Thank you for the compliments on my PLR. Since I’ve been in a Blackbird mood lately, I’m still stitching along on my Peacock Pinkeep. I’m working my way across on the alphabet, but I’ve run out of Rose of Sharon silk halfway through the “U”. So I see purchasing more of that in my future. I am using two strands over two, rather than the recommended one strand, which is why mine looks so much darker than the others of I’ve seen (and also the reason I ran out of thread). If I had had a full skein, I would have been fine. Not sure if I’ll make it with the Tortoiseshell or not…we’ll see. But, I love how this is turning out and I love my coverage. I am really enjoying stitching on this so much. My photos of the fabric and so different, I would say the actual color is closer to the top one, just a bit lighter.
As you can see, I’ve finished with the top of the pinkeep. I just love this! I am making a significant effort right now to stitch from my stash, which is why I haven’t run right out and bought more Rose of Sharon thread. I have so much lined up waiting in the wings that I should be just fine working from my stash for awhile.
Of course, I am still on the automatic shipments for the Loose Feathers club, so I was treated to this lovely package in the mail on Friday. Look at the luscious colors! And I am so excited to stitch the little pincushion with the hand-turned wooden base, that comes from Milady’s Needle. As soon as I lift my ban on new purchases, you can bet I’ll be ordering one of those bases!
I definitely want to stitch all the the “extras” for the Loose Feathers club this year, based on what I’ve seen so far. However, I am thinking I like the colors in this pincushion much better than the colors in the needlebook. So, I may work on making them match. But, what fun this year’s Loose Feathers are so far. I love this design as well, and the texture that the chain stitching will give around the flowers and leaves will be beautiful.
I am grateful for time to stitch.