Thursday, April 19, 2018

New Stuff

The International Quilt Festival in Chicago had a display by Sue Spargo.

Aren't they fun? I love stitching on wool and have a few things (cough, cough) to stitch. I have been really wanting to stitch one of Sue's pieces with my Colour Complements threads.

 I have been buying wool from   Wool Lady  . I have the stuff! Now I need the time.
 But what did I purchase? One thing is this book:
It is fabulous! Great charts and some stitches I have never seen. Perfect for my crazy quilting. I would highly recommend this book.

I also bought some Tulip Needles. Mary Corbet did a review of them so I will not bore you with where to get them, etc. But I will tell you that I love them! I have been stitching Tall Year Squared using one strand of Glorianna silk floss and even using my John James needles, the silk was shredding. Fine. I figured it was me. I pulled one of the Tulip tapestry needles and it was FABULOUS! No more shredding. But they are pricey. $1.25 each. Not cheap, but so worth it. I am saving my pennies and buying some more. I think I may be able to talk a friend  to join me in my madness. We will see.

I also bought some (red) threads but it is too cloudy today to take a photo. Trust me, they have sparkle. 


Pamela said...

Beautiful pieces! Lucky you to see them in person.

Leonore Winterer said...

Those are lovely, I especially like the first one with the drop-shaped things. Can't wait to see what you will make!
$1.25 for one needle is a lot of money (especially since I keep losing and breaking my needles), but might be worth it to use with the more expensive fibers.