The Queen and her kingdom

Dressed in a gown of blacks  and greens; she was a queen of ravens and dragons.

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Raven Queen Mirabilia fabric is Picture this Plus 32 count Belfast Arctic June 17 Year of starts

Her castle shimmered and glistened in the sun.  It stood and guarded the entry into her kingdom.  She turned and walked along the wall looking down to the sand.

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Janlynn Water Dragon #06-25 Maynia start

The beach was empty except for a shell or two.   The dragon had flown off.  But the Queen did not worry; for she knew he would be back to play.

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Lizzie Kate A Little Beach July 17 Year of Starts

And then a flicker caught the corner of her eye.  She frowned and her brow wrinkled for there was the dragon.  He was protecting her kingdom from the undead!!

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Hinzeit Love Zombies 28 count personal hand dyed evenweave.  Year of starts August 17 and a FINISH!!

He flamed the drooling bloody march of the dead as they arose from their graves.  For now the castle was safe again…

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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!!

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.

17 the next month

 

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March 17 start Celtic Blessings designer Joan Elliott 

It is the day 17 start only a week and a couple of days late.   Honest I did start on March 17.

Here is another picture.

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I had another project planned but somehow the purple robes of a wizard did not fit into the green idea of St Patrick’s Day and I changed my plans.  There is more progress but the darn phone crashed so the picture will have to wait!