Stop awhile to share in this adventure with our needles...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Alphabets old and older

This is my progress on my Quaker square this week.
I am sorry the photo is such poor quality, I am just getting used to my new camera ( a touch too much flash there Butch!)
Despite the showers, I was out and about this week. I thought this inscribed tablet that I saw at Eggleston Abbey was just wonderful, especially when you consider it must be at least 600 years old!
I may just go back for a rubbing - when its dry.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Just Nan Exchange

I stitched the Jingle tin for Tracy
I am happy to say that she liked it.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Location, location!

Seem on a walk around our village earlier this spring - a welcome reminder that despite a dramatic turn in the weather today - we live in a very beautiful place.
This summer I aim to become a "local tourist" and catch up on all the places I see, every day, without really looking. Come join me.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

From the Postman

On Monday morning the postman brought me
This great HOE Just Nan exchange from April

As well as this beautiful Blackbird design , from Encarnacion, for the Blackbird Exchange.
What a great start to the week.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

So far...

This is the biscornu I stitched for Jen in the HOE exchange. The design was taken from the gift of stitching, using a pale blue linen and stitched with six strand sweets .
My christmas stitching to date - I am SO going to be ready this December!

A new start, Willie's Quaker Square #7.
No smoking needles - but progress nevertheless.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Look what came in the Mail...

I had a wonderful week last week, my mail was full of delights, firstly my HOE Biscornu from Jane. Thank you Jane - it is a Thea Dueck design stitched on Pewter linen.
Then Heidi sent me this super scissor fob, with an acorn and leaf charm on the end,I love acorns! She wrapped it in the above fabric - which I thought was a lovely way to wrap a gift.

Then Nicola sent me this beautiful pinkeep. We had planned to meet up when she visited the Dales, however I had a family event and couldn't make it. So she sent me this. It is a Prairie Schooler design. Aren't the colours so fresh .
It cetainly made my week.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Springberries Needlecase

I stitched this lovely needlecase a design from Cinderberry stitches

However I used a hand dyed thread, and didn't check for colourfastness.
As a result, when I steam pressed the design, the dye ran, as you can see here.
I was very disappointed, as I had planned to send it to a friend as a gift, my God-daughter, hearing of this, stepped into the breach and "found it a good home"!

I am working on a second attempt, with colour fast thread.
Why is learning from one's mistakes so painful?

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

QFRR - my progress on Jinger's piece

I am participating in a Quaker Friendship RR. Here is my progress so far on Jinger's piece.

A great big thank you to all who responed to my sock SOS.

It seems I was knitting on the wrong side of the needles!

I have started again - and will keep you updated on their progress - this WILL probably take all year, I am a very SLOW knitter.

(You have been warned.)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sock SOS

A plea for help from all you sock knitters out there. I am attempting my first pair of socks, and am struggling somewhat - my problem seem to be that I am knitting this sock inside out! What am I doing wrong? Suggestions or remedies greatly appreciated.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Secret santa Swap

My stitching group held a secret santa Swap this Christmas. My partner was and I stiched this cushion for her, it is a Lizzie Kate chart "Friendship begins with kindness".
Here is the full swap.

In return I was delighted to receive from Barbara this host of delightful goodies. I have to say that the scarf and teacosy are most welcome, she also sent a lovely fabric bundle, threads and a book.

Thank you Barbara.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy New Year

May I wish each and every one of you a Happy and healthy New Year.