I am still enjoying working on my Dragon Vest
. And thinking about future directions.
After much thought, I am going to see if I can survive without buying anything more. I have enough threads and beads and fabric to last me three lifetimes. Yes, a girl can have too many beads. I think. And too many threads. And far, far too much fabric.
No - it is no use asking me to send it to you. I am not that serious. *grin*
With the Dragon Vest, I am actually working with just using crochet cotton. You can see it in the box at the front. I almost like the austere, textured look to the work - it makes me think about the stitches, and I can't just resort to sewing doodads on there to try and fill it up. And it complements rather than screams for attention with the beautiful dragons.
And I found I couldn't really tell the difference between the Gumnuts silk and the crochet cotton when the stitches were in.
I have never really been the sort to fill stuff up with heaps of luscious silk ribbon embroidery. So I might go off in towards austerity for a while. Which seems rather weird in crazy patch.
But I wonder can I do without buying more books. Probably not!
Today I was out at Old Gippstown
again, where I have been working. Cheral and I were picking out a building in which to do some stitching. We have picked out a lovely one, and will head off there soon for a sewing day. More about that soon - but if any of the locals are reading, and want to know when - drop me a line.
Thank you to all who have swung by to welcome me back - life remains busy, but I am getting a little more stitching time again.