Monday, 25 October 2010

White Nights Part 7 is finished!

Another White Nights happy dance!

This week it's half term so I have a week off. I can't decide whether to carry on with White Nights in the day, to get a head start on part 8, or to stitch the Santa Tree Skirt, which is on the rotation this week, in the day and during the evening.  Anyway, before such decisions have to be made I have some more Halloween stockings to finish.

This morning I finished the Just Nan Tricky Tweets, Jackie Lantern, which was one of my birthday stash enhancements from last weekend.

I stitched this on 28 count Dawn Cashel linen from Picture This Plus using the recommended DMC floss. The five pence piece is shown to give some idea of size. 

This weekend was a Railway Weekend.  Whilst walking up the main street in Llangollen  I saw, in a shop window, some items which could enhance my Halloween display. One of the items was duly bought.  Here she is.

Called Alizon Device after one of the real Witches of Pendle she is part of the, you've guessed it, Witches of Pendle range, from Sawley Fine Arts.  Whilst looking at their site, which I recommend you do, I noticed that one of the witches in the range was called Jennet Device.  This was a must have as we share the same first name, only mine only has one N, a long story, but my Dad is to blame for the missing letter. By the way, in real life Jennet Device was not actually a witch. So an eBay purchase later and another Lancashire Witch is on it's way back to Lancashire!

I'm off to finish the ornaments as my Weeks Dye Works Carrot should now be dry, having been through the washing machine in a Floss-a-way bag as it was in the back pocket of my jeans!


Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on finishing part 7. Your bird is very cute. Love the witch.

Bekca said...

Congrats on reaching a milestone on White Nights. The little bird is just adorable, so tiny! Happy stitching to you.

grannyanne said...

You must be over halfway on the White Nights now. It is looking fantastic. Love the witch she has a smiley face which is different. Looking forward to seeing Jennet when she arrives.

Blu said...

The Just Nan piece is so cute!!!

White Nights looks stunning.

Carolyn NC said...

WN is gorgeous - great progress! Cute little bird, too!

Justflo said...

White Nights looks unbelievable, bet it's fantastic when you see it for real. The little bird is really small.
Love the witch. I used to live near Pendle Hill. Jennet Preston(she came from just over the Yorkshire border) was hung at York for witchcraft.

BeckySC said...

Jen, I don't know why it took me so long to find your blog but I am certainly glad I did! I love it and all your stitching is AMAZING!!
I am adding you to my reader so I can keep up with your beautiful work :)

Marylin /Poussy said...

oh my good ! very beuatiful !

happy halloween

have a good day

KathyEllen said...

Love your cute little "Tricky Tweet"! Adorable!