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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Dreaming...



I received this pattern in the mail last week from Traditional Stitches. It is the Heirloom Stitching Sampler from The Victoria Sampler, and I LOVE it! The only dissappointment was that it is not charted for DMC as well as the various silks and specialty threads. A pack with the threads, beads and charms is available, but it is $86.95!!! I just refuse to spend that amount of money on specialty silks when DMC would (IMO) look just as nice. I will likely buy the overdyed threads the design calls for and match my DMC threads up to those.

So for now, I am looking and dreaming of having the time to start it. I`m sure once I get my time organized I will be able to make time for my stitching...until then, I am reading and dreaming....

Keep stitching ladies!

4 comments:

cathymk said...

It's a gorgeous sampler, MJ! Looks like a fun stitch. Pity about the lack of DMC conversion.

Anonymous said...

Janice at Traditional Stitches is usually pretty good at converting silks to DMC (or vice versa). If you send her an email I'm sure she will let you know if that is possible for this chart.

Jennifer said...

I'd look around online and see if you can find conversions to DMC - it shouldn't be hard to find.

~mj~ said...

I have managed to convert the Needlepoint Silks (most of them) I love the overdyed silk "Fallen Leaves" by Gloriana...I will purchase that one and match up my threads to it as closely as possible. I will wait til I get back to Colorado though...most of my threads are there, and I know I have a lot of Gentle Arts Sampler Threads, so I need to see what I have got.