Tuesday, September 30, 2008

On My Wishlist


Isn’t this neat?  I have it in my new wishlist gadget, over there on the sidebar.  It’s called “Something Wicked” by La D Da.  She’s one of my absolute favorite designers.

I’ve made a little more progress on my Little Witch.  I need to pick up the Halloween Fairy because I wanted to finish that by the time the holiday was here!  Now that I’m busy working from home again, time for stitching is slowed a bit.  I hope to catch up this weekend.  I was so spoiled having the summer off.  Man, I miss it.

My camera is so awful.  I had lots of Halloween decorating pics to post, but they didn’t turn out well.  I snagged my DH’s work camera, but I’m not that familiar with the settings.  Since it was dusk, I used the dusk setting and wouldn’t you know they turned out too dark?  I thought dusk meant that it would compensate for it!  Oh well.  I’ll take some more tomorrow, because we do some good decorations around here and I’d like to share some peeks all the way up until Halloween (my favorite holiday in case you still didn’t know!)

Well, I hope everyone is gearing up for the upcoming holiday and getting out all your jack –o- lanterns and skeletons and witches.  Time is coming for the black and orange, scary movies, candy, parties, costumes, leaves, pumpkin patches and pumpkin lattes!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Witchy stuff and stash!

This is the cutest 'lil thing! Wish I was further along!

I also purchased this from my LNS:

Don't you love them? Scream Girls, lol! Such a tiny design with alot of impact. Love the colors and everything. I also bought Autumn Harvest by LHN:

I can't wait to stitch this one either! Have a great stitchy week everyone!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Little Witch Progress

She's coming along, even though she's been neglected for a few days. Seems I have a few days after the start of school that I just spin my wheels so to speak because so much needs done and I just kind of ponder it, instead of doing something about it. Yeah, it's a problem. :p

I have several goals for the rest of the year. More stitching of course, more reading, feeding my family more homecooked meals. But if I cook more, isn't that less stitching time? See what I mean? Spinning wheels I tell ya.

I hope everyone has a great stitchy week!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Start and 9/11

This is what I have so far. Just her little hat is done, but it's something!

Here's the chart photo. It's Shepherd's Bush's Little Witch. Really pretty soft colors. Softer than what the chart shows. This one was a kit and came with a beautiful linen--Country Mocha--which is a kind of swirly, marbled look. It also came with luscious shades of silk threads in lavender, yellows, greens, and pinks and a really soft black. This will likely be done before the Mira Halloween Fairy, lol!

9/11 info below!!

And if you're so inclined to remember this important day, please check out this link. It's one of my favorites and I view it throughout the year, ever since it was made back in 2003.


It really is amazing how our memories fade over time, isn't it? Today my local radio station was taking call-ins from people who didn't want to hear anything about 9/11 anymore. They said it was too painful. While I agree to an extent, I find that I must bear the pain of remembering to purposefully acknowledge the lives lost. I feel it's the least I can possibly do. I respect those who cannot however.

The Pentagon Memorial was dedicated today. It's beautifully touching, and filled with so much detailed relevance and importance with regard to each individual life that was lost at that location on 9/11/2001. Check it out online if you can. If you can get there in person, please do. It's beautiful. I could go on and on, but the idea is that hopefully you will take a moment to remember.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Prairie Fairy finish and some stash...

Nothing too exciting. Just a little Prairie Schooler Fairy. She's the Stitching Fairy and carries her needle and thread to complete all those WIPs we all have laying around. Not me, but the rest of you! You'd know I was kidding if you saw my craft closet, lol. :) Um, that's not really blue fabric. My camera is on it's last legs, so please forgive. It's Oatmeal aida-type cloth. WAAAAAY back when I did the first one (The Prairie Fairy on a crow), I hadn't yet progressed to linen. I'm doing this set on the same cloth for consistency sake.

I have three of the 4 done now. All that's left is the Gardening Fairy. I'll finish it by year end I hope--in between all the other stuff I want to get done. I need to learn a bit more about getting on a rotation. I've never really done that. It's just been "a little here and a little there" sort of thing. But I imagine you get a whole lot more done sticking to a schedule!

Some stash recently aquired! Mirabilia's Morning Glory and Iris from the Pixie Coture collection. Thanks MOM! If you want to see another beautiful one in progress, please check out my friend Tracy at The Dancing Needle blog. She's a Mirabilia fanatic...in a good way of course.

I also bought LHN "Night and Day". I've loved this one for a while. Don't you know I think I also recently ordered it online! Hmmm. Note to self: work on impulse control. It wouldn't be the first duplicate item in my stash however. I also won an eBay auction for an old Bent Creek chart called "Twinkle Twinkle". Kind of prim, but it has stars and I'm crazy for stars. I think it'll turn out cute!

If you've made it this far and have any advice on rotations, please shoot it my way...I NEED to get more stitching done, lol!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing what you are whipping up next!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Halloween Sheep

This is a little sheep entitled "Boo" by Shepherd's Bush. I love this one-he was so quick to stitch and the tiny little satin stitches are so pretty!

I'm working on my Prairie Fairy today for a change of pace, but I'm itching to start stitching the Little Witch in the below post. I think I may start that tonight!

Happy stitching everyone!