Monday, April 18, 2011

Every Princess loves a sale!

Stitching this week was very slow to say the least. Mostly because of a toothache, apathy and sloth! I managed to get a bit of Spring to life completed thanks to a lovely day spent at Mrs. Dibble's and an overtime nightshift that was quiet and I managed to get a bit in. Of stitching that is, bwah hah hah!

I took this picture in my craft room when the morning sun hit my craft bed and it really brought out the pink in the Fairy forest fabric in the photo. I've only got the flower armband and the rest of her arm to go and it's a page 5 finish.  I want to continue to the final partial page which is page 4 and joins on the left. However, Mrs. Dibble thinks I should complete page 2 next which goes on top so the project will start to look like a block of work rather than a border.

What do you guys think? Mind you page 2 is a full page!


Heaven and Earth designs sale ended today.

I bought 11 more charts which also added 10 more years to my life expectancy. YAY! I was so depressed after the Fragile Heart fiasco and then having all sorts of fabric dyeing problems over the week, I decided there was only one thing that was going to lift my spirits - MORE CHARTS!!!!

So I played it fair and bought 2 or 3 of each kind (except for the biggest charts I bought 4 of them as I couldn't decide between the 2 WALL designs so bought them both. Hey I did mention that I am a lunaticlike Princess!)

For smallish charts I bought:

Faces of Faery 14
Faces of Faery 14 - JBG

Storykeep Rose Adagio
 SK Rose Adagio - Nene Thomas
How cute are the 2 star clips in her hair and those big beautiful sad blue eyes.

I loved this Nene Thomas picture in the full version so was very excited when I came across the SK of it as I have more chance of completing a small chart.

    For quickstitches the winners were:

QS Nina
QS Nina - Hannah Lynn

QS Shimmering Night - Fundraiser for Japan
QS Shimmering Night -Ching Chou Kuik

These are 2 of my favourite artists. I always buy a Hannah in every sale and there is always one in my rotation. Actually there's currently 2 in my rotation! Shimmering Nights was released as a fund raiser for the Japan quake relief. And it's very pretty - a mermaid on the moon with pink hair. It's screaming The Crafty Princess.

Medium charts winners :

Wizards Lab
Wizards Lab - David Penfound

This is my first chart by this artist. So very excited! Plus I decided I need alot more magic in my life. I love all the variety of colours but most of all the open book in the foreground captivated me. I just wanted to read it. So the next best thing was to stitch it. I can't wait to see how Michele charted that particular bit of the chart. 

Forsaken - Adele Lorienne Sessler
Forsaken - I love this chart! It reflected exactly how I was feeling at the time. I have been rather let down by a few friends lately (Not you Mrs. D you're an awesome friend and sister of the thread).  But decided instead of feeling dejected about it I would stitch about it! LOL! Also my first Sessler chart but definitely won't be my last have an eye on "Healing Touch" as well. SIGH

Mystique - Rachel Anderson

How could I not purchase an Anderson chart in a sale. Impossible!

Now for the BAP's!

The first BAP award goes to: -

Winged Companions - Anne Stokes
OMG I so so love dragons.  I like the cutesy Spangler dragons but the real dragons I truly love are the fierce fire-breathing menancing ones like this fine speciemen. To have a dragon companion would be my ultimate dream come true. This is very strange behaviour as usually Dragons and Princesses are foes and not friends.

Past Present Future
Past Present Future - Aimee Stewart

I fell in awe of this chart when I first saw it. Aimee Stewart is a recent addition to the HAED artists and I am so happy for it. Her art is mysterious, ghostly, evocative and dreamy. I love this picture as I'm going through a life transformation and really getting in touch with what this life thing is truly all about. So this chart is perfect. Only problem is I wanna START IT NOW!!!

Princess of Light
Princess of Light - Josephine Wall
I think this one is pretty self explanatory! Princess - Light - Wall - SOLD!

Natures Embrace
Nature's Embrace - J. Wall
This was the other WALL chart that I couldn't decide between Princess of Light. Life's too short - sale ending today - what the hell - buy it now! That's pretty much my thinking behind this one. I've always loved this chart though, I love nature and anything romantic and embracing. It's why I picked "Lost in You" as well by Rachel Marks.

Nothing beats a warm embrace and a sincere kiss!

That's all for this week. I intend to finish page 5 on Spring to life. Will probably make a start on Fragile Heart, but I really need to get stuck into FOF 88 as June is only around the corner and I have yet to complete a page on her, though about 3/4 of the way through page 1 and 2 combined.

Take care everyone especially on the roads. Seems to have been alot of road accidents recently and I want you all to stay safe and injury free so you can keep stitching for a long long long time more.

xoxo Alicia


  1. I'm really sorry to hear about the accident with Fragile Heart. You must have been devastated after that. And if you'll start her all over again, I must say wow! I could never face it.

    Your new charts are awesome :) Especially Sessler's and Wall's are my favourites. Can't wait to see which one you'll choose to start first :) And I hope you'll have a great fun during that!

  2. 11 Charts! you are crazy girl! But they are all awsome! I'd wanna be starting them as well! Both of the Wall's are fantastic!

  3. I must be a princess too, cause I love sales, and most of all,HAED sales! You have bought great charts, they are stunning. I bought Past, Present, Future too :)

  4. Wow, many gorgeous charts, they look brilliant, I can't wait to see your progress on all of htem, although obviously at the same time.
    I to caved and bought charts in the sale, although I'm feeling a lot less guilty the two I bought

  5. I love you make me look so sane!!!!! Love Mrs Dibble...but after the week you have had you deserve to spoil yourself

  6. you picked some great charts. im sorry about your fragile heart.
    take care Laura

  7. Yeeeh I finally found your blog lovie and its great. Though I must say, you need to live to 255 to get all these cross stitches completed.

  8. I love your face of faery chart by Heaven and Earth...thats a really sweet chart. Can't wait to see it complete.

  9. Thanx stunners for your lovely comments. I told you I was crazy. But I'm glad I made Kim feel a lttle less guily about her 2 purchases. Never feel guily about what makes you happy stunner!

    They are all awesome charts which is why I couldn't decide between them. I have decided to put my chart buying on a hiatus. I really need to get some finishes in. I love all your blogs as well as they inspire me so much.

    Anjoaa of course you are a Princess too! When you start Past Present and Future maybe we could have a SAL. I will be doing that with Laura118 on Lost in You.

    And a special welcome to Nene! I'm glad you found the blog and hope you start your own so we can all enjoy your progress on Young girls at the Piano. Love you all xoxo Alicia.

    P.S. Decided to tackle the full page 2 on Spring to Life.

  10. Hmm that was meant to read guilty - must have a weird t resistance atm. LOL!

  11. Omg! I don't no where to begin!
    You made a wonderful progress on Spring to Life, the blue is so beautiful!

    The charts you bought are so wonderful :)
    Especially the designs by Josephine Wall are stunning! The colors on Past Present Future are so lovely and Forsaken has a mystic touch about it
    Can't wait to see you progress on one of them!

  12. traducción del español al inglés
    hello princess, I wonder if I can send the graphic faces of faery 14
    I would like to do this summer
    please my email is
    I love your work!


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