Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Fiber Talk and Sarah Braizear.....

~ Greetings Friends and Warm Welcome ~
to you all!

Last evening (5/16/18)...
I was honored to tape the Mid-Week Podcast of

with Gary Parr. I was filling in for Christine and, like always, I had the best time and enjoyed every minute! 

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While I was chatting with Gary, of course (if you follow Fiber Talk), you will know that they in conjunction with Sassy Jack's Stitchery and of course Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers, are hosting a Stitch-a-Long of Sarah Braizear 1829 which you can JOIN HERE on Facebook. 

I knew about this SAL as I am a devoted listener and follower of Gary Parr.
I started to crumble a little when Gary posted this video of Sarah that he hosted along with Jean Lea of The Attic in Mesa, AZ . You may view it at this link: Sarah Braizear at The Attic

then I thought...
who am I kidding? ha ha Vonna you silly girl. You don't have time for Sarah!

Then I crumbled a little more when I heard the spontaneous Podcast that Gary posted featuring him talking to Nicola about large projects and high count fabric, which you can listen to: Big Projects, High Count Fabrics? NO PROBLEM!

but again....
I firmed my loins and said NO WAY for me.

last night listening to Gary talk again about the piece.
Going over it again in my mind.
Watching the attic movie again.
A little shove from Gary during the show.
I went to the website last night before bed and after clicking and looking HARD, I said to myself: no.
Then this morning at 6 am, my alarm rang, I picked up my laptop and started clicking.

Yes. Sarah is on its way to my home escorted by a lovely piece of 46 count Lakeside Vintage Pearled Barley. 

I am weak.
Gary...thank you for the push. I'm ALL IN!

Hugs and love in stitches from me who is doing what she loves best always in stitches, 
Vonna xxxx

now GO and subscribe to Fiber Talk....
and buy Sarah Braizear because she is nearly gone and join us for the stitch-a-long.


  1. Oh have opened up a can of worms for me. I have been thinking about stitching on smaller count. I just finished listening to the Big Projects Higher Counts No Problem. I think I may have to try the smaller count soon.

  2. Vonna, I don't think you are weak at all. I look forward to seeing your progress on this sampler. Enjoy your day!

  3. Hey Vonna,
    I fell under the same spell after trying to resist. I received my booklet a couple of days ago. It is lovely. You won't be sorry.

  4. So far I have resisted temptation. I want to stitch Jane Vaughan 1724 and am saving my pennies for it. But I will enjoy watching everyone else stitch it.

  5. ooops..I think I pressed go before I was ready. As I was saying, I loved listening to you on Fiber Talk! I would have loved a four hour program with you on it!!!!

  6. Oh it is so much fun to be all in!

  7. Hi there Vonna, I loved hearing you on the podcast and laughed at your discussion about how to pronounce "Brazier". I had the same thoughts! I too am going to stitch Sarah. I bought the pattern, silks, and fabric but am still waiting on the fabric after many weeks. Who knew that the SAL would create a worldwide shortage! I can't wait to see your progress on the project. 46 count sounds divine, but I am opting for 36. (eyesight) ~~


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