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25 April 2012

Bunch of SALs

Last weekend was IHSW again. Like Joyce, I had the dilemma of being torn between stitching and Diablo III. Thanks to Blizzard, it's Diablo III Open Beta Weekend. Yes, of all the weekends they picked, it had to coincide with IHSW. What's a girl to do?
Fret not, I did manage to get some stitches in. Say hi to Stella again :)
I'm still having so much fun with her it's unbelivable.
Yesterday was once again our weekly 6 Fat Man SAL. I had more fun stitching letters this time. Don't you just love the "o" in snowmen?
Finished off two more boring borders. That's four down, two to go. Hopefully, after next Monday, it will be on to the fun part.
On a sadder note, I found out today that my favourite painter, Thomas Kinkade, has passed away on 6 April 2012. He was 54. Known as the "Painter of Light", I fell in love with his paintings the first time I laid eyes on them. My favourite is his Sweetheart Cottage II. All those hidden hearts throughout the painting. How could one not love that?
So as a tribute to him, I took this month's TUSAL pic with two of Kinkade's jigsaw puzzles that I own as backdrop.
On top of this, I also found out the previous day that Roger, the gentleman who created and manufactured the Stitchmate floor stand had passed away last Wednesday via Valerie's blog. More details here. I've always thought that someday, one day, I would own a StitchMate. His passing is a great loss to the stitching community.
Talk about a bummer way to start the week. May these two gentlemen who has brought great joy to many in their lifetime rest in peace.

32 comments:

Nurdan said...

Hello Veronica,

It is always boring to stitch borders, which I am 100 % agreed on.

Your lady looks very elegant and your work is gorgeous.

Cheers

Nurdan

Julie said...

Great progress, your lady is beautiful.

Margaret said...

Your WIPs are lovely! I was sad to learn of these two gentlemen's passing as well. They will be missed.

butterfly said...

Your lady is coming out so beautiful. Your SAL is looking very nice. Great post.

Bea said...

Stella is gorgeous and I just love the fabric you're stitching her on. And I 100% agree about borders.

Mouse said...

oooo lovely progress on both your projects and isn't it sad to lose such talent at a young age too ... love TK stuff as well :) love mouse xxxxx

valerie said...

I know so sad about Thomas Kinkade and Roger with Stitchmate. I am lucky to have the stand but I only have one scroll rod since he never got to my order. I will find another way to make do.

Love, love, love Stella! Oh she is gorgeous and your snowmen are coming along. I really like the fabric you chose to stitch it on.

Anne said...

Beautiful Stella! That fabric really compliments her dress perfectly! Great progress on your SAL! I love the red cardinal on that mailbox! So cute!

So sad about both Thomas and Roger passing away. Those paintings are lovely and what a nice way to place your TUSAL jar to honor his memory.

Hugs

Linda said...

Great progress on the Fat Man SAL - you'll soon have all those borders complete.

Giovanna said...

Great going on the WIPs!

Chris said...

Beautiful progress!! Glad you took a little break from those borders.

Fiona said...

Stella looks amazing, seeing your progress makes me want to kit it up and start it. She has been in my stash for years. Your snowmen borders are coming along, getting to the fun stuff will be here in no time.

Meari said...

Stella is gorgeous, as always! I think the 6 Fat Men is a really cute design. Won't be long now before you can start the fun stuff. :)

Lynn said...

Stella is just so gorgeous! The fabric complements her perfectly.

Won't be long now before you can get on to stitching the snowmen. They're all so cute! I hate doing borders but they do have to be done.

lesli said...

I was very saddened by the news of both of those gentlemen passing as well. My mother LOVED Thomas Kinkade.

Oh my..don't tell my hubby aout Diablo III! He's been wanting it to come out so badly!!

Stella is gorgeous...I so love that fabby!

I can't wait until you get to start stitching some of the "fat men!" hahahaha

I see some ribbon in your TUSAL! What piece did I miss that you had ribbon on?

Hely said...

She looks beautiful!

I am waiting for Diablo III. I haven't been on beta at all and I have never tried it. I've been playing WoW for few years now and I'll get Diablo III for free. Happy to get it though, it looks great :)

dulcinella said...

I love your projects! Stella is so beautiful and the I'm very curious to see your progress on the snowmen. The o is indeed very beautiful.
Your fabric is in both stitching pieces so well chosen! It's also sad to hear people die at such a young age and the way you gave tribute to Thomas Kinkade is is so sweet. I have several of his designs ready to stitch one day, when I have lots of time:-)

Linda said...

Great progress on both pieces. I really need to work on the 6 Fatmen.

Linda

Joysze said...

What's a girl to do indeed. Next month??? Release weekend is the same as IHSW again.... what are we to dooooo????!!!! LOL!!!

Stella looks glorious! Love the Snowmen fabbie too... the white is so going to pop on it.

Carol said...

Ahhh...the stunning Stella! Really beautiful work, Veronica :) I'm sure it's a pleasure to stitch on that lovely fabric!

♥ Nia said...

Love both your projects!! :D Great work!

Tatkis said...

All your processes go well - Stella looks beautiful!
I was also very sad to hear about Thomas Kinkade!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Melissa said...

Stella is looking great! I liked your TUSAL with the Thomas Kincaid puzzle background. I am a big fan of his puzzles, and was sad to hear he passed away.

milly said...

Hello Veronica

Your WIPs are looking great.

Great TUSAL too,

DJ said...

Your stitching is so lovely! What a beautiful lady you are working on!! I have all the patterns, the fabric and the floss, but just haven't had time to make a start on 6 Fat Man...yours is coming along beautifully!! Once the borders are done (I agree they are boring to work on) you'll have much more fun...hang in there! *Hugs*

Ewa said...

Stella looks beautiful and I hope you enjoyed Diablo! I was very sad to hear about Thomas Kinkade as well, I love his art. He painted the places I've always seen in my heart but was unable to express myself.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D

Gems said...

Love LOVE Stella, she is just gorgeous and I love your choice of fabric on her, sets her off beautiful

Gems xx

Catherine said...

Stella is simply stunning!! 6 Fat Men is coming along too!

Topcho said...

Stella is gorgeous! :D

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Stella is just out of this world...wow...I love those colors and the material that you stitch her on.

I have the pattern for Six Fat Men but I haven't done them yet.

Happy Stitching

claire93 said...

Stella is looking gorgeous