Saturday, June 6, 2015

Prettiest Ever?

I finished another saddle pad tonight.

Jeff commented that he thinks it is the prettiest one I've ever done.  I'm not sure about that, but I do love this color combination.  It is hard to "capture" though, as I've noticed it often looks just "orange and red" in pictures.  It's actually a golden yellow and deep red.  It is the same pattern I've done a few of lately, but I added a tiny bit more detail on this one by putting a single dot of color in the center of each diamond.

Yesterday, I received a bundle of cross-stitch fabric I'd sent to myself, but I'm running way low on embroidery floss.  Oh I own a TON of it, but it is all still in transit.  I only carried enough with me to pretty much finish this pad and the one before it.  Embroidery floss is not readily available where we are - at least not that I've found so far.  I'm still hopeful that I will find a place that sells it in our area, but we just haven't had the chance to do much exploring beyond our immediate area yet.

In the perfect timing department, today we went and checked out the thrift shop on base for the first time.  Of course I went straight for where the craft supplies seemed to be.  The only cross-stitch stuff they had was this kit, for $4.00.

While the design itself is pretty, I bought it for the materials inside.

It came with a large piece of yellow 14 count Aida cloth...

... and, most importantly, a TON of embroidery floss!

There are a lot of pretty colors in this bundle.

Tealight says, "So much string.  Must murder it."  Ah, cats...

It looks like I'm back in business while I wait for more of our things to arrive! 


  1. If you don't find a local source, I am happy to buy and ship to you.

    1. Thank you! I might have to take you up on that. :) We still haven't made it out to the places that sound promising to find it, I remain hopeful. If nothing else, our stuff will be delivered in a week and then I should have enough to keep me busy for a WHILE, but specific colors will be the problem if I can't find them here.