Saturday, January 31, 2009
I do feel guilty though, because I had promised myself that I'd start nothing new this year, until I had finished a WIP as a trade-off - aida for aida, evenweave for evenweave............and...........
Yep! you guessed it... I broke my own promise to myself.
Wednesday evening I had to pick up a needle again...I was suffering withdrawal symptoms....
I started 'The Garden" - a Marily Leavitt-Amblum chart from 1986. I had found this in a thrift shop for all of 50 cents and It was time to stitch it.....
Now It's saturday afternoon and all I've put into it is about 100 stitches..so no WIP photo yet - perhaps in a day or so, when I feel that I've made a better start to it....
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
As it is a public holiday to celebrate AUSTRALIA DAY, I chose to celebrate it by beading Emerald Queen.
I also did a bit of stitching on an Australiana item, but before that, did get a fair chunk of the beads done. Pretty much all that is in her hair is done - and her choker. Next weekend, I move onto the bodice.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I know....stitching Ornaments! I stitched a bit to excess last year, but I'm determined this year to not start another project until a WIP is finished. (yeah right! - and I started a LK on New Year's Eve! - WOW! - that resolution lasted - NOT! ) So until an Aida project is finished - i'll not start something similar. I really want to move onto something else (not sure yet, but something will leap at me), so I have to finish Emerald Queen first.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I found out that my collection was more extensive than I thought and was almost as big as Mum's collection of 70+ items. I now have a collection of over 140 pieces of pink glass. Some is in better condition than others and there are a couple of yellow, clear and green pieces. The majority of the collection is Mayfair (59) and Royal Lace (23). I have a dozen pieces each of Old Colony and Princess.
I do have multiples within these pieces and there is only one piece of Mayfair that I would consider having the handles ground down due to a break in the handle. As I have a few of these plates, it is worth the drop in value for the increase in usefulness.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I've spent today stitching and sleeping and nursing a slight headache. Happy New Year everybody!