Wednesday, November 17, 2010
O Birdy, Tylers Lion and a Gift
When you get together with some of your best buds, miracles do happen and stitching must get done right?! Starting 2 very cool projects last week, not just 2 started, but several others kitted up and on the starting line up ready for the green light to fly down the fast track.
Several of my favorite designers have continued to put out such super cute patterns, it is hard sometimes as I often say, to choose which ones to really sit and stitch on. Right?! I mean lets get down to brass tacs here. We all, have every intention of stitching everything in our stash, because we are going to live at least 10 life times to get what we own now in our stash stitched, but in the 10 lifetimes that we do live, there are going to be like a billion new patterns we are going to want to stitch. So clearly there is a tiny problem on ALL of our hands.
There are a few, rare and in between days that I think, do I really want to stitch this? The rare answer is 'no'. So I have to have it. But, in all seriousness, (especially the rate I am stitching these days) am I going to get much of this stash tackled? Now, not that I am going to even come close to putting the kabash on the stash enhancing, but perhaps, like at the beginning of this post, gathering up some of your best buds and really getting down to the nitty gritty of stitching, things might actually get accomplished.
So, without much further babbling, first up is Harry Tyler's Lion from Heartstring Samplery, stitching on 40ct Vintage Lentil with SNC thread- Blackened Grass maybe? Either way, it is not the 'called for' items. (Yes my friend, Of course I did :)).
O'Birdy is finished, and stitched on 40ct Vintage Autumn Gold with some of the finest new silk threads one can stitch with. You have done it again Ann, and we all THANK YOU for it!!!!! Florimell silk hand-dyed threads are simply fabulous. The colors are outstanding and it glides through the Linen with such ease. Beware, with this thread and a certain type of speedy stitchers, we might find more progress!!!!! LOL.
I chose to stitch my red bird in Florimell Antique Black, and the subtle color change is exquisite. The variety in the greens is fabulous and the gold so rich. I highly recommend trying this silk for sure, even if you try it in just 1 color, I can promise you, you will soon have a variety. (And if you have enough patience, some might just fall into your lap.)
I finished stitching my bird last Friday, in the car, while thinking about the great times that came with this now priceless piece. Thank you all involved!