My main reason for not posting was lack of anything interesting stitch-wise to report. There have been other things - illness, being busy with day-to-day stuff, stress etc, but plain lack of productivity (related to the other reasons!!!) is the main cause.
I made it to the Harrogate K&S Show this year after being afraid I couldn't go. In fact, I had a better, longer day there this time than I had for a while. I also realised how dehydrating the place is and made a mental note to pack twice as much liquid next year so as to avoid the feeling of being very achey and tired most of the day.
I also got some great new stuff. The first picture is the threads and the lovely, fine-point scissors. I bought my first Stef Francis threads (the gold one) and also my first Japanese thread (the multi-metallic one).
I also got a couple of packs of small pieces from a different stall. I enjoyed looking at Jane Greenoff's little fabric sampler books and thought these smalls would work well to make up one of my own. =)
The next photo, and the last from the Show, is of the four pieces of silk I got from The Silk Route, one of my favourite stands. I'm still interested in making miniature textiles for doll's houses and I thought the one on the far right especially would be great for 'the gentleman's room' stuff. The piece on the far left is actually lemon, not cream, and I just bought that for the sheer pleasure of it. =D
As I'd recently made a fair bit of pocket money on e-bay and Amazon, I still had a decent amount left after the show and so put in a big thread order with good old Sewandso.co.uk I more or less completed the Anchor Coton à Broder #25 collection (just omitted 2 shades I couldn't see myself using) and then plugged some gaps with some DMC ones. Sadly, their skeins are a completely different shape, so I wasn't able to store them together. Other than that I grabbed some more Pearl Cotton #12 balls and discovered that I still have room for about another 15. The beads are Mill Hill Pony Beads in sizes #6 and #8.
So, just a quick stash posting for now as I still have nothing to show you and hope that the stitch-itch might strike again soon. It always does, never fear. =) No 'mojo' comments though, please! I'm quite passionately against magic and related things, so that expression doesn't sit well with me, although I appreciate the thought behind it. =)
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014