martedì, febbraio 28, 2006

Small happy dances

I would have liked to catch up on reading blogs and writing posts but I didn't spend much time online in the past week. But I could add some blogs between my links on the left of the blog.

Today I'm posting my progresses but I'll be off again because next Thursday we're going to ski. We'll be back next Sunday and I think I'll write again next Monday or tomorrow.

I finished my February Flip-it by Lizzie Kate. Linda asked me about the fibers. I used the GAST and WDW threads in the key of the pattern. There're also two DMC fibers.

I finished the first ornament as well. And I started the second one, another Santa from Old World Santas by Prairie Schooler.

giovedì, febbraio 23, 2006

A new kind of happy dance

I'm stitching only a bit during these days. I'm busy with other things too... for example I've to iron a lot of clothes! But I've two progresses to share.
One is my Christmas ornament. It's going on slowly but I'm stitching it and I should be able to finish it before the end of the month.

The second and more important progress is on Once upon a time by Passione Ricamo. I can't beleive it: I finished the roses in the left part of the pattern. It's a kind of happy dance for me because the roses are really difficult in this pattern. There're seven different rose colours and four different green colours. I'm so happy to show this progress. I'm thrilled about this "happy dance" because I can start stitching the prince and the fairy and they seems to be more relaxing than all those roses.

martedì, febbraio 21, 2006

Small projects

During the past weekend I was so involved in watching the Olympic Games that I forgot to write my blog and I didn't devote myself to my usual hobbies.

I stitched a bit and I worked only on small projects. I've two progresses to share.

My February Flip - It by Lizzie Kate:

I like the colours in this pattern. They're lovely.

The first Christmas ornament in 2006 by Prairie Schooler:

One of my goals for this year is stitching 12 of these ornaments (one for month) but I've to catch up with them. I'm stitching the first and February is going away...

Yesterday I saw the preview of The Night, the new pattern by Passione Ricamo. It seems to be beautiful!

mercoledì, febbraio 15, 2006

Happy, happy dance!

A new happy dance.
Last night I stitched again the plant on the right and I could finally finish this pattern. I loved it and I'm very happy: it turned out lovely.

Coffee Menu by Little House Needleworks, stitched on Days gone by, linen by Silkweaver.

By the way this morning I received some fabrics from Silkweaver and I'm ready to start stitching Houses Of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings. I decided to stitch it using the Vikki silks. I'm thrilled about this new project. I love patterns with houses.

lunedì, febbraio 13, 2006

Happy Dance!

I finished Valentine Holiday by BOAF.

I stitched it on Opalescent Lugana 28ct, colour Shimmering Obsession, by Silkweaver. I used only hand-dyed fibers (GAST and WDW). I'm happy how it turned out. I've to choose a fabric and to sew a little pillow.

I worked on Coffee Menu by LHN too. Unfortunately yesterday I found a mistake. You can see it! I didn't stitch the right plant on the correct row so I decided to undo the whole plant. :( I was near another happy dance but I'll not be able to finish it tonight.

venerdì, febbraio 10, 2006

Thank you!

Thank you for all your kind posts.

I worked a bit on Coffee Menu. It's so relaxing...

And I pulled out Celtic Summer. To tell the truth it was not a UFO. I've been working on it again since the beginning of the year but I usually stitch it only a bit every week. So my progresses are slow. I started stitching with the Petite Treasure.

Today Olympic games are opening in Torino, Italy. I'm really thrilled about them because I like skiing and I'm going to watch them.

mercoledì, febbraio 08, 2006

Happy dance!

I finished Lavender Hill by Little House Needleworks. It turned out lovely and I shall choose a nice frame. In fact I don't want to make a pillow or a wall hanging with this pattern. I'd like to buy a frame and paint it with a colour like lavender.

I've an important progress on Valentine Holidays by BOAF. It's growing quickly and I think it should be ready for Valentine's Day. Isabelle asked me how I'll finish it. I think it could be become a pillow. I've some fabrics and they could be right for it.

I've started stitching my monthly Flip-It by Lizzie Kate too. This pattern is really funny.

domenica, febbraio 05, 2006

Many things

Finally I'm writing.

Last night I pulled out Lavender Hill by LHN and this is my progress:

I finished the tree and the grass. It's a lovely design and I'm thinking about the frame. It's difficult to find a square frame and I'd like a square one.

Then I stitched and sewed an envelope. I'm organizing an Italian exchange of mail art on EMS Italian forum. I thought to prepare an Italian tutorial about mail art, so I sewed an envelope to show how we can sew one.
These are the pictures of my envelope. I decided to use that as a fibers' case. I stitched a pattern by Au Fil des Reves but I used a personal conversion for the fibers. The fibers I used are all Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.





Some days ago Chiara tagged me.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I was 20 and I used to go and dance almost every night. I attended a dancing school with a friend during the week and during the weekend we went to the discotheque.

Five snacks you enjoy.

Ice cream
Tomato, oil and bread

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics off your head right now.

Battisti (ITA)- Balla Linda
REM-Loosing my religion
Litfiba (ITA)- Regina di cuori
Ligabue (ITA)- Piccola Stella Senza Cielo
U2- With or without you

Five things you would do if you had one million dollars.

Id buy a big house in the Tuscan country near Florence
I'd travel for many many days
I'd buy a lot of books
I'd do something for charity
I'd buy a lot of patterns, fibers, fabrics for cross stitch and patchwork

Five bad habits.

I'm fussy.
I spend too much money in cross stitch supplies.
I decide to iron only when we miss some clothes.
I don't organize my receipts.
I don't keep in order my wips.

Five things you like doing.

Reading books and comics
Going to shopping

Five things you would never buy, wear or get new again.

I'd never wear clothes with designs like a leopard
I’d never wear a tattoo
I'd never wear a piercing
I'd never get a motorbike again
I'd never wear jeans again

Five favourite toys.



With the exception of your online stitching friends, do you have any other stitching buddies?

Many of my friends like cross stitch. My cousins and one of my aunts like cross stitch too, but they usually stitch only patterns by Italian magazines and they don't know all the patterns and designers we can find online and I can't share with them all the interesting things I read and find online.

mercoledì, febbraio 01, 2006

Another coffee

Good progress for Coffee Menu by Little House Needlework. I'm very happy about this progress. The pattern is growing quickly and I hope to finish it in February.

By the way I'm writing my February's goals. I've never written the monthly goals before today but it could be a trial.

My February's goals:

- finish the roses in the pattern Once upon a time by Passione Ricamo and continue with it
- stitch the February's Flip-it by Lizzie Kate
- stitch two Christmas ornaments by Prairie Schooler
- finish Coffee Menu and Lavender Hill by LHN
- finish Valentine Holidays by Carriage House Samplings

I think they're many goals...