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….

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!!

Camp

Hello

I joined again

In hopes that the muse will come back.

I miss you.   Jake, Dillon, Kerra, and a few others.

The line,  Mery and  more.  The  bike

that sits in the

forest.

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In

dreams there

are places to visit sights

to be seen. Adventures to be found.

I watch, I write I follow these friends, a box to

be opened.  Do I dare? Do I creep behind?

I do! For a rainbow leads the way;

To a goal a treasure

somewhere

new.

A start of 17

A new year a new plan and where is that going to take me?

I have revived one of my passions in the place of another .  Last year I gobbled books.  I couldn’t stop reading and my good reads challenge list grew enormous; and I burnt myself out on reading for the moment.  I have not read or finished a book in a couple of months. My kindle sits idle and when I do turn it on  the your battery is low please charge  message appears in the middle of the screen.

My new passion: well, it is not new but rather like the reading something that has resurfaced. It appeared last year and the little line soared. HONEST he is almost done! I just have to finish his story! But any way something new appeared.

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Ugg I should have edited the pic.

Meet Frederick the Literate.  He is a Dimensions kit that has been hanging around in my stash for a few years.  I have changed the fabric from black 14 count aida to an antique white 28 count MCG Textiles. BUT as I started to stitch I began to think this is smaller than 28 count.  I pulled out another wip that I have on 28 count MCG textiles and the stitches were SMALLER!   So I think that means I have another new out of the box adventure for me.  SMALLER COUNT!

Do you want to see the beginning? Do you want to see more?  I do have a finish idea for the little line but that means I have to get it out of the ufo rut that it has been placed into. I promise I will.

 

I am here in ghost form

Hi remember me ? Yes me I am your faithful blog that you have neglected. What ! You have an excuse ?  There is no excuse !   You have to write again.

I remember you last year saying that you were enjoying this blogging and what happened ? You were very good in the beginning for a couple of months and then it became 2 weeks, then 3 and then nothing.

The little line has been patiently waiting …. I think that he wants to grow up and fly further than the clouds.

You left me hanging on the rest of the alphabet!  Yes I know that the letter U is a difficult letter to narrow down a specific word, but you can do it. There are lots of interesting words out there that start with the letter U so start thinking again!

And I know there are more stories and tales that have been floating around in your head.  So all you have to do is jump in and let the stories come back out !

 

T is for Tale

t-1136092__180is for TALES.  And what a TALE  this will be.  For starters;  the initial letter T started to fight and whine.  It didn’t feel that the older font I was using gave the TALE justice. It felt small, boxed in, confined.  And now that I think about it,  the letter T in its fussing; turned out to be correct.

TALES are so much larger.  I can’t and do not want to even attempt to pack them into a smaller package.

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This little T put up a fight… kicking and screaming.

Some of the other candidates?  I will bring them in so that you can see my issues.

These two were in the running for a while but at the end I had to think that  TALES can not be confined to a just Celtic motif or even an old English form of swirls and texts.

 

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Peppermint T made an appearance!!!

 

And the last letter T,  I was torn because it was a color pattern that was calling to me.  The wood colors and how it was set up brought back memories of the wood shop that resided in the basement of our house.

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Memories are not a bad thing, but TALES are bigger.

So the moral of the TALE is to listen to your letters because they will speak to you as well. And sometimes they will turn out to be right.