Today I finished The Bead Fairy. This is the fourth I've completed in the Stitching Fairies series by Nora Corbett. I still need to stitch The Linen Fairy and The Thimble Fairy but have to order some more Bamboo thread and Kreinik #4 011 before I will be able to complete them. I love this series and can't wait to finish them all and frame them. I plan on hanging them together in a collage over my fireplace in the living room.
I didn't feel like going back to The Madonna of the Garden just yet so I decided to start The Easter Fairy, also by Nora Corbett. She will be the 5th in the Holiday Fairies series. Once I have finished her I will only have The New Year's Fairy left to stitch. I don't have The New Year's Fairy yet I will have to find her soon.
This is my progress so far - not bad for less than one day of stitching. She should be done fairly quickly:
Since I last posted I have received some new stitchy stuff. The Easter Fairy is a new arrival. I also received Le Nouveau Sampler by Nora Corbett, which has been added to my to be stitched list.
I've also received several new fabrics. Some from the Silkweaver Facebook sales and two new ones from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. If you are a fan of hand dyed fabrics and haven't ordered any from Stephanie yet you need to give her a try. Her fabrics are gorgeous. I ordered Heaven, which is red and blue mottled. I plan on stitching Joan Elliott's Rose Goddess on this one.
I also ordered Nature's Dance which is greens and browns. On this one I intend to stitch Joan Elliott's Earth Goddess.
Only 8 more days with students and then three more work days and summer vacation is here at last. Then I will have plenty of time to stitch. It's been busy wrapping up the school year. Student assessments are almost done. We still have EOG retakes to get through. I did successfully complete my first district training. I trained a group of year-round Kindergarten teachers on the Letterland reading program which is being adopted by the district. I was very nervous, it is a lot more difficult teaching adults/peers than 5-8 year olds. I think it went well though.
My goal for the summer is to finish Madonna of the Garden, the Holiday Fairy Series and the Stitching Fairy series. I'm still trying to decide what my next big start will be.