Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Huge Happy Dance!


I finally finished the Chatelaine Lavender Garden Mini Mandala that Julie, Sally and I were stitching as a SAL. Of course, as usual with those two super speedy stitchers I was left way behind when they had already finished theirs, but as Julie kindly pointed out I do work full-time and have a 4yrd old menace DD to deal with lol, so I guess there would be something odd if I had finished mine first lol.
I really enjoyed stitching this though, it's not colours I would usually choose to stitch, but it was sort of methodical to work on which I like, and adding the beads at the end has just made it pop.
So that's an item to cross off my wip's list, and I can move onto the next slot in the rotation, HAED Cabin In The Woods! I will hopefully get that out tonight once DD is in bed, although I do need to do a bit of stash tidying so it might not get pulled out til tomorrow, we'll see.
So now I'm onto thinking what will be my next new start lol. Some of you will already have been bored silly with me whining about wanting a bright colourful new start for ages now, but that craving hasn't gone away. Looking through the list of my wip's I realised I don't have any with bright colours and I really need one to brighten me up. I have seen a kit by Bothy Threads on Jayne's Attic called Dessert Alfresco which would satisfy the craving I know, but I've been trying to talk myself out of buying it as it comes with aida and I don't really like stitching on that anymore for big projects. It's also not something I'd usually stitch, but maybe that's why it's screaming at me so much. I've also had a look through my list of stash to see if I have anything that would meet the craving, but I just don't seem to have anything bright enough. I do have the DMC Flower Fairies Sweet Pea Fairy which has pink and purple in it and is very pretty, and I've also considered starting the Serendipity freebie in nice bright pinks and purples, or doing an initial or something in bright variagated silk. I just don't know what to do... so it's over to you! I've set up a poll and I need you to help me decide what will be my next new start! Now I'm not saying it will be started straight away, it might be a few weeks, but I just need to know I've decided and then maybe I can stop going crazy over it!

10 comments:

Claire said...

HAED HAED HAED HAED - you know you want to Lisa!!

Hugs
Claire

Julie said...

well done Lisa, it looks fab

i'm off to vote in your poll, not a HAED, you alredy have a few of them on the go LOL

Stitcher said...

I love it Lisa, and your fabric colour really suits it.

jane said...

been and votes Lisa - Serendipity cos you will love stitching it and if you choose some bright colours it will really cheer you up

Stitchingranny said...

Dont be put off because a kit has Aida fabric just swap the fabric for one you like when the kit arrives. I do this all the time as I hate stitching on Aida too.

Love your Chatelaine finish it really looks good Lisa.

The needle & I said...

This is a beautiful finish. I just love your stitching.

Paula said...

Lovely finish Lisa, well done.
Hmmm how bout the freebie in bright colours?? That way you satisfy your craving but save some pennies.....
Good luck choosing...
Happy Stitching....

Sally said...

Love your mandala Lisa. It is really pretty.

Julie is right you do work fulltime and have a DD to look after. We are lucky as can stitch during the day too.

I've voted for Serendipity as I think you will love stitching it.

Kim said...

OOh I love that congratulations on your finish

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful finish, Lisa!!!