17 and Stitch

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!

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Little Stitch Joan Elliott

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.

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July 17 year of starts A Little Beach Lizzie Kate

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….

17 a few weeks late

I am a bit late; and the next installment will be coming up very soon.  But that is a bit in the future.  So here is my June 17.

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The Raven Queen – Mirabelia 32 count Picture this Plus Arctic

I had a hard time stopping so I continued on my journey and it just keeps going on.  There is a story in there but it hasn’t fully surfaced….

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And it so it continues….

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So I listen as the Raven Queen starts to walk along the top of the castle with her black feathered friends the ravens.

 

Maynia and beyond 

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.

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Dimensions Native Wolf #7934, May 11

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.

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Dragon Dreams 10 Dragon leaping 2012 May 12

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.

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Janlynn Water Dragon May 13

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.

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MH18-18 Sail Away Started May 1 finished May 13

A whistle was heard along with the cry of “All Aboard” as a shiny engine pulled into view.  Another adventure was about to start.

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MH #1124 Choo Choo May 14

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.

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Design Works  #832 Joan Elliot Good Luck May 15

A birthday 17

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.

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Robin Hood – Little House Needleworks

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!!

Maynia continues….

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.

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Dimensions Free Flight May 6

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.

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Design Works Housework -Joan Elliott May 7

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.

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Design Works Crafts #371 Cross Stitch Greetings May 8

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.

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Dimensions Gold Christmas Windswept Santa May 9

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.

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Mill Hill AH15 Ghost May 10

What will happen next??? Will the little ship make it ?????

A journey into Maynia pt 1

Once upon a time; May 1 to be exact; a little ship set out to sail. Reds, blues, yellows and a bit of orange billowed in the winds.

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MH18-7105 Sail Away May 1

 The next day the winds drew in a chill to the little ship.  She shivered.
But a pair of mittens shield the worst of the icy waves.

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MH-18 Mittens May 2

Dreams later on erupted into a whimsical sight of dancing dragons.

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DragonDreams 2012 9 dragons dancing. May 3

Those dreams took off to a place of heat. There in the sand lay possible answers to all. Cacti and clay pots how could that be?

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Dimensions Petite Gold #6738 South West Blend May 4

And then there was a wonderful wake up from the dreams of dancing dragons and clay pots.  The smell of fresh brewed coffee drifted from the galley of the little ship.

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MH16-3102 Love Coffee May 5

The little ship all warm and toasty continues her sail,  heading into another day.

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17 start

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!!)

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Lizzie Kate Tea Crazy

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.