Shop With Me 4-8-2019 and Burgundy Sampler Update!

Got a lot of packages today! Last week was pretty stressful at work so I didn’t get to post like I wanted. I did get a lot done on my WIP this weekend.

Still really love how it is coming along. There’s a huge piece in the middle so I’ll probably be rolling the fabric up a little which is exciting!

Some cool things recieved today!

I liked some of the patterns on the pillows so grabbed this from a destash group. I like history in the book. Definitely a good buy.

Just one pattern this SWM. It is technically a set of six though! I’m not sure what colors I want to do, it basically just looked like a nice little addition to my Ink Circles collection. Being honest though, no plans with this.

These were stitch counters posted to a destash group. I included the lady’s business card in case anyone is interested. They were pretty cheap and had a ton of color choices.

Now most exciting purchase. First, came with some more side tensioners. So… maybe didn’t need that other set lol. But backups are always nice.

And for the big purchase! Purple Julian!!

It has joined my Julian family, I absolutely love these!

I do have a few patterns and some fabric I’ve grabbed from a destash group but no bigger purchases coming up. I do hope to get a lot more done on my sampler, so the next post may just be an update, but we’ll see!

Shop with me! 3-28-2019

So some stuff to share! Some of it was from a week or so ago but wanted to save it to make a longer post!

So first things first…

I made it to The Silver Needle and finally got myself some Ink Circles!

The store was amazing, I probably should have taken pictures. They had stitched works EVERYWHERE to tempt you. So many times pics don’t capture how nice finished pieces are so seeing stitched items is really nice.

I have some awesome plans for the Dragons of Sumatra! As soon as I get the fabric and floss I’ll definitely show them off. I already know the colors I want.

Next up, I picked up a pack of tensioners from Heaven and Earth Designs. I love the color and was super happey they were able to send one of the colors I said were my preference.

I did want to show them off in use but I have my silk on linen project on it now and it’s just too close to the edge to work. Once I can use them I’ll get a pic.

Another HAED purchase. They’re resin and really pretty. The little one is my favorite, I think it’s super cute.

It’s little, and cute, and I like how the color is on it.

But, and it pains me to say this because I’m a HUGE HAED fan. The sides on the back are not flush.

I don’t think they will snag but wish they were more flush/smooth. I might try filing it down a bit. It’s a personal preference and probably would not affect use. And I definitely plan to use them.

And now my favorite things!

I managed to snag two lots of five Fiberlicious skeins. First the cotton…

I love the middle and right a lot. No clue what I’ll use them for, but I love them.

And some of the prettiest floss I’ve seen in my life…

I love them. I love all of them! And I’ll admit it, I pick favorites. The two on the right… first one is called Clown and the other is Her Majesty…

I’m buying more. Not sure how much of clown but Her Majesty will be quite a few. This is the prettiest nicest feeling silk I’ve ever seen.

I had actually been eyeballing another color on that site and I’m making the jump. *of course I’ll post when I get it* pictures absolutely do not do this justice!

I do have a few more things coming in and once I have a few I’ll be making another post!

Probably expect up next a Burgundy Sampler update. Also fabric shopping, not sure if I’ll post on that… but maybe, I need a few more swatches.

Grime guards and extras!

Thought I’d show these off. I ordered them about a week ago for my frame. I was kind of worried about the fabric getting wear feom me touching it more than it getting too dirty. I love the print on these.

There’s a little extra there, you can see my HAED I’m working on. I put it aside until I got the grime guards though so I might start up again and do some work on it even though I’m enjoying working on the linen project.

I didn’t order this but it was thrown in the package as a nice little surprise.

I usually go for larger needle minders but really like this one, I’ll definitely be using it while working on my projects.

I’ve done a little more on my linen practice but am going to wait another day or so before uploading a progress pic.