I have had a on going love/ hate relationship with something for years. It almost breaks my heart. It is with this little critter.
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I am sharing this information in case there is someone else out there who like me, has the itch to stitch with wool but the itch is too much to bear. Even the over dyed wool causes issues. You would think after that process there wouldn't be any hint of lanolin left, but it is a natural grease and it is still there.
The answer is baby soap. It is the gentlest soap available. It removes the lanolin from the wool. I like Dreft but there are many to choose from. Good old Tide works for some but I wash it twice. By hand being sure not to stretch it. Let it hang dry and call it ready to stitch. I can now stitch for a whole day with no issues. I told you I was stubborn!
This lovely wool above is my newest addition to my collection. I just love these colors and I can see many happy hours together. That blue I call" Midnight is calling" It is my favorite. Will be a perfect background for something, as to what I don't know yet.
I also got carried away with some over dyed floss. I have every color of floss that DMC makes and yet there is always room for more. These are perfectly prim. They make my heart sing Joy, Joy, Joy! Especially since I already have wool to match.
I have made a few penny rugs and it is my favorite stitching to do. I use patterns from other designers mainly Needl'love but have a few others. I have designed a few as well but sadly those pictures were lost when my pc crashed in 09. I am not sure but I believe this is a pattern by Needl'love. It has been many years since I made this pillow for a swap.
Well, I think I have kept you long enough. Besides Autumn is calling. We are in full glory here this week and I need to take a camera and the pups for a walk. May you have more than one opportunity to make a Happy Memory today.
Blessings to you and yours~