The colors belong to Marilyn - another of her custom projects she asked me to do. This is an example of how a fine stash comes about, as these gorgeous silks will only be slightly used. There are a few more, numbering a total of 18 skeins in all, for a small book cover only 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". There will be lots and lots left over, and I'm sure they will suggest future works. As I was dumping them out of the bag, the way the colors came together already gave me some ideas, so I jotted down the numbers and intend to buy a few myself. I'll just put them away in the "silk bag," until I'm ready to use them. The pinkish orange, two pinks, and yellow have already triggered an idea or two - that 's how this seems to work for me. I will also keep an eye out in the LNS for maybe something that sparkles, and of course some beads, so I'll have a good supply when the designing urge hits. (great excuse, Huh?) Anyway, I taught her a while back to work my freehand plaid, so I think her dog Humphrey will have some fine and colorful plaid collars in the future - and maybe a belt or two for her daughters in these colors.
My "crazy quilt" heart is coming along nicely - so I pulled out this fine silk ribbon I bought a while back to try, and it's perfect with the "stash" threads I'm using! The ribbon is from River Silks, and is new to me. It has a lovely sheen, and comes in the 7mm width that I enjoy using for flowers. I also bought the 4mm width in the same colors so I'll have choices when the work is begun for embellishing.