Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The New Vivian Leigh (and the Other New)

Last night I managed to restitch the border around the outside of Vivian Leigh in colors that I think better show off the quilt block pattern.  The slanting buttonhole variation stitch is done in four plies of A7 (DMC cotton floss #340) and the Sprats head stitch triangles are done in A4 (Impressions #6043).  This is not what Tony planned but I do like it a lot better than his threads or my previous iterations.  Yesterday's border with the overydyed thread and dark violet Rainbow Linen perle is shown in this photo so you can see why I changed the threads.

Now I just need to stitch the black sashing below Vivian before I put this away for a while.

In other news, The Management Team's (not TNNA as I thought--thanks for the correction, Joan) cash and carry trade show is happening in Dallas.  Already the Texas shops are posting on their blogs about the goodies they are bringing home.  Here is what the Needle Works in Austin loved.

And here is what Pocket Full of Stitches in Lubbock adored.

I expect to see more shop news about the latest designs as shop owners stagger home over the next few days.  Everyone, travel safely!

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