Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Package Arrived

I received an order I'd put through to Country Stitches in the mail yesterday. It has the chart I'm going to work on next (after I've finished Angel In Your Heart), and some other things I decided to get.

First up I got some charts from With Thy Needle & Thread. They're fast becoming one of my favourite designers.

With Thy Needle & Thread - Love & Be Loved, Be Kind & Be True, and Easter Peep

Be Kind & Be True is what I'm going to work on next. I will be doing this as a SAL with Melissa. We both loved this chart when we discovered it and are looking so forward to working together on it.

I also got a chart by Stacy Nash.

Stacy Nash - Homespun Christmas Pinkeep Ornament

Then lastly some bits and pieces. Reproduction fabrics which will go with a few Stacy Nash patterns I have, some old looking rusty snowflake charms, linen thread, and primitive rusty safety pins with bells. All great for primitive needlework.

Primitive rusty snowflake charms

I'll also update you on how I'm going with Angel In Your Heart. I haven't had a lot of stitching time so not much progress to show. I'm just tossing up on the colour I'll settle on for the stars in the design. The one I chose has come up a bit deeper to what I wanted, though it still maybe alright. I went to a craft shop a lunch time today while at work and had a look at some yellow DMC threads. I picked out a few and the one I'm leaning towards is 677. It's a little softer and has the slightest green tinge to it. The original colour in the design is GA Summer Meadow which doesn't really work for me. It's all down to personal choice. Here's a peek of my progress with the deeper yellow (Soie D'Alger Silk 4232) that I may pull out.

Happy stitching everyone, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!


stitchinfiend said...

Lovely stash in the mail and those stars are just gorgeous. Can't wait to see more than a sneak peek.

FayeRaye said...

The rusty snowflakes and pins with bells are too cute!!!! Will be an awesome touch to some prims!~~

Lee said...

LOVE the snowflake charms! Too perfect!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love your new patterns. I also am a big fan of With my Needle * Thread charts - they're wonderful. Love her punchneedle stuff, too.

Brigitte said...

Great new stash, and With Thy Needle & Thread is also one of my favourites. She has such nice designs and offers very creative finishing styles.

symiote said...

Beautiful patterns! i like all of them !!
very nice the snowflakes charms!!

Melissa said...

Glad the goodies finally came! I like your stash. I haven't seen those snowflakes before so will have to have another look next time!

Email forthcoming!

Catherine said...

What great goodies!! Love the snowflakes - at least your kind! We are awaiting the start of our second big snowstorm in less than a week!

Natasha said...

Wonderful stash I love the rusty snowflakes. After seeing your Miss Snow Fairy I knew I had to have it. That also led to other charts you are an enabler and I blame you for my obbsession with With Thy Needle LOL, though I am not mad :)

Cant wait to see your new start on Be kind and Be true
Take Care!

Deb said...

Great charts - I'm fast becoming a fan of hers too! And I can't wait to see more progress on your Angel piece. You're right, colors are all a matter of preference!

marylin djandkossian said...

Bonjour je voudrai faire le SAL avec vous c'est possible ? D'avance je vous remercie
Amitiés de FRANCE

dixiesamplar said...

Oh, yes...WMN&T is fast becoming one of my favorite designers too! Love the Stacy Nash prim piece and embellishments as well!

Great progress and work on Angel...can't wait to see the finished piece!


Nina said...

Jane, I adore your pictures always!
The new stash is wonderful! And those tiny snowflakes... are amazing!!

Yuko said...

Hi Jane,
First of all, I have received your gift/Trade yesterday!!
Thank you so much, I will e-mail you later!
And I also got the charts from Country Stitches!!
I have also ordered "Love and Beloved" and the one you'll do SAL with Melissa!
I was tempting about Peep one, but didn't order this time...

Anyways, thank you so much Jane!
I love miss snow fairly so much!!