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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Floss, WIPs and RAKs ...Ohmy! Floss, WIPs, and RAKs...ohmy!

I can't believe I forgot to post this! I am very sorry Robin! A couple weeks ago I received an unexpected gift in the mail. When I opened the package it contained a beautiful LHN chart called Two Red Houses, some floss, fat quarter of very pretty fabric, a little thread cutter with magnifier, and a notepad with a note written by Robin on the top sheet. I was very surprised! Thank you so much Robin, I really appreciate this RAK and I love it all!





I've been stitching a little bit the last couple of days. I haven't made as much progress as I would have liked but I did make some. I chose to work on Christmas Dreams by Joan Elliott which I am stitching on Charlescraft Silver Dusted 14 ct Aida fabric. Here are some pictures:

Christmas Dreams by Joan Elliott ©
Stitched by Raven's Stitching Nest



closeup of new areas added in the beard

Better picture of whole piece as of September 22, 2010
I have also started collecting Anchor floss. Some of the designs which are in my magazines are ones I would love to stitch, but they are charted for Anchor floss. Since I am not real good at color conversions, and the conversion charts that I have found are not very accurate, I decided to just go ahead and start building my Anchor stash. Off of ebay I managed to purchase 254 skeins for $20.00, which was a very nice price! Now comes the fun of getting it all wound up on bobbins and put into boxes. I've already wound a few skeins and marked a box Anchor Floss, but since it only has 5 bobbins in it I didn't bother taking a picture. I did get some skeins that I was not expecting. There are variegated skeins in the bunch and I was expecting only solid colors so this was a very pleasant surprise. One of the orders was for 201 skeins but I only got 198. The seller was real nice about it and immediately shipped me out the missing floss. I got that small package today and was very surprised to find 6 skeins in it instead of just 3. I thought this was wonderful and I really appreciate the seller sending a few extra when she did not have to.


Well that is all that has been going on with me as far as stitching goes. Now that homeschooling has gotten into a routine I have started stitching when my son is doing written work that does not require my direct input. So while he is working on the assignment, I sit at the table and stitch. This way he gets to have my company (which he really wants) and I get to stitch (which I really want and enjoy)!. I would like to finish another project before the end of September if I can. I'm hoping to get Christmas Dreams finished so I can turn it into a small wall quilt and pack it up ready for gifting.

9 comments:

  1. Thats a lot of floss!
    Christmas dreams looks very pretty on the sparkly fabric

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  2. Hi raven, nice progress on your Santa. I have some Anchor floss that is wrapped on cards that was given to me. If you would like them, email me your address and I will send them along. My email is mamadusty@comcast.net

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  3. Christmas dreams is looking lovely

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  4. Wow what a fantastic RAK!
    Love your WIPs. It is gorgeous and makes me want to do some Christmas stitching myself!

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  5. What a lovely RAK.
    Your Santa looks great on that sparkly fabric.
    And wow that's a ton of floss.

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  6. OMG! 254 skeins?! I'm drolling right now! Lol. =)

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  7. OMG! 254 skeins?! I'm drolling right now! Lol. =)

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  8. great and beautiful work
    Pat

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  9. great and beautiful work
    Pat

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