Monday, 22 December 2014

WIP Time!

It's been slow going, but here is Gardenia Fairy on her way..

Look at me gooo. Slowly. :)

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Needle Needs

So back in July, I decided to order a Millennium Frame from Needle Needs. They're a small company based in England that hand make scroll frames for needlework. I watched the videos and checked out what other people though about them by doing internet searches and what some people were saying on the message board I frequent.

These are expensive. It cost me 140ish dollars to have them made and shipped to me. The website claims: Although we normally endevour to deliver orders within 28 days, due to an unprecedented demand for our products and their bespoke, handmade nature, it can on occasion take a little longer for deliveries. We are ever evolving the nature of our manufacturing processes however and our ultimate aim is to deliver within 28 days.

Close to 3 months later I had not received my frame nor have I gotten any updates from them about my order, so I emailed them asking what was up.

3 weeks after that, I had gotten no reply and at this point I was getting a little miffed. I posted on the message board with my frustration and someone replied that someone within the company was going through medical testing or whatever. Nowhere on their site says anything about delays from that. I had no received any email to say they were having issues. I emailed again, with no reply. I then started revising my internet searches to find out if other people were having issues with this company. I found a blog post detailing their frustration with the lack of communication, and excessive time to get their product. Other people on the message board who had ordered a month before me still hadn't gotten their product.

November 19th, almost 4 months later,  I finally receive an email saying my order was being processed. Then nothing.

November 25th I got a card in my mailbox to go pick it up from the post office. it has now been 4 months since my order was placed.

Their lack of communication is unacceptable. if the demand is too high, don't take so many orders. If you have someone who is sick, find a replacement to cover for it. Or even update the website to say expect your product in 4-6 months, so they don't have people wondering why it's taking so freaking LONG. That would have been totally acceptable to me, that I know upfront that the wait would be that long.

I have absolutely nothing against the frame itself. The craftsmanship is amazing and I can't wait to start using it.I am putting this blog post out there for others to make a more informed choice on whether or not they want to deal with a company that has such terrible communication, but a good product if you happen to want to wait for it.


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

I come with a WIP and some fabrics!

I actually started this when I was in Montreal.. that's how long it's been since I've touched it. This is Gardenia garden Pixie by Nora Corbett. I am using all the materials on the pattern, with a white evenweave fabric in 28 count.

Her wings are done on that side, and now I am working on the dress. Wee!

I participated in the Picture This Plus Christmas in July fabric sale this year, and I got my fabrics today. It was a long wait, but very very worth it. I bought all Crystal fabrics in a choice of colours. Haunted, Heroic, Nocturne, Pansy, Carnival, and Echo.

Aww yeah, try not to drool over them. :) All that fabric will be 12 projects worth, so it was great value to buy during the sale.

Things are changing very rapidly, and money will be tight tight tight, so this has to be the last of my stash buying for awhile. Thankfully I have a lot of things to work on while I weather this storm called life!

Now that fall is in full swing and winter is around the corner, I feel that very familiar urge to stitch happening again and I couldn't be happier for it to be back.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Another finish

Duality by FireWing Designs is finally finished! I seriously miss how much stitching I used to do, but it seems to be picking up now that the weather has turned bad.

I can't remember what fabric I was using, but I do know it was a 28 count. I also don't remember what threadworx I bought for this but it's probably somewhere earlier posts lol.

Anyway, here Duality in all it's potato quality photo goodness

Basically hot off the hoop. Need to iron it and find it a home. :)

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Framed!@#

Letter S and Sunflower Fairy have been framed! :) I am really pleased with how they came out.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Duality

I picked up Duality by Firewing Designs to continue working on because it's easy with only one colour (well the other dragon is in a different colour, but you get what I mean!) I'm using Threadworx in Blue Swirl and Blue Navy. I can't decide on the little moons they're going to be standing on. I am thinking of glamoring it up with some Kreinik #4 braid in a silver or dark blue colour.


Monday, 7 July 2014

I'm not dead!

I actually have a finish to show. It's not much, but it's something!

White Willow Stitching Tribal Flamingo. Done on 28 count hand dyed Jobelan in Raspberry Lite, with Threadworx Hot Pink.

Yay for getting something done. I have so many WIP going right now, I don't even know where to begin with the next one.

Gardenia Fairy by Nora Corbett?
Duality by Fire Wing Designs?
The Legend of Zelda one?
Follow Me by Bothy Threads?


Guess we shall find out next time!  


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Red Kitten Finish!

And here she is in all her glory. :)

I bought YLI clear beading thread and it was my first time using it. I was thinking to myself that is was as thin as cat hair, and was having a hard time threading it on the beading needle. turns out I was actually threading cat hair and not the thread at all. doh.

Up next, Tribal Flamingo! :)

Hallo 2017!

I have a finish for this year! This project I only work on at work, when the client doesn't mind and I have the time. Usually during...