I have been having some really crazy idea lately. I got the idea in my head that I could do this chart called Spring Heart with a lot of specialty stitches in it and to top it off I would do this design on black fabric. I started on a piece of linen with DMC Satin floss (the first mistake) I frogged that out so I wouldn’t ruin the fabric, the second start was on 14ct Aida and I soon learned that it is really hard to make specialty stitches on Aide so I frogged that out. The saying that “the third time is the charm” is true I started for a third time on 25 ct Lugana with the regular cotton DMC floss and voila!
The chart is a freebie from http://olgamaxden.blogspot.com/ and I really enjoyed stitching it. However this next crazy idea was put into my head a week ago at my Wednesday stitch-night. It is a mystery SAL by Papillon Creations called “Around the World in 80 Stitches”, I got the supply list and gathered what I needed. I’m using a 28ct even weave called “Dusty Green”, 8 DMC floral colors of my choice + a dk, md & lt green. I’ll have to see if some of the beads I already have will fit before I decide on the two I need. This is my floss toss, I think I did okay.
As soon as the first section was available I ordered and received my first of 24 monthly installments, I’m excited and a little scared. This brings my WIPs to a whopping total of 8, something I have never done before and is the reason I posed the question (Am I crazy or what?).
Instead of another of my figurines by Anne Lee, I thought I would share a one of a kind piece by a young artist. This one is actually my most prized possession.
|Mama's Mug by DD 1993|
Well that’s about all for now, thanks to all my followers and readers keep those comments coming, I love them. I’m off to make some wonderful little xxs.