Thursday, April 12, 2012

Choices for the new Papillon SAL

I'm not sure how many of you are aware, but Yvonne of Papillon is starting a new SAL which will take 24 months.  I know.....I know.....24 months????  I'm crazy!!!!  but something about this is calling me.  She's calling it Around the World in 80 Stitches.  I'm thinking that by the time this has ended, I should know how to do every specialty stitch out there.  So if you're interested, check out her website and join in on the fun.  The price is 2 euros and you get the 24 months of installments.  If this is anything like her other 2 SAL's, it should turn out fantastic.  Now for what I'm using....
The fabric is 38ct. Gander in the color Nacre which is a little lighter than flax.  My 3 greens are: 1 Splendor for the darkest green and 2 Waterlillies for the medium and light greens.
The pattern calls for 8 floral colors but I've decided to go a different direction.  I've chosen one hand dyed Gloriana for my main floral color and then chose blues and golds that are in the hand dyed.  These are either Splendor silks or HDF silks.  The pattern also calls for a metallic which I have chosen silver and two beads which are a silver and a blue.  
I'm open to any suggestions about changes on the blues and golds but the greens are a lock in.  The only thing I wish was different was that the Gloriana had a little burgundy in it but I can live without it.  Please don't be afraid to tell me what you think....I have thick skin.  :o)
Blessings as always,
Barbara

Edited for website link:  You have to join her newsletter and then she will send you information on the SAL.  You can get to the newsletter from here:  http://papillon-creations.com/welcome_frame.php

24 comments:

Autumn said...

Aw, you can do it! Looks like fun.

Stitching Cat said...

Barbara, absolutely love your color choices! Please let me know what they are as I LOVE them so much that this is what I want to do for mine!!!!!

Catherine said...

This will be fun to watch!!

Patty C. said...

Sounds like fun! I will enjoy watching your progress ;)

Patty C. said...

Do you have the link for the sal?

Yvonne said...

LOVE your choice of colours Barbara
Happy stitching
Yvonne
Papillon Creations

Krista said...

This looks like a lot of fun, Barbara. Your color choices are great. I love learning specialty stitches so I will give this a go. The hardest part for me will be picking colors! Thanks for the info!

Ruth said...

Lovely colour choices Barbara and I look forward to seeing your progress.

Annette-California said...

Thank you for posting about this SAL Barbara. I love learning new stitches. I just signed up and already received Part 1 - Specialty stitches. Now I get to select my colors and fabric. The colors you've chosen are Gorgeous. Are you only using 6 floral colors and not 8? The greens are great.This will be fun.

dulcinella said...

wonderful choices! I got the first part also yesterday, but I haven't found the courage to choose my colors:-) But we'll all have a great time with this one and that for 24 months!

Mouse said...

love the colours but wow doing the speciality stitches on 38 count .... you are a brave woman ...lol
going to see about this one too :)
love mouse xxxxx

mbroider said...

Oh i have fallen for the blue!! Great colour choices

Some day i will join her SALs... Right now there is far too many things happening in my life, lol

Chris said...

Your color choices are wonderful. I will look forward to seeing your progress on this.

milly said...

Hello

Just found your lovely blog through reading the blog Hanging By A Thread.

Your new SAL stash is beautiful, the colours are lovely.

Looking forward to seeing you working on it.

Thoeria said...

Gorgeous colours! I'm still thinking if I really need to be starting another project :) Looking forward to seeing your pro

Melissa said...

24 months! Wow!

Do you happen to have the link to the SAL??? Sounds tres interesting :)

I can't wait to see more

Happy Stitching

jcat0629 said...

I really love your choices! They are so soothing. I really like greens, blues & golds as opposed to bright florals.

Carol said...

You always chose the prettiest colors for your projects, Barbara--these are just lovely! Looking forward to watching your project grow....

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm doing this one too! But on 28 count, I think my specialities will be neater and clearer that way!
I'm thinking of pinks and purples for my floral colours and a silver metallic. I'm not a gold person, although I could go for purple metallic.
I've got the Castles in the Air downloaded but have never seen the previous SAL, did you stitch that one too? I'd love to see the finished piece if you did.

Jenny said...

Sounds really cool! Can you share a link for those of us who would like to learn more? (Googled it and nothing popped up...)

I love your color choices. They look yummy! :-)

Jannie said...

Barbara - you have wonderful taste, so the colors look lovely. But me thinks you've been riding around your car with the top down again cuz this is gonna require a lot of patience! ( - :

Line said...

Your choices for the SAL are great, I particularly love the greens. I've signed up too, but I'm going to wait until there are a few more parts out before i start stitching.
I'll be sure to stop by and catch your progress on this one

Valma said...

Indeed, great choice of colours ! :)
I find that green and blue are perfect together
Really want to see you progress on this SAL !
hugs from France

Mangogirl said...

wow gorgeous colour choice :D I like the idea of this SAL. I might have to look into joining it ...