With plenty of stash already in my craft room, I really shouldn't have bought more, but I don't often get an opportunity to visit a real needlework store. Resistance was futile. I did show great restraint though, finally settling on materials for one project and just a small addition to my collection of linen and silks.
I saw Blue Ribbon Designs Red Velvet Inscription Sampler on the wall, stitched over 1 thread (ivory) on 40 ct. obre-dyed linen (brick red color). It was stunning! I stuck my neck out and bought 40 ct. fabric, but I'm planning to stitch over 2 and will still need to use magnification! It's a gorgeous piece of linen by Colorscapes in Rosewood. Then I chose GA floss in Linen - so pretty. I also bought GA in Loganberry to play with a little, maybe stitch the alphabet with it, maybe not. It'll be gorgeous!
I picked up of piece of 32 ct. Lakeside linen in Cedar Plank, for no good reason.
And then I have this LOVE for silks. Showing more restraint I bought 4 skeins of Gloriana, 2 in Lavender Ice and 2 in Rosebud. I like to leave them out to just look at. :)
On to current stitching:
After finishing the April Needleroll from Victoria Sampler, I decided to get the March Needleroll out of my stash and work on that! These stitch up quickly and can be framed in a 5x7 frame which you can find anywhere. Here's a progress pic of the wrinkly project.
It's a busy week getting ready to host my Bunco group again! Finding prizes is always a challenge, but I finally succeeded this afternoon. Now to come up with some food ideas, make the cards, and get my house clean!
Who wants to clean house when it's 70 degrees outside!! The forsythia are starting to bloom so that means it's time to prune the roses. I made a start on it yesterday, whacking away and leaving the mess to clean up later. But today I must concentrate on Bunco preparations.
I hope you're having a wonderful week!