I am still working on Celestial Dragon by Teresa Wentzler. I have finished one complete corner with backstitching. I am now working on another corner. The border is enjoyable to stitch. I am saving the dragon for later. I do not know if I will wait for the entire border to be finished but for right now, that is the plan.
This weekend I hope to finish up the cross stitching portion of the White/Blue Biscornu. We will see if I get the urge.
I must also put some time into Rocky Mountain Christmas, Goldenwood and Pretty in Pink, however they are just not screaming at this time. I don't know who coined the phrase but I now refer to my style of rotation to a "Screaming Rotation". That means I work on what screams to be loudest.
I have decided not to purchase any other charts until I finish these things and three more items I want to start. Which ohttp://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u84/Bluesnjazz4me/nes you might ask (as my mind changes minute by minute)? Well, I think I have decided on Cottontail Lodge by Marty Bell (have the fabric and everything), Cheryl's Bouquet (need a piece of Buttermilk Jobelan, as I have decided to do it yellow and white) and Peace by Silver Lining (need a piece of Bay Leaf Jobelan and the Anchor floss yet). I also reserve the right to purchase Teresa Wentzlers new book, Fantasy II.
You know what they say about "the best laid plans of mice and men"......
Here is the address for my stitching album. I thought you might like to see what I have left, after all these years of stitching. I know where I can get picture of three other of my works too. However, everything else is gone.http://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u84/Bluesnjazz4me/
I hope you enjoy looking.
Someone else's blog asked the question, how do you remove the unwanted stitches from you piece? Scissors? Needle? Ripper & Tweezers? All of the above. It depends on what size fabric I am using...over 1 or over two and how confident I feel.
Someone else asked what your favorite little stitching tool is....some say lap stand....Mageyes.....dololly.... Mine is my John James Petites....#28. I absolutely love these. I love the length and the size. Everytime I order something, I tack on a package.
Someone else asked about your favorite fabric? Mine is Jobelan. I like Lugana too but Jobelan feels softer. I am not huge on linen. I love the look but I am not huge on the texture or feel. Eventhough I nearly never use Aida any longer, I would like to try some of the Country French Aida (not sure about actual name). People say it is extremely soft.
I did not post anything for sale or trade but I will get to it. You could not even imagine the things I have accumulated over the years. You should see the number of Ellen Maurer Stroh animal babies I had amassed while they were free. Anyone want to trade for them?
Hope to talk again soon.......maybe after the weekend. Take care. Peaceful Stitching.