Friday, 9 January 2015

New cross stitch for a new year

I saw this chart and loved it right away so bought it back in November 2014.  Yes it was just pages from a magazine but it was only pennies.... I have all the threads bar two and 32c linen so I have started it already... only a few stitches. With these horrible winter days I can sit and stitch happily in the warm.

Yeh... happy days stitching away and looking out at the blustery wet weather.. but not as bad as Maine where today the news said it could be as low as -35 C brrrrrr.
And Scotland where they have very high gusts of wind, so our water logged lawn is nothing in comparison.

Roll on spring.. we do have one snowdrop in flower and lots more to come, as I bought 500 in the green last year. Just the thought of them all in flower makes my heart sing!

Hope it's not too cold where you are or indeed too hot as S. Australia has 45C and the threat of fires.. here in the East of England we are blessed with not too harsh winters and lovely sunny dry summers..
Happy days and happy stitching all.
xx

15 comments:

Margaret said...

What a lovely bright piece. Our temperatures are pleasantly hot in the daytime but unbearably humid and hot at night. Ugh! Shall we swap?

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, that's a wonderful project with all the blues and yellows. Enjoy stitching on it.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It looks a large project, Chris. Would love to see your blanket of snowdrops when they come out. I've never been successful with snowdrops flowering and I've planted lots over the years.

Justine said...

Ooh I love snowdrops! Your new start is gorgeous and looks like it will keep you thinking of summer and warmth in this horrible weather.

Julie said...

It will be nice watching this one grow over the coming weeks/months Chris, a lovely design.

Vickie said...

Oh how pretty!
It is frigid here!

Jacquie Morris said...

Oooh such a pretty design your starting, love the colours used in it, very fresh looking.
Looking forward to seeing your progress :)
Stay warm!!
Smiles :)

Yekaterina Haussler said...

Good morning, Chris,
I have this chart too - a friend gifted it to me a very long time ago... Now the WIP is sitting somewhere in the closet drawer... I would love to see your progress and finish.
Our weather here in California is not "cold" by normal winter standards, but it's certainly colder than usual this time of year.
Stay warm and keep stitching!

butterfly said...

Lovely new design such beautiful colours.

Kate said...

Such a cheerful design, look forward to seeing it.

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely project choice!

Very windy and wet here in Scotland, with all local trains cancelled. Oh well, I guess that just means I will have to stay in all weekend and stitch... ;)

Clare - Aimetu said...

That's a lovely bright piece to work on in these cold days.

Denise SA said...

I stitched this chart some time ago and now it lives in my dining room I enjoyed stitching it and hope you do too

Deb said...

Great project! Will be gorgeous when done!
Stay warm!

Faith... said...

Love that piece! Such a cheery piece for these dull days of winter.