It’s Feburary, so the annual cycle of Fairs – trade and non trade alike – has started. I dont get to go to the trade fairs, so the first one on the scene is the “Sewing for Pleasure / Hobbycrafts / Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch” in late March.
Considering the destashing I’ve been doing recently and the slow progress I’m making on wips, I’ve been struggling to build up a shopping list. I think I may pick up some threads, but it will depend on the prices and availability. If the threads are more than 30p more than what I can get on the internet then I probably wont get. (I generally stitch large items so 30p extra on 10 or more skeins soon adds up). I will be on the look out for some large pieces of Aida too, but once again, it depends on what’s available. I have a lot of smaller pieces of Aida so dont need to add to that stash.
I’ve been working intermittently on a sampler from the French “Gigi” designer based around the letter S. Unfortunately I have been unable to find her website again, so cant find a link or image to share! I’m doing it in a different shade of red to recent pieces (DMC 221 for anyone taking notes). There’s been a couple of times I’ve needed to do some frogging, but not as much as the recent “My Big Toe” design I’ve had to put aside.