Sunday, October 21, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching, Inspirations 100th issue and a look at DMC's new Etoile floss

This week I've been busy stitching up the little banner kit my friend asked me to do for her.  I put in the last stitch last night so today I will press it then add  and stitch the fold for the wooden dowel.
The new set of DMC Etoile floss arrived on Thursday and I am over the moon with these new sparkle flosses. They come in a silver tin much the same as the gold tin from the last 35 color collection.  
The new Etoile set comes in 35 colors with a little sparkle to it, this photo shows the skein close up and the fiber content.

They are six strand floss and you can buy the set of 35 or individual skeins.  They coordinate with the DMC 6 strand color numbers the only difference is the letter 'C' before the number.

Late last week the new copy of Inspirations magazine arrived I didn't have time to open it until yesterday afternoon when I leafed among the pages, there are some lovely projects and patterns.
One of the projects that caught my eye is for this embroidered book and bag by Jenny Mcwhinney designs.
 I was over the moon to find all of the patterns for the entire book are in this issue.  Here are just a few pages of this cute book.

I don't know if I would make the book I was thinking more along the lines of making each page and framing them.  They are just so cute.

 I had to take a stitching break to rest my sore finger so I made some progress on the granny afghan throw I'm making for my brother in law.
Holding onto a sewing needle for hours at a time can be irritating to say the least. One of the next projects to embroider are these cute angels from Bird Brain Designs.
Using this snowflake fabric I also purchased from Bird Brain Designs


  1. I LOVE the new floss you have... very pretty!
    That's a lovely banner you are making!

  2. Lovely threads! And your banner is a great finish.

  3. The banner is so sweet. the threads are sparkly without being too loud, lovely.