Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sheepish Designs

Let me just say that I LOVE looking at other stitching blogs. The bad thing about them though is that you see so many designs that appeal, and maybe have never even seen before, and you end up wanting to get these patterns that you've just 'discovered'!

This happened to me when I visited Loreta's blog one day and saw her working on a chart I wasn't familiar with. It was called Time Has Wings by Sheepish Designs. I knew of this designer since I had a couple of their patterns already. Loreta's pictures are always so divine and enticing also. This beautiful design captured my eye and when she showed her finished work of it, I was hooked!

I looked at some needlework shops online but wasn't having much luck in finding the pattern. Then I came across somewhere that mentioned the designer had retired. So that made me think they're not going to be readily available. Just what you can get while stocks last. So onto eBay I went. I did a search and came up with somewhere that was selling this chart and more. I browsed through and picked the ones I liked, then went ahead and bought them.

This is what arrived yesterday...

SHEEPISH DESIGNS - Come Fly Away, Time Has Wings, R is for Rabbit, and Sheep Dreams

It's no use telling myself I'm not going to buy any more stash for a while because I know I won't stick to it. I'm addicted, I know, and there's no cure for it! :) Just enjoy the ride with me.

I already have the fabric picked out to do Time Has Wings on. It's a Silkweaver called Porcelain which is the most delicate and soft pink shade. It's a 36ct Edinburgh and is soft to touch. I bought this fabric because I liked the shade, not knowing what I would stitch on it. I love it when you find just the right design for these bits and pieces you've picked up along the way. You really get such pleasure in discovering the perfect match. Now I'll just have to get what threads I don't have for it. The design calls for GAS which are always nice.

TIME HAS WINGS with Silkweaver 36ct Porcelain fabric

And last of all, a small update on Potting Shed. I achieved a little more last night but there's still some to go. Not much more though.

Potting Shed - 16 March 2009

So that's it for today's stash and stitching update. Til next time...

13 comments:

Theresa said...

I totally agree with you about Loreta's bolg!!! Her photos are always so beautiful and everytime I see an unfamiliar design, I too want to find it for my stash!!!!!!
You had some great finds here!!!! Love it!!!!

Giovanna said...

Nice catch! It's such a shame that this designer has retired, most of her designs are really charming.

Susan said...

Oohhh... I love that fabric! Thanks for the enabling!

You picked up some lovely charts.

Deb said...

I love the charts and the fabric you picked. Sheepish Designs does have some wonderful charts.

Nicole said...

Love the new stash Jane! :)

Laura said...

I just want to tell you that I love your blog so much!!!! I am constantly inspired and cheered when I visit. Thank you!

Анна - Зонт said...

Ooooh!... Such a beautiful stash.... My hit - Sheep Dreams :))

Brigitte said...

Lucky you that you found those beautiful charts. I'm also always on the lookout for Sheepish Designs charts, they have such lovely designs.

bea de caracas said...

I saw that "Time has Wings " on Loreta's blog... So loveley...
Your fabric is very nive, I also bought Silkweaver's fabric but other colour...
You'll be happy to stich this shart...
Kisses...

Kath said...

Jane your progress is just wonderful. And I love your new stash, Sheepish Designs are just so cute and I love them too.

Looking forward to seeing nmore of your stitching.

Kath said...

Jane your progress is just wonderful. And I love your new stash, Sheepish Designs are just so cute and I love them too.

Looking forward to seeing nmore of your stitching.

Tammy said...

Jane, I love your new stash! Great designs. I adore ebay for finding some hard to find stuff. Congrats, and Shed is looking great! Do you belong to the SB Flickr Group?

Melissa said...

Good to see you're keeping me in good (stashing) company! I like Sheepish Designs too.

Potting Shed is looking wonderful. I'm amazed how neat and tidy your stitches are!