I finally managed to get almost all the must-have patterns I want. Wahoo! Yes, I sort of emptied my bank on that one. But I'm happy so.... go figure. :)
With all my patterns collected, I've started shopping hand dyed fabrics. Man! They're expensivo!!! I bought 3 and decided, at this rate, I won't be able to afford watching movies or eat so I stopped there.... (I can still drool and have eye candy watching the sales going on in the facebook groups).
Here's my stash so far.... They're starting to look like a condominium towers being stacked up one after another. I sometimes just spend an afternoon sifting through them like Golum fondling the Ring.
"My precious.....". Having a blast and dreaming about them.
I've also been stitching up a storm... at least for me anyway. Way more than I did last year. Somehow, I've dwindled down in trading and stashing so I could concentrate more on stitching.
I've narrowed my WIPs down to 5....
here they are at their current stage as Feb 17, 2013:
|Fairies in my Garden by Joan Elliott|
|*no name yet* by yours truly|
|Fairy Idyll by Nora Corbett Adams, Mirabilia|
|Roses, Leisure Arts|
|Cougar by Sue Coleman|
I'm doing my best to rotate on them on a regular basis but as of now... I'm focusing on the Roses. I've 1 month to finish it before my mums birthday. So far... I noticed that majority of my works are given to other people... I've nothing on my walls so far except a little Joan Elliott I finished the other year.
Hoping I'd get to stitch for myself soon. But for now-- I enjoy stitching for my loved ones. The cougar is a request and will be a gift to my Uncle Joe. The Roses, as I said, for my mum. The rest-- are mind, hence slow going.