Monday, 20 August 2012

Ohk so the teasing can stop

I have my pictures of the new start. I just wanted to have a decent start to show.

I finally grabbed out my fabric and threads for Joan Elliott's Winter Fairy. I was kinda scared to touch it because being polstitches fabric I can't wash it when it's finish and there is a lot of white in this piece.

A lot of the bottom of her dress is white as you can see so I am going to have to be very careful.

So here is my new start.


 Of course the purple of the fabric hasn't been captured properly it's quite a bit redder rather than bluer.

I love this piece and am so excited to finally be working on it.

On a sadder note, Phill's grandma died at 93 this past week so we have to fly down to Canberra for the funeral. So much for saving money... We fly tomorrow so I won't be around for a couple of days. Hope it isn't to hard.

Oh and to make it more annoying I can't take any stitching on the plane as cross stitch needles aren't allowed but I can take knitting ... go figure! 

 Anyway, Happy Stitching everyone.
Caitlin

24 comments:

  1. Looking great! I love Joans seasonal fairies!

    Really? I've flown a good few times on different operators and they've all let me take on cross stitch stuff! I thread a spare needle in the inside of the zip of mt bag just in case and a pair of nail clippers in case they take away my scissors (The blades of scissors have to be less that 3cm i think)

    J

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  2. The Winter Fairy ist beautiful.
    I wish you Happy Stitching.

    Greetings Manuela

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  3. Great start, you did quite a lot already.

    I hope that you will ave a lot of fun with this piece.

    Hugs Yvon.

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  4. Wow it is so sweet.
    Happy stitching
    Hugs x

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  5. Congratulations on your new start!

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  6. You have really gotten a lot done on this new start. She is beautiful!

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  7. Hello

    Winter Fairy is looking lovely and the fabric is so nice too.

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Holly x

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  8. I'm so sorry for your family's loss :(

    You made a great start and the fabric is lovely!! I have to confess, I've taken my stitching on the plane the last 3 trips I've had. Haven't been stopped and questioned yet!

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  9. Great new start! Sorry about your loss.

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  10. Sorry for you loss =/
    Nice start, soon you'll be back and make a great progress on your stitching. Needles are not allowed on planes, right?
    Have a safe travel!

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  11. Congrats on the new start. She is going to be beautiful. Sorry for your loss.

    Linda

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  12. congratulations on your new start, I never wash my projects, but I do wash my hands a lot! I bet the fabric is amazing, it looks perfect in the photo. Sorry for you loss...

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  13. very sorry to learn this bad news =(
    good luck to go through this bad moment
    I was very impatient to see your new start and I'm breathless =)
    this design is wonderful !!!
    really
    you'll make a great piece for sure !
    happy stitching .. not in the plane =(
    xxxx

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  14. Sorry to hear about your loss :(
    Your new project is looking amazing! Love the fabric!

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  15. That's a wonderful design and you made an awesome start and the fabric is fantastic =)

    I am sorry to hear about the loss, but 93 is a high age and I am sure she enjoyed her life.

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  16. Love Joan Elliott designs - and that one is fantastic! The fabric you're working on is amazing, it will really make a difference to the design. Can't wait to see more of it!

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  17. Sorry for your loss.
    Great start on a lovely new project.

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  18. Sorry for your loss.

    Wow what fantastic fabric you're using!!!

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  19. Great start. Love your choice of fabric :-)

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  20. I am sorry for your loss.

    That's weird about the knitting versus cross stitch needles. I have brought cross stitch needles on planes before in the U.S. no problem.

    Great start though! I can't wait to see your progress on this one :)

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  21. Gorgeous stitching! So sorry about your grandma, hugs to Phil. Take the needle, NEVER heard that, I fly across the Atlantic a LOT and have taken needles, knitting needles (bamboo) and scissors (small ones that I don't mind losing) and have occasionally been asked to show them but never had anything confiscated.

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  22. Condolences on Phill's loss - my own grandma was 92 when she left us, but it is still very hard, despite knowing that they had a good innings.

    Congratulations on the lovely start - I have JE's Renaissance ladies on my to do list,but have yet to pluck up the courage to set needle to fabric.

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  23. Sorry for your loss. Great new start on Winter fairy.

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  24. Oooh, beautiful start!

    I'm so sorry to hear of Phill's grandma's passing. :(

    Yup makes sense... you could break someone's skin with a stitching needled... that's SO much worse than stabbing sometime in the gut with a knitting needle... ;)

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