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 4-19-19

This week has been super busy so unfortunately no real update on my Burgundy Sampler.

Got a few cool things to share though!

Let’s start strong. Got some more Hand Dyed by Rolanda silk floss. Love the colors and felt like I definitely needed it.

I actually ended up getting some 28 ct dyed fabric from her as well.

It’s a beautiful deep red. I did originally have a plan for it but it isn’t quite big enough for 2 over one and I’m not sure I want to do over one. I’ll definitely be trying to find something for it and may end up requesting a custom piece that is big enough.

Kind of carring on the fabric show off.

Grabbes this from the Mystic Fabrics Facebook page. I just felt like I needed a brown. It’s another not sure what I’m doing with it but I love it lol.

Grabbed these two charts. I actually think that blue would look nice on that Black Cauldron Dyeworks fabric I got back at The Silver Needle.

There’s just a reminder pic. I think those blues will really pop and the fabric will be a nice background to it. The second chart I have no plans for, I just randomly claimed it, because why not.

And as always my big purchase last, although my floss and fabrics are hard to beat this thing is just cool.

I managed to get a Monopoly chart! Super excited to do this. I actually want to do some custom ones.

I am planning to stay in and stitch tomorrow so hopefully there will be some stitching update soon too!

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! 3-28-2019

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.

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.