Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My 6th WIP and an Update on one of the Original 5

Okay, here is my cheat project.  My friend Julianne so kindly gifted me with a birthday present to 123 Stitch....and as I was dreaming over all of the charts, I ran across this reproduction sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler.  I had seen this chart in the past and always liked it, so armed with the freedom of a gift certificate, I purchased it and I am so excited!!!!  I also got the CHS chart The Birds and the Bees that is one of Linda's WIPS!!!!  So, as Elenor Ferrow 1842 is my current obsession, I had to start it right this instant!!!!  Here is my small start.  And of course, I have to have one of my Kelmscott Needle Minders to coordinate with the project.  I love this acorn needle minder.  I think it might be the first one I ever purchased. 


Here is an update on the progress of Sweet Adeline.  I am loving this project so much!!!!  I am going to gather all the charts I have lined up for red/white samplers for a future blog post.  I am also going to make a list of my favorite red threads so that I can refer to it in the future.  Schoolhouse Red will definitely be on the list.  That is what I am using on this project.  I also have to say that the fabric that I am using for this project is not one that I would have known to pick out on my own.  When I kitted this up I was with my friend Karin.  She told me about her love of the fabric called Linen by Weeks Dye Works.  I usually find that Weeks fabric is not stiff enough for my liking; but this Linen by Weeks is perfect in tensile strength and also the color is just perfect for this kind of project.  Highly recommended!!!

 Again, I say unto you, half the fun of stitching is kitting up the project and assigning it to a stitching project bag.  I have my Sweet Adeline in this completely fabulous Vera Bradley pouch.  The pouch is actually a small laptop computer bag.  If you are near a VB outlet store they are mostly affordable as project bags.  They really lend themselves perfectly to this function.  So fun!!!!!
 My project bag for Eleanor Ferrow is a total one of kind that you cannot get anywhere.  Sorry!  I picked out the fabrics myself and then had Natalia of Stitching 4 Joy create one of her utterly fabulous, work of art, stitching wallets.  Natalia is not currently making stitching wallets, but if she ever starts up again I will let you know.  Truly, these are works of art!!!!!

10 comments:

Stitchinowl said...

Nice shopping spree! I love your VB Deco Daisy laptop/project bag. I just shopped at my local VB Outlet store last weekend. Now I want to go back and buy one of these small laptop cases :)
Carolyn

Barb said...

Great shopping! I love red and white samplers. I can't wait to see your list. It would be great to see your list of floss colors too.

Robin said...

I like your 6th WIP. Nice progress on Sweet Adelaide! Hmmm...I wonder what Sweet Adelaide would look like in a blue. You always seem to enable me with your accessories.

Robin in Virginia

Robin said...

Sorry for the butchering of Adeline's name.

R in VA

Paisley said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the idea of using a VB laptop case for a project bag!

Vickie said...

You are so organized and coordinated! Looking good.

Ruth said...

You are so right! There is nothing like the joy of kitting up a new project--- through I have to say I prefer ziplock bags. :)

Love your projects and your beautiful needle minders! I can't get used to them on my xs projects, but I love them for my needlepoint.

Margaret said...

Nice! Love the new project! Love your project bags too! I have a few of Natalia's bags as well! And I never would have thought of using a VB computer case for a project bag. Clever you!

Sharon said...

Love your project bags and projects! I have stitched Elenor Ferrow... She is a lovely stitch!

Jeanie said...

That's going to be tons of fun to do! And I still am wild about the red and white!