I hope everyone's week is going good so far. Mine hasn't been the greatest but it will do. I did get to finish a pincushion and I've added to my fabric basket.
The above design is a freebie from Yvonne at Papillon designs and it's called Byzantine Gem. She called for a floss color, two metallics and two beads. Well you know me and how I love to change a pattern so I decided on 3 different colors of silk. One is a varigated (around the outside) which is called Cherry Cheesecake from HDF and the other two are solids to match. I did use two beads and for some reason in my picture, the burgundy ones are showing up red but trust me, they aren't. They are such a dark burgundy they are almost black and the other bead is gold. I bought some chiffon ribbon in a dark gold and ruched and attached it around the outside. I love how this little design turned out but I really don't need another pincushio.....you'll find it in my store.
Then I went to Sewing Studio this morning and got into some trouble. :o) I came across this stunning set of fabric done in creams and black and the subject is old movies and music. I love it!!!! Now I have to find the perfect design because I'm seeing this as a needlework set. If you have any suggestions....I'm open to ideas.
Then I saw this beautiful fabric in pinks and greens and I knew it was coming home with me. I then started looking around the Sulky threads and found this pink and green combo that matches perfectly. I see this done in a geometric design....just have to find it.
Am I the only one who does this? I go into fabric stores and my mind starts seeing different projects made out of the fabrics I'm seeing. Alot of the time I have the finishing fabrics and trims bought before I've even looked for a design to stitch. Am I backwards???? or is this normal???? Let me know if you're the same way because I really don't like feeling alone in this.
Blessings as always,