A Happy Dance and Stash Empire Building
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I have had a pretty good stitchy week this past week and long weekend (it was the Queen's Birthday Public holiday today). I have a HAPPY DANCE. I finished my second version of "here lie my needles". I am really pleased with it - the variegated thread has turned out well, I think. Sorry, the fabric is actually a dusty pink but it hasn't quite turned out like that - not sure why.
|"here lie my needles"|
The Sampler Girl free pattern
28 count Dusty Pink Linen
Cottage Garden Threads: Raisin
Olde Willow Stitcher Quaker Colours: Medallion Black
On Saturday, I went to visit my LNS, Lazy Daisy and, of course, I had to engage in some Stash Empire Building:
1. A kit for an Australian cushion - I am going to do the Home Sweet Home version. I do not normally like AIDA but on the stitched sample in the shop it looked fantastic.
2. Then I saw this sweet little French birth sampler - I couldn't resist as one of my friends at work is having a baby in about a month. I am stitching it on 28 count Natural Quaker Cloth, which is gorgeous to stitch on, using Weeks Dye Works Garnet. It is stitching up really quickly, as you can see from the last photo in this set. This is only three days stitching:
3. I had ordered this great design from Diane Arthurs, which I am going to stitch using Waterlilies variegated threads.
5. Then I couldn't resist this Needle book and Scissor Keep from the Stitching Girl - I am going to use the soft pastel colours.
6. This is the reason I went in the first place: to kit up this cute design from a magazine - I have been planning to kit this up for ages.
7. Another impulse buy: a kitty cat key ring to stitch.
8. Couldn't resist these cute scissors - a steal at $5.00!
9. Lastly, I bought some more Cottage Garden Threads - some for me and some to send to my stitchy friend Shirlee.
Noah's Ark is beckoning, so have a good evening everyone,