Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In stitches...................

Have you ever considered stitching projects for wall art in your home dec projects? I have been greatly inspired by two of my favorite bloggers: Alicia Paulson from Posie Gets Cozy and Mary Corbet from Needle & Thread. Mary Corbet just posted about one of her favorite purveyors, The French Needle, and I found the above chart available on that website (seePaul et Virginie). Ironically, it is just the chart that is up for sale, and it was the colors that caught my eye! Don't the colors remind you of this pretty fabric? But with a little imagination, I could apply the same color palette to many of the charts available, but it is this one that caught my eye. I assume that there is an alphabet for the stitcher to consult, and so I could stitch "Jeff and Wendie, (Ooops! I mean 'Wendy')", and "1989" to personalize it......if you decide to shop, read all of Mary Corbet's 4/2/09 post to get the code for 10% off (any purchase for the whole month of April!)
I'm not shopping for projects now, as I am on a moratorium for the time-being. I am stitching (knitting, crocheting, sewing and embroidery) out of my stash until further notice.
But, lucky me, look what I have in my stash:
I bought this kit from Alicia Paulson's website. (Warning: these kits were offered on a limited basis, and I'm sure you can imagine why there are none left! But the website is worth watching for Alicia's next inspiration!) I haven't started it yet, and I have a very realistic goal of having the ornaments ready for next Christmas season. At first, I thought they'd hang on my tree, but now I think they'd be adorable hanging from evergreen roping across my dining room hutch. If you are interested in lovely and slightly sentimental projects, indulge in Alicia's book, Stitched in Time. I ordered mine through my local bookstore, and it is quite a treat.
I especially like the little 8-point star on the stocking cuff ---it reminds me of my newly-finished Nordic Lights Socks, (see below), don't you think? Hmmm...maybe I should make a pair of the Nordic Lights in that colorway (aqua & red), with hat and mittens to match? Hmm, maybe a project for next fall, so I have them in time to go ice skating....Oh, if you could see the lovely outdoor rink near here!

1 comment:

Mary Corbet said...

Hi, Wendy! Oh - I love these kits! The ice skate is darling!

Thanks for the mention, by the way! There are quite a few lovely things at the French Needle, aren't there?

Don't worry about the post on the give-away! I'll count it! I love the story of the onions, by the way. Aren't moms the greatest?!

Mary Corbet