In readiness for March 1st and the start of the Bramble and The Rose SAL I cut my fabric today, overlocked the edges, put the fabric, chart and threads together and even treated myself to a new needle! Can you tell I’m looking forward to start this one?
Because I don’t have quite enough projects on the go at the moment 😉 Sheila thought it would be a good idea to add one more to the mix. After seeing B&R stitched on black using a gold thread we both decided that we would like to try something similar, but maybe on a smaller scale. We had a look around at some freebie charts and in the end decided to use a Pelin Tezer design called Lale. You can see the design by clicking With My Compliments on the Pelin Tezer website. Here’s a screen shot of the design.
We are both using 32ct Belfast linen, Sheila is using Weeks Dye Works – Whiskey, I am using Needle Necessities – 161 (Fools Gold). We are hoping to start this in the next week or so, just waiting for Sheila to have yet another happy dance!
It’s been a bit of a strange week for me stitching wise. I was happily stitching away on Ribbon Sampler when I received a comment from Lisa, who asked which thread I was using and how much of it I had. A couple of emails follows and it turned out that I had followed the thread estimate on the Hand Dyed Fibers site when ordering my threads from there, but unfortunately there had been a miscalculation on their part so the thread I have is nowhere near enough to finish the design. The problem arose because the recommended thread for the design is Gloriana, which is 12 strands instead of the usual 6. I have ordered more threads from HDF so I’m just waiting for them to arrive so I can compare the colours of the new threads with the ones I already have. Please keep your fingers crossed that they will be close enough not to make a difference! A big thank you to Lisa for telling me about the problem. Lesson learnt: Check, check and check again!
I’ve been extremely tired this week as we’ve been very busy at work and by the time I get home, have something to eat, clear up etc I feel almost ready to go to bed, so I didn’t want anything too complicated to work on. I picked one of my older WIP’s Cirque des Carreaux as there are no thread changes and it’s quite an easy chart to follow.
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