Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Sharon's Intro and Floss Toss

Hi and Happy New Year's Eve to all the Beatrix Potter fans. I am so happy to be a part of this group even though it has taken me numerous tries (and some help from Hazel and other members) to be able to finally post.

I have been stitching for almost 30 years (and no I did not start stitching as an infant, but rather when I was expecting our first child). I discovered Quaker designs more than two years ago when I was looking for an appropriate design to stitch as a wedding sampler for our oldest son and his bride to be. I found a lovely Ellen Chester - With My Needle design, called A Token of Love. I stitched it with a beautiful ivory silk on a tan hand-dyed linen, and have been seeking Quaker designs ever since then.

I've had my linen and silks for this project for about a month or so. I will be stitching Beatrix on 36 count Bisque by Lakeside Linen (over two) with Belle Soie silks in Rustique. I originally selected Belle Soie Icing as the secondary accent color, but until I get stitching, I won't know if I will stick with that choice or go for something a tad darker.

I hope to get my linen on my scroll bars today, so that I will be ready to stitch tomorrow.

I wish you all joyful stitching in the new year,

Sharon in St. Louis (Missouri)


Hazel said...

Well done Sharon! Lovely thread choice. xx

Brenda said...

Your silk thread is a lovely color, this will look great. I know what you mean about quaker patterns, I am addicted to collecting them right now.