Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Secret Stitching & A Quaker Christmas

I worked diligently on some secret stitching that I can not show pictures of....sorry, but they will come later. An hour or so more and it will be finished....then it is into the mail!!!

I received my order from Drema at Needlecraft Corner for the large amount of Balsam Fir over dyed floss that is needed for "A Quaker Christmas." I wanted to get it all from the same dye lot so that it wouldn't look weird using another variation of the same floss. Balsam Fir from Crescent Colours is a really gorgeous dark green and black floss. It is so dark that the picture makes it looks like the floss is just black allover. The other two colours used are Cupid and Ye olde Gold. Here is the snap

The floss and pattern are sitting on the fabric I picked out to do this project on. It is called Flax. The recommended fabric was a very pale colour called I think, Lambswool. I really wanted to work on something a bit more interesting and this has flecks of gray throughout that will pop with all the black/dark green that is used. I think this will be really pretty and hopefully done and framed up by next Christmas.

That's about it for today, thanks for stopping by!!!

Take care,


  1. That's going to be a totally gorgeous project!!!

  2. Hey, what are the gold and red doing in there? I thought it was going to be another monochrome sampler! (just kidding) It is quite lovely.

  3. Gorgeous floss toss Edgar, I'm really looking forward to seeing you start working on this.

  4. I love your choices for Quaker Christmas! I can't wait to watch it unfold.

  5. oooh i like this one!! Maybe i will have to purchase this one...we could SAL!