Monday, 2 April 2012

Pretty overdyed linen and evenweave

Hi everyone,
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


  1. Is this the movie where the group of "seniors" go to India? Please let us know how you like it!

    Thanks, Cindy

  2. Hi Cindy,
    Yes this is the movie. Lots of laughs and a few sighs. The acting is excellent. It was a thoroughly enjoyable 2 hours. Definitely catch it if you can. Maggie Smith and Devi Patel are excellent. Judy Dench and Maggie Smith being such big names in the movies are both so brave to appear in close up on the big screen with little or no makeup. Much braver than me.