Friday, October 24, 2014

WOW! That was fast!

I came home today to a wonderful surprise--an envelope from Gay Ann with all 5 of the patterns I ordered during e-Week!  I knew she had shipped 2 of them based on the tracking information, but it was a surprise to find the other 3 in the same package. Happy dance time for me!

I'm not sure, and why I ordered kits from the Annex!

As I continue working on the Florentine Ornament I'm not sure about the center Scotch stitch color.  It's not the color called for on the chart--7022--because the shop didn't have that color.  Plus, the other 70xx colors looked nothing like the photo on the chart.  Why would they?  I found out later that Caron has changed the numbering system on their Impressions thread and 7022 is now 8022.  I picked a color that looked close to the color in the photo, but now I'm wondering if it's just not really the right shade.  The shade is something in the 51xx range, a dark gray-green.   I think today I may run by my LNS and see if they have something in that 8022 range, just to satisfy myself.

I'm waiting for my eWeek charts and my Annex kits to arrive.  I like ordering the kits from the Annex after Gay Ann's sale.  At least I know that I have the correct supplies!  I would do all my shopping at my LNS but no one there ever seems to have time to help me and since the shop is quite a bit out of the way and has limited hours--well, it just makes shopping with Kate even more attractive!

Here's a photo of my Florentine ornament--as it looks right now.   Any opinions about the center color?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Where has the time gone?

Who knows?  And why waste even a moment worrying about it?  What matters now is that I'm back, and I don't plan on vanishing again.

Looking at all of the lovely offerings from Gay Ann for this year's E-Week sale awakened something deep inside, so yesterday I had to make a trip to my LNS to kit up one of the many GAR designs I have.

I pulled the chart for "First Florentine Ornament" out of my stash and kitted it up.  I got started as soon as I got home from work yesterday.  This was my attempt at Scotch stitch and I'm very happy with my results.  I finished the entire Scotch stitch center last night, and then early (way too early!) this morning I put in the Krenik braid overstitch.

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Later this morning I started adding the navy Krenik border around the Scotch stitch.  I should be able to finish this border tonight.

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I ordered a few things from E-Week.  I'm looking forward to adding Whitework Heart of the Raj, Chain of Hearts, Periwinkle and Pearls Heart, and Spirit of Christmas Heart to my stash.  Tomorrow I'll have to check out Kate's Annex to see what supply packets she'll be offering.