Saturday, April 30, 2016

Very little stitching...

...has been done in the past couple of weeks, as first my son and then I got knocked out by the flu. During the worst of it, I didn't get out of pajamas for four days, and pretty much lived in bed or in the recliner. I'm still trying to get over the coughing part of it, but have once again joined the land of the living (and stitching!).

What stitching I have been able to complete since my last post has been on a model, so no pictures to share of that. However, yesterday I picked up my framed Gypsy Queen and I am just so in love with the finished piece:

I chose a sueded outer mat and a metallic inner mat, and the frame itself is brushed with a couple of colors found in the design:

I also had one of Nora's paintings framed, and I think it's stunning:

These two pieces have already joined my ever-growing guest room gallery:

I still haven't had the nerve (or the time) to start my HAED yet, but I now have another one that I'd really love to work on. A kind member of the 123Stitch MB had a giveaway for the winner's choice of a chart, and I won! My favorite artist there is Aimee Stewart, and she had recently released a chart called A Stitch in Time, which I fell in love with. I couldn't bring myself to buy it, since I hadn't even started the other one I already had kitted up, but winning it is a totally different thing!

I got the maximum color version, which uses 237 different colors; I am very tempted to kit this one up and start it before I start Foxglove Ball. However, before I do either I need to finish the model, so I guess I'd better get to work.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend!


  1. I'm glad you're feeling better and beautifully framed pieces, plus excellent win!

  2. Glad to hear you gave that flu bug the boot. I hope you get started on "A Stitch In Time" soon, I've been slowly gathering supplies to start this same version too!

  3. Beautiful framing! HAEDs aren't difficult just time consuming. I'm sure you'll love it in no time :) my vote is for stitch in time :)

  4. Your frames pieces are stunning Melanie.


  5. Frames are very very beautiful
    Gypsy Queen and Nora's paint are masterpieces. Many compliments for your room wow is incredible. I look forward to see your new projects. Have a good Sunday. Hugs Giovanna

  6. I hope the nasty flu bug is over, sorry you were sick.
    Gypsy is gorgeous, and that frame is so pretty.
    You have a nice little gallery going.
    Good luck withe HAED.

  7. Gypsy Queen looks amazing framed - your mat and frame choice really sets her off! Beautiful job.
    Please can I come and stay in that guest room? It's so pretty!
    Hope you and your son are back to normal soon.

  8. You have a lovely collection of Mirabilia's and the art work is gorgeous.

  9. Glad you're recovering from the flu. Such a horrible illness to have despite being for only a few days.
    Your framed pieces look stunning, as does your new stash. Now waiting for your to start one or both of your HAEDs. :)

  10. I do hope you are feeling better now. Your framed pieces are lovely. I know you must get a thrill each time you see them hanging up with all your other lovely pieces. I can't wait to see which HAED you decide to start on. (You could decide to start both - HAHAHAHAHA). Ok I better go before you stick me with a needle for that suggestion. Have a great weekend.