Saturday, November 06, 2010

Am I Actually Going To Start Something?

Here I go again! I've changed my mind. I thought I was going to start on a small Shepherd's Bush kit, then I discovered one I was going to do around this time last year and never got to it. It appeals to me a bit more and is appropriate for this month of the year. Called Thanks A Lot it's another little kit of SB that comes with a piece of Light Sand linen, silk threads, and a JABC bee button. With Thanksgiving later this month in the USA I though it was a good time of year to stitch this one up.
Shepherd's Bush - Thanks A Lot kit

I'm a sucker for their kits. I love how everything is there ready for you to stitch. Their instructions are easy to read also. Each of their kits comes with an actual photo on the front of the instructions, showing the finished piece.

I've seen on their blog a picture of their retreat piece for this year. It's a sampler within a sampler. Of course we'll have to wait for around another year before this will be released to us folk who didn't go to the retreat, but I think it will be worth the wait.

So back to this kit I'm thinking of doing. I love the thread colours SB choose for their patterns. They're usually soft and muted, not glaringly bright. The button that's included with this one is a bee. I thought it was a bug because it was purple until I read the details on the chart. Who knew a bee could be purple? That's the joy of needlecraft. You can change anything to suit the situation.
Well, wish me luck with this new start. I hope to have some pictures of it soon.

22 comments:

Theresa said...

Yay~~ Can't wait to see your progress!!! I love those colors already!!!!

Natasha-ND said...

Hello Jane! I'm very glad to see again an embroidery in your blog! I wish you luck with new start!
Natasha

Zlata said...

congratulations on the beginning of a new process!
a wonderful little design!
Have a nice minutes for the cross-stitching and good mood!

Hazel said...

Looks very nice. Can't wait to see it finished. x

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

What a lovely little kit, and the threads look beautiful. I'm yet to work with silk threads.
Can't wait to see your progress.

gracie said...

The silk colors are so pretty...can't wait to see your finished piece.

Deb said...

You picked a great piece to start. I love SB kits too - all the materials included are always so nice - from the linen to the cute little buttons and extras that are in them. Have fun stitching it!

Melissa said...

Yes, you CAN, Jane! This is a lovely kit and I do love the colours! I look forward to seeing your progress.

ps I also love the "re-decorating" on your blog.

Deborah said...

I love SB kits! I don't have this one so I will be looking forward to your progress.

Tammy said...

Good luck!! It's so nice to hear from your and see your
lovely photos again.

Nicole said...

You know I love SB too - I love that kit also! Can't wait to see your start!! :)

Le blog de marylin said...

I love the kit !
good stitching
marylin

Tatkis said...

Good luck for you! It's a very nice kit :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Loraine said...

Whoo Hoo. Can't wait to see your progress. This is a cute little kit.
Hope you are feeling better, and back in the stitching groove. I just want things to sloowww down here. I'm totally exhausted everyday! I will try and e-mail you this week.
Hugs dear friend.

Stitching Noni said...

Good luck with your new stitching start :-). Look forward to seeing the finished product.

Love your puddy cats!

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

Lillie said...

Good luck with your new project. A wonderful choice, enjoy.

Akila said...

Awesome colours!! Tell me about settling on a next project to work on, very difficult

joolzmac said...
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joolzmac said...

That was me who deleted their comment - I thought I was on another blog so the comment would have sounded loopy to you.

Love your blog and those gorgeous pussy cats, will be back later for a good old read.

I've recently taken up cross stitch again so can't wait to peruse all of your work.

Cheers - Joolz

Lilybets said...

It's a very nice kit,good work....i hope to see soon your creation.How is Victoria?.Beautiful,i think.I'm Italian,i will follow your blog,bye!.Lilybets.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful colors, Jane. I love it!
Shephard's Bush does have great kits.
Can't wait to see your beautiful stitching progress!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Bea de Caracas said...

And now??? Isn't it finished???
I enjoy your new blog's look!
I send you a lot of friendly kisses, dear Jane...