Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Attic Stash and Other Eye Candy

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My camnesia from the Chocolat weekend extended even to forgetting to take a good picture of the model, although I did get a couple of extreme closeups to help my poor brain try and figure out what people who can actually sew would make of the excellent directions. Like this one:
 
Sew a fine seam, indeed. I sure won't be taking that kind of photo of *my* Chocolat.

To make up for the lack of Chocolat pictures, I thought I'd share a few pictures of some of Jackie's other class pieces that she had on display. This is Ebony and Ivory, which is gorgeous but looks terrifying to sew together.
 
This next shot has more of the Ebony and Ivory accessories pictured, but you may not be able to tear your eyes away from THE PANSIES IN FRONT.
 
OMIGOSH, LOOK AT THE RIBBON PANSIES.

AND LOOK AT THE PANSY PINKEEP.
 
Do you see the needle keep peeking out on the left side corner?

LOOK WHAT IT DOES.
 
IT ROTATES!! SO. COOL.

Um...yeah.

So, I want to take that class, a little, maybe.

Anyway! I did purchase a good bit. The first day, it seemed like I was going to be so restrained.
Not so much. You can click on this picture to revel in my excess in higher def. Actually, a lot of this was either for things I already had or fits in the "general stitching tools" category, like the Bohin needles (have you TRIED these needles? So smooth), the mat boards, and the scissors (because of course I have NO scissors already). Well, OK, not the squirrel and Waterlilies I picked out for him. How could I resist? But the Crescent Colors are for Mirabilia's letter "H", and the fabric is for a Milady's Needle pattern I have and that Rovaris pattern there (SQUIRREL!) that Teresa gave me. I actually already had the Belle Soie for the Rovaris pattern, but I bought another skein at The Attic because the color was at least 186% more awesome than the skein I had.

Then I went totally crazy and picked out Dinky Dyes and Gloriana silk for Cirque des Cercles.
 
I love every one I've seen stitched on black, but in lieu of that amount of crazy, I decided I also liked the multicolored ones. So I picked these floss colors, helped by Annette, and then we started in on the fabric. I kept saying, "Darker. Darker!" And finally someone pulled out this beautiful fabric (I can't remember if it was Annette or Teresa!) So what do you think? How crazy am I?? I'm thinking there are enough floral motifs in here to qualify for Jardin January... =)

JiffNotes
Already looking for the next class...because, you know, I have no stash to work on...

11 comments:

Parsley said...

I think it looks like a fun fabric! Can't wait to see those lovely flossies stitched in it!

Minnie said...

It looks as if you had a really good time and I love the threads on that fabric. You made some beautiful choices look forward to see some stitching.

Jackie said...

What a haul! I love everything you picked out and your Cirque des Cercles is going to be stunning!

cucki said...

wow i love everything so much..beautiful fabric..and all the floss are so lovely too..
big hugs cucki xx

Joysze said...

That box is darling!!! Love it. :D

That's some awesome stash you got and I can't wait to see CDC.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds like you took a really cool class! Isn't the Attic almost overwhelming with the amount of stuff they have! I got to spend 1.5 hours in there back in March and it wasn't long enough! The ladies there were very nice!

Isn't Annette a sweetie? She made it out to the Attic that day too!

Mindi said...

I really wish I could have gone to this, but circumstances just weren't right. The Chocolat project looks like it would have been a lot of fun, but her Black and White looks amazing.

I just signed up for your 2012 Theme-a-licious, but I'm not totally sure I did it right.

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful stuff. Those hand dyed fabrics are hard for me to resist!

TeresaB said...

Hmmm I think I pulled that fabric out but I'm not positive. That WAS a month ago and I'm dead tired. Maybe Annette will remember!

Kerri said...

You are so lucky to have gone to the Attic retreat! I would have loved to have gone but didn't have anyone to go with. I love Jackie's classes and chocolat is on my wish list.

The colors for your Cirque project are going to be amazing. I love the darker fabric and can't wait to see your progress.

Jenny said...

OMG - love the pansy pin-keep and the "pin and needle" pocket - adorable!!!
Can't wait to see your Chocolat! (I am pfine w/o close-ups, though...)

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