Monday, June 3, 2013

Stash Enhancement Brightens the Doldrums

Towards the end of the lost fallow month of May, I received some lovely new stash that lifted my spirits and made my fingers itch to pick up needle and floss.  Not enough, mind you, to actually do so.  I feared that, in my exhausted state, I would make a muck of things.

Stitchery Row in Endicott, NY did their usual rapid turn around and I received my order within 48 hours of placing it.  Pictured below are the booklets for DebBee's Designs counted canvas designs, Rice Pudding and A Bump in the Rhodes, as well as all the perle cottons required for Rice Pudding which I plan to start this month.

I love the colors in this piece.  It's a bit hard to see but the Sullivan perles, the shorter skeins on top, are varigated.  The whole thing is such a joyful blend of autumn colors that I know I shall be delighted with the finished piece ... probably a throw pillow for my bedroom.

The Rhodes stitch, in all its variations, is another of my favorites.  I've never done a needlepoint canvas where some of the canvas is exposed for a lacy effect.  I'll be interested to see how that looks.


Dani - tkdchick said...

Stash can brighten anyone's day!!!

Eva said...

I have just added A Bump in the Rhodes to my shopping list.....darn you!

kimstitch3 said...

looks like some fun Stash enhancement. Enjoy, you deserve it I am sure.Kimberly