Thursday, March 10, 2011

In the beginning....

Finally the day has arrived and I am starting And They Sinned.  The linen is 35 count Elegant Bean and I am using Gentle Art Sampler Threads, one strand over two threads.  What a fiasco it has been trying to find the right linen.  A big thank you goes out to Lois at Elegant Stitch in California for "cooking" this and getting it to me so quickly.  The first linen I chose (sight unseen)  felt like I was stitching through paper.  Yesterday I had to buy a new stitching bag because all 52 inches of linen wouldn't fit in my smaller one.  Yup, this broke my heart.  Not!  Vera Bradley bags are great for stitching bags.  I have one for the four projects I am in the middle of and one for the current project, and now this big beast.  This one (seen in the background) has six large pockets on the inside and a large one on the outside. 
I really hope I can get a couple hours of stitching in today but my son has been fighting a sore throat for weeks and the first round of antibiotics didn't work so we are off the the doctor again.  It breaks my heart to see him suffer.  Poor little guy. 


  1. You've reminded me I need to get back to work on my And They Sinned. You will love stitching on it and the Elegant Bean is a great choice (I'm using it, just in 40ct).

  2. How exciting! Looking forward to watching your progress, Dawn. Love the new bag, BTW!

  3. Oh! That bag is so pretty. I went for the first time to stitch with the ladies and all I had was one of those plastic zip bags, Shameful!!!!
    I am on the look out now for a pretty bag.
    Have fun with ATS

  4. Thank you for your posts ladies. Ranae, you HAVE to have a great bag! It doesn't even have to be a Vera Bradley. There are many great choices out there. Happy shopping!

  5. Hi Dawn! I found your blog via Ranae's--welcome to the wonderful world of cross stitching blogs :)

    I look forward to seeing your ATS progress and your new bag is wonderful...

  6. Hello Dawn
    Like Carol I've just found a link to you on Ranae's blog so popped in to take a peek.
    Lovely, lovely stitching and some gorgeous fabrics ~ WOW! 54" fabric, that would last me a whole year of projects!
    Look forward to seeing more
    (Buttons & Stitches x x x)

  7. It is so exciting to start a new project - to lay out the linen and threads and anticipate the hours of pleasure to come. And of course you needed the new bag, the whole project would have stalled without it! I will follow your progress with interest. Irene xxx

  8. Hi,
    I've just found my way over here from Ranae's blog. Youv'e done some great stitiching and I look forward to seeing your progress on ATS.