Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Garden Of Life
In the midst of looking for another project that I wanted to stitch, I came across this. Blackbird Designs Garden of Life. Using the Gentle Arts and WDW threads it calls for, but not the linen. I am using 40ct '???' Lakeside linen. I will have to look it up as to the specific color. But it is gorgeous. These pictures never really show the color, but gosh, I am loving it. I hope to get more stitched tonight, at least the house. I have mentioned before that I love stitching bricks, especially with overdyes. It is so realistic looking.
I am still on the lookout for the next BAP. I am getting closer to the project, although I have been sidetracked with a fabulous project from the new SANQ magazine that has just come out. It is the 1859 Anna Thies Sampler (pg. 5). Lynn has worked her magic (she is simply amazing) in the conversion from DMC to silk, and we have chosen 45ct Linen. GORGEOUS. I have to get a few of the colors, but this sampler might sneak in before the next.........
I have been converted to the best needles yet. BOHIN from France in size 28. Wow, I never knew there was such a difference in needles, let alone the same size. I compared 3 different brands of size 28 needles, and thought these would be the ones to try. I am SOLD. The whole reason this topic came up, is that some of the gals saw the 'crobars' that I have been stitching with, even calling them 'logs', (LOL); giving me a hard time, I knew there had to be something better!!!! So BOHIN it is. Love them. You have to try them!!