Monday, 18 January 2010

More White Nights

I managed to finish the first building of eight (White Nights Part 5)on Saturday morning! So I'm still on target for a mid 2013 finish on this one. Here it is.

White Nights
My Mum has come up with, as they say, a cunning plan. I am actually going to stitch Part 6, the corners, at the same time as Part 5. This should add interest between the buildings which are almost identical to each other.

Here is a close up collage of the said building.


Last week my LED Twig Tree was delivered. This has been bought to hang my Just Nan humbugs off, as I have got them on series order from The Silver Needle. It could also be used to hang Halloween stuff from in October, Christmas decorations in December, in fact it could turn into a themed tree. It also sheds quite a lot of light! What's more it was a bargain, less than half price (The Other Half thinks I'm mad). The only problem is that the stand it comes with is not very nice so the search was on to find a replacement. I tried a £4 glass vase from ASDA (Wallmart) but smashed it in the process. My Other Half's Auntie's ancient antique copper jug was OK but did not hide the transformer. In the end I found a ceramic 'Wave Vase' at Dunelm Mill which is perfect. This is what it looks like in the corner of my living room.


I made great progress on Mary Wigham yesterday, I feel that the end is in sight with this one.


This week I'm going to have a new start with Simply Spring from Waxing Moon Designs. This is the last one in their Simply Series that I have in my stash.

I'm off to make a start whilst ignoring the Other Half's comments about how hideous and in poor taste the LED tree is, I know he will make them. This, by the way, might not be the end of the LED tree story, Watch this space!

11 comments:

grannyanne said...

White Nights looks fantastic. I think your lights tree could become a really good theme centre. What about cross stitched hearts for Valentines Day, eggs for Easter. Other suggestions on a postcard please- or in today's parlance a comment or email. Keep sewing Jen.

Blu said...

White Nights looks great! So does Mary Wigham.

Sea said...

It all looks great...including the LED tree :P to your other half, It'll "grow" on him.

Mel said...

wow Jen! It all looks great. :)

stitchinfiend said...

I like your light tree. I know the feeling about OH's comments if he is anything like mine he will not let up until the tree is gone.....LOL.

Justflo said...

White Nights is looking good and MW seems to suddenly have filled in at good deal.

Your Light tree looks great. It'll look super when you have different ornaments on it as a possible year theme like Granny Anne says.
Hope you take pics of the different arrangements you come up with. Never mind about the OH's comments eventually he'll give up, just a matter of wearing him down.
Good luck with your new stitch.
Happy stitching to you.

tintocktap said...

White Nights is looking fantastic - I love your comment about being on target for a 2013 finish! I should take that sort of view on some of my WIPs!

Carolyn McNeil said...

Looks like you're busy, busy, busy...White Nights looks great! Happy Stitchin'...
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Lisa said...

Some great progress there Jen. I'm really loving the Mary Wigham but I have a soft spot for blue samplers :-)

Carolyn NC said...

It all looks awesome - love the Chatelaine and MW, especially!

Kajsa said...

Gorgeous stitching! I love how your White nights are turning out.