Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stash and New Stuff!

So I've been on the prowl for the last few weeks for the perfect sampler for my wedding. Everything I've seen is very cheesy and hokey, and just not me. But, a couple of weeks ago, I came across "A Sweeter Love" by Plum Street Samplers and I fell in love with the verse and the scene itself.

Stitch night came and I walked all around the stitching post in search of the pattern and happily snatched up their one and only copy! I know Paulette, the designer, uses silks in the majority of her designs and had already decided to just go with it since its a special piece for me, but I was not prepare for the list of 27! 27!! At almost $4 a skein, that's about $100 just for the threads! I bought ten that night thinking I'm busy and have so many wips that I could take my time getting all the threads.

When Danielle and I planned our trip to In Stiches, I decided to just buy the rest of the threads and be done with it. So, here it is, all kitted up. Well, minus two threads because they were out at In Stiches, so I can order them later.

I'm not sure if I will get it started before the wedding, but its ready whenever I am. I'm stitching it one over two on 40 ct. Sand newcastle. This is my first time using silk so I am excited to try something new. Plus, the feel of the silks in my hands is so wonderful, they are so soft and have such a pretty shine to them.

I do have a question for everyone though: how do you store your silks while in use on a project? Bobbins? Thread drops? How do you store them after you complete a project?

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Danielle said...

The silks shine like no other thread. You'll see when you start stitching. I would put them on thread drops and then once you're done, just keep them on the thread drops to keep them organized. You could have different rings for different designers.

Joysze said...

Hi. :D Nice to "meet" you. I'm glad you stopped by, as this means I have a new blogging friend. :D

Those NPIs are gorgeous!!! I agree about the price, but seeing as how this is such a special piece for you and your soon to be hubby, it's well worth the money. My silks are kept in Floss A Way bags when I'm stitching and then when a project is done, they go into a box, still in their baggies. This way, if I need a color for another project, all I need to do is pull out that bag and add it to the others.

Looking forward to seeing your progress on A Sweeter Love. Hope you start it soon. :)