Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Progress of one and start of a new cross stitch design.

How quickly the few days of Christmas passed. I hope you all enjoyed the time with family and friends.
The snow now gone, that  was lovely to look out on, has turned our garden to a sorry sight with growth all blackened and rather sad looking. Still I know there are snowdrops and daffodils all there waiting to burst through the sodden ground. Yesterday I planted some bulbs! Yes yesterday, I had bought some reduced at the garden centre we went to before Christmas, they were already sprouting so they are now in large pots on the patio.
A New Year stretches ahead with all those new cross stitchy things to do and some to finish!
This is my Summer Celtic Lady, I have been steadily stitching in the evenings. I really want to get this finished  by the end of January. I have stitched a lot of the gold, which I hate using as it is inclined to shred so I only use short lengths. It is begining to look good so I am pleased with how it is turning out.
And this will be a new start in January. It is my Quaker design by Rosewood Manor and I have bought the recommended Valdani hand dyed cotton floss. I have choosen a 28C Pale Grey cashel linen.
This is my piece for the quaker sal I have set up to start in January. Do leave me your email if you would like to join in with any quaker design, either new or one you have already started.
I can't wait to start this.. I also have quite a few charts ready kitted up and intend to start some thing new every other week, so no not quite the Crazy January Challenge where you start some thing new each day for fifteen days !!! I was tempted but I have pledged to  finish designs as I start new and that's enough for me. Just fancy having fifteen things on the go!

When I started blogging I had no idea how much my life would be made richer by all the blogging friends I have made from all over the world. Thank you for all the comments and nice things you have all said, it has been very encouraging and heart warming.
Things haven't been all yippidy do for me this year, living here in Coventry has its down side, but I try to remember to be happy as each day is a new day and made just for me!
So I wish all my blogging friends a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, with lots of happy stitchy hours.


Leslie: said...

You are so talented with all your stitching! I'd be hopeless at it. A belated happy birthday to you and glad your Christmas nice. Wishing you a very happy new year! :D

Claire said...

Great progress.Happy New Year!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress. Happy New Year.

Katya said...

Your Lady Summer is gorgeous, Chris!
I have met many interesting people on blogger too, and I am glad to have you as my blogging friend.
Congratulations, and Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Celtic is growing lovely.
Good luck with the Quaker SAL
Happy New Year Chirs to you and DH

And This Little Pig said...

Hi Chris, thank you for the lovely comment. You have a beautiful blog, and such gorgeous stitching. Will be stopping by more
LiBBiE in Oz

Melanie said...

Happy New Year!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Good luck with all your stitching and moving plans - Happy New Year to you and yours x

Justflo said...

Lovely stitching, beautiful colours.
Good luck with your new starts.

All the Best for the New Year

amelia said...

I wish I had a fraction of your talent then I would join in too but I don't!! So I won't!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

The blogging community has truly enriched my life over the 7 years I have been a part of it. There are wonderful people I konw I wouldn't have met in any other way!

Your progress is great, perfect fabric for Celtic Summer!