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


Lelia said...

Knotwork garden is so interesting! I can see why you wanted to get some flowers added.

Yes, I have a line-up of projects,too. No matter what I'm working on, there is a list : )

Ali B said...

I love your latest project - the colours and style are really just the kinda thing I go for in a project, subtle attractive and stylish! I am just in the process of updating my blog before we head off so feel free to drop by later and see my WIP of my latest sampler. Thanks for your words, they made me smile :-)

Lili said...

This phoenix project is stunning! Together with your knotwork garden, they're great things to look forward to on your blog!
I would have stitched flowers as well to see the effect...
Lots of hugs!

Singular Stitches said...

The Phoenix is just gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to watching your progress!

It puts me in mind of Dumbledore's phoenix, Fawkes. (DH and I just finished up listening to Half Blood Prince again)

Heather said...

Your knotwork garden is looking lovely. You'll have some lovely projects on the go, can't wait to see them all.