Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A day later than originally intended

So about this time yesterday I began sorting out my photos for this post. I had even ironed some of the projects as I was fed up of posting pictures of crumpled stitching.  Then there was this very loud, metallic sounding, crunching noise from the kitchen.  The cat was hiding under the table looking at the washing machine which was no longer working and had that burnt out smell about it.  To cut a long story short  the washing machine had packed in with a full load of bedding inside it. The rest of the evening was spent draining that down and sourcing a new washing machine which arrives on Friday.

So three weeks have passed by since my last post.  I was beginning my Drawn Thread week.  I was pleased with my progress on Easter Eggs.

The following week it was the turn of a Halloween project.  I managed to get Part 3 of Very Scary by Lizzie*Kate completed.  The fabric is actually a greenish colour not the grey that it appears to be on this photo.

The completion of this saw the rotation start again and it begins with a Just Nan project.  As I think I've mentioned before the Just Dropping In series from last year are a quick stitch.  I managed to complete #2 Bunny Shower.

This is stitched on 32ct lilac Belfast linen with  the recommended DMC floss.

This week it is back to Shepherd's Bush. Being honest, When I finished Bunny Shower I still had two days of my Just Nan week left so instead of carrying on with Hoppington Hill I worked on Safely Gathered from Shepherd's Bush.

This came as a kit and is stitched on 32ct Sandstone linen.  The sheep was an impulse purchase from my local shopping emporium (I also bought the mum and another little sheep).

The reason for starting Shepherd's Bush week early was that the next part of the fold has arrived and I want to finish the stitching of that before next week, which is half term and an opportunity to get the sewing machine out and do some serious finishing of projects that need more than hand sewing!

Another post in just over a week, if I have anything to show.

Happy stitching!


valerie said...

Lovely stitching Jennifer!

Barbi said...

Great finishes! I love Bunny Showers

Weronika said...

Lovely stitching! I really enjoy the bunnies! The pale colors of easter aggs are really beautiful.