Sunday, 10 February 2013

A busy week...

Welcome to everyone old and new.  I love reading all your lovely comments and hope that you enjoy reading what I have been up to.

I have been at home now for the last 3 weekends, this is a rare as I am usually driving my youngest DS around for basketball.  It has been great catching up with my stitching and finishing.  Last week in particular I managed to get some finishing done and got started on my SL sampler. 

Firstly, a huge thank you to June.  She sent me a lovely Parisienne themed RAK I love it and having it sitting in readiness with my scissors next to my stitching chair. 
I also managed to finish an ornament for an exchange, but can't show it yet, as it is a secret exchange.  My other finish was a pin pillow that I had finished the stitching on way back in November.  It is a design that Tanya from Scarlet House designed specially for the Cross Stitch Pals Retreat in Myrtle Beach in October.  It is stitched on 25 ct over 1 and it is a great reminder of a fantastic time spent with friends.  It is sitting on the fabric I backed it with and has the trim I used sitting in front.  After I stitched it together and went to turn it to the right side I realised I stitched the wrong side to my stitching.  Rather than unpick it, as it was just for me,  I left it, so my spots are not as vibrant as they should be, but I think it still looks ok, who looks at the back anyway!!
Stitched on 25ct over 1 using DMC threads

SL Janet Burnet using AVAS silks on 40ct Sandstone Linen
I had a new start this week too.  I decided to start my Scarlet Letter sampler, Janet Burnet, this month.  Initially, I was going to use the DMC threads, as I am trying to stitch from my stash this year, but my heart wanted to stitch her using the AVAS silks.  Needless to say my heart won.  I managed to buy some of the silks and only have 6 colours to buy.  So there are some gaps in the stitching, but I wanted to get her started and I am loving stitching her, apart from I now know I don't like Queen Stitch.

Lastly, and thank you if you are still with me.  I have a small update on my HAED WIP.  I haven't a lot of progress on it but there is some more sky and clouds added.

Heaven and Earth Designs, Footprints on 25ct over 1 using DMC

Have a great week.