Monday, February 8, 2016

New Starts - All from Stash!

Well I'm sitting in my stitching chair enjoying the sun that is coming in through the window. It's bizarre as it's usually very cold out this time of year; and instead it's gorgeous outside. Can't complain about that! :) 

I have started two new projects in the last couple weeks. Both are from my stash!!! (what I won't tell you is that I bought some stuff too... but shhh that's okay, lol) 

Start #1 - "Medieval Hearts" by Kelsyn
This project has been in my "to do" bin for years. I went looking for a smaller to medium sized project and saw this one. I have dozens (maybe even a hundred) things kitted up so I wanted to choose from them. I pulled out first five on top from one of three drawers they are stored in and this one caught my eye. Not a bad way to decide what to stitch next! 
It's on a gorgeous fabric; looks to be a 32ct linen, definitely hand-dyed. I'll be using PB-13 metallic by Rainbow Threads (as used in model) and a Waterlilies hand-dyed silk. It's not the one used in the photo so mine will have no blue and more browns. Crappy picture of the supplies to the right. 

Start #2 - "Moonlit Kitties" by Mill Hill (Bead & Button Series)
My obsession with these kits continues. They really are the best for just grabbing something and going with it for even 20 minutes. And they are portable! 
This one is a Halloween theme with some black kitties on it. Very cute, but mostly I love the colours and pumpkins! 
The first little pumpkin with no beads is shown in the pic to the left (again sorry for crappy photo). Along with the beginning of one of the main trees that frames the piece. 

It will look like this upon completion: 



Still working on two big projects. My 'epic' one is a Mini HAED "Alice in Clockwork" and second is a Mirabilia mermaid. Same one that Rahenna is working on right now actually. :) 

Speaking of Mirabilia; did you see the new witches added to the BeWitching Pixies set!?!? They are sooo pretty. I already have the orange one plus beads on it's way to me. Just couldn't help myself. LOL! 

Happy Stitching to everyone! 


16 comments:

Justine said...

I'm a recent convert to Mill Hill kits too! They're so cute. It's one thing buying new stash but don't you think you should share with us what you bought?!

Heather said...

Cute designs :). I agree with Justine what'd you buy?!

Carla Eldridge said...

Love the patterns! And now I have to look and make sure I have ALL Bewitching Pixies on my wish list hahahaha!

Rachel Tomkins said...

I agree with Justine too - come on, piccies of your new goodies please! Your two new starts are fab. Can't wait to see more progress. :)

Brigitte said...

Great new starts, Mel. I'm so curious, just like the other commenters here. I'm sure if we lived near you we would come for a surprise visit and have a look at your new stash, lol.

Leonore Winterer said...

Yay for new starts! Going to windowshop in your own stash sounds like a great idea when you have that many ready to start :D I love the colours on the medival hearts one and can't wait to see some progress on that, and the Mill HIll looks really cute as well :)
I haven't seen the newest of the Bwitching Pixies yet, but there have been a few I really really like...I'll have to check that out!

Suz said...

Those are awesome starts - especially the Keslyn's - that's just going to be gorgeous!

Beth in IL said...

good job on stitching from stash. I have been very bad about that, but at least I am stitching.

KimM said...

Great stitching - especially if they are from your stash. I must get better at that....maybe next year?
xxx

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stitching .... from Stash !!! I love beadwork, so effective.

Sara said...

Love the Mill Hill kits too, I have bunches in my stash and have stitched quite a few as gifts. Can't wait to see your progress on Medieval Hearts, might have to add that one to my wish list.

Joy said...

Hi Mel

I also love Mill Hill kits. I found a bunch at SCRAP for cheap and I pull them out when I'm feeling like beading something.

Right now, I'm trying to focus on the project I want to send to the fair this year but everything else screams "stitch me!" Oh, well.

Hopefully, we'll see you post more often without SFS???

Susan said...

I haven't been so good about starting from stash this year, but most of my projects so far were not planned and I had to get patterns and fabric. Although, I will argue that once they are in the house, they are in my stash so technically I am stitching from stash. :-)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love the Medieval Hearts design. Can't wait to see that stitched up. The metallic thread looks gorgeous.

Stitchinowl said...

Nice new starts! The Medieval Hearts one is particularly pretty. It's amazing how much stash we all have. Stash diving should be a term in the dictionary. :)

Vickie said...

Love the new starts that are from stash! I really want to start something new but I just can't let myself knowing I have huge projects going right now!!!!