25 Questions: 16-20


But first… eye candy! Here’s a photoshop mockup of the Lilly conversion I have planned (see the original here). I have chosen some candidate floss colours – it was really tricky finding dress colours as dark as I would like. I’ve included a very dark burgundy Weeks floss, DMC just didn’t go there. When I finally manage to dye myself some fabric, and finish WFS, I’ll start her, and we’ll see how it goes.

And now, to the questions…

16. What is your favorite time of day to stitch?
I really really like to stitch in the middle of the day, when light is the best. Or in the morning. Or the afternoon. Or the evening. Or the middle of the night. Heck, you get the idea – anytime I can get it! But I think I like the middle of the day the most. While I’m not studying, I try and stitch for a while when Finn sleeps in the afternoon, if the housework is not screaming too loudly.

17. How many pieces have you stitched in your lifetime?
Around 50, I would guesstimate. Over 30 of those are ornaments completed in 2004/05. I would love to have more larger pieces finished.

18. Do you give your stitched pieces away?
A few. One that I designed, I gave to my best friend as a wedding gift (sadly, I don’t have a photograph of it… it’s in storage at the moment, as she’s in the UK). I’ve given my father one for a birthday, and I’ve finished and framed a small kit for my stepsister, when she was frustrated by the poor instructions. I also participated in the TWBB Ornament exchange last Christmas. Two of my current WIPs are for gifts (three, if you count the one for Finn). I pick my giftees though, that’s for sure… stitching is a gift that needs to be appreciated.

19. How many different fibers do you have in stock at this time?
DMC, Anchor, Gumnut, Dinky Dyes, Weeks Dye Works, Needlework Necessities, Kreinik, Rainbow Gallery, Needlepaints, Rajmahal, Gentle Arts, Madeira, Olde Willow, The Dye is Cast, Windy Hill Designs. With the exception of DMC (I have the entire line excepting variegateds) and Kreinik, I have only a limited number of each, mostly acquired when I bought a couple of the Dyers’ Collaboration Packs last year.

20. How many pairs of scissors do you own?
Erm. One. Sad, I know, but true. What’s worse, they’re cheapies. I would love a pair of Dovos or Ginghers someday.

{watch this space…}

5 responses to “25 Questions: 16-20

  1. I love your Lilly conversion, Mel. Lovely colours. I look forward to seeing progress on that one. (After everything else is done, of course) 🙂

  2. OMG, Mel! That is one of the most beautiful things I have seen in a long time. I’ve never really liked that chart, but yours…. my jaw is just hanging open!

  3. I love that conversion too. So much nicer than the original in my opinion, and a lovely change from the usual Mira colours. Will it be WIP number 11?!

  4. Thanks all! LOL Nicki – I do hope to finish 1 or 2 WIPs before I start Lilly… but she is enticing! Matter of fact, I have some dyes made up in the fridge. Perhaps tonight will be a good night for some sample dyeing :giggle:

  5. Wow! I love the original Lilly but your conversion is absolutely stunning! That wine/burgundy color against the blue fabric with the contrasting yellows and greens is going to be awesome!