It is a glorious sunny Sunday. The temperature hit 50 and it is February in Ohio??? If this is global warming bring it on. The sunshine puts me in good mood. I've been working on some smaller pieces - all BBD -and this is one I've finished. Its called Simple Harvest and it appears in the book With Needle & Thread by BBD, 2007. I poked around a bit online and couldn't find a copy of this for sale, so it is probably OOP. No surprise to those of us who love BBD.
I did this on a piece of mystery linen in my stash. It is 32 count and the piece finished about 4" X 6". I used a thread that is new to me - Cosmo Seasons by Lecien.I purchased it at Fabric Shack. They have a selection of the variegated colors in floss and in heavier thread weight for big stitch quilting. I used an entire 8 meter skein on this. It cost $1.70 a skein which makes it more than DMC but a little less than some of the hand dyed flosses. I like it and will use it again.
When I stitch with variegated floss like this I try to cross every stitch as I go and it and I feel like I'm painting with thread. I tried to make sure that I didn't get any areas where the colors clumped together. I did unsew one letter and re-stitch it when it ended up being the exact color of the letter below it.
Instead of stitching my initials I added another one of those heart-shaped mother of pearl buttons I love so much. The frame is something I picked up at Michael's for half price. I like the wood grain on it. Now in the book Alma says she stitched this in one night. She must stitch like the wind, cause it took me about 7 nights to finish this, but it was worth it.
Well I hope to get some sewing done today. I spent all day yesterday helping my son with a paper, and by the time we were finished I was too tired. I'm working on the Schnibble I.S.T.H. for the "Another year of Schnibbles" and I need to get it done before the end of the month. It almost done.
Hope the weather is lovely where you are, or that it gets lovely very very soon!