Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day Five

Happy New Year!!!
Not much stitching to show in this post. I have decided to take part in the Smalls SAL hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus. I cannot begin to count the number of smalls that I have to be stitched. Some are just charts free as well as purchased. Some kitted, some not and some already stitched and in need of an assembly session. Hopefully this will provide some motivation to get some smalls done this year. I decided to make French Lavender (It's Fine-ally Finished) my New Year's start and my first Small as part of this SAL. I am almost done stitching the scissor pocket.

I was enabled to take part in 2 SALs in a FB group. I spent Saturday coffee-dyeing fabric for both projects.
I will be stitching The Snooty Parrots (Barbara Ann Designs) on coffee-dyed 32ct Lambswool and Quaker Medallions (Sampler and Antique Needlework Magazine Winter 2000) on coffee-dyed 32ct oyster linen from MCG Textiles. Neither piece came out as dark as I wanted, next time I will go back to tea-dyeing. I think I get better results with the tea-dyeing.

Fabric and fibers for Quaker Medallion

Fabric and fibers for The Snooty Parrots

Until our next visit, thanks for stopping by,


1 comment:

woolwoman said...

glad to hear of all you have planned for 2014 Gwen - I'll be doing Snooty Parrots too so I'll see you around the SAL ! enjoy and stay warm ! Mel