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Monday, April 07, 2014

Yes. I am flakey...

And not in a cute snowman kind of way. I am a flakey stitcher. I flit between projects like a bee presented with too much choice of flowers! I have been feeling the need for some easy simple stitching lately, so I rooted through my huge tote of UFOs and came up with this.

I have had this pattern for so long I don`t even remember buying it. I started it (barely) a few years ago and wasn`t satisfied with the teals in it. I remember I wanted to switch the colors, but something else must have come along and batted it`s flossy lashes at me and this got forgotten. So I picked out what little teal I had done and substituted some pinks and this is what I have come up with:

I switched the teals for DMC 760, 761 and the paler shades in the same colour family (the numbers escape me at the moment.) So I have a finish!! I have impressed myself. I`m not sure if I will frame it or make it into a box top or pouch of some kind. I need to think about it (otherwise known as procrastinating)

I am gathering supplies for this next, it is Heirloom Stitching Sampler by The Victoria Sampler.

I don`t have the right threads, so I am scouring the net for pics and am going to do my own colour scheme. The thread kit for this is around $89.00!! I have so many over dyed threads I can`t justify buying more, so I am going to choose from these:

As you can see, I have a lot of overdyed threads. When the local needlework went out of business I bought tons of stuff...threads patterns and fabrics...I think it was either at 50% or 60% off. I didn`t order off the net at that time, I don`t even think we had a computer back then. The nearest shop was going to be hours away by car and when I want to stitch something, I want to do it NOW...so...um yeah. Got a bit carried away with the threads.

Here is a bit of the sampler started. The thread is Weeks Basil....so pretty!!

I will also be subbing in some DMC solids for some of the colours. So that is what I have been up to in the stitching department. Til next time, keep stitching ladies!!


Chris said...

Pretty finish and color changes on that piece. It i nice to have a quick finish now and then.
So many lovely threads. I am sure that you will find the perfect ones for your new project.

Cheryl Matzker said...

Your Jane Turner is breathtaking. Please continue to post your progress. The photos are awesome as we l. Clear close up shots with great color. Absolutely gorgeous.

Cheryl Matzker said...

Your Jane Turner is breathtaking. Love the clear closeup shots in your photos not to mention the 45489363beautifull stitching. Please keep us up to date on your progress.

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