Monday, July 24, 2017

Designers helping Italy

A couple of years ago  I was lucky enough to be able to tour (and shop in!) Casa Cenina's warehouse in Italy; here is Aida, their "warehouse" cat:

Casa Cenina has brought several designers together to aid in the efforts to rebuild after the earthquake that struck a year ago; the designers have donated exclusive charts, and all of the proceeds of sales will go to the Italian Civil Protection. An especially nice feature is that the charts are available for download, so there are no shipping fees; the charts that are available (and information about the project) can be found here: Casa Cenina.

Nora Corbett is one of the designers who donated a chart, which I bought and printed out yesterday. As it hasn't been stitched yet, there is no actual photo, just Nora's pencil sketch on the front page. It looks like it is the statue of an angel, holding an urn of greenery; I picked a fabric that reminded me of a garden to stitch it on:

I'm hoping to make a small start on it this week; it's always kind of fun to see a design appear when you haven't seen an actual picture of the finished piece.

Before I start I want to finish up part 3 of The Great Cheshire Pumpkin SAL, which was released this past Saturday (I nudged Deb into a bit of an early release, and she was an easy sell!). I'm hoping to finish it up today; here is where I left off last night:

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!


  1. I'm looking forward to see Nora Corbett's design.

  2. I love the fabric you've chosen for the Nora Corbett design, I'm sure it will set off your stitching perfectly. It's for a good cause too. Thanks for the link, I'll have a look later.
    Love the Pumpkins SAL - always fun to see your updates.

  3. What a wonderful way to show support, and I love the floss and fabric that you have chosen...I can't wait to see it stitched.
    Your Pumpkin SAL piece is beautiful, what a fun design and fabric it!
    Have a great day

  4. That's a great idea to support Italy.
    The SAL is looking great!

  5. Awesome blog, i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!
    Thank for your very good article...!


  6. I can't believe I have never followed your blog before! I love everything you're stitching, especially the new Nora Corbett charity project.
    I don't know if you've seen the Blogger of the Week blog I edit but I'd love to feature you. If you're interested, just reply by email and I'll send the questions out.

  7. I'm sure it will set off your stitching perfectly. It's for a good cause too. Thanks for the link, I'll have a look later.