Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Another New Year SAL

As much as I love my kitties, it's always a problem getting pictures. They love anything out of the ordinary, and a piece of nice, clean fabric is a magnet for the paws and the oils thereon, LOL! At any rate, I did the prep work on my first monthly installment of this SAL on an unlisted Yahoo Group. I did this in the wee hours this morning, and I just couldn't push myself to get further than the basting lines. This is Drawn Thread's Sanctuary with the silks and Lambswool 32ct Linen. I did a trade with Judith Romijri from the Netherlands to get her pattern and linen. We can buy many things cheaper here in the USA, but they can get fabric cheaper.Then, today was my day to work on my UFO Panda, and I had a mishap with a spill (tea) that about made me puke, but I threw caution to the wind and soaked it in Oxyclean. I just checked the laundry sink, and it has all come out with no damage at all. WooHoo! I've rinsed it several times, but I have it in plain water now to get the last vestiges of the chemicals out and will rinse it several times again before stitching on it again. Nothing lost. I had my dearest friend ask me to pin her granddaughter's jeans so she can have them cut off and re-hemmed at a cheap place. I couldn't let it go at that, so I told her I would hem them for her. The poor little girl is very round, but very beautiful and wears 15/16 pants that are a foot too long when purchased. Little did I know I was getting 5 pairs to do, LOL. That was my good deed and my stitching time today.


Isabelle said...

Oh, bad kitty! LOL

Sanctuary is a wonderful design, I can't wait to see your progress on it!

It's very clever to baste the design like you did!

Thank you for your very, very sweet comment on my blog! :o)
It's funny, because the Petal Fairy is my first Mira as well - she was just my favourite of them all! Just like you for Scent of Old Roses.
But Scent of Old Roses also comes in my top 5 list of favourite Mirabilias! My favs are: Petal Fairy, Feather Fairy, Scent of Old Roses and Touchin the Autumn Sky.
I hope I can stitch her in a few years. Seeing your progress will certainly be an inspiration! I'm sure her dress will be very fun to stitch.

Singular Stitches said...

OMG!! I've had those 'tea' moments and they're enough to give one a heart attack!! So glad things cleaned up OK.

Sanctuary is gorgeous! I can't wait to see your progress!

And, of course, EVERY cross-stitch and knitting project I've ever done has some of both kitties in it! Crafty projects are almost as irresistible as catnip!

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

The stitching does bring out the kitties, doesn't it? I just caught mine last week laying on top of a *big* project.

Glad to hear that you were able to get the tea out of your panda. Those sort of mishaps are the pits. Scent of Old Roses is so pretty-- I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on it.

Kim said...

I don't think any kitties can resist stitching supplies. LOL I'm glad your Panda disaster resolved itself w/out a tragedy. That would've been awful! And how kind of you to help out with the hemming.

Carol in Pa said...


Can you fix my link on your sidebar? A Stitchin Addiction? You're missing the " before http.

I'd hate for anybody to miss out on reading about my wild life, lol.