Monday, December 26, 2011

A Little Bit of Christmas S.E.X. and a Little Bit of Mystery...

Hello Everyone!  I'm so glad so many have chosen to follow me after just one post!  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your support!  I'm gathering some pretty silks to give away to thank you guys when I hit 25 followers.  For now, I hope everyone had a happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwnazaa or just a happy day off with friends and family.  The fat red-suited man brought me several lovely goodies!  Mostly stitchy stash and I just love an excuse for Stash Enhancement eXperience!  First, I got a pre-Christmas treat when the fat-quarter of Sugar Maple's 32 ct. Diana Belfast came in the mail on Christmas Eve:

I intended to use it for Enchanted Mermaid by Mirabilia but I just don't think it's quite as dark as I'd like.  I'm going to do a floss toss soon to decide.  There are several colors from Sparklie's Fabrics I think would work as well and I'm putting together a list of samples to order.  I LOVE that you can order samples before you commit to a fat-quarter of fabric based on a picture on your computer monitor. 

I also recieved a lovely OttLite!  I wanted one for travel and this one is perfect!

And last, but certainly not least, I received a sit-on lap stand from K's Creations.  I love it! 

It came in unfinished wood, like you can see with the Q-snap clamp on top.  I opted not to stain the q-snap clamp until I knew for sure that the stain wouldn't rub off.. I've decided to go ahead and stain it and it is currently drying.  You can see a small preview of Mermaid of the Pearls in the Q-snaps.  I'll post a better picture of her and the fabric she's being stitched on later this week. 

Starting on January 1st, 2012, I'll be starting Chatelaine Mystery XV: Deep Blue Sea.  I think it will be a lovely compliment to my mermaids.  I've chosen to stitch it on black because I would also like to stitch Chatelaine's Octopus Treasure Cove and I think they should coordinate.  Here is a preview of some of the silks and the 32 ct. black lugana I plan to stitch it on.

So far, I'm loving the colors!  The first part of Deep Blue Sea has been posted but I want to get another good week into Mermaid of the Pearls before I pick up another big project.  Plus, I need to pick up a few more Glorianas to get myself started.  I took a few better pictures of Shimmering Mermaid today, but I've decided to save them for another post.  There are a ton of pictures in this post already!  Thanks for reading along with me!


  1. Oh what lovely gifts! I love your Deep Blue Sea floss toss :D

  2. Oh wow, you are so brave....stitching on black....yikes, I would never have the nerve.
    I just love that fabric. I don't really have an "eye" for picking hand dyed fabric. I can't wait to see some WIP's pics.