Lots of stitching done this week....
a joy to stitch...
This is a Lizzie Kate Quick-It which I stitched in a couple of evenings last week. It was my first time working on 32 count linen. I like linen but have never worked on anything finer than 28 count. I really liked the linen (Permin natural) and would definitely use again. It was also my first project using WDW hand-dyed thread which slipped through the linen like butter. The colours don't really come out in the picture but the some of the letters and the paler green are variegated.
If anyone would like this little pattern, I will set it off on its travels. Leave a comment below saying you would like to be entered, and I will draw a name out next Thursday 26th September.
Now for my other new start...
one morning's happy stitching...
Another Bothy Threads! This is going to be my Thursday project while the boys are at school.
Some progress on Cut Thru North Pole House this week. Here's last week's picture...
And now for this week! I have stitched the chimney on the right with the santa hat on top, the sleigh and the moon. This is my first page (2 of 4) almost complete so I made a start on the dreaded backstitch. It's not too bad as there are very few fractionals (just a few in the face of the moon) and it's really bringing the picture to life.
I love this project...
I hope one of those parcels is for me!
Oh, and I found a sniper in my sewing bag this week...
can you see him?
how did he get in there?!
Have you ever seen the Scarlet Quince website? They have some gorgeous patterns. I would love to start one but keep changing my mind about which one! As they are so large it's important to me to make the right choice as it will be a long-term project. I have narrowed it down to these five but keep changing my mind on my favourite. At the moment it's Virgin of the Lilies as I think the background would be the most interesting to stitch.
Tea by G.D.Leslie
The Torn Hat by Thomas Sully
The Virgin of the Lilies by William Bouguereau
Kissing the Face of God by Morgan Weistling
The Ragan Sisters by Jacob Eichholtz
Aren't they gorgeous?
Hope you all have a lovely day and manage to fit in some me-time!
Until next time