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2018 Finishes

1. Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs. Finished Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

2. Victorian Thistles bookmark by Textile Heritage. Finished Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

3. Keep Love by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Saturday, February 24, 2018

4. Fleur d’Orleans by Ink Circles. Finished Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5. A Little Gray Hare by Lizzie Kate. Finished Thursday, March 15, 2018

6. March Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Monday, March 26, 2018

7. April Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Number of Finishes By Year-

1. 2008 Finishes -10

2. 2009 Finishes- 21

3. 2010 Finishes- 49

4. 2011 Finishes- 26

5. 2012 Finishes- 35

6. 2013 Finishes- 7

7. 2014 Finishes- 19

8. 2015 Finishes- 61

9. 2016 Finishes- 50

10. 2017 Finishes- 30

11. 2018 Finishes-

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It May Be Time

Methinks it may be time to re-designate the year 2014 from another Bin O' Shame-acalypse to The Year of the Mirabilia Fairies. Not that there's anything wrong with this, so s'welp me every time I have tried to work on something not a Mirabilia and not a fairy, I've had to rip everything I did out and it was just uninspired and blah stitching time. 

I had gotten the next fairy ready to go, however, when I went to stitch on her, the 32 count Laguna in Legacy has proved to be a gigantic pain in the tookis. The stitches are not sitting correctly. Some stitches are puffy and others look like I had to wrestle the need through the fabric (which I did!). I am not happy with the way it was turning out, so it's time to reboot that one. I need linen, I think and obviously, sparkly fabric at that :). As this is to be a birthday present, I do want it to look like it's special. I have also decided to change some of the colors in it, so it will be a at least semi-converted piece. I have always thought that Nora Corbett did a fantastic job in choosing colors, so I've never felt the need to change anything other than fabric. I may do some other changes, but for now I'm just enjoying the stitching. :)

In the interest of fairness, I do need to point out that I did change out the fabric in this kit. The original kit came with a 32 count Natural Belfast linen, which I thought washed the delicate pastel floss out. I knew I wanted to stitch it on Crystal Spring , however, the kit was around 50 bucks, plus around 25-30 dollars more for a quarter yard of fabric that I may not have any other use for. I hesitated buying the kit for years, but finally caved in and bought it and the Crystal Spring fabric. 

Welp, enough of my blathering. Let's get on with the show! :)

Design: The Easter Fairy (Limited Edition kit)

Designer: Nora Corbett 

Fabric Used: 28 count linen in Crystal Spring

Fibers Used: Crescent Colours  cotton floss in Baby Chick, Bella Rosa, Betty Bluebell, Blue Beatrice, Blueberry Tart, Bramble Bush, Fool's Gold, Sassy Brass, St. Bernard, Tufted Yellow, Wasabi, and Zach Black. Kreinik (#4) Braid in #3223 Ametrine

Bling Used: Mill Hill glass seed beads in size 11/0 #02010 Ice 

What she eventually will look like:

As of Wednesday, May 14, 2014:

My apologies for my photography skills. The fabric is a VERY pretty bright Kelly green and the sparklies in the fabric show it off very nicely. I had taken two sets of photos of this piece and wound up with the piece either being washed out or darker than it is. I will probably get some pointers from my BIL who went to school for photography. :)

Here is a better color match to the fabric: 

Welp, I best be off. Stuff to do today before I get back to The Easter Fairy  and my Murder, She Wrote marathon. Hope everyone has a wonderful week! :)


Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

Beaj said...

Looks great, nice start and love the design..:)