February 09, 2018

Coming back with Isabella's Garden

Wow.... it has been almost 2+ years that I have blogged anything about my stitching nor did I do any stitching. Few days back, I saw a finished piece of Italian Lady (Designer - Sharon Christine designs ; Framing - Jill Rensel) and was awestruck at the beautiful piece. Felt inspired and motivated to start a new cross-stitch.

So went back to my stitching shelf to dust off and see what should I do. Reorganized my threads and felt rejunenated to see the organized thread box. :) Looked at some of the patterns that I completed in the past or wanted to do at some point in the future. And there is a WIP - Bluebell pixie (Designed - Nora Corbett). Finally decided to go with my 2 ever lasting projects on to do list -

1. Isabella's garden (Designed - Lavender & Lace) - Ordererd the required stash for this project and this will be my next project that I will do.
2. Little House Neighborhood (Designed - Little House Needlework) - Ordered pattern and fabric.

These 2 projects has been on my to-do list for a very long time and what better way to get inspired to start these now than latter.

So yes.... as soon as the stash is at my door step, I am on to Isabella's garden. :)

Happy Stitching. 

October 30, 2015

With Spring Queen, Rose & Holly - feeling ecstatic

ECSTATIC - Yes, I am totally over the 9th cloud seeing my dream project - Spring Queen, Holly and Rose Pixie. Absolutely no words to say. Nor do these pics can shout out loud how beautiful they look. All three framed on 10/29/2015 from a local framer - Mario's Bay Frames.  I highly recommend this framer as he has good collection of frames and matting. To top it, he also has an artistic eye. 

The best compliment was when my husband was awe-struck seeing Frame Spring Queen pic. His expression and words were "Did you make this ? " :) Now I am all charged to work on my WIP - BlueBell Pixie. 

Spring Queen - Framed on 10/29/2015

Rose Pixie  - Framed on 10/29/2015

Holly -  - Framed on 10/29/2015

Enjoy the pictures just as I do. :) 

Happy Stitching. 

January 04, 2015

Bluebell Pixie - on its way

So, got some inspiration to get back to my stitching. Have started Bluebell Pixi sometime during the middle of 2014 but then it has been couple of months that I did any more progress on this front. Finally got to do about 6 hours of stitching today and here is the progress sofar that I have on Bluebell Pixie. Did some whites, and her legs. Ofcourse, Mr frog has crept in without my knowledge and it took some time to convince Mr Frog that he reached wrong address. Watch out you stitchers, Mr Frog is on its way to next house. :)

Bluebell Pixie - as of 1/4/2015

Happy Stitching....... 

Happy new year -2015

wishing you all a ver hapy new year. And I really wish each one of you reading this blog post a happy and healthy to all your famil members.

So what happened in 2014 -

  • Finished spring queen. Yes only one project was complete in 2014. 
  • Moved to our new owned home. 
Lessons learnt in 2014 and goals for 2015-

  • Health is smore important than anything in life. Do what ever it takes to be healthy nd maintain good health for your near and dear ones as well. 
  • Maintain budgets for your spending. Bring all the budgets under control. Spend money after saving what is budgeted. Not saving after spending. 
  • Look for a new job. Though we love what we do, it is not sufficient if it is not paying the bills for you. At the end of the day, you still have bills to pay for and you can't escape from them. So my next and one of the most important goals is to find one. 
  • Spend less time on any means of social media (facebook, Skype, Internet etc) and more time with family members, stitching, learning something new related job etc. 
  • Finish Bluebell pixie and start on the next mirabilia - biancebella. 

Hope you all also have set aside your goals for 2015 and wish you strive towards reaching your goals. 

Happy stitching - :)

May 15, 2014

Getting back to stitching

Wow....didn't realize that it is almost 3 months that I posted on my stitching blog. Too bad. Well.....trying to convince myself by saying that things are pretty hectic on a personal front. One of the important things to share is that I sold off my first home (am glad that the transaction went as smooth as I can hope her though I feel really bad to sell it). On a happier note, I bought another bigger and newer flat in my dream city where I plan to retire.

On a stitching front, I think I should be having all the stash needed for me to start working on Bluebell Pixie. So this will be next WIP while I start gathering my stash for Binacebella and Buttercup pixie. They seem to be very pretty though seem to be very expensive.

See you all in my next post when I start updating my BlueBell Pixie updates.....

Happy Stitching..... :)

February 09, 2014

Spring Queen - No words to say

I am literally falling short of words to describe how beautiful my third Mira - "Spring Queen" looks like. Until I started on her bead work, I was happy how she was but once I started beading, I was literally ecstatic. She is an absolute pleasure to stitch her. I started beading on her on 2/8/2014 around 10:00 AM and with occasional breaks I completed all her beading by around 11:30 PM. Just couldn't put her down to some other day once I started to bead her. She is absolute stunning piece, and if I get a chance to get it framed from Jill Rensel, then I am sure there is nothing in this world to compare / describe her beauty. And it will truly become as my 6 yr old said - "She is sparkling as nothing in this world"...... :) Here are some pics of her. 

Spring Queen - March 2012 - Feb 2014

Spring Queen - Have to admire her royal look

A beautiful bouquet for Spring Queen
Now that I am done with Spring Queen, I will most likely move on to Blue Bell pixie while I place my order for Buttercup pixie and Biancebella. Both are very vibrant colors. Just so getting hooked up to Mira / Nora charts. But no regrets.

Happy Stitching..... :) 

December 30, 2013

Spring Queen - Moving on to her face and hair

Here is the latest pic of Spring Queen. I was hoping to complete her in 2013 but obviously she wanted to be pampered a little even in 2014. I have to cover up a little bit in the center(missing one row of it) on one of the leaves areas. I hope it is NOT obvious.

Spring Queen - as of 12/30/2013
Happy Stitching..... :)