I have bought the DMC from Donna at Cross Stitch Heaven. Cost 128.05. Which is about what I paid for The Waiting threads and the Chapel is about 3 times the size! I know where to go to buy thread from now on... The fabric cost approximately 40 dollars. So the total cost for materials is 168. I already have needles and scissors of course. When I get the threads I might do a page of the Sanctuary then a page of the Chapel. So a rotation. I finished doing blanket stitch around the aida for the Chapel today. So now I will just wait for the mailman to bring cross stitch goodies to me!
I managed to finish another page before the mini Christmas stocking kit came. I have scheduled some posts with some of the stockings I have already completed. (I haven't completed them completely, just the cross stitch part)
I have just bought a Cross stitch kit of Christmas Ornaments. There are 30 in the set and I am going to make them for people for presents for Christmas. So you can expect to see some pictures soon! It takes a week or two for it to arrive.
I am not far off finishing another page on the Sanctuary. I just have quite a bit of confetti so a photo will be a little way off yet!
Finally I have finished this massive project! I am so glad to get it done!
Now I am already onto my next project The Sanctuary of Knowledge...I have decided to do that instead of the Irish Fae...
I'm so glad you have all shared the journey with me! Thanks for all your lovely comments over the last year or so. I started this project in February 2011 so it has taken me 1 year and 4 months to complete...
Julie has very kindly tagged me. I am not following the rules and am not tagging anyone else but I will answer the questions she has asked...
1.) Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry? (If none of these are acceptable, you must choose a flavor that is!)
Chocolate! I am a chocoholic. I used to eat whole blocks in one sitting...
2.) If you could meet any famous person, living or dead, and ask them one question (ONLY ONE), who would it be and what would you ask them?
Queen Victoria. I have read heaps about her life and really love how she was full of life and wasn't boring. I would like her views on the modern technology we have these days.
3.) What's the hardest thing you've ever done and why was it so difficult?
The hardest thing I have ever done is to give up custody of my son when he was 10 years old. I only have him home for 3 months of the year and the other 9 months he spends overseas with his Dad.
4.) Who did you look up to as a child, and do you still look up to them today? (This can be a parent, a rock star, an athelete, whatever. You can also list multiple people.)
I looked up to a teacher called Mr Kallmier. He guided me for much of my teen years when I was in high school. A very wise man. I still remember stuff that he told me and I still respect that advice.
5.) List the pros and cons (for you, keep it personal) of what you do for a living. If you could go back and do it again, would you do the same thing, or change it? What would you change it to, and why? I am on a disability pension so I don't do anything for a living. Which I guess is why I can get a lot of cross stitch done! 6.) What's your favorite meal? (You can say anything in response to this, including dinner, breakfast, tea, lunch, etc. It can be your fave meal of the day, or meatloaf and mashers. Up to you.)
I'm partial to butter chicken. I also love a traditional roast dinner with the works (like yorkshire pudding YUM) 7.) What's your favorite way to communicate your ideas to others? How often to you partake of this method of communication?
I like email because it is non intrusive. People can deal with what you have to say in their own time. I send emails multiple times a week to different people.
8.) What's the nicest thing you've ever done for someone you don't know?
I support Kiva which is a charity which does micro lending to poor people in third world countries. I just did my 20th $25 loan since September last year this morning!
9.) What's the number one problem with the world today?
Disease and war (I know that's 2 but they are huge problems!)
10.) Do you like technology, or are you one of those people that only puts up with it when they have to? (By tech, I don't only mean computers. I mean smart phones and HDTV and digital radio and iPods and everything.)
I love technology and I really want to get a smart phone...but I'm trying to talk myself out of getting one...
11.) If you could have one perfect day, who would you see and what would you do? (Get descriptive here people. Write a paragraph or two.)
I would get all my friends together I have known over my whole life and have a party. And have many meaningful conversations. Life is about people you know, not stuff you own. You can take only 2 things with you and that's love and knowledge. Make sure you have a lot of love in your life and your life will be rich!
I will be linking to other bloggers work that I admire as well as this blog when I update here. (I am not that far off finishing off a page by the way! I could be faster if I get off the darn computer! LOL)
The row is complete! Now I just have another row of pages that are only three quarters down the A4 sheet...I have been working hard and that lion's face was quite tricky and I thought I would never finish! It seemed endless! But my hard work has paid off and it looks fantastic!
It has been a long while between posts because I had a disaster happen. I lost my glasses I use to do craft!I spent a few days looking for them, then I ordered another pair via zennioptical.com I went crazy while I was waiting and managed to do some of the black on the right hand side. The glasses arrived today so I will be able to do my beloved cross stitch again!
This update is for my friend M...She has been hanging out for an update for a while...I'm going to switch back to the cubs for a while and see how I go, I think I'm over my irritation with it now...lesson learned...if you are not totally in love with a project, don't do it, its not worth it...