Sunday, August 27, 2006

Mermaids, Pirates & Stash, Oh My!

Here is your long-awaited updated pic of MOTDB. I think it was Karen who asked about the fabric I'm using - it is a 32-ct. Silkweaver solo lugana. I stitched on it this evening while we watched Pirates of the Caribbean (it was on one of the networks, but we put in our DVD instead!). I really love that movie.....the music is great.

Also, I took pics of the stash I've gotten over the past month (I left out Shepherd's Earth, though - I know I've posted it here before, anyway).

First is Vermillion Stitchery's "The Maiden and the Unicorn" and "The Reading Sampler" from the Cricket Collection. I want to do the Reading Sampler for my mom - the verse about "having a mother who read to me" is VERY appropriate!

The second pic is Just Nan's "Creativity" sampler and a Leisure Arts book called "Special Effects with Ribbons and Beads." I bought the Leisure Arts book because the designs are by Tina Richards of Shepherd's Bush before there was a Shepherd's Bush! There are a couple little "pudgies" that I think are too cute - the peasant man and woman in circles are sweet.

Finally, a bit of the other project I've been working on when I'm not stitching -- a scrapbook for my mom. I'm trying to use pics of her and I and match them up with quotes from books we read when I was small. We read LOTS of books, too....this has turned into a real homework project, as I've been re-reading piles of kiddie lit!! (good stuff, though....Charlotte's Web, The Secret Garden, Stuart Little, the Little House books) I used a Shel Silverstein poem for this page, and I love how it turned out.

7 comments:

Sue said...

Your Mermaids are taking shape and looking good. I like the scrapbooking you're doing. Your Mom will love it.

jymisgurl said...

Great stash! Mermaids look great! I love your scrapbook page! I LOVE Shel Silverstein!

Cindy said...

Mermaids is looking wonderful. The scrapbooking is great.

ozark crafter said...

Just remember, a bad day stitching is always better than a good day of housework! In a hundred years, what will it matter?

Carol said...

Erin, your mermaids are looking gorgeous! Let's see more updates more often :-)

Kim said...

Your mermaid is looking great, love the fabric. :D

Love what you did with the scrapbook page too. Very clever! I'm sure your mom will be in heaven.

Von said...

Erin, what a great idea for a scrapbook! Truly inspired! She'll love it. :D