Sunday, 9 November 2008

Picked my silks

Since I'm up with a bad case of insomnia, it seemed a good time to go shopping.

I checked out the DMC and AuVerASoie colors first then went to Victoria Clayton's HDF site.

I settled on Tiger Lily, a variegated overdyed silk in autumnal colors- it gave me the subtle color differences I wanted for this piece while being in the same color family as the chart calls for.

AND, there is a 1/2 price sale currently at HDF (until Monday) so I saved some money!

Yesterday I bought a new set of needles- GOLD!- just for this sampler.

So, I am all set once my silks arrive. Now I just need to cut my fabric. I am thinking it will be too wide for my usual lap frame, so I mght have to work in a hoop for this one.

What is everyone else using?


Julie said...

Tiget Lily sounds a perfect colour, roll on Jan 1st!

Joanie said...

tiger lily is beautiful color!! I'm using the called for AVAS silk on Antique Ivory linen.

Hazel said...

Oooh the colours sound wonderful. Can't wait to see pics. x

Shari said...

how many skeins of Vikki's floss do you think this will take??? What an awesome deal on them!!!

Marian said...

I'm still waiting for my fabric to arrive. I love my LNS but there is a needlepoint specialty shop nearby (The Elegant Needle). They have some FINE threads so I thought I check them out before deciding. I do know that I want to stick close to the colors of the original chart-at least right now I do.