venerdì, dicembre 16, 2005

Stash and little progresses

I'm working on my Christmas gifts but I have not any picture to share. I'm stitching other two needlecases and I hope to finish all of them tonight or tomorrow.

But I have two little progresses, one for the Christmas Elf Fairy by Mirabilia, one for the Christian's Stocking by Shepherd's Bush.





The stocking is for Lore but I'm sure I'll not be able to have it ready for Christmas. I think I could finish it for the 6th of January. In Italy it's the right day for the stockings. Kids beleive that a kind old woman brings children their presents and sweets and cookies in the stockings at the Epiphany. I don't know if it is only an Italian custom.

During these days I received two orders. One of my orders on Silkweaver is lost but I finally received the one I had made during their sale.
I purchased some fabrics I hope to use for some LHN projects.





















Then my first Carriage House Sampling pattern is arrived. I think the leaflet is beautiful. It looks vintage and elegant, working with it will be funny. I had ordered it because I wanted to try the Victoria Clayton fibers and I chose this pattern because she made a very good conversion for it. I'm impatient to try her silks.





















I've not been answering a SBQ for two weeks because my Internet connection was down. I'm answering this week's question. It's really interesting.




Take a minute to reflect on your blog reading habits and preferences. What do you prefer to read in stitching blogs? (Progress, tips, family life, experiences, etc.) How much do you think you are influenced by other stitching bloggers?

When I read blogs I love reading about stitching progresses and stash. It wonderful to see all the ladies' patterns and I take part in their delight when they have an happy dance or they receive something new. It's really funny. But I also like reading about the stitchers' life, their journeys or recipes (I love travelling and cooking!). I think it's very interesting to read about customs of so many countries because we're all over the world.

I'm completely influenced by the other stitchers' blogs. Every day I find something interesting in some blogs: ideas, new patterns, news, beautiful finishes. I must say thanks to everyone.
But...I have a problem. If I notice that somebody is stitching or has in her stash an interesting design and I like it too, I have to have it as well. The most recent example about it is my Mill Hill kit. I had seen it on Danielle's blog and I fell in love with it. I immediately purchased it! So my patterns list grows every day...

5 commenti:

Carol ha detto...

Hi Bea - Your Christmas Fairy Elf is so cute :-) Love your new Silkweaver fabrics - all will be great for LHN projects! I love Carriage House too - can't wait to see you stitch this one up :-)

Isabelle ha detto...

Your Christmas Elf is really growing! I love that Carriage House Sampling chart as well.

It's such a pity that your Silkweaver order got lost! :o( Did they make enquiries? Will you get a refund? That's too bad :(

Selina ha detto...

Bea, your elf is coming along great. i love the pattern and almost bought the kit, too. But then I remember I have 100s of other patterns to go ;)

AnneS ha detto...

Your elf looks like it's almost finished - it looks great! :) I agree with your comments about other blogs - they're totally addictive and very bad for the credit card balance ;)

Danielle ha detto...

I also have this CHS chart. I love her designs!! This will be gorgeous!