Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Stitcher's Finish and MORE Gifts

Just couldn't wait to show you this finish that Pat from Dyeing to Stitch did. She asked me convert the DMC I used to Gentle Art floss on Beggar's Night.
Here's her wonderful stitched piece!
If you're interest, here is the conversion I suggested.
DMC            GAST

Ecru            Oatmeal
     3021            Wood Trail
612             Chamomile
   610             Old Hickory

        3011           Chives                
   3012         Grasshopper
301            Pumpkin Pie

She also chose to trim this with R&R Cocoa chenille instead of the Cinnamon.  I wish you could see all the variegation in the pumpkin pie floss.  It's really beautiful.  Thank you Pat for stitching this and sharing it with us.
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Well, my buddy Ann came back from Market and sent me a surprise box.  She went antique shopping while in St. Charles and got this sweet crow candle holder for me.  She knows me so well.  I put it out immediately.
She also sent more R&R linen, vintage pins and a Halloween inspired kit and chart from Blackbird Designs.  Yep, when I saw this "Away We Ride" chart, my heart skipped a beat.
Ann's a very good listener and surprised me with it.   

Wonderful gifts from a wonderful friend.
Thanks Ann, you know I love everything and they've brought me many smiles.

Hope you all have something to smile about too.
Enjoy your evening!
Smiles, Nan


Keeper of the Crowes said...

I'm loving the new pattern, Nan. The over dyes are a wonderful alternative, but the DMCs are beautiful too.

Jeanne said...

Lucky you having such thoughtful friends. I'm saving off that conversion - it looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Elisabetta said...

Wonderful finish and conversion suggested..beautiful Blackbird design with your beloved raven!

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moosecraft said...

Another beautiful finish of Beggar's Night! :-) And I've got to find me one of those crow candle holders... I do have Away We Ride.... though that might be done by NEXT Halloween at the rate I'm going... lol!

Dora said...

Another beautiful finish of Beggar's Night!