Sunday, 31 May 2009

A very busy month!! Lots to show!

Progress all round!!

My 'Cat's Sampler' is growing slowly! If I wasn't in Gaynor's Stitchalong I don't suppose I'd stitch this regularly. I have a stash that needs to be reduced so I will carry on with this so I can do one of those??? I dared buy any more I am running out of places to store them!

Finished this, LHN 'Home of a Needleworker too,' but not framed but I have one ready so when I have a spare evening, if I do, then this is what I'll do.Its stitched on 32C Cream Belfast linen with DMC threads. I have 'My Needle's Work,' ready to start the SAL tomorrow, Don't you just love LHN designs!

The Challenge this month was a needle roll.. The is a freebie Dragonfly Stitchers design stitched on 28c Antique Belfast Even Weave with Vicky Clayton hand dyed silk, Grape Vine... I loved stitching this and am thinking of using it again, its so delicate.I actually made this up before Church this morning!!

And for X-stitch monthly exchange a sun glasses case for Fleur, with it I sent a small book and a packet of sweets, well sun glasses mean holidays to me and on holidays I read eating sweets!!

And my poor Beatrice has just had a little stitching done this month... still as it is going to be an heirloom, I have a while to finish it!!! I do like stitching it but other things over take me... the garden, our new little Nell who is such a sweetie

And here she is... You can see she has grown and when she has worn us and herself out she crashes in my shady border!!


stitchersanon said...

What lovely stitching word, how have you found time?

i know you must be sick of the cats by now but stick with have done sooo much! It is looking pretty good as well.

Nell is a sweetie. Roly likes his bed a lot when it is hot and will crash anywhere too lol

Lula said...

Its all looking good. I love LHN too!

Chris said...

Thanks Gaynor, I didn't think I had done that much and I quite like my Cats Sampler once I am stitchinng it, its just the thought of it that puts me off, like ironing!!LOL

Carol said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for visiting my blog. You are more than welcome to use one of my fabric postcard ideas. I would love to see how it turns out. I tried to send a private e-mail but had issues with the link.

Your projects are looking great.

Jackie said...

Nell and your stitching cats sure grow well and fast.

Angela said...

Great stitching.

Like you I love LHN pieces.

Is nell flattening your plants or managing to aviod doing that?

Julie said...

Lovely stitching, the cats are super, needlerools seem to be very popular recently.

Nell is adorable.

Solstitches said...

Ah Beatrix Potter. Yes, I have this one as a WIP in danger of becoming UFO.
Your little dog is very sweet.

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful stitching. I love the needleroll. So decilate.

Karan said...

CS has grown well.... & so has the little cutie Nell.
Love your finishes - the VC silk colour is gorgeous! BP is looking good too. :0)