Monday, June 27, 2005

Celtic Winter Head Count Time....

OK, the general concensus appears to be that a September start for this SAL would work out for those who expressed interest. Is that still true for all? Also, I wish I had written down who volunteered for the SAL... but to the best of my memory I think it is Katrina, Kathy, Jenn, Karen, Becky and myself. I thought there was someone else, and I will kick myself for forgetting once I learn who it is! Did I forget someone? So sorry if I did, but please let me know if you are missing from the list! Thank you!!! Some of the stitchers have expressed interest in knowing who will be doing the SAL with us, so it made sense to post something about it here :-) I am really looking forward to this one! I hope you are too! (Totally kicking myself, I had forgotten Becky!! Yikes - sorry Becky!!).
I had planned to stitch on Earth Angel, and when I reached into my rather large satchel of project packs tonight, I thought I had pulled the right packet out... but instead I realized I had pulled out Little Wings. But then I figured, "OK, sounds good!" and worked on it anyhow! I hadn't worked on it at all yet this month, and I actually had some fun working through the green velvet of her gown tonight :-)

I also just discovered some bids I had pretty much forgotten about came through on ebay tonight - I got this Fire Dragon chart for only $2, and if nothing else I want to admire the charting of this one :-) I also was high bidder for two charms by The Trilogy, a small checkered heart and the tall heart I have been needing to stitch Wedding Spots. I have been considering stitching that one up for my FIL and his third wife, who married last Fourth of July weekend... now that I have the charm, I guess I best get to it!

The mailman was friendly today - I received the Flower Fairies book from Julianna, and she included her Tulip Fairy chart from when she had stitched the kit as a special treat! Thank you so much Julianna! My Flower Fairy stash is getting huge (I forgot to mention that Jenn had sent me a few Flower Fairy charts recently too - thanks guys!) And I also received the gorgeous Ametrine opalescent belfast from Silkweaver today too (for Titania, Queen of the Fairies)! And a stunning Merry Cox chart from my pal, Margaret in Baltimore! I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends!!! And, the Autumn Feeder chart came in from ebay today too - a great day!!

Did I buy any stash today... um, yes... while ordering a gift for a friend from Silkweaver today, I could not resist that their special was still going on and I ordered myself a fat quarter of 28 ct Green Apple Reflections lugana too - I truly love that shade, so why not.... I am thinking one of the L&L celtic ladies might look great on it since I am doing Celtic Winter on 28 ct Blue Diamonds Reflections lugana... :-)
My delphinium came back this year - woo hoo! I wasn't sure it would tolerate the miserable winter we had!And here is the It's Ours daylily again, and for the last time... just that this is a much better photo today...My primrose is blooming! Sorry for the blurry photo - it looked better in the camera than it does here... :-)And, Mother Nature knows best! Every year she moves my violas around to new places - here is one of this year's chosen spots... she put a huge clump along the corner of the front walkway by my roses. Good job Mother Nature!

I am so glad this is only a four day work week for me! I am taking Friday off to make a four day weekend for the Fourth of July! Mike wants to drive out to Troy, NY to visit friends, but I am pushing for a nice quiet weekend of gardening, stitching and my sports.... wish me luck!!! I had a shorter day today because we had to go to Town Hall this evening to register our two Jeep Grand Cherokees and the new Corvette - yikes, what a bill that turned out to be! I can barely catch my breath! I hope the Town of Auburn finds something good to spend all that money on!! :-)

Stitched on today: Story Time for a little bit at work, and Little Wings


Kiwi Jo said...

Love, love, love all your flower and stitching photos this week Carol. Keep em coming!

BeckySC said...

Hi Carol,
I wanna play :) I just need to make a decision on my fabby :)

Thanks for organizing this SAL :)

hugs :)

Katrina said...

Hi Carol, my Celtic Winter chart should be here any day now so then I'll be able to start getting the supplies together and decide what fabric to use. September will be here before we know it!

Your Petal Fairy looks great - not long until a finish now? And your Miracle Butterfly looks wonderful too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol - one more member for the CW stitchalong - another Karen - (oh my, how many K's do we have now!)

September start sounds good to me. It'll give me some more time to work on Celtic Autumn first.

Wow! I love the colour of that lily.

Kathy said...

Hi Carol

Yes i am still up for the Celtic Winter SAL, just need to get my fabric and speciality threads.

Looking forward to starting this one in September. This will give me a chance to catch up on a few robins and The Mighty Samuri lol

I love your flowers wow what lovely colours.

Hugs xxxxxx

Unknown said...

I was just thinking about Little Wings when I looked down your WIP sidebar yesterday :) I'm happy to see that one again, I do love the green of that dress.

Beautiful flowers as always!

lobea2004 said...

Hi Carol,
I've a new account for the PR SAL forum. Finally it works and I've already written.
Yes, I'll upload some pictures soon.

BeckySC said...

Hi Carol :)

Little Wings is looking lovely! It too is on my future list of projects. I adore it!

I love that Mother Nature moves your violas around each year, that's pretty cool.

hugs to you :)

PS...need some help deciding on my fabby for Celtic Winter :) :) :)

Gill said...

Can I join in the CW S.A.L too? I've never stitched-along and do love the Celtic Ladies! Little Wings is looking good, the green of the dress really works well. I was going to send you some other Fairy charts but couldn't find them!! Maybe next time....

Anonymous said...

I saw the L&L Little Wings on SB&B, they look rather dull but your stitch pic looks more alive and vibrant. Did you change the colours of the green and red? They are really lovely.