Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Super Bowl Sale at Picture This Plus and other rantings about counted cross stitch

This Saturday, February 4th, my friends , Judy Starkey, Deb Wolfe, Michelle and I are meeting in Abilene,Kansas for a day of shopping and stitching at our favorite hand dyed fabric shop, which happens to  be Picture This Plus. Pssssst ! They are having their  in-store Super Bowl sale - 25% off everything but jewelry  on Sunday, February 5th !  I can't wait! I have Needle Arts Guild of Wichita tomorrow from 10-3, then I go to Heritage Hut for my knitting group, then friday I am going to go to Advantage Beads to help my friend Margaret figure out how much fabric she needs for her projects when she drives up to Abilene so by keeping myself busy, saturday will get here before I know it!!!!!  
I want to get a fat 1/2 of 28 ct lugana Heritage so I can do Rosewood Manor's Past and Present


They are going to introduce their 6 new colors and I can't wait! I already have about 20 different pieces of their fabric, do I need more?    YES I DO !!!!!

I have been working on Mirabilia Bliss Fairy. I am working on her wings, I am doing the wings with a variety of DMC flower thread (which is discontinued) and Needle Necesssities (which is no more, now there is Threadworx which I love too!)

I have started Long Dog Samplers - Scarlet Riband which I plan to do it with various red overdyed floss.

I am working of Wiehenburg Samplers Coat of Arms which I am loving it!

I am also working on LHN Mayflower Landing- I love their patterns! I am almost done with that one.

I am almost finished with Butternut Road Earth Dancer- after picking it up again after a few years only to find the suede that was called for to do the fringe on the outfit just dissolved with the slightest of  touch, I decided to pick a overdyef floss to do the fringe with all over again, I have the fringe done, just have a little bit on the trees in the background to do and then look over it for missed stitches and places where a bead should be. I should be finished with that one in a week. Woohoo!

I am on part two of Birds of a Feather  mystery , I am doing it on Picture this plus Doubloon. I did not like the fabric that it called for, and for those that know me.......CHANGE !  was called for LOL
I have received so many compliments on doing it on Doubloon.

I started Mirabilia Mediterranean Mermaid on Picture This Plus Phantom and I love it!

On a crazy note: Come April 1st -  April Fool's Day I am going to start Heaven and Earth Designs - The Sistine Chapel!!!!  This is not a April Fool's joke! I am going to buy the pattern in a few days. I have already bought the fabric - 28 ct Ivory Lugana  I am going to work on it every sunday. I have designated sunday as HAED stitching day. Last sunday I almost put in 200 stitches on HAED St.Nick in his study.

I have also bought 28 ct. Lambswool Jobelan to do ByGone Stitches Quaker Christmas II on. I haven't even finished Quaker Christmas I yet! I am almost finished with page 5 of I, but I saw it, I had to have it LOL.

On a side note, not related to cross stitching at all I want to tell everyone----------------------------
I have knitted for almost 37 yrs and this is the first pattern that I could not understand the pattern. Thanks to Mary at Heritage Hut in Wichita, Ks with her help we decoded the pattern so I could finish it for my grandson Mason before he graduated from high school!!!!!

I am also working on Blackbird Designs Beneath the Sunlit Sky, I like it and I am halfway finished with it, but they wanted the house to be antique rose   REALLY? NO WAY !!!!!  I changed it DUH LOL

I am also working on Kustom Krafts Falcon 2, there are a lot of color changes to it so it is going slow but it will be a nice addtion to my Indian wall in my front room.


Felicity said...

So where are your photos, dearest Paula? I'm dying to see what colours you used for Coat of Arms!

Congratulations on finishing the Afghan from Hell. I know how much effort you put into it.

wichitastitcher said...

I will post pics probably this coming weekend. I had a great time and my group Ks Stitcher's is meeting on March 3rd at Picture This Plus

Judy said...

Had a grand time with you and the gals for our overnight PTP get away, Paula.
I loved your afghan, it is sweet, congrats on the finish. Be sure to post a picture for others to see.
Love the fabric you picked out for Past and Present.
Looking forward to seeing you at our PTP get away in March.