Let me begin by saying that Robin’s Egg blue may be one of my favorite colors. I love this month’s Fabric of the Month selection from Silkweaver. Robin’s Egg and Buttercream. They’ve actually sent me Robin’s Egg once before, but I’m not going to complain that I have two pieces. It’s looking a little Tiffany box-ish this month, isn’t it?
Thank you all for your comments and compliments. I have a few questions I need to answer that were posed in the comments:
Did I choose the fabrics for the kimonos or was it a kit? The kimonos quilt was a class I took to learn paper-piecing. I chose the fabrics for each of my kimonos. I had a few Asian prints already in my stash, but most of these I purchased specifically for a kimono. Two of the fabrics, the red with origami cranes and the gold with gold leaves, I purchased in Rhode Island on a trip to visit my best friend a few years ago…so there’s some of her in here too. I purchased my sashing, border and backing fabric at the same time I bought most of the kimono fabrics. My backing fabric is actually Indian, rather than Japanese, but I loved it so much I had to have it.
What does the Movie Shawl look like? The Movie Shawl was designed by Jill Brown, one of the owner’s of the Woolie Ewe, which is where I am taking my class. The wrap is basically a long rectangle, and you add a big button to close it around you. Nothing super fancy, but I think with my cool yarn I bought, and the right button, it will be really nice. It’s just done in stockinette, with a garter stitch border (I think).
Where did you get your list of Academy Award movies? The official list is here. As one of my 101 Things in 1001 Days, I am watching all the winners for Best Picture. I am attempting to watch them in order, although some of them are not available through Netflix (Wings, Cavalcade and Rebecca). So, I have skipped over the ones I can’t get and will figure out what to do with them when I get through the rest. We are up to 1953, From Here to Eternity, which hopefully we will watch this weekend.
Now, on to the stitching… I stitched a little on Their Song again last night, but not enough to warrant another photo. I’ve also been stitching a little on my Queen of the Needle case as my travel project. Here’s my progress on that.
And, as promised, here is a photo of my beginning on Tesori d’Italia. I am so excited to be stitching on this. I’m obviously working on the border right now, which is a bit time consuming. I am hoping each region’s block goes a little faster once I have the border done. It looks great though, in my opinion. I am stitching on 32 ct. Antique White with DMC. I decided to use DMC rather than silk for two reasons – one, since it is such a huge piece it will be cost effective, and two, since the second anniversary is cotton – it was a no-brainer. I’ve begun in the top left-hand corner and the first region I am stitching is “Veneto”.
That’s all for me today. Hope you’re all having a wonderful day!
I am grateful for losing 36 pounds!