Jane Pattison by Shakespeare's Peddler
32ct vintage Navy Bean
Gentle Art Simply Wool fibers called for
Isn't she pretty?
Various blogging friends were asking how I like the wools. Well, they were a nice change. Definitely thicker than silks or cottons, but thinner than knitting wool. You have to use shorter lengths, like you do with Belle Soie or Gloriana -- since the wool tends to fray on the end in the needle. But it stands up fairly well in general. The red does show a bit of fuzz as one stitches that I could do without, but nothing serious and no bleeding onto the fabric at all. And yes, it's thick enough that one can't use a higher count than 32ct fabric. 35 or 36ct would probably be too tight a fit. Overall I enjoyed the experience, but I'm not running out to use them again unless they are called for in a design. Then I suppose I might consider it. You also have to keep in mind that I don't have a large overdyed cotton stash -- if I had had all the overdyed equivalents of cotton in my stash, I might not have gone for the wools. But I'm glad I tried them. They really do give the piece a special look, don't you think?
Loraine and I agreed to do a very small part of our Toy Chest SAL this time around. So here's the button box lid.
Fascinating, right? :D
Also, I'm late for my TUSAL for the month. Totally slipped my mind last week. Here it is.
The wools take up more space than the other fibers. lol!
I was naughty and bought a few things recently. Marly was selling some sweet sampler boxes, and I couldn't resist getting a set.
Pretty, right? And they're just so nice! Love them!
And have I shown you my stitching wallet collection recently? Bought a new one the other day from Natalia at Stitching-4-Joy.
I'm so happy to have the ones with the French General and BBD Blueberry Crumble fabrics! I love them all though.
Mia was enjoying the weather so much last week. (It's become chilly again this week, so no more open windows for now.)
This was the first time I've seen the silly thing sleep in the window. lol! She loved the sunshine!
The college acceptances have started coming in. The boy child has been accepted to 6 colleges so far! (He applied to a lot of colleges. lol!) And the best news is that two of them were high on his list too, especially one of them. We are still waiting to hear from that music college he's interested in. If he gets accepted there, a tough decision is ahead. Fingers crossed!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I so appreciate your comments and really enjoy visiting with blogging friends. I hope you all have a great week!