Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two for Tuesday

Hi Everyone!!
I have been working on yet another new start, the new Blackbird Loose Feathers.  
I could not resist it! :)

So now I have 4 (yikes!?) projects in rotation.  
I feel like i am having a round robin with myself! LOL

So after a while on Mary Ann Blackburn I switched back to Rachel Hyde.  
With this SAL there are specific sections to do each month so it doesn't seem so overwhelming.  This month was the large alphabet, which has rice and eyelet stitches.  I made a few alterations of which letters were rice and which were eyelet, and also put the U and V in their proper places.  
It wasn't until late last night when I realized that there was no Z???  
I guess Rachel must have run out of room!



I am enjoying this one a lot, can't wait for what is next in May.  
I have also decided to join in the new Papillon SAL, 
Around the World in 80 stitches!  
It is a 24 month SAL so it will be a really loooooooong stitch, but I am enjoying the specialty stitches in Rachel and would love to learn some more.  So I am working on picking colors and fabric, which takes me too much time.  It is so hard picking colors for something that is a mystery!
If you are interested in more information, here is the link to Yvonne's site Papillon Creations.  Here you can sign up for her newsletter which gives the info about the SAL.  The cost is a one-time fee of 2 euros.  How can you beat that??  I am looking forward to seeing everyone's choice of colors.

And take a look at this gorgeous new wallet I got from Natalia!  
She does beautiful sewing and I just love this black and white bird design.  
It is just perfect for a project!


So that's all for now :D
I am going to get back to Mary Wigham for a bit and into the IHSW weekend.  
I will be traveling this weekend but I hope to get some stitching in too!  

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!!  
Have an awesome week and Happy Stitchings!!!
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22 comments:

Anne said...

Oh Mary Ann is so sweet Krista!!! I love how she forgot the Z! Have you seen the samplers where the alphabets are squeezed down the side or even "off" the page! So enchanting! Lovely new WIp too!! I've been eying those wallets for awhile now! They are such lovely pouches!

marly said...

Loose Feathers looks great. I hope to start Rachel some day. She's one of my favorites and I love seeing your stitching. Don't think I've ever had a project with rice stitches so it will be interesting!

Ruth said...

Love the loose feathers its great and Mary Ann looks sweet. That wallet looks so great.

milly said...

Hello

Just joined your lovely blog.

Your WIPs are beautiful!

The wallet from Natalia is so pretty.
Thank you for the link to the new Papillon SAL.

Giovanna said...

I'm going to find the new LF hard to resist once it arrives... and I already have waaaaay more than 4 projects in rotation, lol. You have a lovely start there, and I also love RH - beautiful texture, and your stitching is perfect. Very nice wallet from Natalia too.

Lois said...

I'm trying to be good about Mary Blackburn and not add her to my stash for now. Your start on her is lovely and I'm looking forward to watching your progress on this one. Rachel Hyde is looking lovely too and what a nice wallet from Natalia.

Margaret said...

Oh oh oh oh!!!! I love Mary Blackburn and can't wait to stitch her too. Your start isn't helping matters any. lol! Gorgeous! Love Rachel too, of course. What's wrong with having lots going, right? And Natalia's wallet -- that's a pretty fabric!!

Chris said...

I love your BBD start. I am waiting for this one to land in my mailbox :)
Rachel is lovely too.
The fabric on that wallet is perfect, so pretty!

Vickie said...

Love it all. :)

Katrina said...

Don't you love Natalia's wallets!!!! We won't discuss how many I have, lets just say a lot. Love Rachel and Mary Ann!!!!

Melissa said...

Oh goodness! I'm sooooo tempted to join the Papillon SAL....

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Krista, your Mary Ann Blackburn looks beautiful. I love the colors of the fibers and fabric. Natalia's stitch envelope is amazing. It happens to be one of my favorite patterns!!!
Linda

Penny said...

Beautiful start on Mary! I couldn't resist her either. :) Rachel is coming along beautifully! Your new wallet is so pretty - love the fabric! And only four projects in your rotation - the more the merrier. :)

Mary said...

I'm so impressed - 4 projects going on at the same time, and they all look great! Will have to check out Natalia's wallets more closely. If they're all as cool as yours, I'm lost..

Patty C. said...

Lovely WIPS -
Beautiful Wallet ;)

BrendaS said...

Your WIP's are just beautiful. LOVE the tulips in the BBD design.

Great stitching wallet:)

Ranae said...

I love the new BBD start, it's looking lovely.
Super pretty stitcher's wallet

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love, love, LOVE the BBD start - those colors are just so gorgeous. Rachel is coming along beautifully and Natalia's wallet is gorgeous. I have one and use it all the time. Probably about time to get another one!

Natalia said...

Oh Krista, looking at your BBD Loose Feathers makes me want to start mine now !! It is so pretty....
I love your progress on Rachel and I can't wait to see more.
Thanks so much for the kind words about my wallet, so glad you like it, it means a lot to me :-)

Katrina said...

Great looking WIPs Krista, and the stitcher's wallet is so lovely - enjoy :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh I love your BBD .....

bisous bisous de FRANCE

Catherine said...

Great projects! Love the stitching wallet too!