Friday, 2 February 2007

Stitching update

It's been a month since my last post - eek! Things have been busy & Andy seems to be hogging the PC a fair bit of the time too, so I sneak on when I can - usually when he goes to make a cuppa in the kitchen!! ;o)

I've been naughty stitching wise, as I've started 2 new projects during January, despite me saying I wanted to work on my existing WIPs this year! It's Nora Corbett's fault - she has a habit of releasing the most beautiful designs when I least expect it. So lo and behold, here is my WIP of Lady of the Mist (apologies for the poor scan quality!):


I started her a couple of weeks ago & am enjoying stitching this one. The colours are gorgeous! I'm using SW Cupid's Cloud Belfast linen which was a limited edition colour from last year. It's gorgeous & I only ended up using it as it was the only piece of fabric I had that was big enough! Actually it was quite close in colour to a couple of other fabrics I was considering, until I realised they wouldn't be big enough! I have also started Heritage Stitchcraft's Sitting Pretty which I'm doing on my lunchbreaks at work, so no scan yet. I'm using SW Castle View jazlyn for this one which is soooo pretty (& being jazlyn is very soft too!).

I took my new little car on a trip up to Yorkshire a couple of weeks ago to go & see my best friend Sharon for a long weekend which was great! Now that I have a good, more reliable car, I feel much more confident about driving on longer journeys. We had a stitchfest and also went out for a delicious Chinese meal at the only Chinese restaurant in their little town - The Water Margin. Fraser, my Godson was equally pleased to see me & was most excited when we went to collect him from school. :o) When I was gathering my bits together to make the journey home on the Sunday, I smiled when I heard him say to his Dad "...but I don't want Auntie Sam to go yet!" Awwww!! He's due to have his tonsils out in a couple of weeks time, after which they will be coming down to stay at Sharon's parents for half term, so hopefully I'll get to see more of them then.

11 comments:

Jacqui said...

She looks lovely so far, look forward to seeing more progress pics.

Kathy said...

Wow you have made a great start.

Hugs xxxxx

Karen said...

There you are!!! I was wondering if everything was okay since your blog had been so quiet!

LOTM looks wonderful already. I can't wait to see more. :)

Heather said...

Sam she's amazing. Can't wait to see more of her.

Jamie said...

Hey Sam! LOTM looks great. I'm seriously jealous of your progress. Keep us up to date.

Faith Ann said...

Lady of the Mist is going to be gorgeous on that fabric! I'm looking forward to starting it later this year (or early next) too.

Nice to "see" you again!!

Gill said...

She looks gorgeous Sam! And of course you had to start something...it was guilt free January after all! ;-) (pointedly saying nothing about Finish It February...haha)

Deanne J said...

Great start and I love the fabric you chose.

A Stitch in Time

Sue said...

Hi, I've recently come across your blog and love your Lady of The Mist. It's a beautiful start.

Nicola said...

Great start on Lady of the Mist! Looking forward to seeing more of her soon!

Karen said...

Hmmm... soooo quiet again. Hope all is well! Any more progress on Lady of the Mist???