Sunday, May 31, 2015

Goodbye Birthmonth (see you next year:)

Hello dear blogging friends. 
May is almost over. My new-used charts are still somewhere out there, so I don't have that picture. Oh, I've got new pair of scissors DH gave me a few days ago (actually I told him I want a new one, handed it to him and he paid the cashier like a good hubby would do, haha, along with mounting boards and aida fabric). The scissors' still in the box, now I don't know why I asked him to buy it, maybe to take advantage of birthmonth. Lately, I've been inspired by stitchers who framed some of their cross stitch and the results were pretty nice. I've been wanting to try it for some time. We'll see what I'll come up with (I have a frame sitting around somewhere).   

Anyway, here's my latest on Petal Fairy:

I'm 32 colors in. The wings are only missing the Kreinik. I might have to do the light yellow first before the skin. Not a bad way to close birthmonth eh?

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Breeze start

Hello dear blogging friends.
What was I supposed to do? The fabric stash needs to be trimmed down, an empty ORT jar needs to be fed, and a new pattern is gathering dust on top of it (nope, that's not dust but fingerprints, mine to be exact, haha, can't keep my hands off!)
Summer Breeze by Prairie Schooler
(Halloween and Christmas are still months away, so I started this one.) I'm doing it on 14 ct. Oatmeal Fiddler's Aida. I finished the dark red and now am on the brown (need to buy another brown), next will be green. The colors are somehow a shade darker than the picture on the booklet, but it's a breeze starting this, so easy to count because of its small size. This is something I can stitch late at night (or til dawn, lol:)
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Petal Fairy WIP

Hello friends. 
I'm still having so much fun stitching the Fairy's dress. I'm now done with 27 colors, woohoo! 
I also did some stitching on her hair. Here she is:
Pardon the creases and lighting.
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nobody said it was going to be Easy

Hello dear blogging friends and new friends. I hope you're all having a nice Sunday.
So here's the thing: Time to come clean. Remember when I said in past post that I'm more matured now, Birthmonth entitles me to spend on stitching, but I'm limiting it to TWO patterns, and I already bought one (Summer Breeze by Prairie Schooler), bla bla bla...
Well, turned out I'm only human. The comments were warning signs that this task is going to be tricky! (Rosey said goodluck on just two patterns, Jo said get value for postage money, ladies sure know their stuff).
Online I feasted my eyes on the cutesy, whimsical, to the superduper difficult ones. So I trimmed it down, crossed off the difficult ones (which means No HAEDs for me, whew that's a no-brainer, haha).
Still my wishlist is a mile long, lol. 
Bottomline: I bought two more new patterns which already came in, and two used patterns bought yesterday on Amazon which I don't have an estimated delivery date yet.
Here's the two new ones:
Branch by Barbara Ana Designs
12 Days of Christmas by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Why these two? I've never done Halloween before and I love the cute Christmas design which will also remind me what gift falls on what day, hah! AND "backstitching" almost nada, ding ding ding, we've got a winner!
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Petal Fairy WIP

Hello blogging friends. Time for my end of the week update on Petal Fairy.
I'm 22 colors done, mostly stitched on her skirt and the flower. I just love seeing that outline of her arm right there. Have a nice, relaxing weekend everyone.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

New Pattern

Hello friends.
Here's part one of my online purchase to celebrate The Birthmonth.
My Kreinik for Petal Fairy finally came in, accompanied by 2 different brands of needles, thread conditioner, and Summer Breeze pattern. It's my first time doing a chart by Prairie Schooler. Yes my friends, I'm trying new stitchy things... I really must be growing up, haha. 
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Petal Fairy WIP

Hello friends. Here's my progress on Petal Fairy.
 This particular shoot had me listening to The Who and Van Morrison. Of course, it's DH who put it on. Nothing like intense Keith Moon drumming to give much needed adrenaline rush. Personal faves: Baba O'Riley (or more popular to me as Teenage Wasteland); Moondance and Crazy Love. 
I'm just so into doing her dress. The wings got some lovin' too.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer Fragrance WIP

Hello friends. It's time.
Yes, it's time to show you what I've been up to with the Lady.
She's happy, I'm happy.

I'm doing the halfstitches by color, only one blended thread remaining. Then the backstitch. This one I really plan on having framed as soon as it gets done.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Advance Gift

Hello dear friends. If you could still remember from my previous posts... May is my birthmonth...which means I'm entitled to spend, haha. Well, this does not really qualify as a "splurge" as yet:
I was over at Michael's and Joann Fabrics recently. I found that Snag Nab It that I read from CraftyCat's blog (I'm so sorry guys, I don't know how to create a link yet). Thanks to her, it won't be difficult now to rid of those threads that keep popping out from underneath the fabric. I just can't wait to use it (but for your ultimate blogging experience, I had to wait, haha).
And if you notice, all my projects are done on 14 count aida. Never stitched on anything smaller or any other fabric. So I grabbed some 16count aida to train on. I'm eyeing some charts on the net that could use a smaller count (that's where the splurge will come from, teehee!) Hopefully I would get the hang of it (stitching that is, not the splurging).
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Petal Fairy (again)

Hello Friends. I hope you're all having a nice Sunday. 
Better get this thing out there before Monday morning comes knocking eh?
Almost  16 colors done on Petal Fairy, woohoo!

Progress on the flower and I started that skirt part of her dress (which I'm so eager to see unfold:)
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Petal Fairy WIP

Hello blogging friends. 
Here's a quick update on my stitching. 12 colors in for Petal Fairy;)
Mostly stitched on the flower and the antique violet on the wings. 
Don't worry, I listened to all the advice of the stitching mensas (you know who you are and thanks for the encouragement). I kept stitching on Summer Fragrance little by little, we'll get there somehow. Be patient (that's me talking to myself).
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy Month

Hello dear blogging friends;)
It's my birthmonth! And birthmonth girl already started surfing the net for presents, haha. Need to add some stuff in that cart so Kreinik 9300 won't feel so lonely (yeah, the only missing material for Petal Fairy). 
This requires a lot of weeding out... Ooh, so many to choose from. I'm limiting myself to two patterns (See how matured I am, eh?)
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Friday, May 1, 2015

Petal Fairy WIP

Hello friends. 
I'm checking in for my end of the week update on Petal Fairy.
I'm 7 colors in! 

I'm really in the groove stitching this one despite the big size, probably because I'm still reeling from the daunting task of Summer Fragrance. I already planned to put in a few stitches on that Lady this weekend, spend some quality time with her. 
Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!