Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stash and Stashability

I don't have any amazing progress or finishes to show you, so I thought I would share some views of my stash with you. I love making piles of charts and rearranging the "stitching order." These are some that have been at the top of the pile for a while.

You all know how dutifully I have been working on Anonymous Women by Sheepish Designs.

Yesterday, I put her aside when the mail carrier delivered some fabric for Bridget Power Sampler by Of Female Worth.

Unfortunately there was a stain on the otherwise lovely 40 ct Angel Hair, so back it will go. But the linen for Renaissance Garden by Goode Houswife looked perfect, so I thought about starting it.

Whenever I see Renaissance Garden, I think of 1762 Canterbury Tapestry by Barrick Samplers for some reason. They are very like and very unlike to my mind. I have the fabric and could have started it.

But the birds were singing yesterday, and the bees were buzzing, and the day was unusually mild for February.(ETA: Thanks, Barbara! It is January! lol) So I considered English Cottage Sampler by Chessie and Me.

or Awake the Dawning Day by Blackbird Designs.

As you can see, I was spoiled for choice. With all this vintage-y goodness spread before me, my capricious needle may another stab, as it were. I sat myself down in my car in front of the ballet studio and stitched this.

I suppose I will always have a spot in my heart for Cross-Eyed Cricket!

I found this freebie in one of the newsletters at Stitchville USA. http://www.needleartworks.com/stv/nwsltr/svnwsltr.htm

 

12 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice stash! Too bad about the stain on the fabric for Bridget Power. I want to see your start!

barbara said...

Is it already February in your part of the world? ("it was unusually mild for February...")

Lovely choices, and it would be very difficult to make a selection!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lots of lovely things to stitch in your stash. Bummer about the linen.

Catherine said...

Love all the great stash!! Hopefully a replacement piece of linen will be on its way to you soon so we can see your start!

Tracey said...

Decisions, decisions! I can understand your dilemma! Sweet finish though! (no pun intended. :) )

Mouse said...

oooo a wee bit of enabling ... just love the blackbird design :) and have had a peek at the freebies thanks too :) love mouse xxxx

Giovanna said...

Lovely stash, and pretty CEC finish.

Jennifer said...

Pretty choices and a great finish too!

Jennifer

Siobhán said...

Sweet new stash! I love that Bridget Powers sampler, but all of them are great designs. Sweet finish, too!

Suzanne said...

Such pretty stash! I recently acquired Bridget Powers as well and she is such a lovely sampler.

Brigitte said...

Oh, I was just drooling over your wonderful charts. You will have a lot of fun stitching them.

Regena said...

I adore all your stitchery projects! Someday, I'll get back into doing needlepoint and cross-stitch (hopefully)....

Regena