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 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!!

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 before the next installment

Today there will be two:  Frederick and Celtic prayer.  Frederick is my pride and joy.  He is a lot of fun to stitch and he has only presented a few of the frogs.   I think he had them for breakfast and that is why he is snoozing with the books.

 

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Frederick the Literate Dimensions kit 

He is starting to peek out.  Hopefully Frederick will continue to keep the frogs away! And here is progress on Celtic Blessings

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Celtic Blessings Joan Elliott

This one is another kit.  I have a bunch of kits in my stash that are calling out to be stitched.   This is a fun stitch as well.

And finally ‘insert drum roll‘   Frederick’s latest progress report 

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Note the needle minder.  A magnet!  

I can’t wait to start up on Frederick again.  He is fun. I think a bit of back stitch is called for.  He will begin to pop!