Had to share pictures of my goodies & some of my favorite quilts seen at the show:
These two items are unrelated. Some cute snowman fabric & fabric dye, which I'm going to play around with to try to perfect THE PERFECT "tea-stain" effect. So far my efforts have been lack-luster.
I actually bought two kits! I typically avoid kits since I have so much stash; however my felted wool stash is nowhere near my cotton stash, AND that the moment I felt it'd be nice if I could just start now or whenever the whim strikes my fancy!
Oop... three kits (the felted snowman pillow on the left!) & a preprinted stitchery project I picked up for my 17 year old daughter.
On the left is a contender for the yearly Christmas ornament & more lovely stitchery patterns on the right.
Inspiration for back home...
More ornies on the left... and below is a woolen/stitchery combination! HELLO?!??! Stitchery is popping up everywhere!
Now for the eye candy of the completed kind:
The gold coloring of this quilt shows up better in the close up which comes next. Truly spectacular.
The detail is amazing!
I particularly liked the use of crystals in this top.
Have I mentioned how much I love stitchery? Some in these parts would call it embroidery, and I'll acknowledge it IS simple embroidery. In my mind's eye, however, I picture embroidery as more filling, whereas stitchery is more of outlining a picture.