Monday, October 5, 2009
Inspiration for New Project
The 'Star of India' is a 3 masted bark, the oldest iron hulled merchant ship afloat. Built on the Isle of Man, Great Britain, and launched in 1863. Very impressive!! Tremendous wood detail on deck. Made me want a boat-- perhaps to sail around the world. Nah, not really my thing :).
What could be next to stitch? Pulling out all the projects, looking for something colorful to work on, switch it up a bit. Ah yes, The Mermaid and the Sea from Examplars from the Heart. Perfect!!! Lots of color, but not to big. I found the perfect shade of silver/blue/beige combo from R & R for the linen (40ct) and using the called for Weeks Dye Works threads. Boy can I tell the difference stitching with cotton!! LOL, stitching the last many projects in silk will do it to you I guess. The colors are just beautiful, and I love it on the linen. Very pleased so far with the progress.
Thank you to all those who commented on Beatrix Potter. It is great to share with all of you, and getting feedback is always so much fun! Hope all of you had a great weekend, and got LOTS of stitching done :)