Wednesday, December 28, 2011

new WIP & last stash of the year!

Back from vacation, not at all rested but I had a lot of fun, so that's okay.  Our trip to NYC was the highlight of the week.  Got to visit the Met, saw the talented and gorgeous Cillian Murphy in a live solo performance, ate at an incredible French restaurant, and got married!  Not sure what could top all that. :)

I started a new little project before leaving and made good progress while I was away.  It's from a semi-recent JCS magazine... the first picture includes the magazine so you can see what this will actually become.  I'm a sucker for specialty stitches!

And a closeup.  The grey on the very inside is darker than in the model because I decided that combining DMC 168 & 169 should be illegal. :p

Oh, right, no vacation is complete without scoping out the LNS scene.  I picked up a JCS ornament issue I was missing and the Lizzie Kate summer alphabet.  My GF (oh, excuse me, wife!) got two small kits by Elizabeth Designs, a Dimensions chart by Haruyo, and a small Lizzie Kate design.

And what about the Rosewood Manor ABC Tapestry?  Well.  It's not really our style and if I had just seen the booklet, I wouldn't have given it a second glance.  Buuuut... there was a completed model on display with such vibrant colors and on such a teeny fabric count (must have been 40 or higher!) that was just stunning!  My sister took a sneaky snap, but it's MUCH prettier in person.

I wish her camera had been able to get a better picture, because it was AMAZING.  I'll resist the urge to put this on my Crazy January list since I don't have suitable fabric and I don't need another giant project on there.  This big guy will have to wait its turn. :)


  1. I have fallen in love with your blog and beautiful stitching and am looking forward to following your posts. I recently added Rosewood Manor ABC to my stash and plan to use different colours to work it.

  2. truly very beautiful stitching..i love it so much..
    love for you cucki xx

  3. Congrats on your wedding!
    *throws confetti, drinks champagne*

  4. very great stitching...
    happy New Year

  5. Wow, that was a busy week. Congratulations on your marriage!
    Great stitching and stash too.

  6. Congratulations on your wedding, I am having a virtual toast to you now.
    Lovely stash building, too.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  7. I'm glad you had fun here - I miss you guys already!

  8. What a lovely little WIP you've got there! I'm a sucker for specialty stitches too!

    Congrats on your marriage, may it be long and happy!

  9. Love your new project, such beautiful colours. And congratulations on your marriage!

  10. Wow! You got married?!!?! Congrats!! What an amazing trip! Seeing Cillian Murphy must have been mighty nice too :D He's very dreamy!!

    Love your stitching! Those colours are so pretty and delicate. Great stash too! Love Rosewood Manor's ABC tapestry. Have a wonderful New Years!!

  11. Congrats on your wedding :D sounds like you have a tonne of great stash.


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