Saturday, March 6, 2010

Of Roos, WIP, Full-moon Snowman S.E.X., 50c bags and more....

To start with..here is my current WIP of 'Cold Hands-Warm Heart'. I'm stitching with whatever jumps to hand, following the general colour recommendations. I think the blue in the mitten is a Dinky-Dye. The red in the beanie is one of the new DMC variations. I've used DMC silver metallic as well. It's on a hand-dyed 14ct aida. I can see this to stitch upon at night. It's been on hold for a few days while working on a Patch swap - I can't show photos of that yet, until the patch comes back...
As of this morning, here is where I'm up to on the B Sampler. I've done everything except for the bees and the final verse. I've changed the original verse to something that suits ME far better. It doesn't show well, but the fabric is far more a minty green. I hope to have this finished this weekend.
This morning, being a weekend, meant that I could take my camera and see the critters that make odd noises during my weekdday pre-dawn ramblings. It's a bit far away, but you can see one of the local 'roos in the next paddock. I saw 10 this morning, and a kookaburra sitting on a wire.
I was lucky to win a prize on the 123 message board last month, with tales of my idiotic full-moon behaviour. I was asked what was my preference in charts - and I replied 'Snowmen' and samplers.....well here is what arrived in time for the very next full moon! Lots and Lots and Lots of SNOWMEN!!! (Harry actually approves of one sampler - the Victoria Samplers Winter Sampler!!!) There is also quite a few DMC threads to play with...I just don't know what to start first....
This morning, while sourcing some fabric at a patchwork shop, I found a thrift shop asking 50c to fill a bag with shirts....I only picked 4 shirts, the one on the bottom right in particular leapt out at me. I'm not planning on wearing them, but converting them all into patchwork fabric. All 4 are cotton fabric (I checked the labels) and the other three are stripes and checks....I'm sure they will come in useful someday...
It's a disease, I tell you!!!


And following my last post....the mouse appears to have taken up residence in the bottom of the pantry or behind the fridge. ......... it's days are numbered!!!!

3 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great WIPS - especially love that B sampler and am cheering you on to a grand finish! You got a lot of stash - what a fun decision to have to decide what to work on next! Have a great weekend!

Bette said...

Really love the B sampler. And what a load of stash you received. Must have been lots of fun going through that one.

Elaine said...

Great wips, just love the snowman. Fabulous stash you won from 123.