Friday, March 26, 2010

New Project Excitement!


Hi all,
I purchased a series of used charts from someone. She included the left over silk floss with the patterns. I fell totally in love with the floss, but knew I couldn't justify the cost of buying 11 skeins of it for this pattern. I knew there wasn't going to be enough to use hers, so I was disappointed. What to do, what to do???? So, last night, I sat with all of my different cotton flosses & picked colors to match the silks. I was able to match all but 3 very closely. I debated & debated what to do & was quite honestly pretty down about it. When I went to bed, I couldn't sleep. I laid there & thought.....hey, the Christmas Village piece that I just finished used both silks & cottons...why couldn't I do that with this project?!??!!
So, first thing this morning, here I was, picking flosses again. I am planning to use at least the 3 silks that I don't have cotton matches for & maybe others! We shall see as I work on the pattern.
I haven't been this excited about starting a new project for a long time.
To tease you, I will post a picture of my fabric & the flosses tossed on it!!!!! Stay tuned!
Have a wonderful weekend!

14 comments:

Brigitte said...

I often do this when I don't have the called for threads. I just just have a look into my stash and take whatever I can find and what matches the colours. And usually I'm very satisfied with the result when the piece is stitched.
Niece colours in your new project.

Carol said...

Oh, you big tease, Shari :)

The colors look wonderful...have fun with your newest project!

Mylene said...

Great thread colours and fabric you have for the new project, now i can't wait to see which design you have in mind.

Have a happy weekend too.

Ranae said...

Pretty colors, do share soon!
I often wondered if stitcher's mix silk with floss on a design. I was going to ask on my blog sometime.

Carolyn NC said...

Looks interesting - can't wait to see!

Vicky L said...

I love the colors. The fabric is awesome and sparkly. I am dying to find out what you are stitching.

Julie said...

I think we all do this, its so costly to have exactly what the charts asks for these days.

I am so looking forward to seeing what is exciting you so much...

Von said...

Nothing wrong with a little mixing things up!! I'm sure you'll be very pleased with the result. :)

Elaine said...

Oh what a tease Shari, can;t wait to see what your stitching up with all those lovely colours!

Barbara said...

Colors all look real pretty together Shari, can't wait to see when you start stitching it!

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Rita said...

This sounds like a great solution, Shari. I can't wait to see progress pictures.

Vickie said...

I love the floss!!! So what patterns did you get?? What are you stitching??? You have to tell us!!

Despina said...

Now you've got me all excited too!! Can't wait to see the colors you choose

Debra said...

Can't wait.