Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Small Peek and an Unboxing

It's finished! I officially put in the last stitch on Pearl Butterfly on Tuesday. I actually skipped my Tuesday guild meeting to work on it. I just couldn't let it go. Here is a little peek. I'll take final pictures this weekend and post them next week. We're getting lots of sun, so it will show off all the glitter :)


Now onto the unboxing. I see people do this all the time online, so I'll try my hand at it today. I got some new stash yesterday from L'Atelier de Pénélope and I'm really excited to share it with you. I don't always place orders like this, so when I do I always get extra things for the future.

I got stretcher bars. I'm tired of using hoops and ending up with creases on my fabric :| These will be used for future bead and goldwork projects.


Needles for my luneville hook! I got two sizes: no. 80 and no. 90. I will start with the no. 90 using DMC #12 perle cotton and then graduate to the no. 80 . I also got DMC dentelle special thread for that. Eventually I hope to try it with an even thinner thread and beads :)


The white threads... I couldn't help it. I just happened to find a piece of fabric that is the exact size I need for Deborah Love's latest Schwalm piece Hidden Delights which was in the last issue of Inspirations. This will be what I call my garden project for those days when it's too nice to stay inside all day :) I love stitching whitework outside.


A book on Tambour embroidery. This is an excellent technical book that teaches you how to use a luneville hook. Mary Corbet has already reviewed it here. I can't wait to take a crack at it.


And the reason for my order, I finally found someone who will start carrying the magazine Giuliana Ricama =D Two years ago, Jeanine introduced us to this new magazine on her blog, but there was no way to get it. Today it is possible to buy a subscription but you'll have to pay an arm and a leg in shipping fees. So I'm really excited someone so close to home will start carrying it. I'm still looking over the two issues I got and I'll post all the details and an inside look on Monday. It is gorgeous!


7 comments:

  1. I am VERY excited to see your sneak peek, I was wondering if there was going to be anything added to the white parts! I can absolutely understand why you didn't want to put it down.

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  2. what an exciting parcel! Have you done tambour embroidery before? It's something I'd like to try at some point. That whitework design in Inspirations is beautiful.

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  3. What a wonderful prospect of delighted stitching you have before you!

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  4. Nice stash! I always loved getting this sort of package too, but as I have so darned much stash, I no linger indulge.

    I often try to use a hoop large enough for any creases to fall outside of the needed area and/or wet the fabric well to press the creases out. I can't use larger frames as I'm a wimp and find them too heavy!! ;)

    All looks great - enjoy! :)

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  5. What a wonderful parcel you got! They all look great for your next project! Love your gold work too!

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  6. Thanks for showing us your new little bits and bobs! I love getting those types of parcels! Keeps a smile on my face for days. Can't wait to see more of the finished butterfly

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  7. Oh great box of goodies, exciting.

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