Monday, July 13, 2009

This and That....








I've been wanting to do some of "the girls" by Carriage House Samplings. Suzannah is one of my favorites as I love alphabets done in unusual ways - hence, this one done on her apron caught my heart. I've started her three times, trying to find the right linen shade. I really wanted to do it on the Lakeside Autumn Gold as chosen by the designer. However, getting 28 count in this fabric is hard. So I bought 32 count - and almost went blind trying to stitch on it - LOL! With the darkness of the color and the tiny holes - well, let us just say - forgetaboutit! I went out looking again on Saturday and found this Weeks Dye linen in Cappachino. I thought the color was close enough! And I can see the holes - tee hee! I'm even biting the bullet and putting out the money for the NPS threads. Oh what a total delightful sensation to stitch with these threads!
These cabinets are what I use to put all my DMC threads in. I find it convenient to just put them in these little drawers and number a label on the outside. However, as more and more DMC colors have come out, I've had to more colors in one drawer - sometines two, sometimes three! This often involves renumbering alot of drawers. But it still works for me. I'm also amassing a large collection of specialty threads by NPS, Weeks Dye, Crescent Colors, and Gentle Art. I've put them in large baggies with their name written on the outside. I store them in a lovely - and big - box I found at Michaels. Note - my husband really dislikes me having these thread cabinets on the hearth. But he has learned to deal with it - or at least keep his mouth shut - LOL!
I'm not sure where I found this DMC sign. I've had it for years and years and really treasure it.


2 comments:

Susan in SC said...

My goodness, look at all those thread cabinets! How lucky you are to have such good storage. All my thread is crammed into a small plastic storage box. I know that is probably one reason I do not cross-stitch any more than I do. I can't wait to see your finished project!

Siobhan said...

Great start on the CHS Girl! I need to get mine out and get it finished. I really wanted to have it done this year, but oh well... there's always next year! Loved seeing your storage methods!