Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The results are in!

Thanks to everyone who voted in my 'What to stitch over the summer holidays' poll.  The winner was 'In the night' by Jardin Privé. This is now kitted up and in the sewing bag ready to go on holiday, along with another two projects, just in case.

Late last Thursday I put the final stitch in to my Tuscan Gardens II UFO.

This has been a UFO for a number of years. I have the third Tuscan Garden project in my stash, let's hope that when I eventually start to stitch it, it does not have the same fate. I finished the larger Tuscan Gardens I a number of years ago.  I do have two more Christmas themed projects which have become UFO's over the last twelve months, I started stitching on one of those again last weekend. Progress pics on that one next time maybe.

So far this week I have been stitching White Nights. My aim this week is to finish the lower portion of the middle building on the left and right hand side. Here is my progress so far.

I was lucky enough to receive a blog award from Becka, The Stitching Lion, thanks Becka.  At the moment I am not in a position to pass this on, maybe in a few weeks when things are a bit less hectic.

Happy stitching!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Nearly there!

Look at what I managed to achieve after a weekend at 'The Other Railway'

There's not much to do now! I might be tempted to try and complete Tuscan Gardens 2 this this week, wait and see. I would have finished all the cross stitching on this project if I hadn't finished the DMC mini kit snowman.

I've not decided how to finish this off as at 4" x 4" it's a bit too big for a Christmas tree decoration (I don't have a massive tree).  Any ideas?

Last week I managed to complete the sections of the White Nights border I set out to do. I was also able to make a start on the central buildings. here are the border sections before the project was rolled up.

Finally Waxing Moon's Simply Welcome came back from the framers. The frame is a bespoke frame especially for this project.

Thanks to everyone who has voted on my poll on the sidebar. If you have not all ready done so there is still time to vote. more information can be found in the previous post.

Happy stitching

Monday, 4 July 2011

The border is started and help is required.

Last week I made good progress on White Nights. I started and finished the tallest tower. The previous week I completed the other three towers, which only needed the odd stitch and the beads putting on. This is a picture of the first two towers.

Last night I started on the border. My aim, this week, is to complete the small section of border on each side so that I can roll up in order to stitch the large central group of buildings.

There are now only fourteen school days left until we break up for the summer holidays and my mind is turning to holiday stitching.  Some time will be spent on White Nights but I fancy a new start but what?  So, in order to help me choose I'm going to have a poll.

These are the choices.

In the night ~ Maggi Co's Village range from Jardin Privé

Counting Bats ~ Just Nan

Winter Arbor ~ The Drawn Thread

Three Gables ~ The Cross Eyed Cricket

The poll will close on Wednesday 20 July. So please help me out and get voting!

Please register your vote in the poll on the sidebar.