Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stitching and Stash!

My ability to focus hasn't been that great lately, so I've been jumping from project to project. So I have lots of little updates.

First up ... I pulled out a UCJC project that I hadn't touched since I started it in January. I put in 50 or 60 stitches, then got bored. Anyway, my meager progress on SK Oriental Courage (HAED):

Then I pulled out Cirque des Carreaux again (I just love stitching this one!) and did 1/4 - 1/2 a page of stitching.

After trying (in vain) to find a blue silk that matched nicely with the variegated silk I had originially used in my NATO Subversive Sampler (Kincavel Krosses), I gave up and settled on a purple silk that doesn't quite match, but is as close as I can get. It certainly looks 100% better than the 2 or 3 blue options I had (and 1000% better than the original blue I'd used).

In my attempts to find the right blue silk (and because I needed another skein of Hearts on Fire for my Austrian I heart project), I ordered a bunch of gorgeous silks from Carrie's Creations.

From left to right they are: Electric Blue, Foxfire, Graphite, Plum Passion, Slate Blue, and Purple Pansy.

And finally, I am a sucker for HAED sales. During the 35% Hallowe'en sale, I bought the following charts:
Dark Angel


 Soul of the Masai Mara

Mini Asian Fantasy 3

I have more in my cart because of the 50% sale, but I haven't committed to anything yet.


  1. Beautiful new threads, I love the colours! Great progress too.

  2. Great progress on all your pieces. I love the new HAED charts you got. Sure wish I could stitch on small count. I would love to do one.


  3. Oooh, I love the winged horse, so beautiful!

    Your picture of the new threads is great, they look so nice. I love Carrie's threads. :D

  4. The purple looks great to me in WTF. Those are gorgeous charts that you bought from HAED. Happy stitching!

  5. Beautiful progress! The wtf design is very clever ;)

  6. All your wips look fantastic. Love the new stash especially Dark Angel. Love to see this one being stitched. The threads are absolutely gorgeous. xox

  7. Lovely progress, lovely patterns! Did you get more in the 50% sale?

    1. *looks sheepish* yes I got more in the 50% sale ...

  8. I love the colours you've used in WTF. It was one of my very first subversive sampler designs and I have always had a soft spot for it. :)

    Kell @ Kincavel Krosses