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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Some Works in Progress and another 5 minutes of Fame


This week I've been stitching alot of smaller projects, I seem to get more daytime stitching time rather than evening thanks to the Small Boy's schedule and sleep patterns.

This is my progress on March's piece for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL.  It's a freebie from La Contesse, from last October.
Once again I'm using my favourite burnt orange 28 count and stitching over 1 with Anchor black.  There isn't anything to choose between Anchor and DMC Blacks are far as I can see so once this skein is used up I'll stick to DMC.
This is my main man Michael!
I'm stitching the Archangel Michael for Julie's Mirabilia Round Robin.  I'm really pleased with this photo, it looks better than in real life, maybe I'm too close to it when I'm stitching?  I did have a slight moment late last night.  As you can see I've done all the darker skin shades.  The key shows the next symbol as being 946.  This is a very bright orange!  Now unless he's from Essex, that's clearly not right!  So I popped onto FB and the Mira Minions page to ask for help.  In less than 10 minutes I had my answer, 948 not 6.  Isn't t'internet great?!

And the five minutes of Fame?  I'm featured in World of Cross Stitching again, the Letters page this time with my Flower of the Year cards.  You may remember I stitched this last year for various Birthdays using my patented method of backstitching on aida then colouring in the design using felt tip pens.  Someone always asks about the pens, they are just standard children's felt tips nothing special or expensive!

Here's a better picture of all twelve designs in month order.


ps I haven't patented that method of stitching, it just sounds good!

Finally, my Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop will be taking place on Good Friday.  Come over and follow the list of blogs, find the letters and spell out the Mystery Phrase.  There will be two prizes, one for a Picture Poster and one for a Treasure Hunter, nothing very exciting, some seasonal stitching and a few bits, maybe something edible!

21 comments:

  1. How nice to be featured .... your flower of the year cards are delightful! Enjoy your bit of fame. :)

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  2. Lol! Good thing the answer came so fats - using the orange colour woul give some... curious ... effects! Amd congrats on the feature! The fact that it's using ordinary stuff makes it even more original, and the effects are awesome.

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  3. Your Halloween ornie looks great! Thanks for the link. Good for you for double-checking that skin color. Your flower birthday cards look wonderful! Congrats on being in the magazine!

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  4. Congratulations on your feature! It's wonderful to see your cards again, and it's lovely to see all of them together in order :)

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  5. Congrats on being featured in the magazine Jo. My card sits in the hutch where I can look at everyday. Great progress on both pieces.

    Linda

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  6. ohhhhh the fame ... the fame ... can't say fortune ...lol ... didn't see this one as not got the mag yet but your name was in for a tip on FB in another mag too ... will find it as can't remember but think it was crazy :)
    well done on the powers of the internet ... :) love mouse .... and its snowing here again *sigh xxxxxx

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  7. How rewarding to be mentioned!! It makes it all worthwile :D

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  8. I think the cards are lovely, and it is so cool that you are in the magazine! I love it when someone I know shows up in a magazine!

    And thank you for the link to that blog. I've never seen it before. She has some lovely free charts.

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  9. Hi love all your cards and great blog.c

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  10. How neat to be mentioned and famous! Well, with us anyhow. ;)
    The Mirabela Round Robin looks fantastic.

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  11. Hallowe'en Ornie looks great! Good to know about dmc/anchor!Glad you figured Micheal's colors out BEFORE stitching, LOL...You and your flowers deserve a shout out! Well done!Looking forward to the hop!

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  12. The cards look so wonderful all together like that, a great idea and well done on being in the magazine.

    I love Archangel Michael, what a stunning RR.

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  13. Congrats on your latest feature! The cards are absolutely wonderful and from the looks of them, so easy to do up.
    Michael is going to be a stunner! Can't wait to see more.

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  14. Congrats on being featured again. The cards are beautiful. Great stitching on your wip's.

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  15. Congrats on your being featured in the magazine. WOW!!! Lovely cards and all the blooms are stunning. Michael looks beautiful love the fabric its being stitched on. Isn't the internet a blessing especially?
    love Annette

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  16. Those cards are fabulous...congrats on being famous again. =)

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  17. Yes, a fake tan angel would be so wrong!
    Congratulations on your new found notoriety

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  18. Congrats on being in the mag again! I never knew that one day I would be rubbing elbows (well, sort of online-ish like) with celebrity : )

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  19. Only five more minutes left! :)

    Funny story. I was writing your address and couldn't read the word after Oulton (my own hand writing). Was that an L? A C? So I said to my phone, "Google. Oulton Suffolk." And my phone Googled "Oulton F*** it." I do say Suffolk with a Boston accent (Suff-ick) but really! And it got Oulton right!

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  20. Wonderful!! Congrats on your feature :D

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  21. Congratulations on your claim to fame. Loved your comment about Essex, it made me smile. Michael is coming along nicely. Your orange fabric is perfect for Halloween.

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