Wednesday, January 04, 2006


CW, CE and a New Years Resolution.

I bet my goal for this week. The patterns within the borders are now finished (other than the beading). I have now made a start on enclosing the border. This is going to take a little longer than I thought. I have to enclose the whole border with backstitch (you can see I have made a start on it) and then do the same thing with a line of cross stitch. I think that I will have this finished by the end of the week. Then all I have to do next week is concentrate on the beading. I am now just itching to get her finished. I did have a panic there for a while. I was running very low in one of the shades of blue and didn't think that I would make it. I could replace it but it would mean going into town as I collect anchor and not DMC. Thankfully I just had enough. I have even more cause to celebrate as I have finished with the metallic gold. It has to be one of the most infuriating threads to stitch with. Still, I like the effect it has.

I also did a little work on The Christmas Elf Fairy. It looks a little darker to me than what it does in the picture. I am sure once it is finished though it will look fine. It felt strange stitching the third shade of the dress. This involved two different threads. I've done this quite a bit before. In this case though one shade was a dark pink and the other a bright pink. It almost felt wrong to stitch them both together. I like the effect though.

I didn't make any new years resolutions last year since I really never keep them. This year I have made one. I thought that since it is the new year that I would like to try out a new craft. I couldn't think of any though. I looked through some craft books and could find nothing that caught my eye. I then thought of cooking. I can't cook! The number of things I can make I can count on one hand. So this year I am going to learn to cook. I have bought my first cookbook and on my days off I am going to try it out. I am actually looking forward to it. Will let you all know how I get on!

Karen your Christmas Elf Fairy is coming along nicely. :) You've gotten so much done so quickly! I feel like i'm falling behind. LOL Keep up the good work.
Karen I can't believe how quickly you have worked on CW, she is look fantastic, I am stitching on mine today and hoping to get the bottom of the skirt at least half finished, is I get my skates on lol.

Christmas Elf Fairy looks fab too, I have done some on mine, but not lots, will be doing some tonight and hoping to post a piccy tomorrow.

Hugs xxxxxxxx
Your stitching is coming along nicely. I can't wait to see your finished CW.
Celtic Winter looks so fantastic! What a lot of work and how wonderful she looks. :)
Oh Karen! Your Celtic Winter is looking just fantastic! You are getting soooo close now :-) You and Katrina are going to be our first finishers, for sure! Yay!
CW is picking up speed! Glad to hear that a happy dance is around the corner. Christmas fairy is also shaping up quite nicely.
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Good luck with the cooking. It's actually very satisfying to eat a meal after you've prepared and cooked it yourself. Washing up after can be a bit of a pain though!!!
Hi Karen!
You're doing a wonderful work on CW!
I also like the elf, its colours are rich and deep, I really love them! Her dress is already very beautiful.
So you intend to start cooking? Many people should appreciate this resolution! Your mom, your boyfriend... I can only cook desserts... And lasagna. That's enough for me. I hate cooking! At the moment, I just don't like any of the household chores that distract me from my stitching...
Hope you'll have a nice stitching WE and see your CW finished!
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