Friday, 13 January 2012

Hetty Child Gets An Outing and Some Stash

Before I get onto my stitching update I'd just like to thank everyone for their kind comments on my last post, and to welcome all new readers and followers of my blog.

Now to stitching. I thought it was time to give "Hetty Child" an outing. I've stitched a little on her now and then but not shown my progress on her. I've added quite a bit this week and this is where I'm up to now.

I've also received some new stash this week.  Julianne very kindly, and most generously, sent me a gift certificate just before Christmas for Anita's Little Stitches and I chose to spend it on Blackbird Designs Pink Hill Manor and all the Crescent Colour and Gentle Art Sampler threads to stitch it with. I'm not sure yet if I will dedicate this to anyone, but if I do it might possibly be my late parents-in-law.

My second piece of stash, which arrived yesterday, is the third and final Loose Feathers from BBD - Winter. I have yet to start the others, but may treat myself to a new start and do so soon. Of all three parts I have to say that Winter is my favourite, I just love the colours in it.

Well that's all for today. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.



Gabi said...

Great new stash. Live it all. And gosh your Hetty looks wonderful . Who's the designer of this beauty???

Michele said...

Ooohhh, ahhhhh, Hetty Child is lovely!

Christine said...

Hetty looks great, lovely new stash too

Julianne said...


The pristine look of your stitching always amazes me. Lovely!

I am so glad you got a nice pattern and threads to stitch it with from Anita. I got the Winter Part of the BBD in the mail this week. I have not finished part one yet.

I have not picked up my needle very much in the past couple of weeks. I will e mail you.

staci said...

Hetty is very pretty!!! You've received some lovely new stash...happy stitching!

Sally said...

Lovely new stash Nicola. I'm with you on the LF. I like the Winter one best. Not received mine as yet but hopefully soon.

Hetty looks gorgeous :)

Dottie said...

I just discovered your Blog today and love your stitching. You are an inspiration for so many beautiful projects. Now I am retired I have considered changing designers and since looking through your blog I believe I will try Prairie Schooler for the first time. Thank you.
Dottie J.

Lesleyanne said...

Hetty looks great. Lovely new stash.

cucki said...

hello dear, its me cucki your new friend and follower now from south africa..
thank you so much for following my so happy..
i love your stitching so much..
beautiful new stash..and sweet hetty..
keep for you cucki xx

Julie said...

Hetty is beautiful.
Fabulous goodies you've had through the letterbox, exciting times ahead with needle and thread.

Andrea said...

A lovely WIP. Great new stash too.

Siobhán said...

Beautiful work on Hetty, Nicola! It is so pretty. Love the new stash!

Von said...

It was so lovely to stop by this afternoon for a little catch up. :)
It's always such fun to get new stash and your Hetty is lovely!