Saturday, December 20, 2008

stitched on The Storyteller

yesterday was a snowy stormy day so I sat and stitched for a couple of hours. This is back in my rotation on Fridays.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Didn't get too much done on Friday

but here is what little I did get done.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I am a member of Let's Stitch and I do the SAT there and figured I would do my fantasy piece then so it also works with this blog of fantasy stitching. :-)

The Storyteller update

I only got a little bit done last night but more than what was done so a little is better than none.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

anyone want to join me

tomorrow night(friday) for a stitch a thon Fantasy night?
I will be stitching on The Storyteller.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Since I didn't have enough WIPs already (yeah right), I started Enchanting Lairs Dragonflight friday night. It is stitched on 32ct Frenzy Linen from Silkweaver. Right now everything is color 823, but there is tons of sparkle to be added in there after the fact..

Monday, November 17, 2008

I stitched!

I know, it's a miracle!
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I worked on this long languishing ornament from Dragon Dreams. You see, I was going great guns on this way back in like March of this year. The castle was done and I had gotten all the green in on the left side of the piece. Then one fateful night I needed whatever green I had decided to use for this for something else. I clearly remember thinking "you'd better not take that green floss out of this bag-- you'll lose it." Well somehow I convinced myself I wouldn't lose it. You knew it had to happen right? I have no idea what I needed that particular green for nor do I know what green it was because Heaven knows I wasn't using the one the pattern called for.

So last night I hemmed and hawed and picked what I thought was the matching color. Did 8 stitches -- nope, not that one. Ripped out. Picked another color. Nope, not that one, but it's better. I stitched all of the right side green and realized part way through it that it still didn't match. Sigh. So I finished the right side green, ripped out the left side and restitched that. Now I match!

I capped off my evening by putting in all the snow. Now I just have to decide if I want to do the arched Heavens that the pattern shows.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I didn't get to stitch :-(

Today gun season starts and Scott & Dylan are hunting. The night before the guys all get together and I am always included along with one other woman so I didn't get home til 10pm and was too tired at that point to pull out my stitching.
How did everyone else do?

I didn't get to stitch :-(

Today gun season starts and Scott & Dylan are hunting. The night before the guys all get together and I am always included along with one other woman so I didn't get home til 10pm and was too tired at that point to pull out my stitching.
How did everyone else do?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Storyteller

I will be stitching on this Friday night. Anyone else want to join me for a Fantasy Friday?


Monday, October 27, 2008

An update

Here's how far I've gotten on my dragon --

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Yes, I know, not so far, but I'm liking it more and more by the minute. Those blues are so wonderful I can barely stand to stop stitching with them. And at Pals I had this great find-- I couldn't locate the Kreinik this called for and was going to use one that seemed kinda close -- but Mary saved me! She had the exact one I needed. Bless her!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, now that I look at the picture, I've actually gotten quite a bit further. I need a new pic! Already! It's a miracle.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tw The Storyteller 10-24

I stitched on this last night and got another section done that I wanted. I am so glad that I am doing this with you and that another blog has a Friday night SAL because I use this piece for it.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fantasy Friday

Last night was a SAT (stitchathon) with the Let's Stitch group so I decided to pull out TW The Storyteller. They do this every week so I will as well.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Not much Fantasy stitching done

so busy getting exchanges out, but soon will be down to only a few a year, so I will have more time to stitch for me. I have been planning though and have decided to do one wall of my room in these from Enchanting Lair..

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tw The Storyteller

I did stitch a little this weekend on this piece. Not much though. I know I won't get to it next weekend.
How is everyone else doing?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

a Fantasy weekend

I did stitch quite a bit on The Storyteller over the weekend. I am trying to make a goal for one small section every week and then it should be done in a year. LOL well I will try.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Drat! I found more stash

Drat drat drat. I'll never get all this done!
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And that's just part of the hoard! Drat

BTW, anyone want to give good home(s) to:
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fantasy Friday on Saturday

I didn't get a chance to stitch on Friday because I was way to tired but I spent Saturday on and off stitching on The Storyteller. Saturdays still might be a better choice for me than Fridays. If that is ok with all of you.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Some progress

Since I have been focused on my ornies lately, I have missed showing the little, teeny, tiny bit of progressed I've made on the Black Swan Deisgns "Dragon's Lair" --
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Monday, September 1, 2008

Progress on Needle Guardian

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. Here is a progress picture of Needle Guardian as of tonight.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Stitch a Fantasy progress for me

This past weekend, I did start Teresa Wentzler's Needle Guardian. Here is a progress picture as of last Sunday night:

I love the colors in the dragon. I hope to spend more time stitching on it this coming weekend.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Look, I'm DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

She's done...done.....done!!!!!!!!

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Woooo hoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

TW The Storyteller

I started this 2/19/06 and had the one section done. I worked a little bit on another section, last night. So how is everyone else doing?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Bit More Rocket

As a matter of fact, Chris, I have done some more stitching, especially backstitching, on Bothy's Cut-Thru Rocket. Now it is starting to look like a real rocket. Though I drooled over the pictures that Terry posted and really want to start Sleep Hollow by the Crossed Eye Cricket, but I don't have the chart. I suppose I ought to stitch some of the Miribilia mermaids I already have first, right? Plenty of fantasy around here to keep stitching forever.

Happy Tuesday

I was going to try to start Needle Gurardian by Teresa Wentzler this past Friday night, but I did not. I do plan to start Needle Gurardian by this weekend.

Has anyone else done any Fantasy stitching?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hello Everyone

I am excited to be here. I have a HUGE stack of fantasy to stitch, just need to get to work on it. Here are the ones I want to do the most, in no particular order..
Sleepy Hollow by Cross Eyed Cricket
Dragon Carousel by Patricia Allison

Needle Gurardian by Teresa Wentzler

Dragonwing by Enchanting Lair

Mushroom Dragonfly by Fire Wing

Porthole Mermaid by Jasmine Beckett-Griffith, HAED

Gargoyles of Notre Dame by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, HAED

There are of course tons more Wentzlers, dragon dreams, etc, etc, etc. Oh now if I could just live to be about 500 I could get them all stitched.. Thanks for letting me join all of you..

Anyone want one?

Turns out I have two of these. One is free to a good home --
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thanks, Ruth!

I guess I joined this group just in time. ;-) I have started Bothy's Cut-Through Rocket. I don't think I will be able to stitch it on Fridays since my schedule is so dependent on travel, but I know I will be working on this for the next couple of months until it is finished. It is on my yearly goals list. Over half my goals are done, so on to the rest.

You might notice that I am not stitching this on the supplied navy Aida. Instead I substituted some Midnight Fantasy 32 ct Opalescent Belfast Linen from Silkweavers. I just don't like the finished look of aida, so I substitute fabric for any kit that includes aida.

This pattern has a lot of backstitching. When I finish the first section (the nosecone), I will start on the backstitching and try to keep it up, section by section. Can't wait to see what everyone else is stitching. Maybe I will get inspired to start some Miribilia mermaids or a Wentzler dragon next.

Monday, July 21, 2008

How about a "Fantasy Friday"?

Howdy everyone. This is going to be fun.

Would anyone be interested in working on fantasy cross stitch projects on Fridays? Doesn't have to only be Fridays, but for those like me, that bounce around several projects, I'm going to try to designate Friday night stitching (at least part of Friday night stitching) to fantasy stitching.

Here are some of the projects in my "would like to stitch" pile.

Teresa Wentzler "Needle Guardian" (I think this is SO cute):

Black Swan "Fire and Ice":

Dragon Dreams "There's Magic In My Needle":

And for a larger project, Teresa Wentzler "Fantasy Sampler":

There are also several Dragon Dream freebie patterns that are in my to-stitch pile (sorry no pictures):
- Dragon of Hope 2005
- Dragon of Fire
- Dragon of Water
- Dragon of Air
- Dragon of Earth
- Dragon of Spirit
- A Spot of Tea

Of these listed, Teresa Wentzler "Needle Guardian" and Dragon Dreams "Fire and Ice" are at the top of my "want to stitch" fantasy list.

Ok, who wants to join?

I think I've managed to send out the first batch of invites to folks looking to post to the SAL. If you'd like one, just email me at and I'll get you an invite and you can post all your SAL progress (or lack thereof)!

Hee hee. We're off!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Between a rock and a ... errr.... excessive pile of stash --

I have too many patterns to pick from. Frankly I'm still trying to overcome the shock that I don't have a single fantasy UFO hanging around. How the heck did that happen????? Wait a minute! I do have one. I have my Halloween Fairy from Mirabilia.
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I could finish her up with relative speed, but ohhhhh, the call of a new pattern is so strong.

Here are my prime candidates:
Bothy Threads -- Cut thru Rocket
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Cross Eyed Kat, Black Swan, or Xs and Ohs ornies -- (possibly a brilliant plan because I'd get them done faster..... maybe)
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Gimmies -- purple dragon needlepoint canvas
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Bothy Treads -- Cut thru Castle
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little Liz dragon canvas
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Black Swan -- Dragon's Lair
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Dimensions kit -- wizard
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