"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Monday, May 17, 2010

SAL fun!

I was really going to use 2010 as a year to finish many of my UFOs. I am doing that but find a need to work on new things along with them. It is an exciting creative energy that is released when you start something new. A kind of needlework steroid. *wink* When I saw a new French SAL starting on Sofie's blog, I could not resist. The first glimpse of it was beautiful as it is stitched lace. This appealed to my bobbin lace heart. As some of you know, I also make bobbin lace although I make little time now to do this.

I am using stash for this SAL and choose Wichelt Jobelan 'Bay Rum' 32 count fabric. I seem to have gone all chocolaty once again with my thread choice. I am using DMC 3858 and 3371 which is like looking at a raspberry filled dark chocolate bonbon. *wink*

Here is the first part of my 'In The Meantime The Summer' SAL.....


I will be away from my computer for this week. Jos and I are on vacation. We spent a few days at Cranberry Cottage since we had a long holiday weekend. We are back home to do the laundry and repack for a few days in Germany. I am looking forward to spending some time in the beautiful old village of Quedlinburg. I hope you all have a great week and I will be back visiting you on the weekend.

Don't forget that a day is not complete without needle and thread...

21 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Have a lovely restful time away.

Carolien said...

I wish you a great week in Germany!

Hugs en groetjes,
Carolien

Saskia said...

Like the new start. And I found the German city on the map... Have fun!
Saskia

Jenny said...

Have a wonderful time in Germany. I hope that you rest, relax, and make alot of beautiful memories. Your new start is beautiful, I love the look of lace. Hugs!

DonnaTN said...

You have such a way with words! Your dark chocolate raspberry is beautiful! Have a lovely trip!

onlymehere said...

Enjoy the time away!

RoseLady said...

Wishing you a wonderful visit...Perhaps you will sample some German Chocotates while you are there...just for me!

JOan

Nancy said...

Well,this looks like a good project you. The colors are pretty and very lacy.
Have fun in Germany.
Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Dag Heidi

Ik wens jullie een fijne tijd in Duitsland toe. Met mooi weer!
Groetjes en hugs
Elly

Beatrice said...

Oh enjoy your trip to Germany ...I lived there for 2 years and really loved it.!
I also love new starts..I'm trying hard not to. I have to finish some more things first.!

Pondside said...

Have a great time - I'll have to look on the map for your destination.

Christine said...

Love the new SAL. Enjoy your trip!

hazel said...

Have a lovely break Heidi and hope the weather is goodfor you and Jos. Like the new project will have to take a look at this one.
Hugs,
Hazel (UK)

angelasweby said...

Heidi,
What a lovely beginning to this SAL. There are some lovely SAL's going on online and it is such a lovely way of getting to know other groups of stitchers. i love your colour choices. They really do stand out against that pretty linen.
I can understand why love the adrenalin rush of new projects. It's so exciting seeing those few few stitches emerge. But you have the best of both worlds, old friends and new - what a great combination.
Enjoy your holiday. You deserve a rest after all the excitement of the recent events :>)
Angela xx

Susan said...

Heidi, you've done it again!!!

I'm going to have to do this one as well!!! However, what amazed me is that you've done Bobbin Lace, I have also. But haven't touched it for over ten years, because of moving, younger children although they are in their teens now, it just hasn't been set up again and so I've not done any.

At least x-stitch is portable. I loved the way you expressed starting a new project is like a "needlework steroid". You are right.

Regards,

solo.brode said...

Très joli !!!

à bientôt pour la suite...

Sophie H.

Annemarie said...

Whaaaa! You're going to Quedlinburg!!! I was there last year and it's gorgeous. Hev fun!

Love your new lacey start. And yes, rasperry/chocolatey is a very nice colour combination. Well done you!

Liefs!

Siobhan said...

You had me at the raspberry flavored dark chocolate bonbon. ;) Love the new start! I hope you have a great time in Germany.

Jackie said...

Enjoy your time away! I love new starts and your is looking gorgeous!

Linda said...

Have a wonderful get away!

I love your pretty new stitch...hugs, Linda

Hazel said...

Another beautiful SAL by solo brode! I eye it all up but never start. xx