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

Thursday, July 15, 2010

To have and to hold...

I stitched this for the happy couple.

It has been a year for wedding this year, DD was married in April, as was a work colleague and then last Saturday I took Dad to Skye for the wedding of a very dear friends' daughter. I saw Skye at its very best dressed in sunshine. The wedding was a treat, kilts apleanty, but sadly no bagpipes. I excelled at the welly tossing, but couldn't hit the Haggis!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Taking a road trip

Off to Skye with my dear old Papa, to a wedding here I am hoping for bagpipes and kilts at the very least.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Bit of a theme ...

Prarie schooler - When Witches go riding
Just Nan - Moon Riders - Jasper

Just Nan - Moon Riders - Jinx

M Designs - Trick or Treat

Maryanne Moreck - Pumpkin Fridge Magnet

Stitching away as you can see - hadn't realised I had a theme going.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

LHN exchange to Aubree

I have just read that Aubree has received her LHN exchange. She has taken some lovely photos here I stitched Cherries, using recommended threads on 28 count Antique White linen from my stash, and made it into a tote bag.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Quaker RR 2010

Here at last is the first section of our Quaker RR for 2010.
We are stitching "The Hunt" by Homespun Samplar, designed by Linda McNally
I am stitching on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Linen Antique White

Using Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colours in Fading Ink
Having just posted this picture I can see a glaring mistake - looks like I'll be unpicking now!
So much for being finished.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

HOE LHN exchange

I received this lovely ornament from April in the recent LHN exchange on HOE.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another finish

Another stitched piece finished - well the stitching part at least! This is one of the delightful series that is designed by Carol at called "Sew Autumn". It was stitched on a 40 count cream linen, using Gloriana silk "Autumn Arbor". It was a great stitch for me. Now just have to "finish" it!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

A week of contrasts

The white stuff looks set to be with us for a while longer, very picturesque, but chilly!
Because I have made a major counting error on my Willie's square, I was already to bin it! But wiser heads than mine advised leaving it for a while and coming back to it with fresh eyes, so that is what I decided to do. Here is my new start "Sew Autumn", stitched on 40 count cream linen, using Gloriana silk "Autumn Arbor"

My Willie square, the alphabet does not match up on the right hand side, I am 4 threads out - have looked and looked, but cannot see where I have "gone wrong. If you can see my error, please let me know, I will be very grateful.

Finally a HD for the new year, I completed this LHN Wool Needlebook for my friend Gillian, who celebrated her birthday yesterday. Gillian was one of the first people I met when we moved into the village 20 years ago. She has been a great friend, always ready with a cuppa and a share loved of all things stitching!
LHN Needlebook, stitched on 32 count Flax linen, using recommended DMC threads. Finished using brown hobby felt and buttons from Boyes.
I have also started a Rotation for my stitching this year, when having a clear out after Christmas, I discovered my paperwork for the rotation I did in 2006, I seemed to complete a fair number of items, so am having another go!

Thank you for your comments on my last post, it was a lovely welcome back after such a long break.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Time for ...

an update!

Sorry if you thought I'd left the planet, just had an unintended break from blogging. A New Year often heralds a new start so here it is...

Firstly the return of my Quaker Friendship RR, isn't it just beautiful. I chose a hand dyed linen and Gloriana Silk "Autumn Arbor", the effect is really stunning. Thanks to Jinger, Deb, Sharyn, Marti and Lynda for sharing this stitching adventure with me.
Belated seasonal wishes to all, I received these very smart Emma Bridgewater mugs for Christmas, they make for a very festive cuppa!

and lastly, deep and crisp and even it is, making car deforsting a chore, but window viewing a delight!

Happy New Year