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!

Silk and Linen!

Bit of an update and mini rant. No idea why I haven’t tried this before! Well no, that’s a lie. Linen kind of freaked me out. I decided to bite the bullet and just figure it out. This is my current project.

I’m doing this pattern and loving it. Sadly, the woman who made it passed 😦 I had looked her up hoping to follow and get more like it.

I’m using this Silk N Colors, which I got from Get Stitchin’ and the darker of my Belfast fabrics. I actually ran by Get Stitchin’ again today to grab the last two skeins of this color, just to be safe.

I love it. The silk goes through the fabric so smoothly it is really enjoyable to work on. The only kind of issue is the floss is tied to the cards and it causes some pretty hardcore kinks at one end. You don’t see it when it has been stitched but it is a bit of annoyance.

I’m hoping to get a lot more done this weekend!