Thursday, October 06, 2005

Ow.... my hand hurts!

Holding this tiny Q-Snap really kills my left hand. My hand and arm have been bothering me for a few days from stitching.... so I really didn't get much done on Wisdom tonight. My hand told me to quit a little early! But, here he is in all his partially stitched glory right now :-) I actually did do more than I thought I did... little bits here and there, plus the scroll - now that I look at it, I think I did OK, and am just trying to try to keep up with Nikki a little.

I just was high bidder for this piece of 28 ct hand dyed evenweave by a new ebay seller, and it is called Winter Sky. I figured I would give it a go. I hope it is as pretty as it looks! Her auction looked professional and she had a few others up that also looked very nice. I figure my chances are pretty good that this will be nice fabric when it comes in (although I just saw her shipping and am wondering why it is so high... argh).

Q. When you have almost finished a pattern and start thinking about the next one to stitch, how do you select it? (a list, most recent purchase, etc.)

A. I think this is a good question! I have had this one in my thoughts for a bit now... I have sooooo many projects on my lifetime stitching list, so how would I ever select the next one? It used to be the one that caught my fancy at the moment and/or I knew I had just the perfect fabric for, etc.... But in this past year, it is a whole different story.... Lately I get an idea in my head of what I want to stitch next.... then I don't because someone emails me and asks to do a SAL of something I like but had not planned to start any time too soon.... but then I say yes, and I start that project instead. So... I will use this question as an opportunity to assert that my next official new start will be Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace! When? I don't know. But I have decided not to get sidetracked by sparkly, pretty SAL offers by my pals until Dawn is solidly in my rotation :-) (This, Bea and Karen, does not count against our planned Rose of Sharon and Spring Ride SALs for next year - those I am happily committed to :-) )

I totally forgot last night when I did my blog (must have been my exhaustion... I did sleep just fine last night!!) that I had visited the sale over at Stitching Bits & Bobs again yesterday after I realized that Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm calls for additional white Silk Mori (in addition to the pricey embellishment pack that I already ordered)... so I found it was cheaper to order several individual skeins vs. Thea's white floss pack for this.... and I also got the beads for both Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace and Garden Beauty (and a spool of Kreinik #4 for this one too) while I was there - might as well!

Stitched on today: Legends of the Dragons


Jenn said...

I'd love to join your Rose of Shannon SAL next year. That is a pice I've been wanting to do for a long, long time! :)

bunnyhead said...

I just love those dragons. :)

I've been thinking of the new Dawn Fairy for my next project, but I'm still a little ways away from being able to start it. It's so pretty!

karensff said...

Wisom is looking lovely. Definitely coming along faster than you think.

Gill said...

Your Wisdom looks really good - hang in there you can do it!

Bea said...

Yes, Carol, I'll be happy to have Jenn in our SAL. And I'd like to know when you're going to start Dawn Fairy. I've the pattern and I'd like to start it could be another SAL!!! Lol!

Isabelle said...

Careful about your hands Carol! they're so precious...

Wisdom has such gorgeous colours.

Thank you for your kind comment yesterday - really meant a lot to me!

Nicole said...

Wisdom looks great! You'll be caught up next week for sure :) I have to say SAL's are great, I never would be so far with Legends if I wasn't stitching it with someone else!

Bine said...

Though I'm not a "dragon-and-fantasy-girl" I like your dragon very much!
I ordered my Gloriana at Stitching Bits and Bobs and they send it two weeks ago...I'm sure the german tax office opened the envelope and they take their time. ;-(
I realized as well that your bricks are a darker shade of brown than my are. But why use Gloriana AND NPI? The color key says NPI, doesn't it? Did I make a mistake????

Anonymous said...

Hiya Carol

Aww sorry your hand it hurting. Legends is looking good though. Love your Michael Powell ebay win - they are great to stitch ... really easy :o)

Speak soon


AnneS said...

Sorry to hear about your hands aching - I have the same problem, and find it really difficult holding anything in my hands now ... my saviour is a lap/floor stand, so I have both hands free, and only have to grip the needle. Your stitching is looking great - and I love the new fabbies you've ordered from Silkweaver, especially the mermaid one ... yummo! Look forward to seeing the floss toss!