Friday, April 22, 2011

New Stash, New Starts, and some WIPs

Don't we all love to get stitching supplies in the mail??  I think it's just as great as shopping for them in the actual cross stitch stores.  I had to shop online all the time in Germany except for those few wonderful times I could hunt them out in different countries that we may have been traveling to.
Here is some new Hand Dyed Fibers I got in the mail this past week.  I know .... I know.... I meant to post them the day I got them but I'm busy with my kids and their activies after school which I don't mind because I still xstitch while waiting on them. 

The colors are as follows L to R:  3 Bitterbloom 4451 mini spools, Embers, Grasses, Pastel Rainbow, Wisteria, Mountain Shadow, Lemon Creme, Plumage, Lavender & Roses, Russian Sage and Hibiscus all in premium thread.


Other new stash that I got this week was a new pair of scissors I had been eyeing at Anita's Little Stitches online shop.  I also got the BBD Breath of Spring chart and some more Bohin needles.  If you've never tried Bohen needles, they are definitely a worthy investment.  I LOVE THEM!  As for the scissors, they don't cut as well as I would have thought.  That's the only bad thing about buying scissors online ..... you don't get to try them first.  But they ARE pretty with the cross on them.


Now a new start that I would do while waiting at Daniel's baseball games.  He would have to show up 30min before the games for them to practice so that gives me plenty of time to get a few stitches in here and there.  The WIP is from iStitch called Sew a Brown Bunny.  You can click on her blog on the side of my blog.  I love this little chart soooo much it will most likely be stitched many times.  I just grabbed a green and brown HDF from my stash and luckily I found this piece of 32ct natural Belfast linen already cut to the perfect size as I will make this little cutie into a pincushion.

I don't have much started on this one as it was very windy the night I was at the baseball game and trying to hold the chart in my lap and finding the right place to start was a bit challenging.

Next start was just last night.  I have been DYING to start BBD Tulip House Stitching Companion from their new book A Stitcher's Journey!  If you don't have this book by BBD, it is a worthy investment!  SO MANY WONDERFUL PROJECTS included in this book and well worth the money spent on it.   I didn't like the peach/orange looking colors that were called for the flower in this design so of course......I changed it!  This is being stitched on 30ct Legacy Linen that was cream but I coffee dyed it to make it look a little more aged.  As I said, I changed the flower to more of a pink color like is in the photo in the book.  Plus you all know what a huge pink color fan I am.

And last.....I leave you with my WIP on The Scarlet Letter's Jane Rees.  It is being stitched on 38ct White Gander linen and this project is HUGE!!!   It will be THE LARGEST project I have ever done second only to my huge Resurrection project.  But I am loving stitching on her.  I am using a HDF single strand regular silk in Perfect Red 6215. 

I believe that is all for now.  We are going to have a family day this afternoon and go see that movie Rango.  I hope  you have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Stitching!!!


  1. Pretty HDF colours! I am tempted by those scissors too - you know I have no scissors ;-) LOL
    Great WIPs - Jane is looking wonderful!

  2. Such lovely floss. Your Scarlet letters look great.

  3. When I have no stitchy mail of my own, it's nice to be able to drool over someone else's! Your WIP's are looking good, too. And I appreciate your comments about the BBD book - I've been eying that one.