Thursday, 29 September 2011
Progress on iStitch and the Mystery solved
Here is my progress on iStitch's SAL. The theme has now been guessed correctly, the piece is based on a printer's tray, with each block being a little stamp. It'd be great if all the designs were available as stamps!
I solved the Mystery of the Gift Voucher. I phoned Willow Fabrics and asked them who had purchased it. Unfortunately their system doesn't show this information BUT when I was chatting I mentioned I thought it could have been a magazine competition win, this rang a bell and she went off to check. Yes, Cross Stitch Collection awarded me £10 for my useful tip on what to do if you spill beads on the floor. This tip was published in Issue 202 released this week. So, not a secret admirer but very nice anyway.
I also received the chart for Home of a Needleworker from Nicola (the Obsessive Cross Stitcher) with a lovely surprise, a fresh new skein of each of the colours! There is something special about new threads all co-ordinating together. How very generous of her, I will be passing the chart on when I've stitched it.
My presents are still rolling in. My Sparklies fabric arrived, the Tigerlily is perfect for Passione Ricamo's Autumn Fairy but the Monarch is scaring me! I thought it would be nice for Nora Corbett's Trick or Treat Fairy being in two shades of pink and purple. But the piece I have has lots of yellow in it. It's amazing but I'm a newbie for such wild fabrics. The Purpleberry Spludge is the wildest I've used so far and that's subtle compared to this.
So, any ideas of what to stitch on it? Or do I just frame it as modern art? The ladies over at the Mirabilia Yuku Board are coming up with some great ideas but the more the merrier!