09 March 2008

I took the plunge

OK, now I know I was supposed to be working on smalls this entire month. And I am trying very hard. BUT, the fabric for SOHRH came in the mail on Friday night, and I Had to start it. I finished the outline and the wording of Squares 6 and 7. I am not sure if I am happy with how I have laid out the wording--I have to take a look at it with fresh eyes--but I love the fabric. It's not yellowish, like the model, but it's a really creamy,peachy brown, which looks fine. I have already had to change the red used in the flag on the ship. The DMC conversion was for 3858, a berry red, but when you look at all the colors together, that didn't make sense, or look good, so I switched it to 815.

We went to my LNS, the Stitching Post, yesterday. I had my income tax refund, so it was like being a kid in a candy store. I tried to keep my purchases simple, but well . . . I did have a good time.

I do have to stop shopping. And I think I have reached saturation point. I got the skeins of threads I needed for the new L*K LE, and an older one I had all but one skein for. I found a really gorgeous piece of Heatherfield in White Birch for the Diane Grebner I kitted up the other day, Sharing with my Kits. I thought the little flecks of blue and brown would go really well with her dress. And the cow would stand out better. It is 26 count fabric, though, that could be fun. If I do it over one, and I probably will, I will need to use my magnifier. These eyes aren't as great as they used to be.

On a side note, it's spring, and time to take down the winter and holiday stitched pieces. I don't have a lot of large pieces, but I definitely want to put something up that is cheery and springy. Maybe Iris and Friends. I haven't actually had that up on the wall yet. And I have a bellpull by Sanman to put up as well. Most of my framed stuff is summery--how did that happen, LOL?


Itching To Stitch said...

I'm anxious to see a pic of your SoHRH!!! I love working with heatherfield, it is such a soft linen ;)

LoriRay said...

Rachel - Enjoy your shopping and good stash hauls! :-) Isn't it great to come home to heaps of packages filled with stitching goodies? I know, I's hard on the budget. We should probably both slow down but I have to win a couple more eBay auctions first. LOL! ;-)

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, I would LOVE to take my income tax refund into a NS! Oh, that sounds like too much fun! I have a feeling I will be owing again this year though :o( Drat!

I can't wait to see SOHRH. Please post a picture if you can. I'd love to see it done with the regular DMC threads.

I haven't changed over my displayed pictures yet. I wait for the official day of spring. Yes, call me crazy ;o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls