Sunday, 18 January 2015

January ~ the first two weeks

OK, so this makes a change, about two weeks since my last post rather than two or more months!

I think I mentioned in my last post that this year the first week of the rotation would be Just Nan week.  Carrying on with the seasonal theme the first project to be stitched was It's Snowing Men, Just Dropping In #1. Being  6" x 4" this was a quick stitch. It's done on 32ct Flax Belfast linen with DMC floss.



The next project was something I have had on the go for a bit but stopped working on in favour of more seasonal things.  Anyway I had a few days in Just Nan week left so I picked this one back up.


This is the hat part of Spooky from the Over The Top series of 2009.  This was stitched on 30ct Peoria Purple from Weeks Dye Works.  The brim of the hat, just visible on the picture, has appeared on another post. This is the second hat I have done and I hate finishing them, fortunately no more in the stash!


Having finished that I still had some time left so managed to stitch another square on Hoppington Hill.
 
So that was Just Nan week.  I decided that the second week on the rotation would be Shepherd's Bush week.  I managed two finishes here, helped by being off work for four days with whatever is going round at the moment.
 
The first finish was the Blue Snowman. He is stitched on 30ct Blue Jeans linen from Weeks Dye Works with the silks that came with the kit.
 
 
 
Next was Goodness and Grace, the third part of Shepherd's Fold.  This pin cushion is about five inches square and will virtually fill the Shepherd's Fold box.  This still needs to be made up which is a sewing machine job for another weekend.
 
 
I also started the Safely Gathered pin cushion.  This is a lot smaller than Goodness and Grace.
 
 
 
Next week will be The Drawn Thread Week. I will be making a start on Easter Jumble.
 
Happy stitching!
  




9 comments:

Hazel said...

Your projects are so beautiful and so colourful! Love them. x

Melanie said...

Fantastic finishes, you really are a speedy stitcher!

Barbi said...

Great Projects! I have purchased almost all of the just nan little ornament pieces, but the finishing looks a bit intimidating. I must try it though.

Loretta said...

Beautiful stitching!! I love the Snowing Men.

Marlene jones said...

Love,love, love your top snowman design.

Blu said...

Wow you've been busy with all the finishing! They look great.

Vickie said...

So pretty and inspiring. :)

Weronika said...

I am totally in love with this hat! Your stitching is beautiful!

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty projects and stitching