Thursday, August 10, 2006

A Re-Start :)

While in Sydney on our holiday I picked up a few silk threads from Dragonfly Dreams with Southern Jewels in mind. Some of you may remember that I started it some time back but didn't have enough of one of the colours I'd chosen and couldn't get any more since it was a limited edition colour.

Well I completely restarted it a couple of days ago :) I wasn't really happy with the 28 count fabric that I started it on so I'm using a white 32 count opalescent that I found whilst going through my fabric the other day. I'm also using different colours - Silk 'N' Colours "Papyrus Leaf" for the four corners and "Jewel of the Nile" for the centre. "Jewel of the Nile" is what is called for in the chart but I didn't realise that at the time I was choosing colours - I just picked what appealed to me :)

I finished stitching the first corner this morning, just need to add the Rhodes stitches later ...*sigh* and just for something completely different Blogger won't upload photos so I'm using Webshots. Just click on the picture if you want a closer look.

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Thanks for the comments on our candid family shot - we certainly kept the people in the line behind us entertained - lol! And, Kim, you're right, these sorts of shots are the "real" family pics. They will be the ones that trigger the memories later in life :)


Leonie said...

Nice pic! I must get back to my SJ and also take a pic. I like the new colour.

Jenny said...

Your southern jewels looks great! I think the new colors you chose are going to come out great. :)

Nice family pic too! We are planning a trip to Disney World for next spring, so hoping we get some nice candid shots too - I cannot get my DS to pose for a pic to save his soul!