My new home

Welcome to the new home! I have finally made it over to WordPress, now that there is the ability to transfer Blogger Beta files over. And so, let’s begin!

 First let’s start with the SBQ from last week, as asked by Kathryn:

How many WIPs do you have? How many UFOs do you have? When does a WIP become a UFO?

Right now I have … pause for counting … well this can’t be right. According to my files I have two WIPs and one UFO. Please hold….

Ok, I am a little shocked. I have only three WIPs and one UFO. Four projects on the go, total. When did that happen? I must start a new project! Now! lol!

On the go I have Mira’s Midsummer Night’s Fairy, TW’s Egyptian Sampler and TW’s Woodland Fairie. My UFO is Enchanting Lair’s Always, classified as such since it has been probably close to a year since I last worked on it. It is funny – I have always had so many projects on the go that I have just assumed I still do. Perhaps it is time to start a rotation again.

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I guess one of the WIPs I could add in is the Seasonal Dragon’s RR. Here is Outi’s piece, the summer dragon I am stitching.

Summer dragon May 08/07

After a small … coffee incident… (which is all cleared up, I assure you), I am now grounded from drinking coffee and stitching at the same time with other people’s peices. FYI – baby soap and tepid water take out coffee from hand dyed fabric quite beautifully. So now I am zooming along trying to get this peice done so I can have my beloved coffee again. O, and to meet the July 1 deadline, of course. 😉

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I have been busy crocheting and knitting as well at work, knitting squares for that scrappy quilt I started last year and crocheting basic slippers for the girls. Well it was in crocheting a pair that one of my coworkers started gushing over my work and asked how much I would charge for a pair of slippers. I thought she was joking. Apparently her mother loves those kinds of slippers and scours around craft shows buying them all up. I told her that if she supplied the yarn, I would make her as many pairs as it allowed.

The yarn:

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Isn’t that yummy?? I had a hard time to actually make slippers out of this. This yarn was meant to be a cardigan or something. But I managed to look past it and whipped up two pairs of slippers the next day. Perhaps I need to start charging for that sort of thing so that I can buy this pretty yarn for myself?

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I have also been plugging away at the endless dress of Minuit. Since it has been a while since you have seen her:

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The dress is nearly finished then I will start on the ribbons and the wings. Perhaps by this time next year she may actually be finished. Heh.

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While I have been writing out this blog this week’s SBQ has appeared in my mailbox. And so, as suggested by Ish:

How do you choose a project for an exchange? Do you pick solely on what you know of the taste of the recipient or are there other reasons you pick the piece you do?

I go by what I know of the recipient. Most stitchers have very clear tastes that show up in their own work (look at mine for example – nothing but fairies and dragons), but sometimes it is hard to find something that matches them. In that case I will opt for something that reminds me of them or is close to the type of stitching they do.

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And lastly, one of my favourite LNS owners finally has her own blog. Check out Ann’s Knowledge and Needles blog and her amazing work!

 

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8 thoughts on “My new home

  1. Christine

    Hey Christine,

    I just wanted to drop a quick note and say that I LOVE the progress you’ve got done on Minuit! She’s looking very lovely. Can’t wait to see more

    the other Christine

    Reply
  2. Dawn

    I have to admit Woodland Faerie is getting awfully close to being a UFO for me! Minuit looks stunning!

    Psst….you have been tagged:)

    Reply
  3. Wendy

    Wool has been getting the better of me these days too! and my needlework is suffering for it 😦

    I’ve been thinking of making the plunge into WordPress too. Do you think its worth the trouble of moving everything over?

    Reply
  4. Ann McDonald

    Hi Chriatine,

    Great to hear from you. Yes I have taken the plunge into the world of blogging. Watch my blog for some pictures of people you know. I took pics of the stitchers yesterday and as soon as I get my act together enough to move the pics into the computer I will post them. We miss you at stitching!!!
    Minuit is looking great. She is by far the prettiest of those Mira fairies I think!
    Ann

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