I've been blogging about other topics so steadily that I neglected to share photos of recent purchases.
Last week, I received Enchanting Lair's Tea Time and HAED's Tangle Fairy in the mail. I ordered them because they looked like interesting "little" pieces. Well, Tea Time meets that description. But the Tangle Fairy has over 25 pages of chart ... not exactly what I expected. That'll teach me to judge a project by a website photo! I guess I have just figured out what my 2012 BAP will be. I think the faerie is adorable but this is my first HAED chart and I am simply stunned by the sheer volume of page after page of chart. But, hey, if I can tackle a Teresa Wentzler, HAED ought not to be a problem.
And the week before that, I received some luscious hand-dyed chenille trim from the folks at R & R. Beautiful colors but, unfortunately, not all the colors met expectations raised by website photos and descriptions ... I am assuming either my monitor or their photograph or both were not quite true to the actual colors. The cinnamon is more of a coral, the kelp is more of a chartreuse and the fudge is more purple than brown. Not to worry, I will use them in other projects. But that leaves me looking for more chenille. Sharon at Crescent Colors recently blogged about starting up her own soon-to-be-released line of over-dyed chenille. I'll have to check it out as soon as it becomes available. R & R is also adding more colors to its line. So there are many options. Then, of course, I could always dye my own. Get a load of these neat little boxes in which I am storing my chenille ... they originally housed teapots now in use in my kitchen ... the boxes were an unexpected bonus.