05 April 2008

Stash and More Stash!

Caution: Picture Heavy Post

I've been a bad, bad girl. Why? I've barely been stitching but instead... well, rather than trying to explain, I'll let the pictures do the talking instead. This is what I've accumulated since my last post:
Q Snaps 13" x 13" & 17" x 17"
Antique White Belfast Linen 27" x 36"
Opalescent Antique White Cashel Linen 18" x 27"
Tacky Bob
2 Pairs of Gingher Scissors
DMC 2 in 1 Thread & Yarn Cutter

Stoney Creek (Lanarte) - Spring Ride

Scissors & Thread Cutter Up Close

Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid PB 66, PB05 & PB10 (x2)

Silkweaver Wandering Ivy 32ct Opalescent Jazlyn 18" x 26"

And last but not least, what I wanted to show off most of all:
Vikki Clayton Hand Dyed Fibers - Papillon Creations "Love With A Capital L" Silk Packet

I chose the colours Flag II for the Letter L, Examplar BlueBerry Soup for the primary colour and Examplar Ox Blood for the secondary colour. This will be my first time stitching with silk and I'm so excited. The fibers are so vibrant in real life and lovely to touch. To give you a better idea, here's a couple more pictures of the silks up close:
Examplar Blue Berry Soup, Flag II & Examplar Ox Blood in Premium Floss

Flag II

Aren't they lovely? I've decided to stitch it on Zweigart's Vintage Country Mocha (marbled) Belfast linen to give it an aged look. What do you think?
HDF Silk on Zweigart's Vintage Country Mocha (marbled) Belfast linen

This is what Love With A Capital L will look like when it's completed:
Papillon Creations - Love With A Capital L

After all that S.E.X., I'll really should concentrate on my stitching. However, my needle has not been completely idle all this time. I've made some progress on "A Lazy Afternoon".My friend will be moving into her new place sometime this month so I had better start working on it more and stop getting distracted. I completely blame my lack of attention on this:
Yes, it's another Passione Ricamo design. Found in the March issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine it's Blond Beauty Cameo by Laura Lattuada. I completely fell in love with her when I saw her and immediately think she'll look perfect on this piece of fabric I've had for the longest time. It's 28 count Silkweaver's Wildberry Sparkle Reflections lugana. I've been diligently working on her. I named her Elizabeth because she reminds me of the heroine in "Almost Heaven" by my favourite author, Judith Mcnaught with her green eyes and blond hair. Hopefully she'll be finished this weekend so I can concentrate on "A Lazy Afternoon" again. Who knows, I just might have my first 2008 Happy Dance sooner than I expected.


JinxedChilde said...

It's never a bad thing to get new stash!
Just out of curiosity, where did you get your silks? Online? If you did, could you leave me a message with the site link? I can't find them anywhere...
I love your projects! Just beautiful!!!

Beatrice said...

Your stash is very impressive. Good for you. Another large project.
You have some stitching to do!
You work is very pretty.
Take care!

Bliss said...

Oh what a lovely pile of loot! You will enjoy the Love with a capital L project. It's quite simple and absolutely gorgeous when finished.

Carol R said...

A great stash haul - and new scissors too - you can never have too many pairs of scissors!

tkdchick said...

What great stash!

Solstitches said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comments.
You have made some great purchases especially those yummy Vikki Clayton silks.
You are making good progress on your WIPS. Beautiful stitching!


Anonymous said...

Wow Veronica, you have been a busy bee and all that lovely stash is gorgeous.

hugs xxxxx

CraftyPretender said...

good grief, it's almost as bad as me *JK* Great stash, girl! Good to know you're still picking up the needle.