Monday, February 11, 2013

Pluggin' Along

I am more than overwhelmed with the amount of comments, texts and emails I have received about my Dutch Beauty!!  What a week to really feel loved :)  Thank you sooooo very much, it means the world to me and I am over the moon.
I did a bit of stash diving and boy was it ever fun.  I havent done that in forever and I really had a hard time deciding what to stitch on next.  There were 4 top choices and I had to make some sort of decision right?  I even had my Husband diving with me, which I think is great-- and yes, he does really care :)  It is rare I know!!!!!!
The next night after finishing DB, I decided small was key to the next week or so's stitching.  I pulled out Old Nantucket again and have made some great progress.
I am almost ready to wrap this up and add it to the framing pile.  I am stitching this along a few of my friends and it is amazing the difference each of our samplers are-- why you ask?  Well, we have all chosen our own linen and chosen our own threads.  I love doing that, why should they be the same?! Sometimes it is exciting to step out of the box, well, I do still have boundaries.  LOL. 
I have 2 pics of threads/fabric I wanted to share with you, 1 is a small new start on burlap black linen, and the other is a larger WIP.  I think I am going to start the black one this week when Nantucket is done since it is a small, I will have a better sense of accomplishment instead of working only on my favorite- large samplers!  Plus there are so many stinkin cute smalls out there :)
So many decisions!!  AArrghhh :) 
Thanks again for stopping by.  I hope everyone is off to a good week, shoveling out from the snow or enjoying the beautiful sun!!!!


  1. Very very nice your Nantucket! Beautiful threads, I have never seen these threadholders, lovely!

  2. Wow, this stitching going to be very pretty.
    Fantastic threads.

    Liebe Grüße Grit

  3. Love the look of those threads.... Could you share what kind they are?? Makes me want to go playing In my stash!!

    1. Isn't it fun to play?! These pics are both of silks, the top is NPI and the bottom a variety of over-dyed-- Gloriana, SNC, Belle Soie etc etc. It helps when you put them in some sort of color coordination doesn't it?!! I love it. Go, did in your stash and post some fun!!

  4. oooooo well done on the stitching front and I think smalls after a big finish are great too ... love the colour combinations of both your choices ... would have to start them both heheheh ... and love the wee floss holders too :) love mouse xxxxx

  5. Love your Nantucket piece -- so pretty! I love those flosses with the fabrics! So luscious!!!

  6. Looking forward to seeing what you do with those gorgeous colors! Where are your floss holders from? I love them!

  7. Love to see threads displayed like yours are. I too would like to know where you got the thread holders.

  8. It's so beautiful! You are making a lot of progress. Looks like you are stitching at camping speed!

  9. I am not surprised that small appealed after DB. Natucket is so pretty.

    Please don't tell me that the black is 40ct. My mind would boggle.

  10. Your Nantucket is gorgeous!!
    So nice that your DH went stash diving with you :)

  11. LOL, not this piece of black linen. It is 32ct :) I do however have some 40ct black I am saving for another project!

  12. Based on the thread colors, is the black project Sirin Jaidee??? I had started that using a whole different palette; maybe it is time to pull it from oblivion and work on it again.

    Regarding DB, I can't wait to see that in person. It is a fabulous piece!


  13. I was wondering where you hot those cool thread holders. I want to buy some. They look do much better than paper

  14. Love your thread organization.
    I just called Acorn and Threads and ordered my starter set. :)


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