For those who haven't seen the new colours yet, let me just say they are gorgeous! And I may keep one set in this pretty tin just to have for reference (as of course now my thread book is out of date with these colours). I'm dying to use the peach/oranges and greens so might actually design a little flower pot to stitch to use some of them. We will see if my ambition to use them matches my prioritization of time. They did come with a little flower pattern but it's nothing special in my opinion.
DMC did get smart on packaging to ensure they showed up in order and pretty the labels are affixed with double sided tape to a plastic sleeve (see above photo). A gutsy call, if the tape stuck to threads it could be disastrous but mine appear all okay. And I may keep them this way and get another set to use.
I could just stare at them all day! How sad is that?
I gave in to the startitis and got one of my new SALs underway. It's from a U.K. shop called Lakeside Needlecraft that I had not used before. Even with exchange and shipping to Canada this was still a very affordable project because of the way they liked it.
This is their bands Sampler SAL. 12 bands (6 are released) in variegated colours. They used DMC variegation thread which I was very curious about. So far I really like it.
If you visit their site mine is the autumn colourway.
Here's the first band so far:
I'm really enjoying the pattern and always love the challenge of variegated colours to get somewhat seamless changes in threads.
However I've got it on a 40 ct Lambswool linen. Not sure who it's from but it's not all that great. Very stiff and the linen is a bit wonky to deal with. But I'll keep it going as it's a good challenge.
- Im going to finish the band above and then swap back to Alice to get her page finish in before end of March hopefully.
- I've also got some work into Here there be Monsters and will show that off soon.
- Plus: its Nashville Needlemarket in two weeks and so many great designs are coming out! So far my fave is an Ink Circles. I'll share what I'm preordering next week (once I've figured it out, lol)
Thanks for popping by and happy stitching!