More Stash

I was working on Christmas Mystery V and realized that I had not made the border wide enough for the contents.   Grrrr.  Now I know that silk fibres are easier to frog than cotton.  I used my trusty seam ripper and took out the right hand side of the border.  I think that I will do the contents before closing the border back up. 

I came across a mention of Book of Ink Circles  (BoInk) in a blog and am definitely going to add it to the WIP pile.  I am going to do the gold frames in metallic Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid PB01.  I have the border on the corner done and the border of the first installment completed as well.   

A friend of mine is getting married this July and I am working on a piece for her.  Of course I ran out of the Glissen Gloss that is required and have to stop and wait for my order.  Once I finish the gift I’ll post a pic and details on the pattern.  I really like the Glissen Gloss Rainbow 000 so I ordered two.  I also ordered more PB01 for BoInk. 

I was looking around Martina Webber’s other designs and decided to order the Alhambra Garden kit (fabric, metalics, beads and pattern) from European Cross Stitch Company in California.  My favourite colour is blue, and there are a lot of blues in this one.  I have always wanted to do one of Martina’s Gardens.

As part of my spree I ordered three A-Z books from Nordic Needle.  The two embroidery ones and one on Crewel work.  I like the idea of crewel work, but not working with wool.  I have seen crewel work done with cotton floss, so I’ll probably try that at one point.  I found out about the A-Z series of reference books from the women at my guild, and am glad that I got a few.  The binding is coiled so it lies flat and the pictures demonstrating the stitches are really nice.  There is one on needlepainting that I have my eye on but I’ll wait until the fall to get that one. 

Now I have to sit down and decide what I want to work on the most.  I don’t really stick to a rotation on pieces that are just for me.  I’ll have to organize my thoughts on that one. 

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