Friday, August 3, 2012

August WIPocalypse and stashing

All through July I kept thinking that I wasn't getting as much stitching time as I wanted to over the summer. However, when I started taking pix for this post I said, "Oh. I guess I had a bit more time than I thought.."

 I finished Steph's little fairy for the Joan Elliott RR.
I did a Sweetheart Tree Heart for Kathy's Band Sampler RR. This one is Morning Glory Heart.

 I stitched Part 1 of the Passione Ricamo Mystery Fairy SAL. (I just received Part 2, and will stitch it after the next couple RR finishes.)

 I don't usually like to show full pix of partial RRs, but I haven't done enough on this one to worry about it. Besides, Debbie already knows that I'm stitching Water Goddess for her Joan Elliott RR.

I put in about another 400 stitches on my Bellydancer for Yiota. Not much, but I'm trying to get at least some done every month. The colors are quite pretty in person.

While the pic gives away more than I'd like, I'm very excited to be almost done with my portion of Kathy's Mira RR. Her theme is Christmas. Do you know what this is?

Lastly, I haven't stitched on her in months, and I have lots of higher priority stitching to do, but I got some kind of bug up my keister and had to pick up Mediterranean Mermaid. Her hair is almost done. She needs some more blue highlights. Speaking of which, I changed the main color of her hair to 310, because the only hair I know of that has blue highlights is jet black. (Besides, when I saw the original pic of her, that's what I thought it was. Not brown.)

I said lastly, but what I meant was the last WIP pic. I did not, however, share a picture of the results of my naughtiness. My postie was very good to me this week. *blush*

I ordered two extra Polstitches fabrics to go along with my FOTM. There are also two Joan Elliott charts (Goddess of the Sea and Woodland Goddess), and a whole bunch of beads. Some are the purple ones that I will put on the PR Fairy, and the orange/yellow ones are for JE's Fire Goddess. I'll post about that another time. BTW, the fabrics are left-to-right, Toffee Popsicle opal lugana, Abyss opal Cashel, and Bali Sunset L/E jobelan.

I will try soon to scan my whole collection of fabbies and put them on a separate page here.

For those of you wondering about Hunky Friday, I'm exhausted after camp. I'll post tomorrow.

~ Karen

p.s. Tomorrow is the deadline for entries into my giveaway!


Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

the fairy finish is adorable - am loving the new fabric you just purchased and with beads - those joan elliotts are going to look fabulous - looking forward to those starts although sounds like you have enough going on without anymore new starts .. ? :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! All of your stitching is awesome! Can't wait to see what you stitched on Kathy's RR. Maybe an Angel? Love the little Joan Elliott fairy and I love that you are stitching Mediterranean Mermaids hair black as you are right-blue highlights are definitely on black. Wish I would have done that on my mermaid. Rest up from scout week.

Andie said...

What gorgeous stitching!!! I love those cute wee bugs(?) on Stepanies RR, gosh your in a lot of RR's!! Your PR part 1 looks lovely on that fabric! I can't guess what Kathys is, you did a good job taking that pic :D I love Med mermaid, her hair takes ages but after that she is really easy and flies.... although I adore her hair :D Nice stash haul!!! :D Looking forward to seeing who you pick for your FH :D

tadamama said...

Wow, you've done a ton! And I love the stash! Beautiful!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You had a great month!

I love Stephanie's RR, I get it later this month.

The fabrics are amazing too! Do they smell as good as they look?

Kaisievic said...

Hi Karen,

You have done a lot of lovely stitching. Your start of the Passione Ricamo Mystery Fairy SAL is looking great - I haven't started yet. Still waiting for my fabby to arrive.

hugs, Kaye

robindefender said...

Beautiful fabrics you've gotten! And your stitching all looks great. Congrats on all your progress.

Joysze said...

Love the finish, Karen! Too darn cute. :D Fabbies are yum too!