These things didn’t all arrive yesterday. They have been trickling in for the past week or two. I had been stacking it all on the table because I needed to go through the kits and put the fabric with the projects it was purchased for but here’s what I had to put away yesterday.
With all the fabrics, I will start with the left and go towards the right.
32 Count Latte Linen by Zwiegart
32 Count Platinum Lugana by Zwiegart
28 Count Oaken Lugana by Picture This Plus
30 Count Ivory Lugana by Zwiegart
These two are possibilities for Farmhouse Christmas. If I had to choose now, I think I’d choose the one on the right.
30 count Portobello Linen by Access Commodities
32 Count Vintage Country Mocha Belfast by Zwiegart
36 Count Summer Khaki Linen by Zwiegart
36 Count Vintage Country Mocha Linen by Zwiegart
40 Count Cafe’ au Lait (Sand) Linen by Zwiegart
As far as fabric, I realized that most everything I have is some variation of tan – pinkish tan, peachy tan, brownish tan, greenish tan. I do have a couple of pieces of blue linen but I need some white – creamy white, grayish white, pinky white and even a snow white. I need some grays. I’m not planning to order anything else for a while but when I do, it will be whites and grays. I believe except for a couple of things, everything I’ve ordered has arrived.
Two things I want to say before I list these: First, the dining room has red walls. At first, I thought we would repaint that but I like it now that I’ve gotten used to it. The breakfast room has red window toppers. The family room is kinda sandwiched between those two rooms. There’s a place in Nevada, MO where they make the pressed tin for ceilings and decorations. It’s been there forever and there was a company in Texas that would buy some of the tins and frame them, then bring them back to a little decorating shop in Nevada and sell them. Almost every house in Nevada has something made by Norman Sheet Metal. Our house there had tin in the dining room ceiling. I bought this framed tin when we lived there. Bad picture but it’s still in a box here.
I love that piece! We’re going to take down the mirror over the fireplace and put this tin there. That got me to thinking that if I hang some things on other walls with just a bit of red, I can kinda tie the red color scheme throughout the main level without the red being overpowering so, for some of these projects, it was the red that caught my attention.
The second thing – it’s not unusual for printed charts to go out of print so when I see one I think I really want, and it’s already an older chart, it’s worth it for me to spend $6 – $8 (or more if I really, really like it) to get it and have it.
It was the red in Newcastle Bouquet that caught my eye but I really do like it. That’s what the 40 count Cafe’ au Lait linen will be used for.
I know . . I’m not supposed to be buying charts with houses til I’ve done at least one to make sure that boring stitching doesn’t result in lots of unfinished projects with houses but the name – Pet All Dogs. You know what a dog lover I am. I couldn’t resist this one.
“My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing”. How could I resist this with what’s going on in our land? I may change the colors to make it more red, white and blue.
This is a book that I ordered a week or so before Christmas and the day I ordered it, the shop was closing for the holidays so it wasn’t going to be sent out til after January 3. I was fine with that but I’ve thought so much about this book. I would love to design my own sampler. There are pages and pages of motifs. On the back, it says there are “Alphabets, Borders, Numerals, People, Trees, Ship, Flowers, Corners, Crowns, Shrubs, Nautical, Biblical, Potted plants and many, many more”. I will get hours and hours and hours of enjoyment from this book. In my head, I can see Nicole, Addie and myself in a few years sitting down and designing our own samplers. It may never happen but I can dream.
The book is Ultimate Sampler Motifs Source Book by Brenda Keyes. I got mine from The Kitten Stitcher but it’s now out of stock. I have no idea if they’ll be getting more in. The Silver Needle in Tulsa may have it.
I took this book to bed with me last night and there were so many ideas jumping around in my head, I had trouble putting it down.
That’s it! Now . . it’s time to stop building the chart and fabric stash and start stitching!