Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sometimes .....

there is just nothing nicer than starting a new project.. And when there’s an alphabet involved?!?!?!?! Say no more! This is what I started yesterday ……………

the latest Loose Feathers release from BBD. I am very much looking forward to stitching this one and with there only being 3 parts hopefully I’ll keep on track with it!

I’ve been really on the ball as regards my ornament stitching for this month and here is LHN’s Silent Night all stitched with just the finishing to be done (which isn’t going to be done by me!). This was stitched on 32ct natural linen/silk using the suggested threads.

Then here is the July pillow from the Nikyscreations Primitive Calendar. I have been looking forward to stitching this one, it’s one of my favourite charts in the year. Stitched on 32ct lambswool linen using the suggested DMC and I added the little heart button as it seemed to fit.

Now to get back to PS 12 Days of Christmas, I have two blocks to catch up on this month as I ran out of time to stitch my block for June. Given that my stitching mojo does not seem to have deserted me like it usually does in July with a bit of luck I can get back on track with those.

Hope all is well with you and yours. Seems like July is following on from June in this part of the world with cloudy skies and rain. Likely that’s the reason why I still have my stitching mojo this month, I’m definitely not being distracted by sunny skies and wanting to be outside!

Until next time …..

32 comments:

Bertie said...

Oh Lois, love you new project and hopefully it falls in my post box soon:))
You are so good with your Christmas ornaments, brownie points for keeping that up in summer!
Nikki's pillow is lovey too:)
Have a great week stitching, no weather change!

Siobhan said...

Lois, your stitching is truly amazing! I admire how you keep up with monthly projects. I fail miserably at them. LOVE the finishing on your Primitive Calendar piece!

Giovanna said...

Oooh, lucky you to have access to the new BBD already! Great start, and lovely finishes too.

Annie said...

Gorgeous stitching. Love all your choices. And that calendar pillow is just the cutest... really fine finishing!

Deborah said...

Love both of your finishes! The pin pillow is wonderful. Look forward to seeing your progress on the new loose feathers.

Margaret said...

Oh I love your new start for sure! Very pretty! And your Niky's Creation piece and your ornie -- nice! You are really amazing with the monthly pieces!

Tracey said...

I love your new project! I just love BBD. Your finishes are beautiful! My ornament stitching is slow going this year.. I have been stitching it at lunchtime but many days have been coming home to eat lunch w/ the kids and haven't had time to stitch. I guess I need to do ornaments on a weeknight too!

Catherine said...

You've been busy!! Love all your stitchiness!!

Carol said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I'm in love with your newest project, Lois!! I may have to break down and get this one myself :)

Would you believe that I had just pulled out "Silent Night" the day before I got your last email to start it for my July ornament, too? Isn't that funny? Have I started it yet? No, but seeing how cute yours turned out makes me want to sit down right now and get to it. Unfortunately, today is a work day :(

I'd be happy to send you some of our sunshine--you can even have the ridiculously high (close to 100!) temperatures that we're facing by the end of the week...

Lesleyanne said...

I love your new projects and look forward to seeing your prgoress. Two gorgeous finishes.

Gabi said...

How beautiful. Ordered the chart and supplies as well. Are you going to stitch all parts on one piece together or on 3 different fabrics?

Silent Night is a lovely finish as well. Congrats

carol fun said...

I wholeheartedly agree that there is nothing better than starting a new project with an alphabet! I've been eyeing this project and I know now I have to get it. Your stitching is just beautiful!

Deb said...

Love your new project. I think that I'm going to have to add this one to the list.

And love your finishes as well!

Laura said...

EVERYTHING pictured on this post is Gorgeous!!!!! How exciting!!!

valerie said...

Love your new start. This just landed in my mailbox last week. I love your little ornies. They are so sweet!

Jane said...

Oh, it's all gorgeous!
I hadn't seen BBD 'Summer' before now and have fallen in love with it straight away, it will be lovely to watch your progress as you stitch.
Weather has been rotten here in the South too ~ a little break from it today though with really warm sunshine but I think tomorrow we're back to doom and gloom again ~ oh well! as you say at least the stitching mojo continues!
Have a good week xxx

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely new start :) I think I want these charts ....now ..lol love mouse xxxx

Myra said...

Sure wish I could send you some of my sunshine and HOT weather.

LOVE your new start - I am still on the fence as to whether I want to get this one or now. Your ornament finish is beautiful and I just love the little Niky's Creations finish too.

Lee said...

Wow! You've started it the new BBD already? Mine hasn't arrived yet, although I'm breathing down the mailman's neck. Well, the postmistress actually. And she doesn't appreciate it. So I guess for right now I'm just going to have to watch you stitch...

Melissa said...

I just ordered that LF! I want to stitch the 3 parts together too. I have to stitch a BBD before this year is over.

We've had poor weather as well. At least yours is keeping your stitching mojo burning!

Christine said...

Great new start and your ornament and pincushion are just lovely

nathalie-poppy said...

Hi Lois !
Thank for visiting !!!
I love your new project and I love your little ornaments !!!!
Very cute !!!!
Have a nice day !!!
big hugs

Katrina said...

Love, love, love the new BBD Loose Feather. Mine should be here today or tomorrow :-). Cute ornament and pin cushion too.

Mary said...

More lovely finishes Lois - you certainly are on a roll. I do love the latest start though - the colours look fabulous.
Mary

Denise said...

Lois,
Looks like you chosen a winner for your new project. I know the colors will be beautiful! I love the 'Silent Night' - such a pretty border! And, as I love peacocks, the Niky's Prim is another winner!
You must be a super fast stitcher,
I couldn't keep up with you....

Nuria said...

me encantan los tres modelos! Bravo por una creaciones tan bonitas.


I love all!!

Nuria

Patty C. said...

Love the BBD

Sally said...

I love your LHN ornaments and your July pillow is so pretty.

I got my BBD Loose feathers chart today. I don't know when I'm going to start it though!

Nicole said...

Beautiful stitching! Love your start on the new LF. Can't wait to see more! :)

Kathy Ellen said...

Looks like you will have great fun stitching the newest BBD design. I am thoroughly enjoying a 3 part Mystery Sampler by Brenda Gervais of "With Thy Needle & Thread".

Your LHN "Silent Night" looks beautiful, and how the July pillow from Nikys Creations is wonderful and so perfectly finished too!

nathalie-poppy said...

Hi Lois !!!!
It is a pleasure to read your nice comment !!!!
And it is also a great pleasure to wander through your beautiful pages !!!!
Gorgeous works and nice finishes !!!!
I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!
big hugs my dear friend !!!

Karoline said...

Great new start and the ornie and July pillow are lovely.