The upper left is a book of alphabets but in cartouche style, then the latest issue of Mains & Merveilles with a couple Renato Parolin chart and a cute sampler in it, the newest book from Isa Vautier, a Marquoir book that is very out of print' the latest issue of Broderie, and the new book from Refletes de Soie with 5 reproduced English samplers.
This is the project that I liked in the Isa Vautier book - among some others.
I also finished some ornaments
Now the upper left ornie, which was designed by Milady's Needle, I mostly finished last year for Adam. I pulled it out to put the last few stitches in and what do I notice...
The brown deer have some haloing going on around them - you can see it more towards the antlers. This was stitched with the recommended Belle Soie. I really have to say I am so disappointed with this silk. For this kind of money ($7.50 per skien), I expect to receive a top notch product, not something where the dye rubs off or starts spreading onto the fabric. When I say rubs off, the Peacock Pinkeep by Blackbird Design used Belle Soie, and when I received my package, the red Belle Soie had left pinkish streaks across my fabric, from the friction between the two during shipping. So, I have to honestly say I am not a fan of Belle Soie. Love some of the colors, but there are some serious quality issues going on. Ok, enough of that.
The next item I finished was this 2002 Prairie Schooler Santa for Alex
Up next another BoaF angel for Erika.
Finally - not an ornie but one of the scissor companions from Ewe & Eye
Wishing everyone a very stitchy weekend.