Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Eugenia is traveling again

Went up to my LNS this morning and came away with some wonderful goodies.  Eugenia from Just Another Button Co has been touring Europe and her last stop was Holland.  Here's what her postcard had to say:
"Hello from Holland - or more precisely - the Netherlands.  Red, purple, pink, orange and yellow - the tulips are glorious.  I've rented a bike to see the sights, but I'm getting a lot of funny looks.  Maybe I should take off the wooden shoes.  Fondly, Eugenia Tuffet
And in celebration of her being there, JABCo came out with a little Eugenia on wooden spools.  She was alot of fun to make but I must admit - I'm absolutely terrible at lazy daisy stitches.  If anyone has a remedy for my lousy stitching, please let me know.  Mine always turn out straight as sticks and don't have any shape at all.  Eugenia also sent along a tulip pin but I forgot to take a pic of it.

My LNS is always great about fibers and this one is no exception.  It's called Bella Lusso and it's distributed by Fleur de Paris.  It's 100% fine Merino wool and it's made in Italy.  This has got to be the softest wool I have ever felt and I can't wait to stitch something with it.  It comes in some stunning colors - it was hard to make a choice.

Then the fun started.  Debbie was at a show this past weekend and Dinky Dyes was there.  They had what they called "Oops Bags".  You can't see what is in them and the cost was only $15.00.  The bag I bought had all the above silks in it!!!  I'm thinking of doing a quaker or a row sampler and using every one of these colors in it.  I love all of them.
Well that's all for today.  I hope you are having a beautiful day weather wise like we are here in Florida.  Vallie and I just got back from our walk and it is soooo pretty out.  Tomorrow night I'll take some pics of the beautiful flowers that are blooming.  It smells so good outside!!!
Blessings, Barbara


Anonymous said...

what a lovely post,enjoy your day.xx

Catherine said...

Great goodies!

CalamityJr said...

What lovely threads! Far be it from me to offer advice to someone who stitches as beautifully as you do, but I will anyway. :o). Perhaps your tacking stitch in your lazy daisies is too far away from the base and/or the thread portion that forms the daisy is stretched too straight. There needs to be a bit of extra thread laid on the fabric to allow it to be rounded and not pulled straight out. Try laying your daisy down slightly rounded before stitching it down. Hope that makes sense and works for you! (If not and no one else says it better, email me and I'll make a little sketch and send it your way.)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

love the bunny!

Annette-California said...

I am in love with those gorgeous wools. WOW! And your "oops bag" not oops at all. Stunning silks. Love your idea of stitching a row of each color. I am going to listen to Calamity Jr's advise and practice her way of stitching lazy daisies. Sounds great. love Annette

Vickie said...

Yes, I agree with Mary Jane. You need a bit of slack in the loop, not pulled tight.

Sweet Eugenia. Looking forward to some pretty flower pictures.