Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Now I Know...

... why I've seen so many people out there in blogland stitching this pattern!

With the summer-like temps we've been having this past week, everything in my garden has really been sprouting out.  For that reason, I thought this was the perfect pattern to pick up and take my needle and thread to.  This is my first time stitching with Belle Soie Silks by Crescent Colours, so I was excited about that too!

 I've been working on it a couple of nights now...the colours are so scrumptious, and the silk floss is just heavenly to work with!  At first I wasn't sure about the coverage with just one strand of floss on the 32 count linen, but after stitching for a bit, I found that it really does work with the delicacy of this pattern.

 It's hard to capture the true colour of this fabric.  It is called "Chestnut" and definitely more brown than it shows here.

This has been a really fun stitch so far... I will be sure to keep you up to date on my progress.

Many thanks for stopping by!



Catherine said...

Such great colors in this piece!!

Anonymous said...


This piece is looking beautiful already. I've yet to work with silk but I'd definitely give it a go.

Rita said...

Enjoy working with the silks!

I was lucky enough to get to visit The Attic in AZ. They're REALLY into samplers (my first stitching love) and believe samplers always look better stitched in silks.

I plan to splurge and use Belle Soire with LHN's repro/adaptation of Elizabeth Hancock once I finish a couple of models. Can't wait!

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