Obsession... Confessions of a serial starter
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  1. Alpine Seasons Garden
  2. American Sampler
  3. And They Sinned
  4. Angel of Frost
  5. Angel of Healing
  6. Antares
  7. Babysitting
  8. Ballet Pigs
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Beauty and the Beasts
  11. Blue Rose Sampler
  12. Bubble Flower
  13. Calling the Crows
  14. Celestial Dragon
  15. Chloris
  16. A Confabulation of Dragons
  17. Curl Up with a Good Book
  18. Days of Advent Sampler
  19. Desert Rose
  20. Dragon Fae 1
  21. Dragon Skies
  22. The Dreamer
  23. Dutch Beauty
  24. Egyptian Garden
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  51. A Rose Among Thorns
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  54. Sea of Roses
  55. Song of the Dead
  56. Soul Mates
  57. Spanish Geometric Sampler
  58. Storykeeper
  59. Taj Mahal
  60. The Tower at Stony Wood
  61. Tree of Life with Dragon
  62. True Colors
  63. Watergarden
  64. Woodland Faerie

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Fell off the wagon with a bang!
School Uniforms
Babysitting Update
The Power of Prayer...
Revelation WIP
And something that comes as a complete surprise
Something I've always suspected...
So totally annoyed!
Serenity WIP
Song of the Dead


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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tree of Life with Dragon
I've been meaning to update, but there just doesn't seem to be enough time! I've also been trying to get to bed earlier. Which has helped with my exhaustion - I haven't had to fight sleep while driving for over a week! Cuts into the time I normally spend messing on the computer, but I guess I'd rather be alive. So, anyway.

I put this away over a week ago. The pattern is by Nostalgic Needle. I am using the recommended fabric (32 count cream Belfast linen) and threads (AVAS) and am tent stitching with one strand of silk over one fabric thread. The instructions say to stitch the outline in running stitch first, but I found that too difficult, so I'm doing the tent stitching and then backstitching the outline.

The colors are lovely, but I'm afraid I got bored with it pretty quickly.

I've been working on Song for the Dead ever since I put the Tree away. I'm about 80 columns away from finishing the next 30 row swath and I'll try to post when I've finished that. I still haven't set up another iteration for my rotation. I'm considering alternating between Cirque des Cercles and Song for the Dead for awhile. Sometimes that gigantic WIP list starts to get to me and then when I think about all the other things I want to start... !!!

I was talking to a co-worker today who told me she has at least 60 pairs of shoes. I almost fell out of my chair! She went on to tell me how she has a pink pair that only goes with one dress, and a green pair that goes with a certain outfit, and how she bought them all on sale... I was thinking that she was crazy and then I realized I do exactly the same thing - but with cross stitch stash. And, well, I won't tell you how crazy she thinks I am. You can probably guess. Particularly when you add in the fact that my co-workers were wondering what would someone buy who had 800 million dollars and I said "cross stitch".



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