I’ve been working on The Bookshelf and have been really enjoying it. It’s a lovely piece to stitch. I like the fabric, the design is easy enough to make it pleasant to do but challenging enough to stop it from being boring. I love, love, love the colours. So far, I’ve done the shelf at the top with the books and the plant on it, plus the title row. The books have detail in the spines in metallic thread, which I’ve never used before. Boy, isn’t that stuff a treat to use. (you need to imagine me rolling my eyes here, ok?) It looks good though. Just like some of the older books that I have in my collection so I guess it’s worth the effort. It does’t photograph very well though. It looks as if it’s bounced the flash off so please ignore the white specks on the metallic bits. They’re not really there. Honest.
Kell has designed some lovely bookmarks over at Kincavel Krosses and I took a fancy to this snowflake one. I had some navy 14 ct Aida and some pretty variegated floss so I made a start last night. I know using such a large piece of Aida is a bit wasteful but I can’t stitch without a frame and I’m now addicted to my R&R frames so I had to use a wider piece than I actually needed. This is the bit I’ve done.
I had a couple of nice parcels this morning. I had some fabric come from Sew and So to allow me to finish kitting up Ice-Cream Sundae and The Library, charts by Cottage Country Needleworks and Little House Needleworks. I also had a kit arrive which I spotted the other day and had to have. This is it – I’ve removed it from the packaging, the better to appreciate the pretty colours.
I haven’t done a Dimensions kit before but the instructions and chart inside look very clear indeed. I’m not keen on the thread sorter. I’ll need to do something about that as it’s a tangle waiting to happen but isn’t that a gorgeous design.
I’m getting a bit worried that my waiting list for projects are all either to do with books, coffee (a lot of those) or yummy food (pie, ice-cream etc). What does that say about me?