Tuesday, July 25, 2006

My next new start - Irises

I'm going to stitch a couple of stumpwork irises for my Grandmothers 80th birthday in October. One is a brooch and the other is a picture - both are from Stitchers World magazines.

This is the pile of my supplies so far:

I'm still missing one thread, and I discovered the beads I got were the wrong size. I got the number given in the instructions and only discovered later that the prefix was wrong giving me seed beads instead of small bugle beads. So I'm going to try and rectify that tomorrow as I'm going near an LNS.

I'm also going to start pulling the threads for a freebie from Caron.net hopefully tomorrow (Midnight Garden by Orna Willis). The threads called for aren't available over here, but that's alright as I object to paying up to £5 per skein for so many colours when I need so little. So I'm going to find substitutes from my stash - which will also help with the using stash up thing.


Shannon L. said...

I'll be interested to see how the stumpwork goes. I know those designs, and they are just gorgeous ! I'm just too chicken to attempt them :)

MysteryStitcher said...

I forgot to tell you I read these in chronological order. So don't be afraid about these strange comments.