Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Continuing to work on Giggles in the Snow from Mirabilia. Its a cute design and a pretty quick stitch. Unfortunately, this is one of the designs that Mirabilia has decided to discontinue. Its one of the few 'boy' designs that was available that I liked. Bobbie G has a few 'boy' designs available that I'll have to look into next.

Its an absolutely gorgeous day outside so I hope to get some sunshine stitching done while the kids play outside. Its probably a good afternoon for a personalized name tree ornament from M Designs. They are relatively quick stitches considering that they are being stitched over 1 on 32 count linen. They will make great Christmas presents when I finish them into ornaments with gift card pockets on the back.

Then there's my ongoing WIP - its been going on for about three years. I love the design - Mirabilia's Fairy Idyll - but the yellow dress just got to be too much yellow. My goal for this month is to reach the rabbit statue next to the fairy.

Shop News
I just ordered some kits from Needleboxes, Etc. from the online Needlework show. I can't wait for them to arrive. They are the folding type of needleboxes - one is a folding pyramid that would make a great Christmas present/ornament. I'll have them up on the site as soon as they arrive.

I also ordered some new bead boxes. These are the style like tic-tac boxes. The great thing about these boxes is that when I accidentally knock them over, they don't completely empty onto the table and roll around.

In the next week or so we should have Dinky Dyes up on the site as well. Both the designs and the silks - absolutely beautiful.

Off to sit in the beautiful sunshine. Best take advantage of it now. Being New England, it could be 70 tomorrow and snow by the weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Giggles in the Snow is coming along really well! I have Fairy Idyll as a WIP too. I think it's been even longer than three years for me! I'm very good at starting things... not so hot at finishing, lol!

    The folding needleboxes sound really interesting. I'll look out for them on your shop site.