Hi everyone. Let's see if this one shows up on Blogger! What happened to the last one, I don't know. Here's Virginie Cochepin..
So of course I changed my mind and want to do the 221 as recommended with the chart. Menopause.....can't trust it.
I was surprised that this turned out to be a quick stitch. The fabric is 25 count, because when I see woven pieces, the lighter threads used in the weave are visible behind the darker colors. I don't know how to explain what I mean, but it's why I chose this fabric, since this design is taken from a woven coverlet. The linen's golden tone will be seen through the stitches instead of a solid look. You know what I'm saying?
While I was searching for gift certificate choices, I came across a few online shops that were not familiar to me. I thought you might be interested in browsing a few if you've not seen them before. They offer other items along with the basics that I thought were pretty neat, things those of you that have shops to visit are familiar with. Some offer wool and wool felt, darling fabrics, lots of accessories, and I found a source for Matka. So here they are...
Video tutorials of hand embroidery stitches Needle n Thread
An interesting site with tons of old booklets on a variety of old needle crafts, free viewing and downloads - Antique Pattern Library
Large linen selection Needleworker Delight
Lovely selection of gifts for stitchers - In the Company of Friends
Nice selection of silk Matka - Hannah's Pinkeep
There are many more to discover and I'm trying to create a file that will help sort them as to the types of threads, linens, accessories, and extras so I don't have to click on every bookmark when trying to locate a particular item.
And here's the recovered mama - the one that draws blood every time I touch her!
She's healed, playing, and happy. As for the two males, neutered Junior the clone and soon to be neutered Dad, they won't keep those dirty paws off of my door. Dad will eat anything, anytime, and Junior is a fuss-pot.
And here's someone that all three would love to play with, as he sits on his throne and eats his breakfast...
Well, that's about it. I'm working on a little something extra for the anniversary offer and will show you that tomorrow. It's been gorgeous weather here for a few days, sunny, not too cold, and NO snow!
Have a great weekend, and I'll be back tomorrow. Thank you for visiting!!