Saturday, June 23, 2012

startitis - I HAZ IT

Oops.  How did this happen?

Last night, I was feeling bored with my current projects... guess all the complexity was starting to wear on me.  In a moment of weakness, I started Our Love Nest by Country Cottage Needleworks.

Here's the model...

And here's my progress.  Not bad for a couple of hours, when you consider that this chart actually is kind of big.  At least, that's what I'm telling myself. :p

Today, I was feeling the urge to start something from my actual bucket list, since I felt bad about having a random start that was NOT on the list.  I've had Bluebeard's Princess kitted up forEVER, but kept waffling on the fabric.  I originally had a purplish Silkweaver lugana, but swapped in a tan/brown Sugar Maple linen.  I wasn't totally happy with that because the color was too close to her skin color, so I'd been thinking about using a blue linen.

I mean, she looks pretty awful on this olive green background, right?

Well.  I ended up going back to my original Silkweaver choice.  I'm not 100% sure what color this is, but I'm reasonably confident that it's Dusk.  Of course, if you order that color, there's no guarantee that you'll get a fabric that looks anything like this. :/

Too bad pictures can't show how sparkly this is already!  All the gold and green are metallic. :)

If I start anything else this weekend, I'm going to go hide in shame. :p


  1. Have fun with your new starts! They are both looking lovely already.

  2. I love both your new starts! I have Our Love Nest, and I think it will be on my to do list next year.

    I look forward to seeing your progress :)

  3. Your new starts are lovely. The colours in the CCN one are very pretty.

  4. Love your new starts! They are both on my list to stitch one day.

  5. I love your little CCN cottage, such nice colours.
    I stitched Bluebeard's Mermaid last year NOT on the olive fabric. I used a blue hand dyed from Crafty Kitten.
    I also moved the border line out by 5 stitches as advised by someone on the Mira Yuku Board, it make a huge difference to her, it looks a little squashed to many people where it is.
    There are plenty of photos on my blog if you want to see the difference! Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  6. Two lovely new starts. I think you've made a wonderful choice with your fabric for Bluebeard's Princess. She's gonna be gorgeous!


  7. Both beautiful wips! Good start :)


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