Saturday, 7 January 2017

First Page Finish of 2017, Snow (Partial) Pg 8

As I mentioned in the heading, this is a partial page, of 2583 stitches. First page of 2017.
 
This is where I usually switch it over to Adrift, but since my stand is still broken, and my new stand hasn't yet arrived, I might just continue on with Snow, as she is considerably lighter and with the help of a couple of strong hair bands, I can rig it on to my broken stand in a way that works better than Cross Stitch Yoga did.  I'm not so sure this would work with Adrift, which is a shame, because I want to stitch her so bad, I almost feel itchy! 

I have decided to kit up my next project tomorrow, as I'm going on a cruise in 15 days, and I don't want to carry Adrift with me, although stitching a mermaid in the Caribbean seems oddly fitting.  I'm not sure with Snow that there will be enough work still to do on her to warrant taking with me.  So I will kit up my next project and take that.

The only fly in the ointment is I haven't quite decided which project to kit up.  It's down to three projects.  Two of them I have had for ages, and are both discontinued, and I have been dying to start both of them, and the third is one I found years ago and just recently commissioned into a mini. 

Decisions, decisions!  I suppose I won't really know myself until tomorrow when I actually flip a coin. 

I will let you know which pattern I kitted up, and which project I decided to work on with my next update - which will be hopefully before I leave. 

I do have a bit of good news for those of you who have a Lowry stand and missed out on the corner clamp.  I wrote to the manufacturers, who had discontinued the corner clamp a while back, but with Omanik and Millenium and Q-Snap frames becoming so popular,  they were found to work really well, but acquiring one was hard to do.  Well the manufacturers say they have received several requests as of late, so they are going to re-release them. I'm not sure if this is a one time release, or if it is going to stay on their list of things that can be ordered, but for those of you who felt like you had missed out, this is a great opportunity to get one for your very own.  This is good news indeed, and I'm very excited at this announcement.

I hope your 2017 has been good so far. 




12 comments:

  1. Snow looks absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see which project you choose for your holiday. Have fun!

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    1. Thanks, I'm about to do the big unveil, so by the time you read this, you'll know!

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  2. Wow you're going to be done in no time! Congrats on the page finish!

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    1. It was an incredibly quick stitch. She was a delight to work on.

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  3. Beautiful page finish. Enjoy picking your next project.

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    1. Thanks! It's such a hard decision! This or that? Or maybe that one. But what about this one?
      So many decisions.

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  4. Wow Snow is so close to being done!

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  5. Ooooh, a cruise! Have you ever been on a cruise before? I haven't, but I want to some day. I actually kind of hope you have such a fun time experiencing new things that you don't even pull your stitching out. I hope you take that in the happy spirit it's intended. But, you know, also being prepared is key and I can't wait to see what your new project is going to be! And another point for taking a new project, Snow might be hard on the eyes in direct sunlight. Caribbean sunlight. Because you'll be in the Caribbean. :D

    I'm so amazed at how quickly Snow has come along. Gorgeous!

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    1. I have, actually. My hubby and I went on one to the Caribbean, and swore we'd go back. This time we're seeing Bonaire, Aruba Grendada, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Antiqua. I plan on doing lots of snorkling!
      You know, I didn't think I'd stitch much on the boat, but I did. There was an old man who was stitching, and I'd often sit in the deck chair next to him and stitch and gab. His work was fantastic! I wish I'd gotten a picture of him. But it's hard to ask a man who is in a speedo (for real) for a photo. It wasn't bad when he was laying there stitching, but when he got up...

      I hope you do a cruise one day. They are really fabulous!

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  6. WooHOO a cruise! What a great stitching location as well as cocktail drinking place. I can't wait to see which project you choose to take with you. Very exciting. Snow looks amazing. You're so close to 2 incredible finishes. I'm so so jealous!
    xo Alicia

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    1. Yes, stitching and Pina Colada's while sailing in the Caribbean. I mean, does life get any better than that?

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