I confess. I did it. I bought more fabric. And I'm not even sorry. I'd do it again. And I will do it again during the Picture This Plus Christmas in July sale later this month. And I won't be sorry for that, either. My fabric hoard is gradually out-growing the storage spot I've assigned to it, so I'm going to have to do some re-arranging in my sewing room to accommodate it.
My latest haul is a selection of Wichelt hand-dyed Jobelan. I have very little Jobelan in my stash, but I couldn't resist these scrumptious colors. Left to right: Sandcastle, Bittersweet, Watercress, Babbling Brook, Cornflower, Stormy Grey, Dense Fog
See, here's what happened. I found a really cool fox design on Etsy, and I bought it. It's full of unusual colors (for a fox design) and the fabric selection was going to be tricky. I pretty much never stitch on white or ivory, so that was out. A neutral, like a raw/natural linen, seemed a little "blah" for this design, but because it's "busy," I'd have to be careful choosing a hand-dyed fabric with too much mottling. I just happened to stumble across Bittersweet, the soft orange second from the left. Here's a partial floss toss:
I think it'll be pretty. But it's the next next project after I finish Fox Forest, so y'all will have to wait to see what it is.
I also tried a new-to-me fabric dyer, Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. I placed a small order (three colors) and am happy with the fabric. In fact, I think I'll be using one of her fabrics for my next project. Here's an interesting color that I bought just because. It's called Melody and has soft shades of lots of colors. Not sure what I'll do with it, but I'll find something! Be aware that it takes a while to receive an order (as she says on her website).
My LNS finally got the "new" DMC Coloris floss! It's not really "new." DMC rolled this new floss out last year in Europe and it has taken this long to show up in the US market. I've been waiting and waiting! Twenty-five colors that are a little different from other variegated threads as each color is a mix of four DMC solid colors. I picked a few of my favorites.
And finally, a progress update on Fox Forest.
I would love to be able to get to the border by this weekend, but that might be a little too ambitious for this week. It's coming along quickly, even though I've only worked on it on weekends.