I had decided to wait to start my ornament stitching until I had received my Sassy's Fabby "Snickerdoodle" fabric, as I had it in my mind to use it for a few of the ornaments. But, as you now know, dear friend, from my previous post, that I had fallen in love with my new fabric so much that I had decided to use it for the entire series. I actually had started this last year, when I chose to stitch the 2010 series all on store bought Tea Dyed Monaco. But, I digress, as my point was to share with you my first experience with Lauren's hand dyed fabric and share a few pictures with you.
What a dream the fabric was to work on! It feels so soft in my hands and the needle does glide right through it, and the first thing that I noticed was how easy it was to see the holes, even with the dyed coloring. That has always been my problem with hand dyed fabric, in that I find myself struggling to see the hole through the coloring, but this was a breeze. I am even more in love!
So, without further digression, here are some early progress pictures....
|2011 LHN Monthly Ornament #1 "Tweet"|
|Stitched on Sassy's Fabbys hand dyed 28 ct Monaco "Snickerdoodle," using DMC floss.|
|Look at the Gorgeous Coloring of the "Snickerdoodle" beneath the floss!|
I love how the stitching looks against the coloring of the fabric. It makes the whole WIP look like a painted picture.
So, there you have it, dear friend. Not only is Sassy's Fabbys a dream to stitch, it brings gorgeous dimension to your stitched piece, making it into the true heirloom that we are all looking for.
I also must add that almost all of my floss and most of my stitching tools used and shown on my blog, have come from Anita's Little Stitches, my other love love love. Both stores, Sassy's Fabby's and Anita's Little Stitches are owned and run by the kindest and most organized ladies evah! Kiss, kiss, kiss!
I hope that you get a chance to visit Lauren, the owner of Sassy's Fabby's and can cruise her vast listing of fabric styles, count and colors that she herself hand dyes, as you too will fall in love!