A Few More Mug Rugs and Lilly of the Woods Fairy Progress

I made a few more mug rugs, finally.  I don’t know where the time goes sometimes.  The summer is quickly slipping away.  I have been spending quite a bit of time working on my curriculum planning for my classroom.  I did, however, work in some time to get some more mug rugs completed.  I really like how these turned out . The first one has an antique lace doily to set your mug on.  It is super girly and so adorable.  If you are a fan of purple and polka dots and vintage, this is the mug rug for you.

I also made this one, using one of my “Fandango” by Kate Spain charm squares.  I love the colors of this one.  It is so bright and cheery.  I used a log cabin design on the left (an old quilt block pattern).  There are no fancy embellishments on this one, but I did use a thick, zig-zag stitch around the edge for some more texture.

Both of these are available to purchase from my Etsy store, if you are interested.

I’ve also been working on my Lilly of the Woods Fairy cross-stitch.  It is coming along, just taking forever.  I also realized that I’m missing some of the threads (mostly Kreinik metallics) that I need.  Here is my progress from my last post on this project.  Today I’m going to work on making a wall calendar for my classroom.  I’ll take pictures to share later.  Happy Crafting!


Happy Summer!

To celebrate the first day of summer, I went out into my garden and cut some fresh roses for my master bedroom.  Aren’t they lovely?  The pink roses smell divine.  While I was out there, this robin decided she was thirsty and grabbed a drink from the bird bath/watering hole.


I also started working on this project yesterday.  Her name is Lilly of the Woods ‘The Dreaming Fairy’ from Mirabilia Designs, of course.  She is stitched on 32 count Laurel linen from Wichelt. The second picture is of the photo  from the chart package.  As with the last fairy I just finished, I started this pattern several years ago and then put it away and it never got finished.  So, now it’s time to finish her.  If you look closely at the photo of the photo, you can see that this fairy also has a large amount of beads and metallic thread.  Some of which I already have, but a lot of which I don’t.  So, I will be heading to the stitchery store next week to pick those up.  Until next time…Hugs to all!  E

Adia Garden Fairy – Complete!

This fairy is finally finished.  I think I started her 6 years ago and at one point got so frustrated with mistakes that I tore almost all of the stitches out and put her away.  However, now she is finished.  I have never done a pattern with so many beads and crystal treasures.  The result is beautiful.  She will be for sale at my Etsy shop tonight.

The wings are outlined and over-stitched in Kreinik metallic thread.  The beads are all attached individually with matching colored thread.

The garland that she holds is completely beaded with gold, peach, and clear beads.  The crystal treasures are flowers, leaves, and prisms that all glisten and sparkle in the light.

I am so happy to have finished this one.  Now…which one next?…