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2018 Finishes

1. Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs. Finished Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

2. Victorian Thistles bookmark by Textile Heritage. Finished Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

3. Keep Love by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Saturday, February 24, 2018

4. Fleur d’Orleans by Ink Circles. Finished Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5. A Little Gray Hare by Lizzie Kate. Finished Thursday, March 15, 2018

6. March Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Monday, March 26, 2018

7. April Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Number of Finishes By Year-

1. 2008 Finishes -10

2. 2009 Finishes- 21

3. 2010 Finishes- 49

4. 2011 Finishes- 26

5. 2012 Finishes- 35

6. 2013 Finishes- 7

7. 2014 Finishes- 19

8. 2015 Finishes- 61

9. 2016 Finishes- 50

10. 2017 Finishes- 30

11. 2018 Finishes-

Friday, August 5, 2016

Painting With Floss

I love finding new fabric and threads that I have never seen before. They really get the creative juices flowing, experimenting with color combinations and designs. I found this latest fiber at my LNS about a week or so ago. I fell in love with the the colors, the softness and the texture. They are called Baroque Silks and they are by the Pure Palette.  It is hand dyed 3 ply 100%  silk thread that can be used on 13 mesh canvas (as is) or it can be stranded to use a single ply on 18 mesh canvas.  Each skein is 15 yards and currently there are 89 beautiful colors. I paid $4.50 for each skein, which is not bad for 15 yards of silk. As these silks can be divided, I am thinking of using different thicknesses for the same project, to see what the outcome would be. Here are the ones that I picked up:

#3007 Hollyhocks

#3017 Desert Sage

I have really enjoyed stitching with these. I am going to have to dig through my stash to find other projects to stitch with these. They really are lovely!

Here are the results of my experimenting:

Design: Three Peacocks (A Faithfully Reproduced Antique Sampler

Designer: Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

Fabric Used: 28 count natural linen of unknown manufacturer

Fiber Used: The Pure Palette #3017 Desert Sage baroque silk 

Stitchers' Notes: Stitched one ply (equivalent of three strands) over two fabric threads. Did not stitch border. Fabric and fiber test.  

I think the one ply is a *wee* bit thick for the fabric, although, the colors certainly do pop. I will have to try the ubiquitous two over two or one over two on a finer fabric and see how that works out. 

Well, I am off to keep up my stitching area. DH has requested that I stitch on something fall like with orange and yellow leaves. This means shopping in stash, which is a-ok by me! :)

I hope everyone has a great weekend! 


Respectfully submitted,


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