Obsession... Confessions of a serial starter
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Name: Dede

Location: Georgetown, DE

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Witness the Obsession
(My Picture Gallery - also a Work in Progress!)

  1. Alpine Seasons Garden
  2. American Sampler
  3. And They Sinned
  4. Angel of Frost
  5. Angel of Healing
  6. Antares
  7. Babysitting
  8. Ballet Pigs
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Beauty and the Beasts
  11. Blue Rose Sampler
  12. Bubble Flower
  13. Calling the Crows
  14. Celestial Dragon
  15. Chloris
  16. A Confabulation of Dragons
  17. Curl Up with a Good Book
  18. Days of Advent Sampler
  19. Desert Rose
  20. Dragon Fae 1
  21. Dragon Skies
  22. The Dreamer
  23. Dutch Beauty
  24. Egyptian Garden
  25. Emblem of Love
  26. Emily Lucille
  27. Fairy Dreams
  28. Fairy Moon
  29. Florabundance
  30. Flower Power
  31. Heaven Above
  32. Hope
  33. Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
  34. Jane Longstreth
  35. Jewel of the Sea
  36. Luna, Sol and Stella
  37. Martyrs
  38. Mistress Winter and Jack Frost
  39. Mouline Rouge
  40. Noah's Sub
  41. Peace
  42. Peacock Garden
  43. The Pheonix
  44. Pheonix 1
  45. Pirate and Mermaid
  46. Polar Lights
  47. Princess Asleep
  48. Rae QS
  49. Red Witch
  50. Rose
  51. A Rose Among Thorns
  52. Rose Fae
  53. Salamander
  54. Sea of Roses
  55. Song of the Dead
  56. Soul Mates
  57. Spanish Geometric Sampler
  58. Storykeeper
  59. Taj Mahal
  60. The Tower at Stony Wood
  61. Tree of Life with Dragon
  62. True Colors
  63. Watergarden
  64. Woodland Faerie

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Recent Posts

And now it's becoming a trend
On a Roll... Another Finish!!
Tower of Stony Wood - FINISHED!!!
Quick Update
This was a surprise
Losing my stitching mojo again?
Trying something new for the new year
And back to my darling
And what have I been up to?
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Thursday, January 31, 2008
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I love working on this one. The detail is so incredible! One more 30 row swath and I'll be over 50% done.

I have been so good sticking to my budget lately, that I treated myself to some cross stitch items. In particular, the sample book from Hand Dyed Fibers and this cute little license plate holder from Stitcher's Treasures.

I received the sample book today and was a wee bit disappointed that it doesn't seem to contain any of her variegated colors. But no matter, I'll just order those separately. I love Vikki's silks and it will be a fabulous resource when doing conversions. It's going to come in very in trying to decide on colors for Mary Beale's Advent Sampler. I'm not happy with how it was looking with the NPIs, and now I'll be able to tweak Vikki's conversion so it suites me. I'm also going to try different fabric (again!). I'm trying to find a 40 count neutral linen with a pink (rather than yellow or tan) cast.

Sunday, January 20, 2008
A Rose Among Thorns
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And this completes round one of my rotation. It took me exactly 3 months to get through 22 projects. I finished one, but don't think I'll replace it quite yet since I originally planned on a 21 project rotation, but couldn't resist starting Day Dreaming Mermaid on my birthday.

Saturday, January 19, 2008
Just a bit more and I will have reached the half way point on this one. It's possible that I may even finish it at some point!

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Today is the day for updates
It's true that your life can change in an instant and I'm very, very grateful that mine didn't. Last week, my son didn't see the tractor trailer behind him and pulled over to the right directly in front of it. The driver thought he was going to run right over top of him. But, fortunately, the truck my son was driving was struck in the exactly right place to cause it to spin away. It came to rest up over the curb in between two utility poles and a sign pole. Again, fortunately, he was able to stop the truck right before it hit the large metal pole in front of him. The truck sustained about $5000 worth of damage. My son walked away with a bump on his head. After some sleep, he was totally fine and was able to host a Cabaret at the high school that night. He is one extremely lucky young man! And I am one shaken, but extremely thankful mom.

And They Sinned
Woo Hoo! I finished the first page! Only 3 more to go.

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It's funny how tastes change. When I first started stitching, I happened to come across someone working on this. At the time I was very much into Teresa Wentzler, Mirabilia, Lavender and Lace, etc. The woman had completed just the top portion and was working on the cloud. I was quite unimpressed with the design and wondered why anyone would want to stitch such blocky looking things! I also wondered why anyone would spend so much time stitching alphabets. But then came The Houses of Hawk Run Hollow (scroll to bottom) and the rest is history. I chastise myself now for being so narrow-minded.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Ballet Pigs
Lovely little piggies!

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Friday, January 04, 2008
My baby is 10!

Hard to believe, but it's true. She'll always be my baby, though.

And progress on Broken Angel

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Bubble Flower
Probably one of the reasons I never finish anything is because I keep restarting stuff! I had quite a bit done on this one, but I really prefer stitching on 25 count antique white Lugana. One of these days I'll get everything restarted and then maybe I'll be able to make some headway!

I've finally got around to revamping (yet again!) my website. I haven't gotten much else done over the holiday break -- besides a lot of stitching and sleeping that is! I had grand plans to clean out my drawers and closet and serge all my fabric. Of course, I do have two more days of break and then the weekend so I could still get around to it. Anyway, here is the link to the Bubble Flower page if you'd like more info.


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