Monday, 25 February 2013

A winter finish and a spring start

A winter finish and a spring start was the title I chose for my post last Monday. What post last Monday? Last Monday was half term week and I spent it away from home, so I decided to post from the iPad. Having downloaded the app, composed the post, I then tried to add the photos and that is where it all went wrong, so after a couple of attempts I gave up!

My winter finish was the Winter Arbor from the Drawn Thread.

This project came as a kit and was stitched on 32ct 'Smokey Pearl' Belfast Linen and was stitched with  NPI silk.

My spring start, which became a finish, was Just Nan's Lady Scarlet's Scissor Roll.

Here are a few close ups.

This was stitched with the recommended floss (DMC) on 32ct 'Limestone' Belfast Linen. I'm hoping to  make it into the scissor roll at the weekend.

As we did a lot of travelling over half term I was able to make more progress on Hand Wash Only.

This week it's back to the tree skirt, back stitching, beading and couching!

Happy stitching!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Two more finished!

Before I start can I just say a big thank you for all your comments on my last post.  The Santa Tree Skirt did become a UFO last year, it's not finished ye,t but not far to go, so keep watching this space!

One project that isn't destined for UFO status is Halloween Rules from Lizzie*Kate.  Last week I finished two more sections, Brew Some Fun and Sit for a Spell.  The cat's eyes look a bit mad in this photo.

At the weekend we made our first visit to 'The Railway' of 2013. It was very wet but everyone seemed to enjoy 'A Day Out With Thomas'.

On the way there and back I was able to do some stitching in the car so Hand Wash Only moved on a little.

This week it's back to the Winter Arbor.

Happy stitching!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Almost there!

After a slow start on Monday, only half a dozen stitches stitched, things improved and yesterday I put the last cross stitch into the Santa Tree Skirt.

All the back stitch has been completed except that done in black, most of the back stitch if I'm honest, then I need to do the couching and cording on all of the Santas. I've also decided to replace the French Knots with seed beads. so still quite a lot to do but the end is now in sight!

This week it's back to the Lizzie*Kate Halloween flips.

In answer to a question on the comments to the last post the gold frame was one that I had, I can't remember where it came from.  What I tend to do is mount projects so that I can swap them about. The Shepherd's Bush project from last time will fit in the same frame. This is something I stitched before I began blogging which, until now, lived in the gold frame.

Happy stitching!