Friday, January 11, 2013

Oh Happy Me - WIP

Night before last, I returned home after working, and it was there.  It was the package I had been waiting for.  For two long weeks, I waited and waited anxiously checking the mailbox each day.  And what was I waiting for?
Aren't they pretty?  14 new colors.  I have about a dozen colors and got started using this #8 pearl cotton so wanted to remain consistent.  
Now you will either laugh at me or cry with me.  I love living in a rural community, but trying to find certain things such as pearl cotton is a bit challenging.  The closest pearl cotton is an hour away and only a few basic colors.  It is at times like these that I value the internet.
And to show you what I am using it on...
These are all works in progress so please excuse my markings and a few of the stitches that require more than one color are incomplete.
This will be a long term project as I don't get to work on it a lot.  None of these blocks are finished as I was waiting for more colors.  Now I can finish up a block at a time which is more like me.
I'm not quite sure how it happened that I have two hand stitching long term projects going at the same time.  Baaad me, shame on me.  Oh well, I won't be board - will always have something to work on.
The other long term project in my Cathedral Window quilt which if you are keeping track (as I'm sure you are:) I only have 54 more blocks to iron.
Keep warm and until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. Sure do love those colors, so vibrant indeed.
    Thanks for stopping by my "olde paper indeed" blog post. I do love my old papers and find it hard to use as you mentioned, if I were to use them then they would be gone forever.....not so good I'm thinking.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I too live in a rural area and order most of my supplies online. At first I felt it was inconvenient, but I've noticed more and more that I am consistently getting better quality and more vibrant colours in my supplies - maybe because I'm not settling for what one store carries?