The May issue of The Gift of Stitching has some wonderful designs this month! The I Love Stitching needlecase by Loopylou Designs is my favorite along with the Mother and Daughter Huswife by West Wind Cross Stitch Designs on the cover.
I have been quite busy and have not had much time for blogging as of late. I have a new design that I have been working on called By My Garden Walk. It’s a larger blackwork piece that I hope to have ready for release in July. I hope to have my new website up and running by then as well – the “unveiling” will be announced soon.
After a discussion on the HDF forum, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at dying my own fabric with walnut ink. The good thing is – I have a friend with plenty of walnut trees in her yard - the not so good thing is – I have to wait until Fall to harvest the hulls. In the mean time, I have decided to try some “tea” dyeing. I’ll do a little research and hopefully this weekend I will be able to give it a go. Stay tuned!