hmmmm, been a bit quiet lately…
i trudged through my tranquility sampler page this weekend, i just could not get myself motivated to stitch at all… i wanted to stitch Sugar magnolia , which in theory means i should have breezed through my sampler piece, but it just did not happen that way at all for some reason
anyway here is the picture, i am not 100 % happy with that section colour wise but i wasted over an hour stressing about it and decided i think i can fix it in the next page with choosing a specific colour for what ever the next motif is there
here is the link if you want a bigger picture
No picture of Sugar yet i want to try and get a few hours of sparkle thread sttiching in, i filled in single sttiches for 3 hours last night and really it does not look as if i stitched anything ..
i made a momentous decision too, i am packing away all my other qs/sk until i have finished Sugar.. so i will work on her on wednesdays as well as the monthly sal in a bid to finish her this year
My Belle soie from needle little Love arrived along with my heritage alphabet sampler ( AMAP) the faith Hope Love band from The Workbasket and ummm another chart… what was it… can you see me sitting here with the little cogs being turned in my head by hampsters as i try and remember the chart without getting out of my chair….
oh i know the summer SANQ with the col redwork pincushion thingy on the front cover…
anywa how lovely is Grape Juice IRL!!!! like YUM and rouge is a stunner as well, actually rosebud is pretty cool too..
but i love grape juice
I think my SBand B order has been lost it was supposedly posted on June 19th , my needle little love parcel took 4 days , nothing except a land mail package i had onec has taken more than 2 weeks to find its way to tassie, so i am not hopeful
and in closing an observation or two..
its sad when artists decide they do not want their work charted anymore… but it is not the fault of the designer in most cases, and definately not this time..
that artists reach a point in their careers when they think they can dictate what artists a licensing company will licence is unbelieveable, do they not remember when they were emerging artists themselves hoping a company , any company would give them a chance..
well done HAED for sticking by emerging artists and not being bullied and no i am not saying that cos i am friends with management i am saying it cos i am friends with a lot of emerging artists and know their pain as they try and make it in the scary world of licensing, especially when there are some less than scrupulous people out there pretending to be their allies
RIP Jan Houtman master designer