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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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Mary Garrys A Present for Sewing Well

Mary Garry's A Present for Sewing Well

I finally got my hands on this extremely hard to find chart! A stitcher contacted me on the 123MB after I said I would be willing to pay quite a bit for this. After some sorting out re payment (she doesn’t do Paypal and wanted a check or money order which are both rather difficult to orchestrate from across the oceans), it will be going in the mail in the next couple of days. I can’t wait for it to arrive in my mailbox!

I also managed to get my hands on Sheepish Designs’ Alpha series – Bird, Sheep, Menagerie. They too, are hard to find but are winging their way to me as I write.

Somebody has to help me curb my madness!!!

Written by Jean

March 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm