Friday, September 19, 2008

More Progress


Thank you so much for all your comments to this piece so far. I am overwhelmed and really appreciate them. I know the picture is a little dark I should have waited a few hours to take the picture I think. I do think you might see the glisten of the material better though. I am almost half done. I have gone through over one skein of the floss so I did order some the other day. It won't be here for a couple of weeks so I'll have to lay it down next week when I run out of this floss. I'm just happy to have found the floss without having to pay $12.00 like the original place was going to charge me.

Some of us at ESC (Every Stitch Counts) are going to do Bethlehem which is a companion piece, as a SAL at Christmas Time. So I need to order the material and floss for that. This piece makes me want to use Specialty floss a lot of love the shades. I'm trying to decide if I want to do Bethlehem in lavender which I love or the blue which I also love. So I think I'll order more threads. I also found another piece I love that is a harvest piece I want to get and do up. That one I'll do in Burnt Orange Shades. I'm hoping to find the Opascent Material to do Bethlehem on. I think it would be so pretty.

Okay-Confession time! Forget the 25 challenge! I just ordered several patterns from 123 stitch. Some are for gifts but not all of them. I discovered I didn't have Bethlehem like I thought. But could I stop at Bethlehem, the material and the
Gentle Arts Thread for that. Of course NOT! I ordered about 5 or 6 other patterns and about 20 Skeins of Gentle Arts Thread! Well I'm not buying anything else for the rest of the year! And have to start all over with the 25 challenge, at least I wasn't very far!

Well so much on my future stitching. Actually when this is done I'm going back to the piece I started last year for my brother. I'm anxious to get more done on that.

13 comments:

Pumpkin said...

It's looking beautiful Barb! The Bethlehem piece will be a lovely companion to this :o)

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

This is looking so beautiful....

Kim said...

That is so beautiful stitched with overdyed thread. I love the color you chose and yours looks so much nicer than the cover model. I am going to have to go add this one to my shopping cart :)

Shelleen said...

you are moving right along on this.

becca said...

I love the color you are useing. What a great stitch.

Sylvie said...

That is looking beautiful!

Lori-Ann said...

Oooo... very pretty. Too bad your going to have to put it down because of not enough floss. You are really on a roll.

Julie said...

Wow- that looks great! I love the color floss you chose for it. It is prefect!

omashee aka Barb said...

This is soooo lovely and you've solved my worries also. I have this chart but have been putting it off 'cause I hate stitching on dark fabric. You opalescent is perfect! Love the overdyes too.

stitcherw said...

Wow, you are just flying on this, it's beautiful. You'll have to post a picture of your new stash when you get it so we can see the designs and flosses.
Sue

Kathryn in NZ said...

That piece is just so nice :)
Must've been the weekend for increasing stash, cos I had fun shopping too!

Barbara said...

No wonder you're excited about this project, Barb, it's gorgeous!! :D

Meari said...

It looks really pretty, Barb.

You should really look into this:
http://meari.blogspot.com/2006/01/addiction-group-for-stitchers.html

LOL!