Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Frogs in the garden!

I've got frogs in my garden LOL!!! I spent this evening frogging out all of the original baby blue that Vikki Clayton had in the conversion for this sampler, and began replacing it with the bright turquoise she sent last week - this is much more like the original color in this sampler. I am liking this so much better now!

I need some help/advice.... I need to be pointed in the right direction, if you can help me! I want to stitch Three Little Words by Papillon Creations. However, I need an enormous cut of either 36 or 40 ct linen. I think the stitch count for this sampler is 400 x 400. So if I use 40 ct, I need a 26" x 26" piece of linen, and if I used 36 ct I probably need something like a 27" x 27" piece (maybe more like 28" x 28").... does anyone know of a good place to pick this up? I am not looking for a hand dyed for this sampler. I would prefer cream or antique white..... any help would be appreciated, especially a shop in the US (due to high shipping fees from Europe, etc...) - but I will be happy with any tip - thanks so much!

New Hampshire doesn't shut down when it snows... but I do :-) I got a lot of comments about that yesterday. That is one of the benefits of self-employment, I suppose. :-) Looks like my area is not going to get hit as badly as Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island... but I so very much want a snow day and still plan to take one :-)

Happy 5th birthday to my Gig!! Mike took this photo of him only about a week or two ago... sorry he looks yucky - he has a lot of eye gunk in this photo!! We try to keep him clean, but somehow got this photo taken before he got his eyes wiped. I can't believe my little guy is 5 already!!

OK, just a few short hours and I will be inundated with new passwords from Martina Weber... sigh... but I also think the new issue of The Gift of Stitching will be available too... yay, I am ready for the next part of the Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler!

Oh, right! Today is New DVD Release Tuesday - today's selection: Pride and Prejudice

Stitched on today: Garden Spot Sampler

15 comments:

Jenn said...

ISTR there's a fairly new XS shop in the Manchester/Concord area. I'm not sure where in NH you are.

As far as online shops, my favorite is Stitches N Things (www.stitchesnthings.com). I also order from Nordic Needle (www.nordicneedle.com), mostly for fabric, Anchor and beads/charmpacks.

KarenV said...

Carol, Sew and So in the UK sells Zweigart linen by the metre and it usually works out cheaper than buying it from the US. I would be happy to order it for you and send it along, just let me know.

Their web address is: www.sewandso.co.uk

Heather said...

I agree with KarenV, friends on mine in the US are always shopping at www.sewandso.co.uk for their fabric as it works out cheaper for them than stores in the US.

Lana said...

Your garden Sampler is looking really good! Keep it up!
~Lana~

Annemarie said...

I love your Garden Sampler, Carol. Turqouise sounds good. Happy birthday to your cat!

Shelleen said...

Your garden looks great but sorry about the froggin. I buy just about everything from www.downsunshinelane.com
You cat does not look happy to have his pic taken LOL

Anonymous said...

Hello Carol, I am not familiar with your area, but for regular fabric, I shop at a LNS...but maybe you don't have one close by? I did order from www.sewandso.co.uk before (no fabric though) and was very pleased with their customer service...it was send out fast and e-mail contact went smootly. Good luck on your big project. Ann.

Nicki said...

If you want a US store, how about http://www.wyndhamneedleworks.com They have loads of fabric and they've got 36 and 40ct by the half yard or yard.

Little Grey Cat said...

The brighter blue looks good!

Happy birthday Gig!

Christine Doyle said...

Aw!! Happy birthday, Gig!! She is so beautiful!

Von said...

How nice to be able to manage your work so that you can stay home out of the snow. :)
You accomplished so much in February! Looking forward to more lovelies in March. :D

AnneS said...

As a matter of interest, I just compared a 27" & 55" piece of 40ct at both Silkweaver vs Sew and So (UK) - with the conversion, Silkweaver was US$29 and $58 respectively, with S&So $25 and $51 with VAT included, so it does come out a bit cheaper ... and the VAT would probably cover your postage cost hmmm food for thought (Anne files away for future reference). Sorry to hear you had an attack of the frogs :( Your Garden Spot sampler is coming along quickly, though, even with the colour frogging :)

Jenna said...

You could try Needlework Plus (http://www.needleworkplus.com). I really like working with Jennifer and her prices are usually discounted beyond what I can find anywhere else. I don't think she carries 40 count linen, but I know that she does carry 36 count linen in the basic colors.

Happy Birthday, Gig! :)

Isabelle said...

Happy birthday, Gig! He does look pretty, even with his eyes not quite clean... Actually, it looks like he's wearing kohl! Pretty cool ;)

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