Saturday, 7 July 2012


Here's my latest Chakra Fae update, I have an admission to make, I think I've been getting bored with her, that why there isn't much progress, every time I pick her up I just get really distracted, so I've decided to put her away for a while then come back to her before I completely lose my mojo. She is lovely, I don't know why I can't settle on her at the moment, but I figure a bit of a break will probably do the trick.
I also had a slight stitching crisis with her last weekend,  I decided to unpick a little bit of where the line was between the two pages, but I accidently cut a slight hole in my fabric. I think I've managed to mend it (honestly, if you think you can see where I did it, let me know, cos I'd much rather know), bur I think I've managed to cover it up in such a way that you can't see I did it. Fingers crossed anyway.
So, here's one of the things that I've been distracted by... and I can't believe how long this little patch of blue has taken me to stitch this week. Some of you may have noticed my tiny little post a couple of weeks ago that I posted about the Passione Ricamo Mystery SAL, which I signed up to, well this is the start of her. There will be a gold border round the top and left side of this, with many purple beads like bunches of grapes, but I think half the stitchers in the UK must have signed up for this because when I went to order the Treasure Braid from sewandso they were out of stock, so I've got it all on back order. I have got the pretty purple beads, but as I'm using Q-Snaps for this I want to leave all the beading until last, as I'm a bit scared of what the Q-Snap might do to the beads. Also, it's really weird stitching something and having absolutely no idea what it's going to look like when it's been finished. Because it's a mystery SAL there hasn't been a picture released of what the final design is.I'm assuming that little white bit that's missing Treasure Braid is going to be the start of her (? - I don't even know that for definite) wings.

Finally, one of the groups I'm on on facebook (HAED Addiction if you're interested) recently set up a list of email addresses so that if you wanted to RAK someone from the group you could go onto the list and find their email address so you could go on to the HAED site and find their wishlist, which was a lovely idea. Anyway, I put my name on this list not really thinking that anything would come of it, but one of the kindly ladies sent me this lovely Faces of Faery by Jasmine Beckett-Griffith. I absolutely love her (the kindly lady and the Ninja). It was the two Ninjas that converted me to JBG's designs so I'm loving this. But I think it'll be a while before I get her started. I'm thinking that she might be started when Clara's finished.Although I'm also thinking that, as she's a bit smaller I might try her on 18 count instead of 25... I figure that (after Clara, which I've already started on 25) when the designs are a bit smaller it might be worth doing them on the 18 count, for the sake of my eye sight. I'm fine with 25 count at the moment, but I'm also aware that the last time I went to the opticians (my glasses are like bottle bottoms they're so thick), she reeled off a list of things that could go wrong with my eyes, and that there wasn't really much I could do about it, other than go and see them as so as I spotted anything wrong... anyway, that was an unexpected moment of 'poor me', I'm honestly not, I figure that I'm fine and if it happens then it'll be resolved, so please don't think this was a pity plee, it's just part of, when I can work on bigger fabrics, I'd probably be doing my eyes a favour if I did.

It's the Wimbeldon Final tomorrow and there will be a definite split in our home. Ben will be supporting Murray because he's British and so you support the British player... I however think that Murray is a rat faced monkey boy (it's surprising how many tennis players I'm willing to describe as rat faced monkey boy), who is continually grumpy, and I'm quite a big fan of Federer, so that's who I'll be supporting. So, along with antagonising each other, I'm also planning on getting some stitching done. I went back to Dragon Rider last night, so I'll hopefully have a bit of progress to show next week, maybe the beginning of the tiny little wizard, or, there could even be a tiny showing of tail!

This is a very long and whittering post by my standards, I haven't written a properly whittering post in ages (the blog was originally called Random Ramblings of a Kim), so I'll stop now, go and do some exercise (once I can get Ben off the Wii for long enough to get him to hand it over, to let me do some toning along with my run earlier), then have dinner and have a stitchy evening.


sharine said...

Great new start. I can't see a problem Chakra Fae. rat faced monkey boy-I'm stealing this

Pauline said...

Nice new pattern!
and take care of your doesn't matter if you uses 18 or 25 count!
I always go for the 18 count,and i used my special readingglasses for this.

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. I can't see a problem with Chakra but think you are doing the right thing by having a break. Love the Rat faced monkey boy.

The Crafty Princess said...

Kim you crack me up! I'm currently at work doing the dreaded Sunday night shift. We all just finished watching the Wimbledon final and I read out your comment about Murray. The rat faced monkey boy line has caused you to gain 12 more new fans in Australia. LOL!! I love the idea of the Passione Ricamo Mystery SAL. I can't wait to see more on that. As for the hole in the fabby, I can't see it at all even when I magnified the pic. All good I think. I hope you find your mojo on her soon I love that one. Take care, I'm still laughing!!

SoCal Debbie said...

I'm also in the Passione Ricamo Mystery SAL, and I ordered the Treasure Braid and beads on June 16 and don't have them yet. My start will be the blue border, just like you.

Anonymous said...

I love the work you do on the Chakra Fae but it's no use if you have to force yourself to work on her. Maybe it's better to take a break and in time you will go back to her and enjoy her more =)
You did a wonderful start on the Mystery SAL, I'm not taking part but I love watching various people progress on this one =)
You are a lucky girl to be raked with such a lovely chart =)

Claire said...

Chakra Fae looks fine to me.Can't wait to see more of your new start.I also love the RAK chart.

Maureen said...

cute little ninja! i understand why you would want to work on 18ct for this. I have one haed on 25ct and a storykeep that I am doing on 18ct - it makes a refreshing change when i am working on it, detail still looks great though.