Thursday, 10 January 2013

A Finish, A Start and A Lady in Waiting…

Happy New Year to all my followers old and new, I hope that 2013 is a good year for everyone and all your wishes come true. First a finish. I bought Sue Hillis's Christmas Biscornu, Limited Edition Kit, when I visited Myrtle Beach in October. It was a pleasure to stitch and I think it turned out lovely. I have still to attach the lace to the wooden bobbin to display it the same as the photograph on the chart, but not sure if I ever will.

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While in Myrtle Beach I had the chance to see some finished HAED. Seeing these designs and Sally's wonderful WIPs. I took the plunge and decided to try one. I searched the online catalogue and eventually settled on a Quick Stitch called Footprints. I spent a day gathering together all the threads, a day gridding the fabric and then got started. I have probably completed about 1/3 of the first page. I am really enjoying it and looking forward to working on it over the coming year.
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Waiting in the wings is Scarlett Letter's Janet Burnet sampler. SL's samplers are all stunning and I took a leaf out of Nicola's book and decided to join in her celebration year, as it is a significant year for me too. I would love to stitch this using the silks, but unfortunately, at this time of year, ££ are in short supply. So I will be stitching it using the DMC threads and probably on 40ct fabric as I already have some. I plan on starting it at the start of February. I am planning alternating month about with my large projects. I am in no hurry to get them done, this year is all about the stitching experience.
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I am also taking part in the Stitched with Love Exchange, SAL Christmas Ornaments and Angela's RAK blog. I will add links to these, once I figure out how. Thanks for reading.

Fiona




15 comments:

  1. Love your biscornu project! You have some great things lined up to keep you busy!

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    1. Thanks Catherine, I'm looking forward to being busy this year as I haven't done a large project for a couple of years.

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  2. You are going to be busy. I am looking forward to stitching with you.

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    1. Looking forward to stitching with you too. The year we were born certainly created lots of stitchers. Thanks for organising a wonderful way of celebrating.

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  3. Lovely start on your HAED. You chose a lovely one. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

    The biscornu is gorgeous.

    Very pretty SL chart you chose. I have a big birthday this year ( 50) but didn't want to commit to another huge chart.

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    1. Thanks Sally. It is my 50th too and Nicola's as well. She set up Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year to celebrate her birthday and I thought it was a great idea and jumped on the band wagon.

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  4. Fiona, Love it, what a beautiful job. Now you make me want to get mine out.

    If you ever need anything, let me know!

    Jeanne H

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  5. Your biscornu finish is lovely. It will be easier to carry around as a pin cushion without the spool! I look forward to watching your progress on the HAED - very special. And the SL sampler is pretty, too. You'll have some great things to share in 2013.

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  6. Wonderful finish on your biscornu! It's so pretty. I'll enjoy watching your progress on the SL sampler! I love silks but have gotten more into using DMC in the last few years. I figure I'll save my money towards framing instead, unless I have the silk in my stash.

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  7. Love your choice of SL sampler! I am originally from Aberdeen, a Scottish sampler is definitely on my list :)

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  8. Thanks so much for your visit Fiona :)
    Have a very nice week end :)
    What's about the weather there in Scotland? Do you have snow? We had a lot, and I love it so much :)))

    Hugs
    Isi

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  9. Hi, I am a new follower :)
    Love your choice of projects, especially the Scarlett letter design, look forward to see your progress on it
    Have a lovely day
    Elena

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  10. Hello, Fiona :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave such a nice comment! I'm happy to have found your blog, too--your latest finish is lovely! Your SL design will be so pretty--really enjoy watching all of you stitch these charts. I'm not a big sampler stitcher myself, but do enjoy watching others :)

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  11. Pretty biscornu.

    Your Footprints is coming along nicely. And I love the SL design you have.

    Happy Stitching

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  12. What a nice, lovely surprise! I've stitched Beach Friends, just haven't finished it yet - no surprise there! I love the bold and beautiful colors of Janet. Nice choice! Enjoy the quiet stitching time whenever you can!

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