Thursday, October 26, 2006

A finish ... and another, finish!

Always feels good to finish things :)

Firstly - Summer Fairy, HAED Designs - Artist, Rachel Anderson.

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I started this as a practice/experiment on 32ct fabric, I'm wanting to stitch Faery Tales and needed to "play" with something smaller.Here's what I learnt:

Quick Stitches -aren't really that quick!
32ct - is too small for me, 28ct seems to the perfect balance (I didn't like 25ct).
Faery Tales will probably take me a lifetime, but I still want to give it a go ;)

I also finally finished the Mirabilia RR piece, I've still got another to do - so much for wanting them both stitched quickly and away in the post to their owners. I'll probably start the next one this weekend. Meanwhile - here is Cottage Garden Fairy (or part of her).

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I started Pink Carnations (Sweetheart Tree) last night - just felt like something smaller, quicker and fun. I was hoping to take it to work tonight - but my boss rung this morning asking if I could do some extra hours as we have six urgent verbatum tapes to do, apparently they are taped off CD recordings of an Employment Case meeting. These tapes are never easy, but apparently these are even worse because the sound quality hasn't come across very well. Oh yay! ... and even worse - those six are the URGENT ones, there are nine more after that! So, there is no hope of stitching tonight, only of overtime.

As always, thanks for looking and reading my rambles :)

13 comments:

Rowyn said...

What gorgeous stitched pieces! I always wondered how quick the HAED quick stitches were, at least I now know 'not very'! :0)

Bea said...

Congrats on all your recent finishes! They're all beautiful.

MiPa said...

Beautiful work as always Lisa!

Lisa said...

Summer Fairy is gorgeous. I love the HAED charts but I know I'll never have the patience to stitch them ;o)

Your Miribila RR piece is also lovely.

Margaret said...

I love Summer Fairy!!!!

Karoline said...

They're both lovely, congratulations

Jaime said...

those are both very pretty

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitching, Lisa. LOL about the quick stitch not being so quick. Try not to work too hard tonight.

Faith Ann said...

Your fairy is beautiful, but it sure doesn't look like quick stitch to me!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautifully stitched - both of them! I too have wondered about the HAED "Quick Stitches" and actually have Dreaming Mermaid in my stash, but have been loath to start without knowing an estimate on the time it would take!

You answered my question :)

Lelia said...

Your projects are stunning! Very beautiful! Congrats :D

Anonymous said...

Both pieces are just fantastic! I love what you did on the Mira RR! She is so pretty.

Jenny said...

WOW Great job on CGF! Autumn will love that, I bet.