Sunday, August 31, 2008
I haven't done any stitching this past week I'm afraid. I've been busy trying to work out what I'll need to take on my holiday in a couple of weeks. I think I'll need a holiday after I get everything organised.:) There's so much to get done!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Christmas Treat Bag, Americana Roll, Shepherd's Roll, and Violet Roll
These next photos feature Shepherd's Roll. She has also completed Shepherd's Purse which she did a number of years ago. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Again, I've taken these photos in the morning light. By the afternoon it's faded and starts to dull over with the Winter skies.
CCN - The Tea Room 16 August 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
The border wasn't boring at all. It's such an easy design, and since the size isn't too large, you can get it done in no time. I find their borders quite enjoyable to do. I did the inner border, vine, and wording yesterday. I could have kept going into the night but decided to relax and watch some more of the Olympics on TV.
CCN The Tea Room - 10 August 2008
Thanks again everyone for your lovely comments. I love reading them.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
It's such a cold, wet Winter's day here (hence the poor lighting in my photos - sorry) that I think I'll stitch a little more today. These type of days are only good for staying home and working on your needlework.
Last night I made a start on the border.
Friday, August 08, 2008
I usually shy away from designs with a lot of shading in them. I haven't attempted to do another one since I stitched a Stoney Creek design called Sally's Friend back in my early days of stitching. This one took me years to complete! Some of the colour differences are so slight that you end up going crossed-eyed trying to tell them apart.
This one, like most of Mirabilia's patterns, has shading which makes me hesitant. I have two of their charts in my stash (Garden Verses and Rose Celebration) and as yet haven't attempted to do them for this very reason. This one though I would like to stitch in the future.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Dad has handmade the frame while Mum did the stretching.
This pattern I have in my stash, which comes with the tin pieces. I have been wanting to do this for ages but cannot decide on the threads to use. Some of the colours it calls for don't appeal to me, so I want to change to something else. I love the threads Mum has chosen, but she can't remember which ones she used. Oh well, I'll get round to doing this some day.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
I have decided to stitch other pieces while still working on this. I started with Little Ballerinas and next is The Tea Room. I'm thinking that if I work on a larger piece (like this one), I'll stitch smaller ones along side. That way I won't get bogged down with the bigger one and have it end up being a chore to finish.
Quaker Garden - 1 August 2008
I'm hoping to start on my little project piece for Nicole tomorrow, if I get time. Unfortunately there won't be any progress pics for this one as it's a surprise. It shouldn't take too long to complete though.