Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Friendship Sampler - a new project

Take a look at the lovely blue heart sampler to the left. Isn't it beautiful? I'm not using the exact recommended colours, though they are still blues (I tried dyeing fabric & matching it with pinks & plums, but it looked less classy so scrapped that idea). Instead, I matched it to some colours in another project I have already completed & one I have in the stash pile still to do. This one hasn't appeared on any list but it has been in the stash pile as a downloaded file from Carinne for a while.


Um ...? Good thing I didn't put up a date for my quitting cross stitch thoughts I had before Christmas, huh? LOL

Frederick is still going - it's a simple stitch job - but he's been put to the side as my Tuesday SAL for the moment so that I can work on the new project.

I tried some more fabric dyeing last week. The real aim of the dyeing wasn't that I was keen to start MORE stitching/floss collecting but simply that I bought the wrong material for my Mirabilia 'Mermaids of the Deep Blue' project & I didn't want to buy yet another piece of fabric. So for all you people who want to know, Zweigart's Pastel Linen in Amsterdam Blue looks glorious with an over-dye of Dylon #6. They are going to be pretty mermaids when they are done.

Blissful cross stitching everyone!

Bliss

8 comments:

stitcherw said...

Your new sampler pattern looks very pretty, and the fabric for the mermaids sounds lovely. So...when are you going to post a picture of your fabric dyeing project?
Sue

BlissxStitches said...

Soon. This week the camera went for a trip to Perth with DH.

Sue said...

Your sttiching is always great. Anxious to see those Mermaids.

Cindy said...

I can not wait to see progress pics of the sampler as well as Mirabilia 'Mermaids of the Deep Blue.

BlissxStitches said...

'Mermaids' is a while off. I've gotta enjoy looking at that stash for another few months, hum & ha & admire for a bit longer still. You know how it is. LOL

Name: Vicki said...

Beautiful finish! I haven't tried dyeing fabric yet, but I want to "take the plunge." Have a happy day!

BlissxStitches said...

Sadly, I can't take credit for the above stitching. My sampler is nowhere near finished.

Carto said...

Hey there Bliss xx

Good for you for having a go at dyeing! I have a friend who's started to dye her own fabrics and she says that not only is it great to have the freedom of colour choice, but it also puts a complete personal touch to a project. It's not very often someone can say that not only have they stitched the design, but also dyed the fabric as well. I'll look forward to seeing it. Take care xx