I made good progress on Gypsy Queen this past week, and should be close to a finish by the end of next week. I just love everything about this design; the beauty, the explosion of vibrant colors and all the blingy details. I'll almost be sad to finish her...almost!
In Rosewood Manor news, the model I stitched last summer will be released at the Nashville Market in about a week; it's called Just Peachy, and it used Sulky Petite threads:
Had a bit of "stuff" going on this week, and ended up not even picking up my needle for two whole days! I'm hoping to make up for it this weekend, but we'll see how it goes. Here is Gypsy Queen after a bit of love yesterday:
I now have even more incentive to finish her up, because the newest Mirabilia has been released, and The Snow Queen is stunning!
In another little bit of serendipity, I had just received a piece of fabric from HLC Fabrics that I think will be perfect with the design:
I plan to use it as long as the floss toss looks good, although it will be a tighter fit than I usually like, as it will only have about 1.5'" borders along the top and bottom. I'll just have to make it work!
Last Saturday I finally received some bead packs from Canada that I had ordered in January, so I was able to finish up January Garnet from Shannon Christine Designs:
I'll be doing all 12 of the birthstones on a piece of cream/natural Tattersall linen:
I'll leave you with another picture of Gracie sharing HER napping table with me; she is telling me that my Ott light is way too bright!
In another day or two I'll be done with the top half of Gypsy Queen, and I'm still loving every stitch. I'm always glad to be done with the skin on a Mirabilia, because getting that to look smooth involves a lot of fractional stitches. Here she is as of last night:
We had a snow day here this past Tuesday, and here is how I spent it:
While I'm definitely ready for spring, I have to admit that stitching in my craft room with my kitties isn't a bad way to spend a day!