Saturday, 27 February 2010

Some stitchy stuff!

Since I decided to let go doing exchanges (although I did do the LHN long cushion for Exchange Heaven ) and am not in a weekly SAL I feel less pressurised and can stitch to my hearts content without thinking I 've got to get this done by....... my Celtic Lady is some thing I decided I would do monthly so that's not making me feel stressed to get done either. I had forgotten how nice it is to stitch in my own time.
While I am taking part in the Stitch&Stash Round Robin, we have almost two months to stitch and pass on so no real pressure.

These might be my next project as the Rose Swalwel 'Winter' is a kit and I now have the threads for the Just Nan 'Catnip Tea' I am longing to start both.

And I am not rotating work I am stitching till they're done..
I am at present stitching  a Wedding Sampler for my son Simon and his partner Tracy, its from a last year's Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine. I am not using the colours suggested but pinks and creams and browns as these are the colours of Tracy's dress. It is looking rather nice already and I am loving stitching it.
It was shown with a frame and an offer by the frame firm.. so I checked it out and it is still available so I was able to order it..(http://www.geneisframes.co.uk/) Some nice other frames there too so I shall use them for some other completed LHN pieces.

And one finish... a New Home card for my friend who has moved from Essex down south to Hampshire I shall really miss her when I move back there.
So 2010 should show some larger finishes.
The sun is shining today wahoooo does that mean this long long winter is on its way out I do hope so I am not a winter person... so roll on spring!
Happy Stitching and Happy Days

8 comments:

Sue said...

look forward to seeing your new projects Chris, I love the Winter one.It is nice not having to stitch to deadlines isn't it? love and hugs, Sue xx

Barb said...

Sounds as if you are going to be busy Chris with all your biggies.Mind you I have to say your little card is just so nice.

Linda said...

Exchanges are fun...but stitching on a schedule, knowing my piece has to been done by a certain sometimes makes me nervous.

The wedding sampler is lovely and I really like the colors you are using. Both new projects are pretty, I especially like the Winter one...hugs, Linda

Michelle said...

Your stitching is lovely - but it sounds like you are going to be busy! Love Michelle x

mollycaff said...

I love doing the odd exchange but much prefer working at my own pace, the last thing I need after a bad day at work is to feel like I HAVE to stitch. Looks like you're going to be a very busy bee!

Carolyn NC said...

It really has seemed like such a long winter, hasn't it? Love the new projects and the stitching! Wonderful progress!

Julie said...

Super card for your friend and i love the wedding sampler start, what a wonderful gift for your son and future DIL.

Enjoy your bigger projects, Catnip Tea is such a wonderful chart, i do like that one.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your WIP is looking great!