Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Moving at a Fast Pace

Melissa and I are working our way through BK&BT and yesterday I was able to get the woman, flowers, and a couple of birdies done. I ended up stitching day and night until 12am to get this far! I really wanted to finish her off before I went to bed. Her eyes will come later as they're done with French Knots. Melissa has started work on the tree and finished the man, so she's doing the opposite side to me.

BE KIND & BE TRUE - 23 February 2010 (SAL with Melissa)

I've had a busier day today with things to get done so I'm only going to get a few hours in of this SAL tonight. It will be a few hours well spent anyway.


Now I have some new/old scissors to show you, which I'm sure you've noticed in the photos above. They're genuine antique style which I bought on eBay recently. I thought they looked a bit like the ones Stacy Nash uses in her photos. They just have a bit more detail on them. They're only 3 3/4" in length and are more for decoration rather than proper needlework scissors.


I better head off now as I've got stitching to be done. Drop by Melissa's blog and see where she's up to on her progress. I'm sure she'll be glad you did!

21 comments:

Zlata said...

Very beautiful!
And scissors are gorgeous!

SilkLover said...

The scissors are great. And one of the next charts I have on my list is for BK&BT, so it is nice to watch you and Melissa stitch this one. Looking Good!

Hazel said...

Beautiful progress and I love those scissors. xx

Susan said...

Those scissors are really cute! What a great find.

Nice progress on your sampler - I love the pale blue of the lady's dress. I can't wait to see your finish.

Dovilė said...

Beautiful progress, and amazing scissors:)

T. Whitesell said...

Great scissors and you are making wonderful progress. It is looking lovely.

Cari-in-VA said...

Jane, what wonderful progress you have made. This piece is so pretty, I love the soft colors and it's fun to see your side completed and Melissa's.

Love, love the scissors!

Catherine said...

It's fun to watch you and Melissa progress on this one!

Oh my! I love those scissors!

Dianne said...

Your stitching and scissors are both beautiful! You're really speeding along on this one :)

Hilda said...

Dear Jane - what a lovely design.
I also love the scissors - they look quite interesting. I am collecting embroidery scissors either, but up to know I have never seen this model!

Hugs from Austria
Hilda

Deb said...

Great progress! I've been watching Melissa's also. And beautiful scissors. I may just have to go Ebaying today! LOL

Josie said...

I love those scissors. I really enjoy looking at your progress.

Vaida said...

What a great progress! It looks like one of these works you do not want to put aside :))).

The scissors are great - even though they are more for decoration than for real use...

Melissa said...

You are making great progress Jane and I love the colours. I had to swap out the ecru for the apron, unfortunately!!! If it was just for the apron I'd be ok because of the blue but the pantaloons (is that the right name?) won't work. I tried two to three times and ended up finally settling on a deeper yellow. You'll see in my next post.

I'm still feeling a bit under the weather so probably won't post till Friday.

Those are great scissors! You really lucked out on finding those!

valerie said...

Beautiful progress! Love those soft colors...

staci said...

Oh! Gorgeous stitching and gorgeous scissors!!!

Theresa said...

Great progress on your SAL!!! This is such an adorable design!!!!!! I love the colors and everything~~~~

Your scissors is gorgeous!!!!!!

Loraine said...

You are doing a great job! Your stitching so fast, I'm so impressed. I love SAL's as they do spur us on a bit. LOL
Your scissors are perfect. I love them. They look perfect with this sampler!
Take Care. Have fun stitching.
Hugs.

Nicole said...

Wow Jane!! You are making great progress on this one! I love those scissors! They're beautiful! :)

Katrina said...

Gorgeous, you are really making lots of progress.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling your blog is bursting at the seams with creativity, colour and beauty.

Love & Hugs
Duchess