Monday, 13 April 2015

Easter got in the way!

A busy Easter weekend followed by an equally busy start to the following week has lead to this post being a week later than planned.  However I have quite a bit of stuff to show you. Firstly the progress made on Lizzie*Kate's Very Scary.  Part two is completed as in most of the border for part one (not shown).

I was lucky to finish this part in a week considering that Monday evenings are turning into a non sewing night as I am catching up on TV programmes recorded over the weekend. Lets face it this character demands full attention!

Also this series as so much is in flashback.

After Lizzie*Kate week it was back to Just Nan's Hoppington Hill. I had two squares still to finish and the beading.

Here it is before finishing into a cube.

Here are a couple of photos of it made up, which I managed to do on Easter Sunday morning.

This was stitched on 32 ct Dusk Belfast Linen with the recommended DMC floss.

I still had quite a lot of Sunday left so rather than going on to the next project on the rotation, Shepherd's Bush Wisteria Snowman, I stitched Just Nan's Strawberry Bunny as I knew it would be a quick stitch and a relatively easy finish. This was stitched on 32 ct Smokey White Belfast linen with the recommended DMC floss.

This is not a very good photo of it before finishing.

Here she is made up.

So back to Shepherd's Bush.  I had been stitching the Wisteria Snowman but decided to sew something a little more seasonal, Spring Trifles.  I made a start and found that I had some floss colours missing so that put a stop to that. This is as far as I got.

So the Wisteria Snowman came back out and got finshed.

Not being in the mood for any more snowmen, I still have the red and stone snowmen in my stash, I went in search of something else of Shepherd's Bush to sew.  After the snowmen the only other Shepherd's Bush kits I have are Halloween ones so Into the Night it was.

This came as a kit and was stitched on 32 ct hand-dyed linen - Murky Pond with various silk floss.

So this week it's the turn of The Drawn Thread on the rotation. I only have three kits of theirs left in the stash, Almost Halloween, Christmas Jumble and the ABC sampler.  The ABC sampler is on the larger side an will need a roller frame so that will be something for the summer holidays.  I'm still not sure which of the other two kits I will choose. All will be revealed next time.

Happy stitching!


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Amazing! I like your blog very much.

Weronika said...

Amazing work Jen! Cube is just gorgeous and your strawberry bunny is so sweet!

Justine said...

Your finishes are beautiful. You're certainly living up to your blog name!

blue star stitcher said...

I love the Strawberry Bunny finish, very cute.

Anna Zont said...

These finishes are beautiful! I love JN and SB!!!

Deb said...

Outstanding blog! Beautiful work!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

So beautiful! I especially love the cube/block!