Sunday, March 22, 2009

There's Always a Silver Lining

As we were hustling out the door to church this morning, it was snowing. And starting to stick. Sigh... not again! But surely, this would be one of those typical March days when, at our elevation, it snows, but the flakes melt on contact with the ground. Not so. By the time we got home, we had 3 inches on the ground, and it was coming down December-style.

I am SO ready for Spring!

The silver lining for my snowy day? I just got my selection of Weeks Dye Works flosses in the mail, picked up on the way home from church, and that means I can finally start my next model! I have been anxiously waiting this opportunity, and in just a few minutes I plan to start stitching.

In all of my designs to date I have used DMC, because that is all that I can get my hands on locally. I also have a very lousy selection of linens available, so I have been using a 28 count, even though I much prefer 32, 35, or even 40 count. So I decided this time to stitch up a sampler completely differently. I am using a Zwiegart 32 count Cashel Linen which I overdyed using some walnut crystals. My plan is to leave it alone when I'm done stitching instead of the usual coffee bath. I'll let you know how it goes.

Here is the color scheme, stay tunes for updates on my progress.

6 comments:

Deb said...

Whatever the model is going to be is should be lovely. Those colors are beautiful.

mainely stitching said...

I love your floss toss and fabric!!

Sherry said...

I can't wait to see what you do!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous colors! I will look forward to seeing what you create.

By the way, I love your needlepunch design!

Jennifer said...

Love those colors! Isn't it a great feeling to have new floss in your hand? I treasure my flosses and especially the others besides DMC. The colors are so rich and beautiul to work with. I know that must have been a great thing to open in the mail today!
Jennifer Dalenberg
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com

Shana said...

You have no idea who I am but I want to say thank you. My sister is Tiffany and it was so nice of you to get her all set up to do some stiching of her own while she is recouperating. Not to mention I love your blog!