The queen flew far and wide, her quest was a hunt for a new home. She loved her castle by the sea. The gardens, the dragon and the secret that had not revealed itself, held special place in her heart. She wanted some different; a new place to explore.
Her ravens spoke to her about a place they saw. It was dark and a little bit creepy. The queen smiled for it sent shivers up and down her spine. Another castle but alas!! This one was occupied and she was not going to uproot the beings from it. It was their home and she wanted it to remain that way.
The Queen saw a lot in her travels and she knew that there would be more to see and show. but that will come at another time very soon.
High above the white waves that crashed upon the shores a shimmering speck came closer and closer. It was a curious sight to the people on the wall of the castle. They wondered and watched. What was up there and why was it getting closer?
And then a flip of a wing, a snort of fire. It was a friend who hadn’t been seen in these waters in a very long time. In fact he had flown away to go play in the clouds!
Little Stitch was a bit blue he was chilly and cold all from his adventures among the stars. He dove into the pink white sands that blanketed the castle. He rolled and played. Little puffs of sand and smoke filled the air.
And as he played; he discovered something…It was a secret and as a dragon he was great with secrets. It was a new start; a second one for July 17. But as dragons are he wanted to keep it all for himself. So he tucked it under his wing.
Little Stitch snorted and winked he loved secrets….
As the little ship plunged through the darkness still shaking from the chill of the ghost, a thump and a growl was heard. Clicking paws the wolf leaped into the center of the chill. His jaws snapped shut and the ghost misted free to fly over the mast, away into the depths of the sea.
Satisfied the wolf curled up in a fluffy ball on the deck and slipped into a guarded sleep, as the little ship sailed on.
Soon there came a cry “land ho!” and from the top of the mast came a leaping dragon. Wee and small he was but full of energy. The perfect one to set out and look afar over the waves for a safe port.
Sand colored walls with a turret grew large and grand as the little ship sailed closer. They were safe at last. A port that was guarded by a castle.
And to everyone’s surprise the little ship grew up; she proudly flew her sails to flutter in the warm salty air of the sea. Her journey for now was over; but she was happy and looked forward to a little rest.
A whistle was heard along with the cry of “All Aboard” as a shiny engine pulled into view. Another adventure was about to start.
And now the tale of the little ship has to close but she wishes you all good cheer and most of all good luck to all that you will achieve your dreams and goals.
May 17, was special this year. It was a year of starts which also fell on my birthday. I saved a project for me. It was a birthday start, a name sake start and a year of starts project. I could not wait to start this one.
A wee bit blurry, but at the same time I believe that it adds a whimsical touch to the piece. I have been enjoying the Little House Needlework designs and my wish list is full of them.
Frederick has almost reached the one side, Irish blessings continues to sprout good luck through out the piece. My cup of tea is just a joy to stitch. I want to stitch them all!!
The ship soared over the waves through the plumes of water playing. She was sea bound but in another life time she was kin to the earth and soil. She played with the butterflies darting in and round the fields of flowers.
Abruptly the ship awoke, her galley was in a state of unrest. A spot of cleaning was due. A whisk and a flip of the mop and broom soon shined the the brass adorning her mast.
Everyone has a mother and the little ship has one too. She was created in a dream and she was an idea in the mind of her Mother. She became a ship that soared and danced on top of the waves of the sea.
The wind started blowing again, and with it came the stomping of 8 sets of hooves and a sleigh. Santa landed on the desk of the ship bringing greens, reds and a bit of holly which was wrapped around the rails and the mast of the little ship.
And Christmas was halted by a transparent image sneaking its frigid path through the planks and walls of the little ship. It howled and froze all who stepped in its way. Terrified the little ship plowed its way though the dark waves.
What will happen next??? Will the little ship make it ?????
I am having fun. It is not a lot and for the most part I have stitched on the previous previous 17 starts : Frederick and Celtic Blessing . Here is April 17. Insert drum roll. (Sorry I had to do it!!)
There are 3 cute designs; and they are calling to be stitched. I could sneak them in for another addition to the 17s. Hmmm I will think about it. Next month I have a plan. It is my birthday on the 17th …. No peeking and I will never tell.