|Valdani Hand Dyed Variegated Thread (Jewel 540 yrds)|
Oooh I'm happy with this choice! It's hand dyed, and a very heavy thread. It will show nicely I think. She said that not all machines like it, so use a big needle. I'm assuming I will need the same thread on bottom to balance the tension. I'll play around with this a bit and let you know how it goes.
|every color of the rainbow|
Last week I took out my cheap-o watercolors that I bought myself in May. My plan it to hand stitch the entire previous photo onto canvas. I love that photo so much. I took it on Canada Day this year. I'm thinking that I can use my painted rendition as a guide when stitching.
Here is a loose color placement that will keep me on track when I stitch. Bear with me, I am not a painter.
|painted on an old piece of aida cloth|
I haven't started stitching it yet, It's quite large and will probably take all summer, fall, and winter. I figure once I have it on that scroll frame, I can work on it anywhere, including the spray park this afternoon and the lake tomorrow. : ) It's been a pretty fun summer so far.
My last rainbow item is this: I got all the solid color fabrics cut for the Snips n Snails kit! If you have the Summer ANPT magazine already and you are interested in buying the right color strips, let me know! ; ) You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now to get Jesica's quilt backing done. It will be flannellette with some more fabric-memory pieces. See you all tomorrow!