Today my silk threads arrived from Vicki Clayton. I had thought that the arrival of these three spools would influence my decision as to which colour and as to what fabric to use for both Hannah Beeby and Edgar's Quaker Friendship Round Robin. Oh dear, it's not that simple! All three colours are absolutely delicious and I am as undecided as ever. The two fabrics shown are on the left a natural brown 32ct and on the right a flax 36ct and the thread colours from top to bottom OMG Red, Mermaid Blue and Imperialosity. Just how do I decide? Maybe I should just put the spools into a bag and draw one out? As the Quaker Friendship is a Round Robin I think maybe 32ct would a good fabric choice but did we decide on lighter linens - is this too dark to be considered a light linen? Or shall I go order some 32ct flax - like now? I thought I had some 32ct lambswool, and yes I do but ... when I unfolded it, I had already cut into it and I don't think it will be large enough now and, as my chart has not yet arrived for the QFRR, I actually have no idea how big it is! Oh why is life never easy?
I have been stitching but still nothing I can show. Merry has been frogged and put aside for now and I have made no start on the matching 'smalls'. However, I did decide on what to stitch for my partner in the HOE biscornu exchange. The front is done but as I ran out of white 12 perle I could not make a start on the back. I say "ran out" but I should I have a ball somewhere. My cabinet shows a vast array of colours of both number 12 and 8 perle cottons but not a white 12 to be seen so I really must remedy that. Why is it that the colour we need now is always the colour we do not have? Tomorrow is the workshop I am giving for the Carnation and Strawberry scissor fob and I have received a confirmation email that the group are looking forward to it. The model will then be sent out to Karoline as she won this in the earlier draw. I have also been catching up on my reading with "Sepulchre" and I am finding it difficult to put down. It's by a British author Kate Mosse (not the British model - she does not have an 'e' on her surname) and is set in two years - 1891 and 2007 - and switches quite neatly between them. I won't give the storyline away in case anyone wants to read it! Kate also wrote an earlier book in the same ilk called "Labyrinth" which I also enjoyed immensely. And now I'm going to make lunch and then read some more.
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Labels: Books, Hannah Beeby, Hooked on Exchanging, Quaker Friendship Round Robin, Scissor fob, Vicki Clayton