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

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