Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Three starts and two finishes!

It's been a busy few weeks since my last post. With a 60s Weekend at 'The Railway' followed by a weeks holiday in Belgium then a few days at home, a couple of days at my boyfriend's followed by a weekend in Scotland.  With all that travelling I've been busy stitching.  Firstly my Belgian holiday stitching was 'In the night' by Jardin Privé. I began when we emerged from the Channel Tunnel in Calais and finished it before we came home.


This was stitched as charted using DMC floss on 32ct opalescent white linen. The only change I made was stitching it with one strand of floss rather than two. For the last twelve months or so I have been framing most of my own work.  This frame came from Wilkinsons and is a 7" x 5"photo frame made out of solid wood. I've used this style frame a number of times and this was my last one. To my disappointment Wilkinsons no longer stock this range so for my next batch of framing I had to buy a different type of frame.  Here it is with 'Trick or Treat'.


And a larger frame with 'Witches Riding By'


It turns out that this range of frames better as the way the back clips on is more secure. So that's the framing over with, back to the stitching. I had a couple of backup projects in my stash bag just in case I finished 'In the night'. The first back up project was the 'Owl Winder Pocket' from Just Nan.


Here it is made up.




This was stitched as charted on 28ct opalescent raw linen with DMC floss. I also started 'Warm Water Wash' from Raise the Roof Designs.


Progress has also been made on White Nights, but not since last week. I hope to continue with this after the weekend.

That's all for now. Happy stitching!

9 comments:

natalyK said...

Love all of your stitchy progress but I am taken away with you owl Thread winder pocket. Simply beautiful!

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, lots of progress for you. Grats!! Love your frames, both kinds. I don't generally do my own, as it's hard to find frames the right size! Hope you enjoyed your travels!!

Lesleyanne said...

Great finishes. You cant beat Wilkos for frames I quite often use them. Great progress on your wips.

butterfly said...

Some great finishes, beautiful stitching

Bekca said...

I'm also a fan of Wilkinsons' frames, got quite a few stashed away. All of your pieces look beautiful framed and congrats on the "In the Night" finish. Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

Lisa said...

wow Jen, you have been busy. Totally love In The Night... must do that one.

Hippywitch said...

Ooo I love witches riding by! In the Night is gorgeous too, Wilkinson's is the best for frames! :-)

grannyanne said...

Great stitching. Look really good in the frames. Looking forward to seeing more of White Nights.

Maggi Co said...

I'm happy you like my drawing "in the night"

I stitched it, too... over a ocher fabric... Now I have to put it in frame.

Happy week