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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Some progress on a big project

Even though it's been really quiet here in my blog I have done something. :) Most of the time I have been planning our wedding party on 14th of March. I have made the part of the invitations that need to be printed to a pearlescent paper, later this week I'll cut the other parts and put the invitations together. Hopefully they are ready to be sent next week. As it's not going to be warm in Finland on mid March so I have started to sew a short hoodless cloak with fake fur going around the edges. The colours is burgundy since my wedding dress is not white. I'll post a picture of the cloak as soon as it's all done. Another project for the wedding outfit are long mittens (or gloves if I feel like knitting the fingers :)) from a Alpakka from Teetee. I use the colour 202 for the mittens and sew flowers or swirls on them with the 2055.

I also started to knit the Skull Isle Cap for my husband (yes, we are already married, we are now having our marriage blessed in a church and have the wedding party :) ), the pattern is from a book Son of a Stitch 'n Bitch.

Most of the other projects are at the waiting list now but I'm sure I can't be away of my cross stitching for a long so maybe after the invitations are on their way I have some time to stitch a bit. :)

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

WIP QS Day Dreaming Fairy - 12th of January 09

A started a new HAED chart called QS Day Dreaming Fairy. It's one of the four SAL pieces on the HAED BB for the 2009 SAL. You can choose one of the four, get it free and get one page every two months. If you post wip pictures to the BB and finish your piece during the year 2009 you get the other three charts for free too! :) You still have time to take part, the SAL sign-in closes on 16th of January. This is the original art piece by Zindy Nielsen for the QS Day Dreaming Fairy.I am stitching this 1 over 1 on 28ct Brittney Evenweave. There is Kreinik 032 on the chart, I use Petite Treasure Braid 10 instead. I have stitched about 1600 of the 33635 stitches. I had a bad migraine weekend so I didn't get as much done as I hoped. Here is my progress so far.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

WIP Storykeeper SK - 5th of January 09

I started to stitch this again after eight months as I took part in the swip/ufo SAL at the HAED BB. I am stitching this on Lugana 25ct (colour blush) and I use Petite Treasure Braid 23 for the sparkly bits. I have now stitched about one page, pages are in large format.

I'd love to crochet something...

Interveawe's Crochet Winter 2008 issue came yesterday. I found at least one design I'd love to crochet. I haven't even thought of crochering something bigger before I saw this magazine. All the stitches are explained with pictures which makes it easier for me to follow instructions in English.

The jacket on the front page is nice too but this one really cought my eye. I love it. And it's red. :)