Thursday, 24 March 2011

White Nights update

White Nights has been on the rotation for the last two weeks.  As a result of a change in home circumstances I am managing, on average, two evenings a week stitching whereas before I was able to stitch for four evenings a week.  This is the progress I have made.

The two towers have involved lots of colour changes and frequent visits upstairs to 'the stash room' in search of floss.  The plan with this is to finish the 'south side' picture and the border before moving on to the west and east sides.  This picture shows this week's progress in relation to the 'bigger picture'.

I am tempted to continue with White Nights again next week but I might go back to Witches Riding By.
I have also made some progress on my UFO. Photos of that next time.

Happy stitching!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

A finish!

Hot off the needle, here is Little Witch finished!

This project came as a kit. The linen is 32 count Zweigart  Country Mocha and it was stitched with Au Ver a Soie silk threads, some of which were overdyed.  All I need to do now is frame it which will be a job for when I next have a weekend at home.

As mentioned in my last post the rotation is being re launched with White Nights. I've just uncovered it this evening and am looking forward to making a start tomorrow!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Some progress at last!

This week I feel that I've got my stitchy mojo back. On Monday evening I was on a roll with Little Witch from Shepherd's Bush. Then disaster! I ran out of one of the threads provided in the kit. Now the kit said that the thread colour was Au Ver a Soie 3844, soft black. So 3844 was duly ordered from Sew and So and as per usual it arrived the next day. Second disaster, the colour I had run out of turned out not to be 3844 as stated on the chart but, after searching through some other Shepherd's Bush kits 3846! So I'm now waiting for that to arrive. This is my progress to date.

I've enjoyed stitching this witch but as I sit on the sofa I see White Nights which has not been stitched on since Christmas so next week I think it might reappear on the rotation, which I am going to resurrect.

Happy stitching