Monday, March 10, 2014

Mining the Stash

I spent a little time yesterday shopping my own stash and found these items.  All of these were separate purchases but they came together nicely.    It's rather like a stash in search of a chart deal.  The fabric is Picture This Plus' Belfast 32ct Aurora.  The multicolored rick rack picks up the colors in the lighter skein of Waterlilies, while the darker skein of Waterlilies takes the colorway a few tones deeper.  The solid color rickrack picks up the color in the Belle Soie silk and the fabric for a tone on tone effect.  

I am not sure which way I want to go but there is enough fabric to do both.  I do have two ideas for charts: an Easter Egg Sampler chart I have in my to-do binder or Teresa Wentzler's Futurecaster dragon chart.  Anybody else have any ideas?

If I go with the above mentioned charts, I'd probably stitch the Easter Egg tone on tone and use one of the Waterlilies skeins for the dragon, choosing two solids from that color way to complete the kitting up.  I'll have to check my bead stash to see if I have anything that works with what I have already gathered.


Vickie said...

Oh the stash looks splendid! Great ideas for it.

Natasha said...

Beautiful spring colors! I look forward to seeing what you decide to stitch.

I love shopping my own stash I find the best things sometimes :)

Stitchinowl said...

What a pretty color fabric! The best part is that you will be able to use it for 2 projects. I like the phrase "mining the stash". I usually call it "stitching from stash", but your phrasing makes it sounds like you are finding treasures!