Friday, July 07, 2006

I have the will power of a flea....


Karen - you can take off that 'maybe' next to my name on your list of Quaker Garden SALers!

This was last night's stitching! Quaker Garden on the recommended R&R linen with GAST and DMC (for economic reasons! - 3033 instead of Shaker White and 935 instead of Caper). The linen is a lot greener than this in reality. I did the middle of the pink flower in white instead of the suggested pink - it's nice to be a bit different!

It's my first time stitching on R&R linen and on 30ct and I really like it. My stitches seems to lie nicely on this count and the coverage is good too. But the linen smells REALLY strongly - a sort of musty linen smell. Is this a R&R thing does anyone know or is it just my piece?

10 comments:

  1. Do fleas have willpower???

    looks lovely gorgeous stitching, but when isn't it.. I love your stitching
    i like my 1x1 on 30 ct as well i have played with some 30 count legacy linen, both normal and dowager weight and it suits my tension perfectly

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  2. Mwhhhhaaaaahhaaaaa!! I knew you wouldn't be able to resist ;)

    You made a great start - I think the DMC looks just fine.

    In my experience, R&R linen does smell - I think it's the way they dye it probably.

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  3. wow, that's beautiful! Can't wait to see your progress.
    {{{hugs}}}

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  4. Beautiful start, Nicki. :) I really like stitching on this R&R linen too... it's a bit stiff, but I have it in Q Snaps so it doesn't bother me. And yep, most of the R&R linen I've received has arrived with a funny smell.

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  5. I've never used R&R fabrics, so I'm no help there Nicki. All I can say is that it looks fantastic so far :)

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  6. No help with the linen, but your wip is looking lovely.

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  7. Looking lovely, Nicki! Great start.

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  8. You've made a nice start, it looks great! I've only worked with R&R linen once and it definitely had a weird smell.

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  9. I'm so glad you are SALing with us! Your start is beautiful! Yes, my R&R is not only stiff, but oddly scented as well. Lately I seem to be using a lot of R & R fabrics and just with this piece noticed they are all like that.

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  10. Now I always thought that fleas had lots of willpower! ;>

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