Monday, April 27, 2015

Ah, spring in Wisconsin!

Contrary to my previous post, in which I didn't stitch as much as usual due to wonderful, springtime weather, this past week was more typical of a Wisconsin spring: cold, windy, rainy and even snowy a couple of days. Not so great for being outside, but terrific stitchy weather!

I spent all day this past Saturday down in my craft room with my kitties. Here's Gracie, sharing "her" table with me while we watch a marathon of "My Cat From Hell" episodes:

I hope she didn't pick up any bad habits!

I couldn't quite finish Day Nymph, but she's getting close:

A bit more of the Orange Blossom Valdani floss, then some Kreinik and the beads and she'll be done. I'm really happy with her dress; I wanted it to have the colors of a sunrise, and the silks I used had nice blends of pink, peach and orange. 

Another couple of days and the whole piece will be done:

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!


  1. Beautiful stitching!!!
    Fanila from Florence, Italy.

  2. That's going to be gorgeous when finished! Love seeing pics of Gracie! :O)

  3. It's looking lovely. Almost there!

  4. It's looking lovely. Almost there!

  5. Awesome progress on a beautiful design Melanie.


  6. She's beautiful! Those sunrise colours are just perfect! :)

  7. This is looking so cool.

  8. Wow gorgeous stitching.
    Fairies are fantastic.
    Your work is original and beautiful.