'm learning so many things!! I can imagine how happy you were when you finished it...12 years!! I thought to be the only latecomer with my 3 years dedicated to my first Mirabilia!
Kisses Bea

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on another great finish, Carol - it's really pretty!


Nicole said...

Another beautiful finish! You are on a roll! I really like that herb garden one you just got, i will have to keep that in mind. I've been down not having new patterns to buy so it's nice that there are some out there i would love to stitch some day :)

Can you believe this snow - probably there's more down here, i was in Bolton, MA last night and woke up to 4 or 5 inches and it's still coming!

Hmm.. what will you finish today :)

tanyah said...

Well done Carol, your finished garden piece looks great! Having obviously been a stitcher for some time .. are you running out of places in the house to display all your work?

Isabelle said...

Judy's Garden is gorgeous! Well done! It must feel so good to make a finish a day! ;) Your choice of fabrics always brings the designs out so beautifully. :)