Thursday, 26 May 2011

The thread picker was christened!

As promised here are some update photos of my progress on White Nights this week. Unfortunately I've had to christen the newly manufactured thread picker I showed you last time!  The purple tower did have a roof. It was only when I came to fill in the windows, the last job on the tower that I realised I had missed out a whole row of stitches. Hopefully I will be able to re stitch this before going to bed.

Here is the building on the opposite site.

This weekend is a' Railway Weekend' so stitching will take a back seat until Monday but the good news is that next week is half term so there should be plenty of opportunities for more stitching, probably on White Nights as I feel like I'm on a bit of a role with this one at the moment!

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

More White Nights and a beading project!

At the weekend I was able to finish the beading on the south side buildings of White Nights.  Here it is, turned the 'right way up'.

I was also framed  Little Witch from Shepherd's Bush.

Over the weekend I also started something new. This is Catgirl & Catboy from Jadin Privé's Maggi Co's Village range.

I am stitching this on 32ct opalescent white, the same fabric I'm using to stitch White Nights.
Last night I had a short break from stitching and made this thread picker using left over Mill Hill beads, some other left over beads (the coloured ones) and a #26 needle. I'm quite pleased with the result!

Work continues on White Nights. Progress pics on Thursday.

Happy stitching!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

White Nights Update

It's unusual for me to post twice in a week but I'm so pleased with my progress on White Nights that I have decided to share it.  The south side buildings are finished, with the exception of some beading and three Algerian eyelets. Here is the full view.

This is a close up of the centre portion.

This weekend is a non railway weekend. I might start something new or I might continue with Witches Riding By.  Next week I'm going to continue with White Nights.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Weekend Stitching

This weekend was spent at 'The Other Railway' and involved a very early start, 05.15 on Saturday morning, but it was light, so I was able to start stitching as soon as we hit the motorway. Well to be correct start frogging! I had a bit of a bad week on Waxing Moon's Welcome having to frog the M and the E with their connecting vine. That error was quickly rectified and then I noticed that I had stitched the centre heart in the wrong place. That was the early morning frogging job.  Anyway, the heart was re stitched and the lazy daisy garland completed all before elevenses.

The bespoke frame for this project is waiting at the framers so i will post another photo when it is framed.
I spent the rest of Saturday and Sunday stitching Witches Riding By from Lavender Wings. There's still quite a lot to do on this one but I hope it will be finished soon. I was going to continue stitching on it this week but as I have four evenings to myself I'm going to go back to White Nights.  Here is how I left Witches Riding By.

Happy stitching!

Monday, 2 May 2011

A finish and a start

This bank holiday weekend I finished Trick or Treat from Shepherd's Bush.

This came as a kit. The fabric is 32ct lambswool linen and the floss is a mixture of Soie D'Alger and Mori silks.  The moon button is really great, here's a close up.

The new start is Simply Welcome from Waxing Moon Designs. This is my progress so far.

Happy stitching!