Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Spring Look

I thought it was time for a bit of a blog revamp, and I hope it's making you all think of Spring. I've changed my header picture to a piece of stitching that I did back in 2006, it's Patricia Ann's Spring Forget-Me-Nots, and it now hangs, framed in a pine frame, in my bedroom.

Here is another update of my Daffodils Sampler. I finished off the wording at the top and stitched part of the border. Then I moved down to the bottom half, putting in the gate to the left of the house, before starting on the alphabet and stitching half a sheep.



I've had to put it down for a bit now as I have a new start. Unfortunately I can't share this with you yet as it's a secret piece.

That's it for today, short and sweet.

Nicola

18 comments:

Megumi said...

Your sampler is very pretty! I love the bright colors. :)

Sally said...

Lovely new header. It's a very pretty design.

Nice progress on the Daffodil Sampler.

Brigitte said...

Very spring-y, your new look, and your current stitching as well. I love pansies and daffodils and can't wait to see them grow in the garden. But I still have to wait two months or more ....

Sam said...

Your sampler is coming along nicely Nicola - you'll soon be finished I'm sure! Love the new blog look too :o)

Kathy A. said...

Your revamp is very pretty. Love your stitching in the header.
You are making great progress on your Daffodil Sampler.

Mylene said...

I just LOVE your header picture. It's sooo beautiful.

Great progress on the sampler.

Barbeeque4 said...

I really like the new look of your blog. The header piece is really lovely!! I've been thinking about a change up over at mine also.....

Cindy F. said...

Your blog facelift is sooo pretty!
Love your banner piece:)
I'm loving this sampler. You've made beautiful progress. I may just have to get this one...lol!

Daffycat said...

The blog looks pretty and fresh!

Lovely stitching!

Stitchingranny said...

Oh Nicola that header is beautiful. I love that.

Good progress on your spring pic too, I just wished outside my door was a reflection of that instead of the cold, wet and windy weather it is.

Sonnja said...

Your sampler is Lovely!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

Colette said...

I love the new header Nicola, its very spring like.
Your sampler is coming along beautifully too

Wendy said...

Nice progress! Very lovely header, it sure gives us a spring feeling.

Sharon said...

Beautiful progress and your new look is pretty.

Karan said...

Gorgeous header. The more PS designs I see the more they're growing on me - really like DS. :0)

Julie said...

Daffodil looks lovely as is the new header pic.

Maren said...

I love your springtime header, that is absolutely beautiful!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Nicola,
I love the new look of your blog, it is so spring-y looking.
The more I look at your sampler, the more I love it.