I love working on this one. The detail is so incredible! One more 30 row swath and I'll be over 50% done.
I have been so good sticking to my budget lately, that I treated myself to some cross stitch items. In particular, the sample book from Hand Dyed Fibers and this cute little license plate holder from Stitcher's Treasures.
I received the sample book today and was a wee bit disappointed that it doesn't seem to contain any of her variegated colors. But no matter, I'll just order those separately. I love Vikki's silks and it will be a fabulous resource when doing conversions. It's going to come in very in trying to decide on colors for Mary Beale's Advent Sampler. I'm not happy with how it was looking with the NPIs, and now I'll be able to tweak Vikki's conversion so it suites me. I'm also going to try different fabric (again!). I'm trying to find a 40 count neutral linen with a pink (rather than yellow or tan) cast.