Wow-weeeee, but these Vineyard silks are fabulous! Y'all were certainly correct...they are just lovely to work with..soft, supple, luxurious...and they just GLIDE through the canvas! I definitely see more of these in my stitchy future.
I didn't start stitching until later in the evening, so my progress is rather skimpy, but I can tell you that this is truly an enjoyable stitch! As with all LJP projects, I find that if I actually read the instructions that come with the chart I feel like a stitchy genius and never have a problem. (Yes, I'm a brown-nose of the first order, but when a designer is so good that she makes me look like I know what I'm doing, I feel it necessary to kiss a little designer heiney, k?)
Msses. Vonna and Jennifer asked about the Big Zipper/Live Laugh Love project. This is a series from Bent Creek that started with the chart for the border, the fabric, threads, and buttons all packaged in a big zipper bag (hence, the name). The smaller charts and threads were then released periodically.
I had this stuffed into my stash for quite a while before I saw it completed on Ms. Margie's blog: http://www.eclecticmk.blogspot.com. If you visit there, you will see that I shamelessly stole the idea of stitching this on linen instead of the 18ct burlap that was large enough to upholster a small condominium. In my case, I decided to use 32ct. Legacy linen from Picture This Plus. If I ever get the damn thing done, it will be really pretty. I promise.
Stewey and I are headed out for a game of PUMPKIN!. He read my blog entry yesterday and informed me that the word "PUMPKIN" must always be accompanied by an exclamation point, so I apologize for any confusion caused by my oversight. (Damn dog). We tried to play yesterday, but some neighbors were burning leaves and the resulting smoke was a little much for our lungs to handle.
Happy Tuesday to one and all! Thanks for visiting! Come again real soon, ya' hear?