Monday, March 31, 2014

A Stitcher's Frustration!

I'm sure other stitchers can relate to this: last Thursday I would have been able to finish Faerie Summer Love, EXCEPT that I ran out of the Kreinik for the wings! And of course, there is none to be found locally, so I have to wait until today or tomorrow for some to arrive in the mail. :( Meanwhile, FSL looks like this:


Fingers crossed that the Kreinik arrives today!

In the meanwhile, I was able to assuage my frustration a bit by finally getting back to Mirabilia's Red, which I had started on New Year's Day, and then put away until now. Here is what I did the first day:


And here she is as of last night:


The fabric is Rainforest, on Belfast, from Enchanted Fabrics. I really think that if I HAD to choose a favorite Mirabilia, this one might be it. Hoping to get a lot more done this week.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!

10 comments:

  1. Oh my word Melanie! She is stunning. I much prefer her in the colours you have converted her too. Wow, wow, wow! Is there any chance of you sharing your conversion for her please? Pretty please?

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    1. There are only three colors in the dress, so it was an easy change: 500 to 718, 991 to 3804 and 958 to 3805. HTH!

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    2. Thank you Melanie. I can't believe how gorgeous she looks and much more summery. xx

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  2. both are so beautiful! i am looking forward to seeing how red looks finished on that fabric :)

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  3. Beautiful stitching Melanie. I know how it sucks to be within just a few inches of finishing a project and then to run out of thread and/or beads.

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  4. I am with you on the Kreinik! I am stitching the second wing right now and I had the same thought, uh, oh, I am going to run out of Kreinik! But I am hoping I don't. FSL looks great!!! And so does Red.

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  5. Wow
    That fabric for Red is stunning! Can't wait to see it progress

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  6. Wonderful :) Where do you order your Kreinik?

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    1. I had two outstanding orders last week, from 123Stitch and Needlecraft Corner, so I actually added a spool of Kreinik to each order, thinking one would get here faster. Of course, they both arrived the same day!

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