Thursday, 8 November 2012

Four WIP's and a Finish

Well here at long last is a blog post from me. Before I start though I'd like to welcome my new followers and say thank you to all who left me a comment on my last, and long ago, post.
As the title says I have four WIP's to share with you. The first one is PS's "G" is for Garden. I have to say though that I don't seem to have worked as enthusiastically on this as I did on the previous Prairie Schooler.

Next is Hetty Child from The Sampler Company.

I mentioned in my last post that I had ordered a couple of charts by Homespun Elegance. So here is my start on Stitching Joy. I didn't have all the required threads so I'm using what I have in my stash. So far I've substituted Crescent Colours Used Brick with GAST ~Old brick and instead of the Wisper W63 I've used a hand dyed but for the life of me can't think which one.

My last WIP is Fa La La by Little House Needleworks. I've been wanting to stitch this for ages and have had it in my stash for some time. I joined the LHN stitching group on Facebook last week so thought it was time to make a start on it. I was joined by the frog however, I've put one stitch too many into the lamp post. I didn't notice it until I had stitched the greenery and really couldn't be bothered to pull it all out, and it's not really going to make any difference.

Now onto my finish. I showed this back in January this year when I had run out of the gold metallic thread. Although I did get some more thread eventually I've only recently got round to finishing it off.

Now I'm sure that most of you have seen this. The Patchwork Rabbit is, I think, going to be doing this on auto ship which I've decided to do, stitching each one as an ornament. It would look really great one one piece of fabric, but it would be huge and unwieldy, and I also don't have the wall space, hence the ornaments.

My son's wedding plans are all made, the hotel room is booked, so all we need to do now is wait for April 27th to come around. However, before that Mr. L. will be taking early retirement from his job with Network Rail. He has worked in the railway industry for thirty nine years and feels it's time for him to go. Officially his last day is 18th January next year, but taking in to account leave his actual last day will be his 60th birthday, January 3rd. So a big change for us next year.



Ann at Beadlework. said...

I just stumbled by your blog and enjoyed seeing all your Prairie Schooler work as I scrolled down your home page. Lots of other lovely stitching too.

cucki said...

wow i love all your wip's so much..very pretty stitching project..
love cucki xx

butterfly said...

Great WIPS you have been busy. hugs

Siobhán said...

Wow Nicola, a lot of change coming up for you this year! Best of luck to your husband and to your family with your son's wedding plans.

LOVE your stitching! Your WIPs look great.

Gabi said...

Beautiful finish and wips. Love all of them.
Sounds like 2013 will be a year of nice changes.

Mylene said...

Beautiful designs you are working on and a lovely finish!

Sally said...

Gorgeous WIPs and a lovely finish too.

That Santa's Village is very tempting but I'm going to keep my buying to a minimum again next year!

I hope your DH enjoys his retirement and good luck for your son's wedding :)

Julie said...

Super projects you are working on Nicola. Merry Christmas looks great now it's finished. I thinka lot of laies will be doing Santa's village, there might be a SAL at NH for it.

I hope Dh enjoys his retirement, not long to wait.

Anita said...

Hi Nicola!
I found your blog through a comment you left on another stitching blog.
I'm going to follow you now, and maybe you can pop over to my blog to say hello if you háve time :)
Love Anita xxx

Anita said...

Hi Nicola !
I found your blog via a comment you left on another stitching blog.
So consider your lovely blog followed !
Hope you have time to pop over to mine to say hello:)xxx
Anita xxx

Andrea said...

Lovely WIPs. Love the Merry Christmas piece.

Brigitte said...

It's always fun to see a new post from you and to have a look at what you are stitching. And I always love your WIPs as our tastes are so very similar.
I have stitched the Garden piece by PS as well and I enjoyed it very much. Your finis is very beautiful. And perfect for this time of the year.

Fee said...

Lovely work Nicola, looking forward to seeing you in the Parlour!


Terri Overton said...

Such lovely work. I especially love, love, love Hetty Child.

Good luck to your DH on his retirement plans.

Suzanne said...

Nice work on all your WIPs. Pretty finish with the Merry Christmas.

Patches said...

Although I'd love to stitch them as one, space wise I will probably do Cohen as ornaments