Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stash and progress

I did some work in the garden today but not too much because it was getting hot. We're in for a few days of warm weather, and instead of being Autumn it still feels like Summer. I'm not a Winter person so I don't mind it when it's hotter. As long as it's not too hot. The only thing is, I won't be able to do as much gardening outside (which it needs), but I can still stitch inside :)

And that's generally what I did today. A bit out in the garden but then came in and started on My Needle's Work. I couldn't resist it. I was itching to start and I had to listen to the voice within. As I mentioned before all I was waiting on was the fabric, which arrived today. I ended up getting the 28ct Vintage Lentil that the patterns asks for. I don't stitch on 28ct that often and I'm quite liking it. Much easier to see. The fabric colour doesn't look the same as it is in this picture. Here's how much I did...I also mentioned about more stash I received today. This is the majority of the order though I have a couple of things still to come from it.

This is the Bent Creek Big Zipper Kit. Once I'd seen it on the net I couldn't wait to get it. Though it's not cheap, I was able to get 30% off the main kit and 25% off the three smaller kits. I'm still waiting on the thread and fabric for the main chart which should arrive within a couple of days. The smaller kits already have the thread which is pearl cotton, and the colours are a lovely muted shade. Very happy with them. Can't wait to see what the fabric looks like. It's an 18ct linen which I've never stitched on before, so that should be interesting.

This picture is of the rest of my stash. Another LHN chart called Needlework School. Would have liked to have gone to one of those schools when I was younger :) Three charts from CCN being Rose Cottage, Little Ballerinas, and Home Sweet Home. Both these designers I'm loving more and more. I also got some fabric - 35ct straw, 35ct parchment, and 32ct Autumn Blush. I simply love the straw fabric. The piece I got is quite dark which is great for patterns with a darker colour pallet. Parchment is gorgeous too. A bit surprised with the Autumn Blush. It's had dyed in the shade of soft pink/mauve. Not what it looked like on the net. Not to worry, I'm sure I'll find something for it. I ordered some threads for the charts, a couple of Caron Waterlilies (Rose Bush, and Fraises du Bois) and Thread Gatherer Dried Roses.

Is this the end of of my stash purchases for a while, I hear you say? No, of course not. There'll still be more to come over the next few weeks. Then I'll have to stop and start saving again for my trip.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Great start on MNW! I love all your new stash too! :) That Bent Creek kit looks great. I can't wait to see your progress on that! I love all your fabric too. I ordered a couple more pieces of the WDW linen too - Linen, Cappuccino and Dolphin. Parchment is beautiful and so is the Autumn Blush. I have been loving pink fabrics lately. :)