Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Giveaway! And an Off-Topic UFO

Hello Everyone!  I've officially reached 25 followers!  Thank you so much for accompanying me on my journey.  I've pulled three silks from my stash to send to three lucky winners.  Comment on this post with the color you like and in three days I'll print the comments and separate them by color preference.  Then I'll pull one at random from each pile. 

The gray is a Carries Creations called Smoke.  The pink is from Hand Dyed Fibers and it is called Harvest Moon.  The blue and white is a one of a kind from Dinky Dyes.  Once I reach 50 followers, I'll dye a piece of fabric for one lucky winner! 

I pulled out Nora Corbett's Rose Pixie Coutoure out of my UFO bag last night.  I started her for my niece for Christmas but got so frustrated with her that I put her away and started Shimmering Mermaid.  We won't celebrate Christmas with my husband's family until February so I have plenty of time to finish her.  I only have her head and wings left so hopefully she will only need a week or two of work.

After I pulled her out and started working on her, I remembered why I had put her away in the first place.  First, I cut my finger while I was working on her and she had a little blood stain next to her shoe.  Thanks to my friend, Jo, I was able to use hydrogen peroxide to gently remove the stain.  Second, this is a VERY tightly woven fabric.  It is Picture This Plus' Crystal Zephyr Jobelan and it is a chore just to pull a size 28 needle through it.  I'm actually dreading using the Kreinik in her wings.  But I'm going to get her done so I can get back to work on Persephone.  Thanks for reading and don't forget to comment with the color silk you'd like to try for!


  1. I like the hand dyed fibers.

  2. Gorgeous wip! Maybe substitute one strand of PTB for the krenik? Theres conversions out there somewhere :D Love the threads!
    Oh and congratulations on 25 followers already!

  3. Congrats on the 25 followers!!! I love the dinky dyes!!!


  4. Congrats on the followers. Love your wip.

  5. Congrats on 25 followers.
    I guess I am 16 :)
    Would love the dinky Dyes!

  6. Congrats on the 25 followers. I'm sure there will be 50 in no time! I love the Harvest Moon!

  7. Leslie, thanks for posting your link at 123 board (I do). Otherwise I never would have found you! :D Very nice Pink couture. Keep up the good work. Please enter me for your giveaway for the pink. Thanks! :) Cathryn (blueladie at hotmail dot com)

  8. Yours is the first blog I have ever followed. My vote is for the Dinky Dyes blue and white.