Saturday, July 3, 2010
2 Stitched Pincushions
2 Easy little projects that I have stitched (not 'finished' yet). This is right about my speed for the week- with all the antique shopping taking up most of the time. Both finishes are from the Blackbird Designs Book 'Thank you, Sarah Tobias' which has 7 projects included. 2 of which are stitched, and far from completed as a pincushion.....Maybe I will be inspired this summer to 'finish' them??!!
I used 40ct Vintage Woodsmoke from Lakeside Linen for both pieces. This top on Sarahs ABC Pincushion was stitched with a Limited Edition Silk n Color thread-- Caravan Road. I added the bird after my name. The silk is just beautiful.
The 2nd finish is the other half of my Homework assignment and this is Pins & Tulips. Of course the colors have been modified from the original. It is so much fun to switch things up dont you think? I am pleased with the way it turned out.
I used a combination of the Silk n Colors Caravan Road along with Belle Soie Old Crow and Fibers to Dye For from Amy Mitten. I have always been attracted to these threads--- simply because of their names. For example 1 of the 5 colors that I used is called 'Rigor Mortis' . Can you even?!! The others that I used was 'Old Lace' and 'Candle Stick Bronze'. Amy has lots of great other colors i.e Casket, Arsenic, Alibi, Killer Eggplant, Dirty Rat etc. etc. I have never stitched with these threads before yesterday-- (I have owned them for some time now) and I must say, they were fabulous to stitch with. They are 100 % silk, hand dyed threads and I used 1 strand for 40ct and the coverage was perfect. If you have a chance or are looking for something new and fun, try these Fibers to Dye For, you wont be sorry :) (Ask your local LNS for them or leave your email for where to buy them.)
Have a Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!