I spent all Saturday evening in my stash pulling fabrics and threads, zig-zagging edges, ironing, attaching to stretcher bars (where appropriate) and starting new projects. Here are my results- Jardin Prive SAL
Sampler au Bouquet
35 ct natural linen
This SAL doesn't officially start until March 15th, but I wanted to get a head start. I frogged the first purple border because I used only 1 thread and didn't like the coverage. Two threads seem to give it more texture. I have changed many of the called-for threads because this linen is a little dark and I wanted brighter colors. But I am not sure about this orange on the letters?? What do you think? I also pulled a raspberry color and am thinking to try a letter with it too.
Permit Me Not to Stray
32ct Belfast linen-Country cream
Called for GAST threads
I love this design! It is Adam & Eve but in a more whimsical way, less tradition. And I think this linen will work perfectly-it has a cream/ecru smudged look to it. Click to see a close-up.
Birds of a Feather
36 ct Edinburgh linen
Called for WDW threads
Look! I found an old frame for BBD's Spring Fling. And it looks great! Please excuse the dot from glare. One more finish-finished.
This one has been kitted up long enough! I am anxous to see more of this one, but thank heavens for my magnifier! Honestly, couldn't I have picked smaller projects??
One more thing-my mother sent me this quilt she made. It just arrived today. It is a beautiful hand-pieced and hand-quilted dresden plate. The fabrics are all old ones from clothes she made for us girls (me and my 2 sisters) when we were young. So lots of 60's and 70's fabrics. Thanks so much, Mom! I am thrilled to have it!