Wednesday, 21 November 2007

A Finish, Stash and a WIP

I had a small HD last week, Prairie Schoolers Auntumn Pin Keep from issue 20 of the Gift of Stitching. I stitched it on 32ct antique white Jobelan using the DMC colours as given. It was a really delightful design to stitch and I shall finish it into a pin keep next week when I'll have more time.


Royal Mail delivered last weeks Sew and So order to me the next day instead of it taking the normal two days. Shown here are the two Prairie Schooler charts that I mention in my last post and also Acorn Hill by Little House Needlework which I bought on Saturday at the bi-annual meet up at Nuneaton. It's one that was on my wish list and now all I have to get are the Crescent Colours to stitch it with. I've already started one of the PS Redwork Santas - on 32ct antique white Jobelan but over 1!! Am I mad? No, don't answer that. LOL I am needing to use my magnifier and my glasses though. I changed one of the colours, DMC3777, as I didn't think it was red enough so now I'm using DMC 815.



Lastly here is this weeks progress on Celtic Christmas. I didn't get as much done on her on Monday as I had intended to so I also stitched on her yesterday.


I have my parents arriving here very soon and stopping until Tuesday. Keith also has a few days off work so that we can take them out a bit, so I'm not going to be around much until after they've gone. I shall try to keep up with reading your blogs though.

12 comments:

Little Cat said...

Winter is looking lovely and that Autumn pin is really cute.

Mmmm, stash! My St George STILL hasn't turned up. Grrrr

Sally said...

The Autumn Pinkeep looks lovely Nicola. Isn't it gorgeous to stitch?

Love your new stash. I never seem to get stuff the next day if it's bene posted first class. God only knows why. I think Royal Mail think we are off the beaten track!

Winter is looking lovely.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Cute autumn finish, congrats. The PS designs are great and I agree that the DMC 815 will look great on the Santas. Celtic Christmas is moving along beautifully. Have a great visit with your parents.

Teejay said...

Celtic x-mas is looking good so far, lovely projects.

Karan said...

Nice finish & good progress on CW, the colours are gorgeous.

Clare said...

Lovely finish on the pinkeep Nicola - the autumn colours are beautiful. Stash looks good too!

Stitchingranny said...

My you have had a busy week, the pin keep is lovely and Celtic Winter is coming along nicely now.

Enjoy your stash.

Julie said...

Nice new stash. Celtic is looking lovely and i love your pinkeep, it keeps calling to me too, but so far i've resisted LOL

Enjoy your time with your family

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Adorable finish. I really like that piece.

Great job on your Winter progress as well.

Hazel said...

Lovely pinkeep and great stash. xx

Carol said...

What a sweet finish! Congratulations!

Lauren said...

Wow, I can't wait to see the santas over-one!