Shop With Me 5-21-2019 and Update

It’s been a bit longer than I planned but it’s been super busy here. But that’s ok! I got a package in the mail today I wanted to share so today is the perfect day to post.

First something small.

I saw Caroline on Off the Grid Needle Arts had one and thought it was cool but decided I would be fine just eyeballing things… I was not lol. Thankfully my Burgundy Sampler fits and it isn’t negatively affected. But one side has a lot more empty space than the other. My future projects are a lot bigger with less wiggle room. This was cheap so I decided to invest in one.

When I ordered it they sent an email saying to be careful when opening. I kind of laughed it off because, I mean, it’s a ruler. It got here and I cut the package open and it came with a free pattern that I cut into. It’s still useable but.. anyone else be careful and don’t make my mistake!

So now the big purchase…

I had actually been eyeballing the sea glass color way but loved the colors in this so much. I love how this pattern came. It’s a booklet on nice thick paper. The symbols are HUGE. Ok, maybe not huge, but significtantly bigger than my other charts. It’s an easy pattern but I love how it looks. If I love it as much when it’s done I might get some of the other colors.

And I talk like it was expensive but the chart was only about $7 and I bought the floss pack with 19 skeins, so it’s not like it broke the bank. I did pass on getting the fabric it suggested as it was 14 aida and I’m just not a fan. It’s full coverage so I’ll probably use one of those packs of 32 count belfast linen I have.

Finally, the Burgundy Sampler update.

I’m super close to finishing the page I’m on. I just have half of a larger motif that you can see I’ve started on bottom right. Then there is a smaller thin and tall one next to it. I am hoping to get the parts of them on this page finished by this weekend so I can dedicate my 3 day to woeking on the second page.

I love this pattern but I am super excited to start some of my other stuff and I need my scroll rods lol.

I’ll probably try to post Thursday or Friday to show how much work I’ve done so I can have a comparison with what I do over the weekend.

New Stuff and Update!

Thought I would start off with something different today. I took a baby blanket I’ve been working on for years to work to finally make some progress. It’s just a basic double stitch in a basketweave.

Not cross stitch, obviously, but a fun little extra!

So on to new stuff. I actually held off to post until I got this!

Crystal Cyprium from Picture This Plus! It’s beautiful and I love the sparkles in it!

But, and there’s always a but lol, it’s a lot lighter than I expected. This was meant to go with my Dragons of Sumatra, here’s a reminder if you forgot.

I wanted a deep chocolate brown and that turquoise floss so it would really pop. This color wasn’t chocolate brown but I liked how it looked on screen.

This is significantly lighter. Even with good light the picture makes it a LOT darker. I may end up using it for the companion piece because I feel like it would go good with the green I want to use. I’m going to use it, on what is up in the air lol. The pic actually has the flosses on it with me trying to see if any popped like I wanted it to.

So finally an update on my Burgundy Sampler.

Notice a difference? I had to frog the first one! I miscounted and placed it wrong. Ugh. It happens.

Got this piece done as well with a lot less drama.

And I unrolled, but left on the rods so it’s kind of awkward, and the lighting isn’t the greatest, but here’s the full pic of what I’ve completed.

I’m so close to finishing the first page!

I’ve got a super busy couple weekends coming up so I’m not sure how much work I can do on it, but I do hope to get some stuff done on Sundays and definitely my 3 day weekend at the end of this month. I love this project but am super excited to start some of the others too lol.

Shop With Me 4-2-2019 and Update!

Lots for this week… you’ve been warned lol.

First, a quick update on The Burgundy Sampler.

I love how it looks. I can’t wait to see more of it appear as I work on it.

Also kind of a sad little update. You remember the silk floss I got and LOVED?

Fiberlicious stated that it’s their silk filament that’s not sold any more. I’m going to have to hoard these for something special.

Now moving on to the new stuff!

I saw this pattern on Just Add Needles Facebook page and had to order it. It’s my first non English pattern but it’s easy enough to tell what it says when it comes to size and basic info. I already have an idea of the colors I’m going to use for it. Most likely I’ll probably go with cream and red, kind of a reverse of the pic.

Next up just a couple of fabrics I grabbed from a destash group. Not sure what I’ll use them for but I loves the colors.

I also grabbed this from the destash group. I love how simple it is and the colors used. I’ll probably try to make it as close to the picture. It is for a pin pillow but I might just stitch it for the design and instead of sewing fabric to the middle, I’ll just stitch a blue rectangle there instead.

Now my favorite things… that’s not fair, I love that pattern. But my other favorite things lol.

First I got this turquoise silk floss. I’ll be using it for one of my Ink Circles patterns. This was bought with a specific pattern in mind.

Now this was picked because I love it. It was limited edition and so I bought the last 10. Not sure what I’ll be using it on but it will be a special pattern.

Fell in love with this color and stocked up as well. No specific project in mind for this either, but I’ve got my eye out looking for something. I do have fabric I think would look good with it though, so this one is kind of just needing the right pattern.

Shop With Me 3-14-19

I know I just had one but I had to go back! Buckle in, this one is a lot longer.

First, to get it out of the way up front, I gave in.

I had to have it.

I also grabbed these two. They’re both really appealing because I feel like I could do either with one color and these will be my easier side projects. I think I’ll start with The Burgundy Sampler first, it’s small and I think I’m going to do it to learn over two stitching on linen. Maybe with the piece from yesterday? Not sure, I love it and may want to save that until I’m a bit more experienced.

I grabbed some silk floss. I love the purples and really want to use it on one of these projects where I just use one color, but again, I really love this and might save it until I’m a little more experiences. In total I got 7 of these.

I grabbed a half yard of this brown which I really liked. I really want to do an Ink Circles pattern with brown fabric and turquoise floss, so maybe use this?

I also grabbed this, it’s a little fabric bundle with 4 fabrics in them. It was only $5 and all the fabrics felt better than aida, so I wanted these for smaller one off projects.

First it had a light grey-blue color. Not my favorite but I can definitely find something to do with it.

It also has this darker blue which I really like, but am not sure what kind of pattern or color I want to use on it.

This one is kind of hard to see but its a really pretty creamy color. I will definitely use it but want to find some colors to really pop on it.

Aside from the ivory this is my favorite one. Its a really rich brown color with a bit of a red tint to it. I didn’t buy any but I held some DMC 955 to it and it was gorgeous. That’s probably the color of floss I want used on it. Need to pick a pattern though.

I went to Get Stitchin’ again and loved it just like yesterday.

Tulsa does have some other stores but the hours most are open are kind of hard to work around with a weekday daytime job. Many close at 5-6 and all of them are closed on Sundays.

I did try to swing by A Silver Needle yesterday, which from what I’ve read is kind of a destination cross stitch store, but it randomly had a please come back later sign even though they were suppose to be open so I wasn’t able to check it out. I do hope to visit a couple of the other stores, it will just take some planning. Some of the next Shop With Mes might end up being digital shops though, so just a heads up there.