Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Rose and Daffodils

Sorry to have been missing for a short while. I've been busy with spring cleaning and then my parents have been here for a few days on their way to Scotland to visit my aunt and uncle. They return here again on Friday, just for the weekend, on their way home again. I am starting to catch up with reading blogs and leaving comments again, it's amazing how it mounts up in just a few short days! Anyway I do have a couple of small finishes to show you. The first one is CCN/CC's Rose Cottage, the first of three in a vertical row that I'm stitching. I've now moved on to the Violet Cottage but don't have a photo of that yet. I think I'll wait until it's finished.




This next picture is of Daffodils from Prairie Schooler's Prairie Garden. You may remember that I changed the threads for this to DMC's Colour Variations to give it a bit of interest. I'm quite pleased with the result and will at some time be making this up into a pin keep for myself.





I've had a couple of questions about the hardanger mat that I sometimes use to photograph small items on. I didn't stitch it, it was designed and stitched for me by my good friend Colette of Col's Creations for Christmas 2005. Colette has now released the chart on her website and it's called "Tulips and Lace". Do go and have a look as there are lots of other lovely designs by Colette for sale there.




Thanks so much for all your lovely comments about the biscornu that I stitched for Mylene in the HoE biscornu exchange. I'm still waiting for mine to arrive, but I think it should be here soon.

12 comments:

Yuko said...

Hi Nicola,
Thank you for your visit to my blog, and thank you so much for a lovely comment.
This hardangar mat is absolutely beautiful!
I do hardangar, too, so immediately went to her site and saw through her works!
There were plenty of stunning works!
I will absolutely order some stuffs from her site, when I wanted to try hardangar, again!
By the way, your Roses is very lovely! I love this series, too!

Julie said...

LHN is lovely, such pretty colours and your daffodil turned out perfectly, just the right amount of shading in your hoice of thread

Karan said...

Love Rose Cottage & your daffodils, both so pretty. Sorry but I daren't visit Col's site yet: it could get too expensive & I'd end up with too much month left at the end of the money! LOL

Sally said...

Rose is absolutely gorgeous Nicola. I love the colours. The daffodils are really pretty. I love the effect of the Variations.

Clare said...

Loved the Rose Cottage - look forward to seeing the next one! The varigated threads worked well on the PS daffodills.

Carol R said...

I love Rose Cottage and can't wait to see Violet Cottage. Your hardanger mat is gorgeous.

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love your Rose Cottage and Daffodils, perfect spring colors. Very pretty and I am looking forward to seeing Violet Cottage.Your friend's work is stunning, I visited her site and I am sure it won't be my last visit there. Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a nice message.

Ranae said...

Rose Cottage and Daffodils are both beautiful finishes. I have to go check out that site.
Take Care!

Itching To Stitch said...

Rose Cottage is so pretty and I love the Daffodils ;)

Sharon said...

Pretty projects! I love the daffodils-it will make a lovely pinkeep.

tkdchick said...

I LOOOVE those daffodils!

Stitchingranny said...

Two lovely finishes but I dont think it was fair of you to show us your mat. I am supposed to be strictly on the wagon where charts are concerned but oooooooooohhh I dont know if I can wait till August for some of those mats lol.