17 continues…

The Queen flew with her ravens  while the Butterfly Maiden walked the castle in her stead.

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Free Flight Linda Ravenscroft A Dimensions kit

The Maiden smiled as she walked, the panels of her dress fluttering behind.   All Hallows Eve was behind her and and then…she saw something. She blinked and looked again.  What was it?

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Secret Stitch.  To be unveiled piece by piece. Designer Nora Corbett

The Butterfly Maiden blinked once more. But it was gone,  like one of the faeries that chattered and laughed in the garden.

She frowned and then she smiled because after the harvest feast, the season of reds, greens golds and silver was soon.   The walls of the castle would sparkle and glow with banners and mistletoe.

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Christmas Is – Lizzie Kate

And outside on every door a Christmas wreath of tinsel, ribbons and bells.  Pine cones drizzled with snow welcome all within the castle walls.

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Mill Hill – 5304  Pinecone

And when would the Queen return?  She flew with her ravens far and wide.  Her castle was safe with the Butterfly maiden and the the dragon.

 

 

 

 

 

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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….

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.

 

C is for Cross stitch

Cis  for CROSS STITCH ,  and thank you Jacqeline  for the idea!!  Today I am taking the fork in the road from my story.  But my reasoning is that CROSS STITCH just as important to my writing as any other distraction.  I can drift off and think about the next perplexing problem that Jake is experiencing as I stitch away.  It calms me down except when the frog comes to visit and his distinctive call of  “RIP IT RIP IT”  is heard and then I do get frustrated.

I have many projects and ufos (unfinished projects).  A few that I have posted here and there are more that have not made it onto the internet.   but yes CROSS STITCH is a very big part of my life.

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This one is a free design from DragonDreams I follow her on Facebook  and I just love her designs.   I worked it on 16 count aida and it  is actually a finish for me !  The Little Line story on the other pages I have been posting is a loved project of mine as well. It is a design called Magic Dragon designed by Joan Elliott who has a site here too!

With CROSS STITCH  I can go on forever but…I won’t  Enjoy!!

The Next day

The next day the little line left the picture that it had dreamed about; and then it discovered something new.  Some how it didn’t need the flash and the pointed hat of the wizard.  It was following its own life something new and suddenly  it wanted to see where its own path would lead.
IMG_0608 (2)It grew and grew.  Baby little steps, but they were pieces of the puzzle leading to a new creation of its own.  And the line crept along getting stronger and more sure of its own place in the  pattern.   There still was a mystery of where its final destination would be, but the little line was happy and it waited for the next stitch; the next patch of color to emerge.IMG_0609 (2)

And it appeared…..