Tuesday, 16 January 2007

WIP's and a SAL

Having finished the Tea Room I decided to pick up my "Winter Grows on You" by Waxing Moon. I started this at the beginning of last year, but it got put aside for other things. I'm stitching it on 32ct Lugana "Poltergeist" from Silkweaver, using the recommended GAST and WDW threads. I'm using two strands and on reflection think that one would make stitching on 32ct a lot easier. Last week though I put this aside again in order to stitch two cards, one to cheer up a friend and one for a forthcoming birthday, neither of which I can show you.


This week I have decided to stitch on "Bourton-on-the-Water" by Derwentwater Designs. Keith gave me this for Christmas in 2005 and I have changed the aida that the kit came with for eavenweave. I started off by stitching on this one week in four last year but that sort of fell by the wayside, although I did stitch a fair amount. However, it is one of my goals to finish it this year so started stitching on it again yesterday and intend to spend the rest of the week on it.



Now on to the SAL. Claire and I have decided to stitch LHN's Chocolate Shoppe in a SAL every Wednesday starting the first Wednesday in February. As I'm at home all day, and we eat late because Keith gets in late so there's not much stitching time left in the evening, I shall probably stitch during the afternoon. Claire has also asked Sally to join us and she said she would love to. If anyone else would like to join us you'd be very welcome. If you wish to contact me about it my e-mail is in my profile.


I am very impressed with The Gift of Stitching magazine's customer service. I was trying to take out a years subscription to it last Monday but after several attempts had to give up. On Tuesday I received an e-mail from Kirsten asking if I was having problems with the payment process. It turned out to be something that I was doing wrong and on Wednesday the subcription went through with no problems. So thank you Kirsten for your help, a lot of people wouldn't have bothered to find out what the problem was.

10 comments:

Colette Robinson said...

You are getting on well with the Derwentwater design Nicola its lovely and I bet Keith is glad you are stitching it at last lol. love your other design too.
Colly

Julie said...

Great WIP pics Nicola, looking forward to seeing 'Boughton' grow, the Waxing Moon is a cutie, love them smiling faces. Will look forward to seeing your progress on Chocolate Shoppe with Sally and Claire
{hugs}

Stitchingranny said...

Love your little "Winter Grows" Nicola. As for "Boughton on the Water" I will look forward to seeing you progress on this as it is one of my favourit places. The view across to the shopping area looks like it was taken from one of the little cafes we like to have tea at when we are visiting the area.

Sally said...

Love both your WIPs Nicola. I'm looking forward to seeing more Boughton progress.

Ish said...

Love your wip's Nicola, Looking forwards to seeing them progress

Jamie said...

Oh I love the Waxing Moon cutie! Great pics. I love the tea room too! Jamie

Kathy said...

Nicola, your Wips are lovely. Looking forward to seeing Choclate Shoppe stitched Up.

Hugs xxxx

Cheryl said...

Hi! Not really sure how i came across your blog but thought i'd leave you a comment! I love the tea room design you have stitched. Its lovely.

Barb said...

Both WIP's are cute. I love the Winter Grows.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The Waxing Moon is cute and Bourton has great colors. Happy Stitching, CJ