I've started my first Mira. It is Rain Queen. I'm using fabric from Angel Wings Mermaid Tails and I won it as a door prize at the Nashville Retreat. I chose this Mira for a couple of reasons. One is that as far as Miras go, this is a fairly small one. I didn't want to take on something huge. And also ~ this Rain Queen looks like my daughter. If someone were to make my daughter into a cross stitch, she would look like this ~ perhaps not with floating flowers all around her, although she would love that if she could manage it, lol. So this will be a gift to her once it's completed.
She works up quickly, but I had one major frogging session. Actually, it was caused by what *I* (personal opinion) consider a mistake in the charting. There is a vertical line charted for a thread color and then a horizontal line charted as a bead. However, the horizontal lines are sometimes turned around so that they are vertical! So of course, I thought that was a thread. I was wrong. The horizontal line gets turned around into different directions all over this chart. I had another stitcher tell me they had the same issue. Gah. And grr. Ok - done complaining.
So I had to frog quite a bit when I realized this issue. You can see exactly where the problems were.
I also started a Harry Potter piece that I've had for a long while, just needed an excuse to get on to it. The FB group Stitch Maynia hosted a Harry Potter themed SAL day, so when I found that out I lined this one up to start on that day. I had already purchased fabric for it when I first bought the chart. My fabric is a gray color, that's actually called Twilight Blue. I wanted the background darker and gray because so often when quidditch is being played the weather is dank and rainy. I didn't think a bright white or blue sky would be right.
This one is working up quickly as well, although I am missing two thread colors to finish. My local fabric store doesn't have them, so I'll either pick some up the next time I leave town and go to Hobby Lobby or the next time I order from 123Stich - whichever comes first. This pattern can be found here on Etsy.
I also finally got my approval to get onto the Flossible website! I had been pretty confused because I applied very close to the beginning when beta was opened and then...nothing. I really thought I'd be among the first ones in. It was Tuesday of last week when I finally got the link I needed to get in properly. The owner does have a post written on the site explaining what happened and why it took so long for so many of the beta users to be let in. So it's ok ~ life happens. :0) I'm enjoying add my WIPs to it. I decided to simply add projects to my account as I go instead of trying to load up all the finishes I already have. That would just be too much. So right now all I have on there is my quidditch piece and I'll add Rain Queen soon.
Oh! I do have finishes to share! This is one of the freebie patterns we were gifted at the retreat. It's designed by White Willow Stitching. I really love it and can't wait to get it framed.
This is a stitched piece I finished last year ~ originally started by a friend who then gave it over to me. I finished it into a pillow using red checked picnic cloth. I knew when I was stitching this one, that this was the fabric I wanted to use for making the pillow. It turned out super cute.
So that's what I've got going on at the moment. Happy Stitching everyone!! :0)