Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Friday, August 24, 2012

No more red...BLUE instead!

The red beads were pretty, but had to go. There just wasn't enough red in the outer border of the design to balance them. I took them out and have them almost all replaced now with the blue ones. I used three of them and just scattered them, choosing the shade as I went. I ordered more of the Delica 864's and now am just going to wait for them to arrive. Looks like there are plenty of the other colors.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


LOL I changed my mind. The Holly berries were a bit too much. Now that I have them all in, I don't like them. Not enough red elsewhere to balance them. So tonight I shall remove them and make them into BLUEBERRIES. lol

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Another bead change

YAY! My bead order came!!!! I wanted to change the beads so they would all be the same color. I think to myself: HOLLY BERRIES! I stitched one side's on last night. I also changed the center with a different bead. That will be another picture, another day...

Monday, August 20, 2012


Here is the yellow garden. I think of this one as "very French."

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

One of the Herbularius gardens

I decided not to do the set of 3 Jessica stitches for the center of each (of 4) gardens. Instead I added a pretty crystal. I love crystals... I'm going to make a couple more changes and am now waiting for my bead order to arrive. Silly me had been waiting for a week before I realized I hadn't clicked that final button and that order never was going to arrive! lol

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I've finished ALL the stitching on Herbularius!! I've been so busy, only concentrating on that that I've hardly had my computer on at all! (it can be so distracting and such a time sink) I'm just starting on adding the beads now. I'm noticing the red beads seem a bit dark, versus brightish. So I ordered a couple of different shades. I'm planning to make a couple little changes with them. We'll see how they look when they get here. In the meantime, heres a snap of the very center (minus the very center) haha