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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

SL H.K. Smith......my new project!!!!

Ooooo I can't wait to start this new project today!  I had this H.K. Smith chart in my stash and couldn't decide whether to start it first or my Mary Baker for Nicola's year of  SL stitching.  Well we all know which one won out....the Mary Baker chart did.  I would have had this one stitched up sooner had I not been so busy with other smaller projects and medium projects.

I pulled all the DMC for this chart and really liked it but I had no 36ct fabric on hand to start it about a week ago.  So when I went to my LNS recently, I took my chart with the DMC threads and found some really nice 36ct Cream Edinborough fabric.  After looking at it, I asked my friend Janet to help me pull the Au Ver A Soie silks .......JUST TO SEE if I liked them better on the cream fabric than the DMC.  Well you know where this is going...right???  I LOVED THEM!!!  It was a no brainer for Janet and I to see that we loved the colors soooo much better than the DMC.  Don't get me wrong, I like xstitching with DMC but the colors of the silks were so beautiful, and they just called out to me to stitch this project in them.  Plus another factor was that my shop was running a discount on the silks so that helped make my decision as well.  =)

Alright....enough talking about this project and supplies for now.  Here is a picture I took the other day when it was light enough.

I hope to put some serious stitching in on this project today and the next few days so look for some updates from me.

Happy Stitching everyone!!!


Martha S said...

I have this chart in my stash. You will love stitching with silk. I find it easier than cotton. Look forward to seeing your progress.

Debbie Bauer said...

Looking forward to seeing your progress. I think both charts are lovely. So far I have never stitched in silk. Maybe the next chart I kit up ,I will give it as try.

Nicola said...

AVAS is my first choice to work with, enjoy the silks

I am looking forward to those updates.

donnacrafts said...

Yes, AVAS is always the winner. Starting a new project is so much fun. I look forward to viewing your progress. Enjoy!!

Bethany said...

You will enjoy Stitching with AVAS. There is nothing like them.....

Cindy L said...

The silks make a sampler so enticing to stitch! Enjoy!