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Name: Dede

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  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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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
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Oh, the pretty colors (and a bunch of 939)
First I want to share a photos of the gorgeous double rainbow that appeared across our sky Monday evening. They made a perfect arch across the sky. Yes -- both of them. I really wish I had been able to get the whole thing to fit in the camera lens. What you see is approximately 1/3 of the whole thing.

And more vibrant colors in Day Dreaming Mermaid. Isn't she just lovely?

I have also started Red Dragon. 3800 stitches and almost all of them 939! I was going to post a picture, but my camera batteries chose that moment to die. Since I couldn't find replacements (which turned out to be right in front of my nose -- don't you hate it when that happens?), I decided a picture wasn't really necessary -- just imagine a dark blue, almost black rectangle! I do like to document, though, so I'll try to take a picture when it comes around again.

I don't talk about books too often, since I'm just not good at writing reviews. But I wanted to share Jennifer Fallon with you. I've read all but the most recent of her books and enjoyed them so much that I'm currently re-reading the Demon Child Trilogy (not something I do very often with 100+ books on my to read pile). I had just finished the Hythrun Chronicles, which predates the first trilogy, and simply had to read the rest again. I strongly urge all fantasy fans to check her out.

Monday, June 09, 2008

I have made it all the way across on Revelation. It still doesn't look like much, but an accomplishment none-the-less.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Cats are so weird
Here is a picture of my problem child. I'm not sure what possessed her to get in the bowl. Perhaps she heard my older daughter talking about trying to make the candy canes that are in the bowl last until next Christmas.

The candy canes may have survived. I'm pretty sure the candy kisses that were also in the bowl did not.

In an attempt to stay current, here is a picture of Rose. I managed 3900 stitches this round. The piece is so huge that comes out to about 1% done. So at 1% a pop, four times a year, I figure 25 years before this is done. It is hard to fathom working on a single design for a quarter of a century, but there it is.

Wonderful news to share!
My daughter has landed the role of Titania, Queen of the Fairies in Midsummer's Night Dream that the school will be performing next year! I'm so pleased for her. The teacher must think she totally rules (pun intended) since she will also be playing the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.

And my rare finishes include Mirabilia's Titania and Lynne Nicoletti's Alice. How weird is that?

Monday, June 02, 2008
Guess what I spent my morning doing?
Processing all my pictures and updating my web pages! Hurray!

On the right you'll see my youngest holding up the framed baby sampler we did together. She did a wonderful job stitching over two! Now she wants to try her hand at a HAED.

And here is Tower of Stony Wood. I'm getting a bit tired of all the gold, but remain stunned when I step back to take the whole thing in.

I'm afraid I didn't spend much time on Taj Mahal. It's lovely stitching with silk after using DMC most of the time, though.
Song of the Dead remains one of my favorites. It is stitching up quite quickly. Of course, I haven't come across any major color changes at this point. I imagine when I get down to the lady, things will slow up a bit. I'm really looking forward to the next section on this. I can't wait to see if those smoky bat things turn up in the stitched piece.

And finally, here is Sea of Roses. I realized as I was trying to figure out where her arm ended and the background began that I'm simply not going to be able to remove the background on this myself. That one spot is just too iffy and I really don't want to take a chance on mucking it up. So, next sale I'll be purchasing a copy of this chart without the background. I really should make these decisions before I buy the chart in the first place, but a lot of times I don't realize I don't want to stitch the background until I actually see the chart. Dragon Skies is a perfect example of that. I had intended to stitch the background, but after seeing pages and pages of white I just couldn't do it. I simply hate stitching white!

Whew! I hope Blogger doesn't have a hissy fit because of all the pictures.

Sunday, June 01, 2008
Round number 3
Victory is one of my favorite WIPs. I like that it's first each rotation -- makes me want to hurry up and get there. It's the one WIP that causes me to consider being a one-at-a-timer. At least for awhile. She is stitching up so fast (compared to my other projects anyway)!

This picture captures the colors in the fabric really well.

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