Monday, September 01, 2008

Starting the beading

While I am patiently waiting on the Kreinik braid that I need to actually finish my Halloween Fairy, I did start the beading on her tonight while watching the baseball game. Pretty hard to do without the proper lighting. This belfast linen is quite dark and I had to pull more beads out than I got in (or close to that, at least!). Anyhow... making progress :-)

Goal Review: (Didn't go so very well this month due to total distraction by Halloween Fairy)

August Goals:
1. Finish SBEBB Redwork Exchange and mail by 8/4 - yes, and Goldie has received it
2. Continue to stitch on Spring Ride SAL - yes
3. Continue to stitch on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow - no
4. Continue to stitch on Serenity - no
5. Continue to stitch on A Quaker Christmas - yes
6. Stitch and send at least one PIF - started one, but have not finished it yet
7. Stitch Shelley’s Halloween RR and mail to Edgar - yes, and Edgar has received it
8. Stitch scissor pocket for MAW Exchange for Melissa - no, not yet, but is due to be sent by 9/15
9. Stitch and send some gifts - yes, I stitched two, and Leslie and Michelle have received them
10. Stitch and send SBEBB Biscornu Exchange by 8/23 - yes, and Chris has received it
11. Start HoE Needleroll Exchange and be ready to mail by 9/2 - yes, and Gwen has received it
12. Start SBEBB Shepherd’s Bush Exchange and be ready to mail by 9/5 - yes, it is finished and ready to go to the post office
13. Finish Acorn Sampler - no
14. Stitch on Katrina’s NRR and have ready to mail to An by 9/15 - yes, it is all stitched and packed up, just waiting for a chance to get to the post office now
15. Stitch one or two Christmas ornaments -yes, I stitched one this month
16. Stitch and send some new Crazy Exchanges - yes, I stitched two, and Pascale and Annemiek have received them
17. Finish Seasonal (Spring) Exchange and mail to Cathy K. - yes, and Cathy has received it

September Goals:
1. Finish Halloween Fairy
2. Finish Acorn Sampler
3. Mail SBEBB Shepherd's Bush Exchange, and mail Katrina's Neighborhood RR to An
4. Stitch some gifts
5. Finish PIF and send
6. Stitch and send some new Crazy Exchanges
7. Continue to stitch on A Quaker Christmas
8. Continue to stitch on Spring Ride SAL
9. Continue to stitch on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
10. Stitch my block on Marie’s Neighborhood Round Robin and mail to Nicole by 10/1
11. Stitch and send scissor pocket to Melissa for MAW Exchange by 9/15
12. Stitch and send HoE Prairie Schooler Exchange by 9/20
13. Stitch and send SBEBB Think Pink Exchange by 9/25
14. Stitch and send CE Autumn Exchange by 10/1
15. Stitch and be ready to send HoE Halloween Exchange by 10/1
16. Stitch one or two Christmas Ornaments – also send Vonna’s Christmas Ornament Swap ornament this month

Stitched on today: Finished SBEBB Shepherd's Bush Exchange, started a gift, and stitched on Halloween Fairy


Becky K in OK said...

I finally clicked on the photo see the stitching up close. Oh, my, she really is beautiful. I can see why she has become a distraction.

tkdquintmom said...

She is BEAUTIFUL on that fabby! What fabric are you using? I love the overdyes, they just make them go KAPOW! I'm anxious to see her done now.

imnverted said...

Halloween farie is looking beautiful!

Annemarie said...

Whoopee, Carol, your Fairy is so, so pretty! No wonder you got distracted from your goals. Also a little relieved it happens to you, too :o)

How's themonster project at work going?

About the neighbourhood RR coming my way: is Spetember 15th actually a deadline? If so: Eeeeek!

Simone said...

I'm not a fairy kind of girl, but this one is an exception!!! I really like the warm autumn colors! I can see, why you can't put her aside.

Vaida said...

The fairy is just wonderful! It's real autumn fairy, with all those soft colours... And the beads add even more charm

Jennifer said...

I love your Halloween Fairy, your fabric choice is exceptional! Good luck with your Sept Goals, keep us up to date.

WendyJo said...

what a beautiful piece of stitching! I love this fairy!

Beatrice said... have been a busy lady. All those finishes and goals. Good for you.
The fairy is stunning!!

Anonymous said...

This fairy is so beautiful !!!!

Daffycat said...

Yay, she's got BLING!

Dani - tkdchick said...

She's lovely Carol.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Wow she is looking amazing:) Great job on your August goals!