Thursday, 25 October 2007

I'm Nearly At The Bottom of The Garden

Well nearly at the bottom of stitching on "Fairies At The Bottom of My Garden". Lots and lots of colour changes, lots of metallics and loads of beads, though at the moment I am leaving the beads well alone. I started by putting them on as I went along but I still have not got my large Q-Snap frame from Lekker - over two months now (arghhhhhhhhhhhh) and with a smaller frame its difficult to try avoiding them. I really enjoy stitching this one though as its such a fun design and though I have stuck to the colours suggested for the main things like leaves and flowers I am having great fun with choosing colours for the fairies.

Next in the rota is Hardanger House but first I really must do some on my Heirloom Christmas, what with hospital and then last weekend we had Oscar so I have two weekends to catch up on. Not sure that I will get that much done anyway as we really must get sorted out with what we want to pack etc this weekend.

Talking of holiday and stitching I had fully intended to take Ink Circles with me but it is really rather big to just get out and stitch on a coach or plane so I have decided that the new ones Jasmine and Amber are coming with me. They are only about
7 x 10 at the most so a much easier size to deal with. I have sorted out the fabric (aida was supplied and I hate aida) and I now have to sort out my conversion charts as the threads supplied are anchor and I really much prefer DMC. I do wish they had been available as just charts, is it only me that ends up re kitting kits lol?????

16 comments:

jane said...

Love the fairies Helen...just emailing you about HC

Ann T said...

Those little fairies look so cute.

Karen said...

Very pretty design I havent seen this one before

Julie said...

this one is so cute, and i love your 2 new ones

Vonna said...

It's very nice to meet you! And I'm ever so glad that you stopped by my blog and left a sweet comment about my dear Ellie's hurt thumb.
I've got you in my reader now and shall visit again as you update. You do beautiful work and I'm drooling just paging through all of them :)

Our Red House said...

Those fairies are gorgeous. How long did they take?

Dawn said...

Love the fairies at the bottom of the garden - looking forward to seeing more!

As for Lekker threads....well what can i say she used to be so good with shipping etc. I reccommended her to a friend who then ordered over £50 of stash and she waited 5 weeks before requesting a refund through paypal! Don't know whats going on there I really don't! Hope they arrive soon :(

Cathy said...

Count me in as one who wishes she could get just the chart and not have to buy the whole kit.

Found you blog this evening and must say I am amazed at the number of projects you have on the go at a tiem. I thought I was bad enough but you certainly get the gold star in that department lol

Cathy

Lynn said...

It's coming along beautifuly Helen, I can't wait to see it finished :)
I always take out the Aida and sub it, and I'm another who wishes you could get just the charts lol

Little Cat said...

I must be the only one who doesn't mind kits too much, but then again I'm an aida stitcher lol.

Fairies is looking gorgeous!

Carla said...

Love your fairies WIP!!! When I saw it on a magazine I just loved it!

Sally said...

The fairies are so adorable Helen! You are getting on great with them.

Oh no I did an order with Lekker on Tuesday! I hope she's quicker than that! I've ordered a few times from her and only waited a few days but I've heard nothing this time and my order is still processing.

Rose said...

Dear Helen-your faeries(fey) are looking very nice. I just looked up the meaning of faeries-I posted it on my blogspot. Our ancestors were actually afraid of them-mythical characters for us-but for my great-great english grandparents faeries were thought to steal babies and play tricks. We know better today. Thankyou for visiting with me-your needle work is beautiful. Blesssings, Rose

Jaimie said...

Those little faires are the sweetest little things! What fun it must be to stitch them!

Karan said...

Oh this is so cute & looks so much fun to stitch Helen - can't wait to see it completed. :0)

Lisa said...

Love your fairies, the colours are so cute.