Saturday, November 12, 2005

More great November weather :-)

It's Mermaid Heaven day!! I just love the colors in this project. It was a busy day here, especially as the November weather continues to be amazingly nice... not a day to sit inside and stitch too much. We had many errands to run today, which included being able to get out to the LNS and pick up the needles I had ordered, as well as a wonderful seafood lunch at The Weathervane in Bedford, NH :-) I totally ignored my diet, but I have been so good for so long, so I don't completely regret it - the fried scallops, clam strips, shrimp and haddock were just too good!! I spent some time putting some fabrics up on ebay today as well - mostly lots of small cuts of standard and hand dyed fabrics that I love, but won't use - I am more of a big project kind of stitcher. Oh, and I also got outside today to finally plant those Blueberry Ripple tulips today too! More than likely, all I really did today was plant chipmunk food, though. I never seem to learn my lesson with tulips :-( Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised and get some blooms in the spring??

It's not Monday, but I did get some decent stash in the mail today :-) I finally got in the special cut fabric for Mermaids of the Deep Blue by Sugar Maple Fabrics, which she calls Lake of the Woods. It took two weeks to arrive from Canada. It is not nearly as green as it looks in this photo, and is truly gorgeous!! My only reservations about using it for this design is that it is cashel, and I do prefer belfast... so who knows what I will decide LOL! I also got in three White Willow Stitching patterns - love these! The first is called Summer Seas and I got it on ebay - this one is designed by Selina Fenech (I love Selina's art!!) and is OOP as she is no longer with White Willow Stitching. The other two came from White Willow Stitching via ebay - Goddess of Hope and Pacifica. Oh, I love Pacifica - so does Mike!!!! Anyone else want to stitch her with me??

I had to run to WalMart this evening, and I picked up a couple of fun DVDs in the dump bin: The Butcher's Wife and Wolf.
The Noble Princess

You are just and fair, a perfectionist with a
strong sense of proper decorum. You are very
attracted to chivalry, ceremony and dignity.
For the most part you are rather sensible, but
you are also very idealistic.

Role Models: Guinevere, Princess Fiona (of Shrek)

You are most likely to: Get kidnapped by a stray

What Kind of Princess are You? - Beautiful Artwork (Original Music is BACK!!!)
brought to you by Quizilla
(Snagged from Christine's blog- thank you! - I didn't get the stitching princess, but I like the one I did get LOL!)

Stitched on today: Mermaid Heaven


bunnyhead said...

Something always eats my tulips. Usually the deer come and lop off all the buds before they have a chance to bloom. I gave up on planting them! I only plant deer friendly plants now... and even they get disturbed by something (groundhogs? squirrels? I dunno). Mermaid Heaven is looking lovely. You really do seem to have an electric needle.

Christine Doyle said...

Mermaid Heaven is looking fab, Carol! I blinked and you got a huge chunk done! Can't wait for the next update.

zoeandcooper said...

Mermaid Heaven is coming along nicely. I am amazed at how quickly she is stitching up. She has a very beautiful tail.

Barbara said...

So you're a tulip lover, huh? Next time you want to get rid of some fabric, would you be interested in a different sort of swap? I'd be happy to send you some Dutch tulip bulbs (from the source!) for fabric. My family members have had good luck with the ones I've sent home so far.

Have you tried planting mint around the plants that are being gobbled? Usually the smell of it will deter most snack-bar customers.

Gill said...

Mermaid Heaven is looking gorgeous, you have progressed so fast with her!