Wednesday, July 09, 2008

New stash and new start

Thank you all so much for your feedback on my Comfort Lady's skirt! I really had some doubts and was thinking about bringing in the frogs on this one. But I guess it does make her unique so the washed out, bleached spattered skirt will remain. The Sisterhood Pattern went in the mail at the post office on Monday and is now adding more miles as she makes her way to Sue's.

And I have added another stitching lady to my collection. New stash came in the mail yesterday:
Little House Needleworks "My Needle's Work" and the 2008 Prairie Schooler Santa kit. This is my first PS Christmas kit, it came with linen and Crescent Colour fibres, I want to start this one NOW!

But I did make a small new start on the weekend:
This is "Sarah's ABC Pincushion" from Blackbird Designs' Thank you Sarah Tobias book. I am using a remnant of something....30 ct R&R linen, in a really cool coffee colour. Its perfect for this yummy Gloriana silk called Autumn Arbor, that Annemarie sent to me. As you can see its attached to her sweet little floss fob that she made! I've been saving this for just the right project :-D

Sorry for the scanned pics...hubby is still away vacationing at the cottage...with the digital camera!

And just another wee treat for your eyes, more stash:
Isn't this beautiful! Its designed after an original 'souvenir' book dated 1895. I'm in love with this but I mean it, I am swearing off big projects....well, for a while anyways.

I'm staying inside in our lovely cool A/C today. The huge thunderstorms that went through yesterday did nothing to break the hot humid weather we are having.
Have a great day!


Carol said...

Great stash! And your pincushion looks like it is off to a great start! The pattern I am using for my Halloween RR (I think you asked...) is Halloween House Sampler by The Drawn Thread ;-)

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

You got some great looking stash there. I just love the fob that Annemarie sent you. Enjoy the project. I just love Gloriana silk. It's always a treat to stitch with it.

CraftyT said...

I love you start on the new piece. That is a pretty fabric :) I love all BBD Designs.

Have a great cool day :)

tkdchick said...

Great new start I love that silk colour!

Lisa said...

Love the stash but especially the Sarah Tobias - I'm going to have to add that one to my wish list.

Michele said...

what great stash! and I love the pinkeep! the colors are sooo yummy in the floss and the fabric is perfect .. enjoy!

Barbara said...

Everything is wonderful, but I totally love your new start. The silk and the linen are so perfect together!

Yuko said...

Oh Wendy!
I have these two kits, too! LOL
Mine is PS 2005 Kit though!
Your pincushion looks gorgeous!
Anyway, how is your Sunflower House going?

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Great new stash, Wendy! I love your Sisterhood of the traveling pattern finish a lot. Pretty new start, too!

Annemarie said...

What a perfect choice to stitch your pincushion with. I love this design so much and the colours you chose are perfect.
Love your new stash too, lady! I can feel my hands getting itchy with all the goodies I see pictured (or should I say scanned) here!

Sonda in OR said...

Looks like you've got some great projects to get started on!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I love the new start!

stitcherw said...

Fun new stash, and your new start is looking good. Hot and humid here as well, perfect for staying in and stitching, and since I got My Needle and Floss in the mail on Friday, I have plenty to keep me busy. :)

Redwitch said...

Sorry I've been so quiet in commenting lately! Lovely new stash and new start, I have the ST book too :)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

What great new items for your stash, I am with you about this new Prairie Schooler design, I can hardly wait to see it done. Sarah's alphabet is coming out so pretty the colors are perfect together. Happy Stitching, CJ

Hazel said...

Some gorgeous stash there Wendy. I have the Sarah T book and can't wait for some exchange free time to do something out of it!! xx

Lynn said...

Great start Wendy! I just love the colour of that floss.
Your new stash is great too! I think I'd be tempted to get started on that PS kit first thing.
BTW, how's the wedding piece doing?
Do you think you'll be finished on time?