Wednesday, 16 April 2014

What Is Your Superpower Bloghop

Welcome to this bloghop! As always, many thanks to Madame Samm and Pauline for hosting. They must have so much energy!

I had a long think about my superpower before finally turning to my husband and asking him. "You could call yourself 'MegaMess' or 'The Mess Monster'." he helpfully suggested. He sometimes comes home to find me cross legged on the floor or sofa with fabric, knitting, embroidery and more spread around me. At these times he refers to me as "Craft Buddha"! But having seen a great Buddha at Kamakura a month ago I thought something a little less emotive was needed. Finally it occurred to me - yes, I am a tad messy, but I do know where everything is! Therefore....behold! The Mistress of Mess!
Mistress of Mess Embroidery
I mixed chain stitch outlines on the letters with a running stitch outline of the limbs and a kind of messy satin stitch on the hair, dress and shoes.
Mistress of Mess Embroidery Detail
Mistress of Mess Embroidery Detail
The central figure is a design I had saved as a flickr favourite from 2008 which made it onto Pinterest and came to mind when I heard about this bloghop. Unfortunately her shop is no longer open so I had to freehand copy the design but if it does reopen I will gladly pay for it. So happy that I finally got to stitch it myself!

I hope you like what I have done and are all aware of your own superpowers! Please visit the others who are in today's bloghop and those form other days. You can see the full schedule here.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 16

62 comments:

Wendy said...

Lixie! Love your project :) What a fun piece to look at every day ...totally no mess involved :)

Marian said...

OMGosh, that is to cool, LOVE IT!!

Theresa said...
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Theresa said...

ol, oh my, you crack me up. Too funny. They say messy people are more creative. Looking at your project I'd say that works for you. I love your project, so cute!

Judy B said...

Your Mistress of Mess makes me laugh, she is sew me, LOL! Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Haha! She is just too cute. Love her little thread whipping around her. ;)

Carla said...

Now, that is a fantastic superpower. She's whipping it good with that needle and thread. A true superhero.

jan said...

I love your Mistress of Mess Alex! She is adorable. Your stitching is terrific. Love it!
xo jan

Suze said...

Oh, I had to laugh. I had a boss who told me I needed to clean off my desk. He felt at the level I had attained, I needed to have a clean desk. He admitted that I knew where things were, yet it thought I needed a clean desk. So, I cleaned off my desk to please him since he controlled my raises. One day he came in and ask me for a copy of a memo. I gave it to him and he never said another word to me about my desk.

I get bored with one craft and bounce back and forth from different crafts. I need to put one craft up before I get start on another one, even for a few minutes.

Your superpower project is adorable. I think you might be a little hard on yourself. It sounds like you enjoy several crafts and are very, very creative. Thanks for sharing and I think many of us can relate on some level.

Regena said...

that is awesome

Kylie Lloyd said...

Mess means that you are extremely happy

Anita said...

Love your wall hanging!

subbysmom said...

I think being the "Mistress of Mess" is a true super power... One I would love to have. Great job!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

lol that's a super power I share when I'm working in my sewing room. Your project is really fun and wonderfully stitched!

Shari said...

Oh yes, so love this. This could certainly be me, so shhh, don't tell my husband LOL. Great project, love the stitching. Thanks for sharing!

beaquilter said...

Ha ha! love it!

krislovesfabric said...

Hmmmm, sounds like a good superpower and one I might share with you as well :) Fun project, looks great!

Thearica said...

I love your piece! I need to borrow that super power lady. :)

Mdm Samm said...

wellll you would certainly scare me with that whip of a needle...very darling...your stitching is perfection..

StitchinByTheLake said...

Lixie this is darling! I bet there are a lot of us who could claim that power. :) blessings, marlene

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love your superpower!

Brenda said...

Great superpower! One I share in part -- the messy part, that is.

MooseStashQuilting said...

Tee hee I love it. I think many of us have that little "mess" issue going on. It's really not mess its creativity! LOL!!

Josie said...

Great hoop art, just love your sassy nickname for yourself!

Judy said...

Hey Lixie, this is just beautiful! I am quite messie in my sewing room too, but only there, the rest is neat and tidy, to show the kids how to do it,LOL!
Well done, Budda of creation, hahaha

Carol said...

This could hang on my sewing room wall and would totally describe me. I'm glad to know it is a superpower...now I don't feel so bad that I'm a mess! I just love your stitching and design!

Linda said...

How adorable!! I love your little Mistress of Mess!

JanesQuilting said...

She is so cute...I love your Super Power! It sounds like me when I am in the middle of doing something. I havebir all around mW Tull I am finished. I then put it away only to start all over again.

Lana said...

Teeny Tiny stitches that move and make you think she just brushed her hair for the photo! AWESOME STITCHING! So stinkin cute!

evelyn said...

Cute, my morning smile. I can so identify with your superpower.

Vickie said...

HAHA, this is the perfect super power project....LOVE it !!

Purl Buttons said...

WE PRACTICALLY SHARE A SUPER POWER! YAY! Love what you embroidered. I like that you have yourself as a controller of the mess. I am afraid I am actually more inclined to be a creator and less of a controller of the mess!

madebymeinred said...

Well Mistress, your stitching is gorgeous and you are the Mistress of Stitching too! She is darling.

Linda J said...

That is just perfect, Lixie. As long as you don't waste crafting time looking for things, who cares if things are a little messy, right? Well done and thanks for the smile!

Quilt n Queen said...

Lixie...you are too funny and you described me to a T...I like to think my sewing room is an 'organized mess' as I can usually find anything pretty quick too. Luv your 'Mistress of Mess' project. The title and the stitching are perfect...I really do need one for my sewing room. Thanks for the inspiration!! Happy stitching, Pauline

WhoMom said...

Great project! I think the mistress of mess suits many a crafting lady. Great super power.

Mara said...

LOVE IT! I am so the same way, I might have what others call a mess, but I know where everything is, it is when I clean things up that I loose them and sometimes can't find them for months, like my precious Aurifil, I put it away and couldn't find it for 2 months, lol.

Doris Rice said...

Oh, I'm sure you were talking about me and made this in honor of me! That's me, a SUPER MESS!!! And my husband would agree 100%. The project is fabulous! Contrats on the top 2 pick.

Brandy Pettit said...

I love your stitching! I think I share this superpower with you too, I'll have to show my husband, he'll get a kick out of it. :) And by the way, I hope things are looking up for your sister. What an awful thing to go thru, she's fortunate to have you available for support. I'm glad you get to spend time with your niece, that's awesome!
~Brandy

Pam in IL said...

My boss always tells me that a messy desk is the sign of a creative and productive employee! My desk, craft room, and anywhere I happen to be working on whatever is always messy, but I always get things done and know where everything is. Great superpower to have and I love your embroidery too!

Christine M said...

I love it!

Charlene McCain said...

Love your Mistress of Mess! She should hang on the wall of my sewing room, although my mess is not limited to just one room. Great super power and beautiful stitching!

Janarama said...

I'm sure a lot of us share your super power. Your wall hanging is fabulous and your stitching is too.

Corrie said...

Love it! That's awesome.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

I am so envious of needlework people...REALLY! I am so hopeless on needlework and you make it look effortless! Such a super project!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh so cute!!! Love what you put together!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Amazing! I love it! Claim your Superpower and be proud!

LJ said...

lol Love your superpower and your stitchin'!

Createology said...

Your embroidery and design is wonderful and I think you have a wonderful SuperPower as it also signifies Creative Bliss. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

Emma Broidery said...

This is wonderful! I love the embroidery. So many of us can relate to this superpower, I'm sure!

Anonymous said...

How does that old song go??

Mess maker, mess maker, make me a mess…….

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