I may have been traveling, but that hasn't stopped me from shopping. When I got back to Nevada, I had these two kits (threads and beads, but no fabric) waiting for me. This Mirabilia is actually quite small, so maybe I have a chance stitching this SAP (Small A** Project) before I tackle one of her larger projects. I should have some fabric in my stash that should work well with this. Possibly some some opalescent fabric from Silkweaver. Can't have too much sparkles.
I also got this pattern to hang in Hawaii. Raise the Roof has a series of cute washing line pictures, but this was the one for me. The fabric for this is still to come.
But in going through my stash I came to a disheartening conclusion. I have way, WAY too much stash and not nearly enough time. Sigh. I don't think I am going on an actual Finish X Before Buying More diet, but I do have to stop buying charts. If I can hold out until the end of the year (with maybe one LNS tour in Boston this December), I will feel better about myself and my stash. So if I want to buy more, I better get stitching.
This shouldn't count against fabric and thread stash though. :-) I could not resist samples of the new Weeks Dye Works fabric. I got Scuppernog, Aztec Red, Sky, and Gunmetal (that is a dark gray, not a navy or black). I am most interested in using the Aztec red. I really don't know if I have a chart appropriate for it, but it is so different from the usual colors of evenweave that I just want to find something that would look good stitched on it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I also was curious about Vickie Clayton silk threads, so last month I ordered Threads of the Month #18 and a Detritus Bag (unlabeled threads and silk ribbon). I am not sure what to do with the ribbon, but using it for ornaments or flatfolds should be easy. When I saw the bright orange in the Detritus Bag, I knew how to restart the Teeny, Tiny Pumpkins chart. Since I will have to substitute all the thread, why not use silk?
So I went through Vickie's colors and ordered all the ones that were orange or seemed compatible with the Pumpkins chart. And since I had an order going, I added the Thread of the Month #19. Does this mean another order this month to pick up #20. Sure it does. I hope I can assuage my stash buying with threads and fabrics and lay off the charts for a while.