Sunday, October 12, 2008

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I got a little stunned today when I woke up this morning. Usually I turned on the computer and and eagerly come to check the little comments that make my day (I know, I have an empty life.) But today for the fisrt time since july 2007, nobody has left a comment to say hi ... I'm maybe too addicted to the comments ...Maybe my blog has became too boring ??? Maybe it's because I don't have time to write long post like before?

I got tired to work on the red stagecoach. ( Will you believe I once lived on a stagecoach road?) so I stitched some blue detail on the map (rivers to find gold? )
I realised I haven't showed you what I got from JJ's collectibles: Threads and beads I need to complete some projects like my Halloween fairy, Isabella's garden (Mirabilia), the spirit of christmas ( L&L), Lilly ( Pixie Mirabilia) and Santa's magic (Mirabilia). I really need to keep a better track of my threads stash. Any suggestion? I still coulndn't believe I was missing so many threads for new projects considering my thread stash is pretty big. I really need to kit up more charts as I tend to first stitch my kit while my charts are only waiting for me in a dark cabinet

What I found surprising is that 2 DMC threads seem to be the same exact color: 680 and 3829. Have you noticed that?
Can someone tell me what is Mill Hill size 8 glass? I didn't find it on the JJ's collectibles web site. It's necessary for the Halloween fairy. Thanks.

Today we are going to have lunch at my mom's to celebrate Pierre's birthday .

13 comments:

Little Cat said...

Aww, I'm sorry now that I didn't comment yesterday. I did read but didn't have much time so just flicked from blog to blog having a quick read.

Your Goldmine is looking great!

I keep all my threads on bobbins in the clear plastic bobbin boxes and I only kit up a project as I'm about to start it, although I do kit up with the beads and any speciality fibers if they are needed. That way I can always find the thread I need (as I have a full set of DMC) and maybe only need to order one or two if I'm running low. I found if I kitted up projects as I bought them, I was buying the same colours repeatedly and ending up with far too much if I only used a strand or two in the design.

Irishenchantment said...

awww chiloe i am sorry you felt sad you had no comments yesterday neither did i lol :o maybe everyone was just tired or too busy stash shopping! anyway i am loving your progress on the map this one is going quickly i reckon :) and your new stash is pretty too...like the last commenter i also keep my threads on bobbins in plastic boxes...that way i can see straight what i need and dont need :)

Velda said...

Hi Chiloe! It's Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada so maybe that's why there aren't many comments from your canadian friends.

I keep all my floss in floss boxes too...

Mill Hill Size 8 beads are also called Pony Beads but be careful. Pony Beads that are NOT Mill Hill Brand are VERY LARGE...be sure you get Mill Hill Beads Size 8 (Pony Beads) these are larger than the normal size Mill Hill beads but smaller than Mill Hill Pebble Beads. Remember too, the smaller the number the larger the bead (I think they do that just to confuse people lol)

http://www.millhillbeads.com/products/product_listing.php?sub_category=8

Daffycat said...

That sucks! I haven't been commenting as often as I used to; short of time. I'm sorry!

I don't like "wasting" time winding bobbins nor do I like kinky threads after they've been on bobbins. I store my threads in zippered thread storage bags. I cut each skein into 8 equal lengths. As I'm using the floss the used bits can be tucked right back into the bags-handy! I also put a 3x5 index card in the bag to make it stand up, the bags get filed in order in my storage cabinet. When I kit up I put the bags on floss rings. I know I have pictures on my blog about all this but I'm not sure how far back...

longrina said...

Coucou Chiloe!
Je suis restée surprise de voir que tu avais déjà mis un autre post (normalment c´est que vers 20h ;) ), alors que je n´avais pas réussi a poster mon commentaire ce matin a 8h... problème de connection d´internet. Alors je me décide de reéssayer maintenant. Maintenant tu n´as plus le "0" qui t´a rendu triste ce matin.J´aime beaucoup ton blog et tes oeuvres.
So keep blogging and stitching!
Joyeux anniversaire pour ton fils Pierre, que tous ses souhaits et les tiens se réalizent.
Bisous.

Srinity said...

You've done great job on the Goldmine! I always love to see new threads spread around. They look so pretty! :) I use DMC's Gold Concept stitchbows, plastic storage wallets and keep them in binders. It's very easy to find the thread I'm looking for and also to check what I need for my projects.

Barbara said...

I am guilty. I read your blog post before I went to bed, but I was sooooooo tired that I didn't comment. :(

leechbabe said...

Sorry about the lack of comments. I've been run off my feet with in-law stuff.

I'm loving the progress on your stage coach, it looks fantastic.

Andie said...

Hiya :) I'm guilty of not commenting last time too :D I have this nasty flu and haven't been able to think straight tho :D Your stitching is looking woderful as always. He might even be able to find some gold soon using that map so he can lure some lucky lady :D

Pumpkin said...

My excuse is that I am WAY behind in my Blog reading :oS You know I will always be leaving you comments :o)

There better be gold in dat der river. LOL!

Oh...more stash ;oP

Lauralness said...

Hello Dear! You're blog isn't boring! Your project is coming along nicely. I actually stuff my Halloween Fairy into my stitching bag today too!

Susan said...

I'm sorry that nobody commented on your post :( - I try to leave a comment, but I'm not able to read blogs every day, so I sometimes am late in posting.

Windy said...

So sorry I had not commented. I have been soo busy. I look forward to comments too!