I've been wanting this book for a long time.
I ordered it (at a price too good to be true) last October. I didn't realize that it was a pre-order and wouldn't be available until January 1. But January 1 came and went and no book. So last week I tried to cancel the order. It didn't go through. Then a couple days later the company emailed me to say the order had been cancelled. Now I was free to order it from somewhere else. I went to The French Needle site as I knew they carried the book. The book came yesterday (after only two days!.
Oh my goodness, is it a beautiful book. It is oversized. The photos are tremendous. Huge, clear and beautiful. This is a book full of projects with directions and patterns.
What I wanted to make was a pin disc by Susan O'Connor.
I love this! There is another project in the book by Susan O'Connor. I love it too. I measured the size of it against one of my caskets. Yes! This will fit the back of a casket. I love it too.
I went looking for the threads to start the pin disc. I only found three of the Aver a Soie threads in my stash. So just for fun I went on Stitching Bits and Bobs to see how much it would be the order the other threads. 92 dollars later, I decided to think about it. I have a ton of thread, I have a ton of silk thread. Do I really need to order more thread for such small stitching? No. I don't.
Maybe I can start this today?