29 May 2006

Normal Service Will Resume Shortly

Hey everybody, I hope you're all well and happy.

Sorry for the severe lack of postings at the moment. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't fallen off the planet. I've been itching to post about (and let you see) how my 'Knotwork Garden' is coming along, but I've come to realise that my phone camera is not good enough to do it justice regarding how much work I've put into it. You'll be pleased to know that I will be receiving a new digital camera in the next few days (I can't wait - hoo-ray!). Finally, I will be able to show you just how lovely the colours are and how it sparkles.

Until then, please keep dropping by. I really do appreciate your comments - they have made me smile and have kept me going on really bad days - thank you, you lovely people! x x x

11 May 2006

Stitching 'To Do' List

It's funny. Even though I have two stitching projects on the go at the moment, I'm already planning what to stitch next. In fact, I've already ordered the threads and beads. Check out The Phoenix, from Dracolair Designs.

The design consists of lovely deep reds, rusty browns, greys and golden yellows, with some Kreinik cord/braids and some Mill Hill beads thrown in for good measure. It will also be my first time using 'High Lights' thread from Rainbow Gallery
. Apparently it is just like combining a strand of thread with a strand of metallic, but with 'High Lights', the combining has already been done for you. All you do is just wind off as much as you want, thread your needle and start stitching. Has anyone else used it before? If so, what did you think of it? I'm still awaiting the fabric. I decided in the end to go for the fabric that the model was stitched on. It's from the 'Reflections' range of hand-dyed fabrics from Silkweaver Fabrics, in this case, it's the 28 count Lugana in 'Sparkling Sundown'.

Here's another update regarding my 'Knotwork Garden':

I've nearly finished trimming the green knot with the gold/Kreinik thread. As usual, I couldn't wait to see what it would look with the flowers in the background so I have started to stitch them. I really should stop being so impatient!

Thanks for dropping by! :) x