Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Another Finish

Finally LHN's Acorn Hill is finished! I actually started this whilst on holiday back in October 2008 but only stitched on it a bit here and there. A couple of weeks back I decided that it was time to get on with it and I finished it off last Thursday. It's stitched on 28ct beige Quaker linen using the recommended Crescent Colour threads.


While waiting for a thread to arrive in order to finish Acorn Hill I couldn't resist another start. It's Blackbird Design's "When This You See" from their "Remember Me" series. I've had the chart a few years and have been gradually collecting the threads for it. Although I still have a few to get I had enough to make a start on it. It's not really worth a photo yet so I'll leave that until next week.

I'll leave you now though with a couple of photos of peonies from our garden. We picked the first ones on Sunday so a couple of the blooms are starting to go over now. The ones in the second photo I picked yesterday. The white peony used to belong to my late father-in-law and we have had it for quite a long time now. The bush has produced an absolute mass of flowers this year but did get flattened a bit in heavy rain a couple of weeks ago. The deep pink peony is one we bought from Bridgemere garden centre and has taken a few years to establish so it was great to be able to pick a couple of blooms from it.





Many thanks for visiting my blog and for all the lovely comments that you leave.

Nicola

22 comments:

Barbeeque4 said...

What a great finish and such beautiful flowers!! Congrats!!

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Lovely finish of a very pretty design. Love those Fall colors.

Beautiful peonies - wish they would grow here.

Karan said...

Another lovely finish & those peonies are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the new start. :0)

Gillie said...

How lovely to have *family* plants! Love your finish. Was a little dismayed in Michael's Crafts yesterday to see a whole section of autumn artificial and silk flowers and leaves - the day after summer officially started!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on the finish it is lovely. Beautiful peonies. Can't wait to see your new start.

Erica said...

Acorn Hill is just beautiful! Makes me look forward to the cool crisp days of autumn! It is my favorite season, Here we are just a few days into summer, and I have already had enough of the heat and humidity!

Ranae said...

I love both your finishes.
Pretty peonies

Deb said...

Wonderful finish. Don't you love those projects that you work a little bit on here and there and then one day pick them up and finish them up. Your peonies are beautiful - just love the red ones.

Mylene said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! I love peonies, had cut a few too for us inside but love the ones outside right now as you can see it on my blog. I would like to get a dark pink one next year too as it is such a lovely colour.

Meadows08 said...

Great finish! I love LHN charts. Your peonies are gorgeous too...they smell soooo incredible!

Gayle said...

Love the Accorn Hill Sampler. It turned out so very nice. Beautiful flowers to brighten the day.

Michelle said...

What a lovely finish. This one in in my 'To do' pile. It looks wonderful stitched well done. Your flowers are so pretty. Michelle x

Deborah said...

I love your finish. I did this one as well. Instead of Acorn Hill, I put the name of my town.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful flowers, and fantastic finish!!

Sally said...

What a lovely finish Nicola! Looking forward to seeing your BBD piece.

Those flowers are beautiful.

Andrea said...

A wonderful finish. Love the flowers too.

Kathy A. said...

Congrats on such a lovely finish of Acorn Hill.
Your peonies are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Very pretty finish!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations, lovely finish!

Clare said...

Great finish Nicola - was just wondering if any of the cup cakes were left? Could really do with one for the sad and lonely cup of coffee!

Always smiling said...

Love the stitching and the peonies are gorgeous, I bet your house was filled with their scent.
Happy Days

Chris x

trillium said...

I just love everything autumn-themed.