Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Two Fair Projects Picked!

After all my posting yesterday about the Fair it really got me thinking about the projects I want to work on for my entries this year.  Took some time this morning to paw through look through some of my WIP and came across this piece by Mirabilia called Gathering Eggs.  I started this one a few years ago as mom liked it so much but set it aside never to be picked up again when she got so ill and passed away.  I saw it today and as she has been on my mind so much during the holidays and with her birthday fast approaching I decided it was going to be a WIP completed this year and entered into the Fair.  There were two things my mom loved (okay three but family was a given) and that was decorating for Christmas and the State Fair.  I think she would like that this is one of the projects I intend to finish for the Fair.  I actually have a pretty good start on it already.  

I also came across the 3 parts Birds of a Feather by With Thy Needle & Thread that I purchased from Teresa several months back.  I've wanted to stitch this one but somehow missed it when it was released.  Thank goodness for friends who are willing to pass it along once they've stitched it.  I've picked out a piece of over dyed fabric that my dyer friend did which was another miss as far as she was concerned so it will again be on a one of a kind fabric.  Love that!  I have converted the over dyes to DMC colors and look forward to getting this one started for my Sampler piece.
In case anyone is interested it is the 15th of January and I've resisted purchasing any new designs to add to my stash.  I've had to purchase a couple of threads and a piece of fabric but am really enjoying going through my stash to pick out my projects.  Like visiting old friends as I go through them. 


  1. Love the header photo!
    I've not been able to access Google on my computer for 3 days now. Don't know why this happens every so often.
    Love the Mirabilia piece and don't think I have seen it before.

  2. Don't know why you'd need to spend a cent, Lorrie-you've got some really beautiful designs here!

    You've been so gracious in the past-may I ask for a little help? I purchased "My Sheep" by LHN from The Silver Needle and while discussing fabrics over the phone with the kind lady, I learned that the design was NOT stitched on evenweave as I had thought, but on a 32 ct. Lambswool non-evenweave. I guess that would be linen. Anyway, that threw me for a loop. This design was going to be my inaugural to stitching on something other than Aida. Since they were out of the fabric called for with that design, we ended up with a 16 Aida anyway. If I were to attempt another design by LHN stitched on a non-evenweave, how in the WORLD would I figure out where to stitch? How do you keep the design straight if there aren't threads to count. I'm sure it's all very simple, but I just can't SEE it, do you know what I mean?

    Just when you've a few minutes, Lorrie. I'm at chrissie.stewartATgmailDOTcom


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