This is not nearly as big a haul as last year, but I had to have the buttons and they weren’t cheap! I’m very excited about the Transfer Artist Paper which claims that you can transfer prints from your computer to almost any medium! The paper and the fabric are from Judy Lea Enterprises. Judy will be opening a brick and morter shop in downtown Concord, NC, this summer! The threads are from YLI, and the earrings are by Susan Edmonson. I think they’ll match my vintage looking necklace from Vanessa at Beadlush. (Someday, I’ve got to tell you about that store!) I met lots of terrific, creative people and got links to their websites. I’ll have to share those sometime, too.
I am about to embarq on a new cross-stitch project from the Cross-Stitcher’s Club. I thought this would be beautiful on royal blue Aida cloth, so I stopped by Michael’s in Mooresville, NC, on the way home from Charlotte. That particular Michael’s has more cross-stitch fabric in stock than any other retail store I currently know of. They didn’t have royal blue, but they did have a 15″ x 18″ piece of navy blue on clearance for $2.49!
I divided the stitch count by 14 (14-count Aida cloth) and determined that the finished piece will be 5.2″ x 7″. That ought to do it!
I just checked to see which colors of floss I already have on hand, and there were only three. Since I’m changing the background color, I think I’ll change up the floss colors to what I have on hand. To help with that, I looked on line for a chart of color names
and color descriptions
for DMC floss. Now, I’m ready to go back through my thread boxes and see what I can find!
Everything I’ve done with needle and thread this weekend has had to be ripped out. I give up. I’m moving on to glue!