Sunday, February 26, 2012


I need to be doing our taxes.  What am I doing instead?  I'm talking to you!!

This week I've stitched on several projects.

You saw this one last week.  I am now through page 8.  Maybe next time I have this out, I'll remember to put something on it so you can get an idea of scale.  It's a monster!

Here's page 8 all by it's lonesome.
 Then yesterday, after I finished page 8 of 1900 ABC, I pulled out Chelsea's Gift again.  This one had so many colors of blue in just that little area.  Wowsers!

 Today, I pulled out Watergarden again.  Last time I had it out I was already into the gold of the gate and put it down.  I've gotten a little farther today, but part three of Deep Blue Sea is out.  Looking at the chart, it won't take long, but I've been wrong before!

Happy stitching!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chatelaine Serengeti

Martina has just released the materials list of her new Serengeti Mandala.  Here's MY conversion.

DMC as charted

Caron Waterlilies:
Fraises du Bois WL 190 - Winterberried
Aquamarine WL 200 - Mint Creme

Caron Wildflowers
Spice WF 123 - Brass Tacks 3453 (premium)

Caron Impressions
Fiesta IMP 010 - Dragon Breath II (premium)

Teal Twilight GLO 018 - Indigo Ocean
Purple NIght Sky GLO 025 - Deep Purple
Blue Grass GLO 050 - Ex. Moon Called Sea
Rain Forest GLO 067 - Earth Dragon
Hydrangea GLO 081 - Yonder Blue 2221
Midnight GLO 093 - Motes of Night
Elizabethan Green GLO 093 - Ex. Spinach Delight
Old Gold GLO 169  - PB Straw
Chocolat GLO 208 - Kodiak Bear 5139

Dinky Dyes silk
Lemon Lime DD 15 - Lemon Creme
Kakadu DD 51 - Willow Withies 3225
Gidgee DD 142 - Qing Ding 3417
Pindi DD 162 - Luteous Green 3255
Jungle Green DD 194 - Dragon Opal
Camo Green DD196 - BeLeaved
Lemon Grass DD 197 - Underbelly
Marigold DD 198 - BeGuilted

Dinky Dyes Perle
Ironbark DD P 118 - BeSeeded (premium)
Gidgee DD P 142 - Qing Ding 3417 (premium)

Gloriana Princess Perle
Apricot Grove PP 076 - Amber Waves (premium)

Gloriana Luminescence
Peacock GLO Lum 191 - Dragon Hoard or Pastel Rainbow (premium)

Gloriana Florimell GLO Flo 114 - Dragon Fire

Sunday, February 19, 2012

IHSW - February!

Hi all!  I've had a great stitchy weekend!  DH took our oldest with him to Oklahoma Thursday night leaving me with our yougest this weekend.  I've had lots of time to stitch!  Last Sunday night, I pulled ABC 1900 back out of the WIP drawer.  At that point I had finished the first row of pages.

Last night I finished page 7.

 And here is where I am on page 8. 

Now, I've got a couple of hours and I'm going to make the most of them buy stitching an R and possibly, starting on Q

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Yay! A finish!

I just finished Petit Sampler I stitched with the Sticklounge group. This is stitched on HDF 40ct linen in Mermaid Blue with HDF 4401/1325/2109.  Love the pop of colors!

I'm debating on what to stitch next.  I'm thinking Lust might come out to visit or 1900 ABC.  The second one will go very quickly after I finish the little bit of border on the first page of the second row of pages.  I guess I may have made my decision?

Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 Wipacolypse February

Since I finished part 2 of Deep Blue Sea last weekend, I've been stitching on Petit Sampler.  I expected to have this done much more quickly, but as you can see I still have a couple of motifs to go.  Hopefully by this weekend, I'll have a finish!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Snow and Deep Blue Sea


Sorry about the pic but I uploaded it from my phone.  Don't know how to flip it.  This is how much snow we woke up to Saturday morning.  Wow!  Wet and heavy which ended up causing power outages.  Brrr!!

 Here's a pic of DH trying to clear the driveway so he could go to work this morning.  Just for reference...he's about 6'1" tall.

Last night I did finish part 2 of Deep Blue Sea.  Those little red star fish just pop on the black!