the slow stitcher

Not much to report.

Thanks for all your suggestions about the fabric for Brassee de Fleurs – I ordered a half of flax so that’s settled! I also ordered a half of PTP Relic for the Charlotte Clayton reproduction sampler because the HDF silks for that have already arrived so I’m dying to start that as well. But in the meantime, I went and started A Present for Sewing Well sometime last week. Here’s a progress photo:

Stitched on Silkweaver 32ct Purely Primitive with Carries Threads Deep Purple.

Stitched on Silkweaver 32ct Purely Primitive with Carrie's Threads Deep Purple.

I just love Purely Primitive! Why did I not discover it sooner? Oh, and if you take a closer look you’ll notice that I omitted the three rows of specialty stitches that were supposed to be where the partially-stitched straight line is. I’m a wuss, I know, but I did try several times to get the rice stitch right and the thread just kept knotting so I gave up and decided to keep things simple. Because of Present, I was naughty and didn’t work on Still Waters on Friday/Saturday as I was supposed to. Sorry, Melissa!  

I also received a wonderful exchange package from Caroline for the HoE bookmark exchange. Here are the snaps:

Love the variegated colours.

Love the variegated colours.

The whole package. Love everything!

The whole package. Love everything!

I’ve been at home on medical leave these past two days so this really cheered me up. Thanks, Caroline! Okay, I’m off to get Alison from the school bus now, so write soon!

Written by Jean

May 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm

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  1. Great Exchange!
    Hope you are feeling better now.


    May 13, 2009 at 11:34 am

  2. What a lovely start! that deep purple is gorgeous. Great exchange!


    May 13, 2009 at 11:49 am

  3. That is a fantastic start! Great package you received as well!! Hope that you are feeling better now!


    May 14, 2009 at 3:13 am

  4. Hi Jean…just wanted to thank you personally for the awesome bookmark and goodies you sent. I love the colors and my name on the bookmark. You did a wonderful job. I really like your blog too….you do wonderful work!!! Thanks again!!!


    May 20, 2009 at 5:44 am

  5. Hello Jean,
    I’ve just discovered your blog, you’re just like me, except that I’m an even slower stitcher than you but just as fast, if not faster!!, at stash collecting, and much of your stash is the same as mine. What a relief to have “met” you!!- I’m not alone!!
    Helen in Toulouse, France


    May 23, 2009 at 6:02 pm

  6. That’s some good progress considering you just started it. I love that bookmark. The colors are just too pretty! What a wonderful exchange.


    June 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm

  7. Jean, I had to laugh at your post! I too am rather slow at stitching but fast on the stashing! Your work is lovely and I plan on following your blog now. Nice job! Faye

    Faye Riggsbee

    July 25, 2009 at 8:38 am

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