This week I received my order of overdyed linen from Sparklies and English company that dye some really amazing colours. One piece was a colour called Shades of Autumn and this was the one that I couldn't put away without stitching on it. In the stash was a Keslyn's design called "Mes Petits Arbres" or My Little Trees in English which is stitched on 28count 1 over 1 thread with 1 strand of silk. This was a good match and a chance to use some of Nancy's hand-dyed threads from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. Here is what has happened so far. There are 12 little trees each measuring about 3" (8cms) x 1.5" (4cms) using only 3 colours, forest green, olive green and a red shade which I changed to a deep rose colour. Isn't this a lovely design, they would make such lovely presents when stitched separately for friends and family. I would love to see them stitched in Red on a creamy linen. Yummm.
|Mes Petits Arbres|
Keslyn's Copyright 2012
|Sparklies Hand-dyed Fabrics|
Tomorrow I am off to the movies with a friend to see "The best exotic Marigold Hotel" starring Judy Dench, Maggie Smith and a cast of many of my favourite actors. Heard it is a good laugh so I am looking forward to seeing this one. We might even slip-in lunch as an extra treat.
Happy stitching, I am off to read what you are all doing, Bye for now, Carol