Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SFS2015-B October Reporting

This is the place to log-in/report for all participating bloggers in SFS2015-B group.
This link list to report for October (for bloggers) will remain open October 21 - 29.

Please ensure you include the following information at the top of your blog post:
Month: (the month you're reporting in for!)
Spent: (the amount you spent from your budget)
Earned: (put the amount earned from finishes that month!)

Of course we want pictures and more information if you'd like!! This is merely the minimum requirement for reporting. Please ensure you link to the exact SFS post on your blog and not your general blog page.

Email participants please click link to send in your report:

Issues, concerns, confused, etc?
Please feel free to leave a comment here and I will respond via email or comment back if you don't have an email connected to your blogger profile.
Email me (Mel) direct at stitchfromstash@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Take Time to Read - WIP

I've *finally* gotten some actual progress stitching into my Jeannette Douglass Take Time to Read.
You'll see that I'm jumping around a bit in the piece (between blocks). The reason is that I'm trying to conserve as much thread as possible and it's just easier when I can see another area to immediately use the thread in.

Why am I conserving thread?
Well I decided to do this piece on a 28ct linen from my stash. However, it is charted for 32ct. Now, normally this wouldn't be an issue but I didn't take into account one (kind of important) thing. The thread pack. Jeannette's pieces always use the most luxurious NPI, Gloriana or other silk threads. They are just divine and cannot be replicated in any other way in lots of cases. In the case of Take Time to Read the border is too beautiful not to do in the silk that is called for. So I did what I usually do with Jeannette's pieces and bought the thread pack. Well, that's all great and it's a lovely thread pack. 
Except for one thing... it's charted for over one and the thread pack is accounted for on 32ct linen. And I'm doing 28ct over two.

So needless to say I'm pretty much guaranteed to run out of thread... I'm doing what I can with what I have and will see if I can get to the end or if I need another thread pack. 
Silly me for not reading the instructions first and thinking about the thread pack. On the good side I'll likely never make that mistake again!!
To date: 

- I've put a few stitches in Alice 
- Picked up South Seas Mermaid (Mirabillia) that I haven't touched much in forever. I do love the Silkweavers fabric its on!! Pics coming soon.

Happy Stitching!