I had to move the Qsnap yesterday on Little Wings. I filled in some more of the pink bow at the top, a little of the pink bow in the middle and some green at the very bottom.
My bother and sister in law have bought a house that they are renovating and we went to help some today. I just ripped some wallpaper down and both my boys had spray bottles to help get the glue off the walls. They were great little helpers. Brayden even said to us "ok break is over, lets get back to work" Thomas had more fun spraying himself in the face.
We have a storm brewing here and I think it is going to be a nasty one. The schools were closed 2 hours early and that was while it was still calm out. The snow has started and they are calling for 15-20cm and high winds so I am going to curl up and stitch the rest of the day away. I hope you all get to do the same :)
I spent most of the day yesterday filling in the pink bow at the top.
I spent the morning today chatting with an old friend about stitching and Temari balls. We had plans to be crafty today but all we did was look at pictures and talk about all the beautiful things we want to do and you know what? That was just as much fun as actually doing them :) I hope you all have a friend like that.
My maids are almost complete. Felicia made up my mind to go with gold buttons and I am quite happy with how they look so thank you Felicia!
I am sure tomorrow I will be able to get this block finished!
Last night was stitching guild night so that is where most of my progress happened. It was a lovely evening as always and we have started discussing seminar which will take place here in 2018 so that is very exciting!
Little Wings had a turn again yesterday, didn't manage too much, just a little more of the "frosting" and some pink up near the top. I am not sure whether I will put this away at the end of the month and pull out my Mirabilia for the next month or just keep going until I have finished this first page. I am leaning towards Mirabilia.
I made a start on the maids yesterday. There are quite a few stitches in each of these little ladies!
I am also looking for some opinions. Each block so far has had a crown in it that I have stitched in gold. This block doesn't and there is no room to add a crown so I was thinking I might fill in the button holes on the maid's dresses with gold. Good idea or not?
Today is my little sister's birthday! When Brayden was first learning to talk he started calling her Ya-ya and it is has been Ya-ya ever since so Happy Birthday Ya-ya we love ya!
Another days work on Little Wings. Most of the work I did was a little bit at the very top and some to the right. There is still A LOT of green dress to go and I am already almost out of a few colors. Definitely a trip to Micheal's in my near future!
Yesterday was my brother-in-laws birthday and we all had a lovely supper made by my father-in-law. We are getting to be a big group when we all get together, my boyfriend has 4 brothers and there are now 7 grandchildren, 6 boys and 1 girl so it was a full house last night, lots of yelling and running and laughing. I am really enjoying my quite day stitching today though ;)
I put another day in on Hannah Lynn which makes that 188 days in total.
I started stitching this project a little differently, on the diagonal. I marked my chart with a little stair case and I am parking just to be more difficult. :) Actually I decided to stitch this way so that there wouldn't be page or column lines in the finished piece. Also when I get to the edge of my 10 stitch diagonal staircase and there are more stitches of the same color as the last one on that line I keep stitching, as you can see below with the black and the yellow. The only think I don't like about stitching this way is that I am stitching across about 8 pages of chart right now and it is confusing to keep them all in the correct order so this method may not be for everyone and I am not totally sure I would stitch another chart like this.
Yesterday I stitched from about the orange lines in her hair to above the sun.
I also got started on the Eighth Day.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope my ramblings above made a little sense or were of some help to someone :)
Another day on Hannah Lynn which makes 187 days stitching on this. I really like stitching this one so I don't know why my progress on it has been so little lately. It could be because of that busy 2 year old... actually I am sure it is because of him. :)
I had my niece for the morning yesterday so that slowed down my stitching. All I managed was some of the lighter green up towards the top.
And then to slow my progress even more it was Temari Tuesday at stitching night. This one was really east to set up but very labor intensive so I spent a good part of today finishing it up but I am so happy with it. It is supposed to be all one color but I kinda thought it looked like spider webs anyway so I decided to be different. One of the ladies thought it would be cute to have a spider on it so I am going to keep an eye out for a little spider.
Pretty slack day yesterday on Little Wings. We were busy most of the day and when I finally sat down yesterday evening I noticed a black mark on my fabric. Made by a 2 year old and a black Sharpie... I was not a happy camper. My boyfriend works with sheet metal so black Sharpies are pretty common in my house. When I find them I put them up high but they are the choice writing utensil for my 6 year old so they sometimes wander into the living room and yesterday Thomas found one and had a ball. The only good thing was it was one mark that looked like this ^, so I got out the Orvus Paste, which is actually horse shampoo or so I am told, and got to work. I think I was pretty successful.
You can just barely see where it was. So all is not lost! I will be on high alert for Sharpies from now on!
So since Little Wings was wet I decided to have a new start to make me feel better. Do you remember a couple weeks ago when I said I was dying fabric for a new start? Well if you do this is that fabric. It is the Joyful World Freebie from The Snowflower Diaries. I didn't order the threads that were called for, I am just using some threads I already had and I am happy with how they look. This is such a cute design, you should all go check it out!
Lost fabric update :
I was to the post office this morning to file a lost mail report. They gave me a phone number and the report has now been filed and if they find the fabric I should hear back in 2 weeks. If not I guess my next step is to get Paypal involved.
I filled in some more of the white part. Confetti Town! I also filled in some of the lighter greens above the white part.
A little update on my lost/stolen fabric. I heard from Sunny Dyes again. She had been talking to USPS and since it was sent first class international she can't file a claim. She told me to go to my post office and file a claim for damaged/missing mail and maybe they can help but if not at least they will know that someone might have stolen mail. She also offered to sell me more fabric and that she would pay the shipping which is kind of her because she technically doesn't have to do anything. If I can get my money back from Canada Post I will order more fabric but if not I think I will just be getting my fabric myself from now on and I will have to skip all those beautiful hand-dyed pieces for fear of them getting lost/stolen in the mail :(
And this is a close up of that sticker. "Officially repaired" ??!!?? They didn't even fill in the info so I could at least track down where it was damaged at!
That envelope was supposed to contain 2 pieces of fabric from Sunny Dyes. 2 absolutely gorgeous pieces of fabric. The envelope was completely empty except for the packing slip. I contacted Sunny Dyes to see if there was any insurance on the package and was told that shipping would have been $32 if they would have added insurance and that they are sorry and I have to file any claims through my post office and to let them know how I make out. I then called my post office to see what all I needed to start a claim and they told me that the shipper has to start the claim process. I have written back to Sunny Dyes to tell them that but have not gotten any response. I have also been talking to Paypal as they have buyer protection and they seemed quite willing to help me if I need them. I really don't want them to take the money from the seller as it really wasn't their fault. While they could have better packaging then that flimsy cereal box cardboard I know it is the fault of the postal service. I will let you all know how I make out.
And some good news I have a page finish on Pitbulls. That makes 4 pages finished.
Yesterday was Little Wings turn again. I filled in the pinks on the left and I also spent quite a bit of time on the confetti areas. All that confetti really slows a girl down!
Yesterday I turned Thomas's crib into a day bed, out of necessity since he had broken all the railing that was on the front of his crib anyway. I was on alert all night for him to fall out of bed or to decide that 3 am was the time to get up but he did great! No falling out of bed and he didn't wake up until I got up! I am pretty impressed with my spirted child this morning! Tomorrow may be a different story.