Sunday, July 3, 2011

Gettin' Crewel!

Hello There Lovelies!

You know something good is coming your way when you get an envelope in the mail with this little sticker in the corner.

 You already know I love Alicia Paulson, right? Sean got her newest book, The Embroidery Companion for me last year on my birthday, remember?

Not too long ago Alicia announced the a crewel embroidery sampler she and her {hot!} husband, Andy had been working on was about to be released. I love the looks of this sampler, so I jumped on board and made my pre order, the kit arrived in Friday's mail, yehaw! I'm going to stitch this lovely, frame it up and hang it in my guest room.
Crewel wool! Isn't it gorgeous? These colors sort of remind me of ice cream sherbet. I've never done crewel embroidery before, so this is something totally new for me, I'm excited. I think the texture will be amazing. Textural embroidery is so yummy to look at. If I run into any troubles or questions, I'm going to ask this lady for help! Becky is a kitty lover and a stitchy friend, and she's made some incredibly lovely crewel pieces lately. She has an Esty shop too where she shares her creations, go on, take a look, you know you want to!

Anyhoo, the finished size of this piece will fit into an 11 x 14 frame, a nice size for wall art. I wasn't so sure about the color of the fabric at first, it's sort of... peuce, but it's growing on me, and I like to keep things eclectic, I don't care too much for matchy-matchy rooms, so I think this will fit just right in my guest room.

Hope you are all having a great weekend and sipping something cool, it's another scorcher outside today!


my cup of tea said...

Love this project Lisa! Can't wait to see it all done!

kittykill said...

I can not wait until you get started. I agree! Becky is amazing!

Jill said...

I love this sampler-- soo cute! I'm excited to see it all done and see all the fun stitches. It's going to be super cool!


PS: Loved hanging out with you yesterday! Mmmmmm...Maxim...

Kristi said...

I received my kit, too! LOVE. I've never done crewel, either. I am looking forward to seeing your pics as you work on this. :)

And yes, you & Pam are right, Becky rocks! ♥

Becky said...

Aww thanks Lisa! You're so sweet. And Pam!
Cannot wait to see the finished sampler...I know it's going to look stunning.

Salvaged Mutiny said...

Oh fun! I can't wait to see it finished!

Becky said...

I saw that kit online. Glad to see it measures up to what I thought it would be - beautiful! Can't wait to see yours done - go ! Get to work. ;)

Bex said...

Oooh please post some WIP about your experiences. I've never done crewel either!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out!! Truly yummy colors.

beadgirl said...

I bought it too! Well, the pattern. And actually, I, uh, kind of forgot about it. So thank you for reminding me so I can start stitching!