Five months ago when the cross stitching bug bit me after having not done any of that type work for at least 25 years, the only fabric I knew to use was Aida. There’s nothing wrong with Aida but as I investigated the options, I wanted wanted to try linen. Of course, there are many choices and I knew nothing about the available linens. I ordered a few and quickly learned that I liked some much better than others. On a scale of 1 – 10, I have maybe two pieces that I would rate a 3, and everything else is between 7 and 9 so, even with my uneducated buying frenzy, I did pretty good. Then I received my first piece of linen from XJuDesign. Suddenly, that scale of 1 – 10 didn’t go high enough because XJuDesign’s linen is off the charts, in my opinion.
Her linens are hard to find in shops. They sell out quickly . . very quickly. I’ve been able to get a few pieces from Etsy sellers but then started ordering directly from XJuDesign. The fabric is shipped from Hungary so I wasn’t sure how long it would take to arrive in the U. S. but the order was placed on February 18 and arrived on March 9 so that’s not long at all.
The above piece is 40 count Light Hazelnut. Remember last week when I received the Aged Hazelnut and fell in love with it?
The Aged Hazelnut is on the left the Light Hazelnut on the right, both are XJuDesign. Oh, how I love that Aged Hazelnut. I found some 36 count Aged Hazelnut at Kitten Stitcher and ordered a bit more of that tonight.
Also in the package received today was the February selection for the Fabric of the Month club.
The colors is “Peach” and it is an absolutely perfect shade of peach. I’m thinking this little sampler might be perfect for this fabric.
I bought it because the name is “Addie” and I was hoping it might make our Addie show some interest in needlework. The chart can be found on Etsy – here.
As usual, I will end this post with the words I tell myself a dozen times a day — I need to stitch faster! 🙂
Judy, did you see the soft blue aida cloth on Fat Quarter Shop’s blog today. It was yummy looking to me and I don’t even cross stitch.
Judy Laquidara says
Just went and looked and it is a gorgeous color.
Uh oh. I just went to the XJuDesign shop and saw all sorts of beautiful threads. (That’s my weakness) I have a question.. When you order directly from them, do you have to pay any customs duty when you received the package?
Judy Laquidara says
So far, I have not. I think there’s a certain price threshold and above that you have to pay customs but I don’t know for sure.