previously on The grey tail: all the furry ones are almost completely through with the deep shit they got themselves into. I’m spending more time in the garden than stitching. perhaps I should start stitching in the garden. or gardening in the stitching. no, that sounds stupid.
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I know I promised I’d write something. well, there’s not much news around here. except for the endless amount of Mystery projects released or announced in the past few weeks. gosh.
in order, I joined Song of the Season by Little House Needleworks, Holly & Hearts by Lizzie Kate, At low tide by Atelier Perdu. overwhelmed by all these I told myself I couldn’t sit there with my itching hands, waiting for charts and supplies to arrive. I dived through my stash and collected silks and linen for Very Scary*, Lizzie Kate‘s Mystery from last summer.
some of you might remember what this poor thing went through last year, and those who don’t can search “Very Scary” in the Search field on the left and catch up. by the end of this I couldn’t look at it without getting such nerves.. I just knew they would bring me visits from the darn frog.
so I carefully stored it in a box and let it rest until last weekend. wise, uh?
anyways, the moment I looked at the first chart (I avoided most of the pictures so far, and tried not to catch everything of the following two while making working copies) I fell in love with it once again. the threads I’m using are the selected silks by The Attic Needlework. those gals know how to spoil us, that’s for sure.
they prepared a printed thread list with symbols and conversions to the various Dinky Dyes, Belle Soie, Gumnuts and Gloriana’s Florimell, which were chained in order in a thread ring. how cool is that?
well, here are pictures of my progress after a couple of hours (the purple border is now finished), and a good look at my recent finding in that loot I have for stash.
this stitching frame is called Doodler and is manufactured in the US by Images Stitchery Design. it took me this long to find the stitching frame of my dreams, but jolly it is a breeze to stitch! I’m getting some spare dowels and some smaller ones from Cathy so that I can use it for all my projects. you know what that means, right? no more hoop marks on my stitching and no more ironing for me! life doesn’t get any better than that! 😀
I’ll leave you with some pics and a memo: add your name IN THIS POST for the travelling pattern! 🙂
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follow our summer adventures in tomorrow’s post. an all new episode including kitty pictures! you can’t get enough of that!
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* hereon Very Scary is rightfully called by the owner of this blog Very Late. but then again, I never said in which July I’d be stitching this, did I? 😀