The Au Ver a Soie silks and 32 ct. Pearled Barley from Lakeside Linens so I can start on yet another project, The Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. This is a shot straight out of the well packed parcel...
Yeah, yeah, I'm late to the party; parusing the blogs I've noticed that many people have been working on it, have completed it or are on the Village of Hawk Run Hollow or The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow...but then again, I'm just a humble newbie and new to all of this!
No matter, the colors are luscious, and I'm chomping at the bit, but first things first.
1. help! - always a moment of "panic" when starting yet another large project - why can't I ever do just little ones?
2. I've never worked with silks before - should be exciting!
3. How do I organize these threads? What are some of the best ways to keep them neat and tidy?
4. How do I figure out where to start on the linen? I tend to start my works in the upper right hand corner - at least that's the way I'd like to do it with this pattern, and work my way from right to left, top to bottom. This part always makes me nervous because you want it to be exact and not run out of linen. Up until now, someone has always helped me with this, and the projects I've worked on were always on large pieces of fabric (ok - I've only been working on two pieces using only one color - the red and white and the Ann Grimshaw)
I've checked out my sparse library on the subject, but it looks like I'll have to "Google" a bit more and try some things out on my own.
For now however, it's time to check out the repeat of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. I missed most of the live show on TV as I was off buying backing fabric ( I know, priorities!) for a quilt I'm making for my friend Mieke. While watching I'll try to get some stitching done on Ann Grimshaw as well.
have a great weekend y'all!