Sunday, February 11, 2007

New starts!

I started something new! I have so many WIPs there are going to be very few new starts this year, but this is one of them. It's Quaker Stocking by Carriage House Samplings and it was on my list of 2007 stitching goals, so that's OK.

I'm doing it on the 40ct Navy Bean Cathy sent me last year (I've been saving it for this!) with the DMC conversion. I'll be stitching on it most Saturdays along with the ladies on the Legacy board.


And I have new stash I want to start! First, a huge thank you to Sue, who's gifted me with Chatelaine's Rose and Butterfly Quilt charts as an all-year birthday present! Thank you so much Sue! That'll be another new start when I get fabric and threads.

I also got Blackbird's Designs' Bluebird's Message this week thanks to a trade with Karen. Thanks Karen! I'm tempted to start this one too but won't yet.

I will be starting Blackstone Fantasy Garden by Ink Circles some time though. The Dinky Dyes I ordered at Christmas finally arrived so I have fabric and enough thread to make a start. It'll be an autumn garden. I'm going to use Silkweaver's Golden Promise and Dinky Dyes Desert Sands for one set of crosses. I'm not sure about the rest - although I will use that green (Swan Valley - thanks again Cathy!) for one of the backstitching colours. The other two threads are possibles. I'll see as I go along.


Edited to add: Barbara - you're so right! I ordered from Stitching Bits and Bobs. Cheap but sooooo sloooooow!

18 comments:

  1. You've got some really exciting new projects coming up. I am going to fasten my seatbelt and sit back and relax while I watch all these beauties grow here in your blog!!

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  2. Those colors for the Blackstone fantasy look absolutely yummy!

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  3. Love the fabric and colors for the Ink Circles piece! It is such a pretty one.

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  4. Lovely start, Nicki :)

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  5. Some lovely projects ready to launch! Love the start on the stocking - that will be a wonderful piece!

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  6. love that navy bean linen and it is the perfect chart ofr it, i love that stocking.. can't wait to see your progress on it..
    i also love the colours you are going with for Blackstone
    how exciting all this new stuff starting!!

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  7. The Navy Bean is perfect for your stocking - love what you've done so far!

    Your threads and fabric for the Ink Circles design look scrummy :D

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  8. Great start on the stocking, one of my favorite patterns. Beautiful fabric and flosses for the ink circle!

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  9. That looks like another beautiful project! I also really like the colors for the next new design :) I seem to really be drawn to oranges (the burnt kind, not the bright ones) lately.

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  10. Very pretty start!

    Let's see, fibers you ordered at Xmas and you just got them ... three guesses where they're from. ;>

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  11. Beautiful start on the stocking, Nicki, and lots of fun projects ahead! I love that Bluebird, she sure is pretty finished up.

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  12. Great start on the stocking Nicki.

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  13. I like the colours you have chosen and your start...alot of XXX's in this stocking ;-) very nice though!

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  14. Can't wait to see all these great new starts! I love the autumnal colors you've chosen for your Ink Circles piece. The start of your stocking looks great. I love those CHS stockings!

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  15. Your new start is gorgeous. I love the colours :)

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  16. Oooooh, gorgeous fabric and such pretty colours! I'm sure they were worth the wait.

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