I haven’t purchased any designs lately and am in fact getting rid of a lot of older magazines, knitting magazines, and supplies as I realized I have way more stash than I will ever get to. So I am keeping those things that “make me happy” or that I think I will get to. Everything else is moving to either E-bay, Amazon, craigslist (it is amazing how fast free supplies will go!), or donation to my local Friends of the local library.
But today I actually found some designs that I want to eventually do. They are located at Ajisai Press. I especially love the bird designs which are a pop of color against blackwork. I purchased the back issue of World of Stitching directly from the publisher for £8.95 delivered to the US to get the hummingbird design, and I’m thinking of getting the three bird designs on the website. I could see using some metallic threads on the hummingbird to bring out the contrast even more.
I was tempted by the butterfly designs, but decided I have enough of those with the Dimples Designs butterflies I have. I can even see maybe use of some overdyed colored threads for the blackwork. Check her work out and let me know what you think!