Saturday, March 17, 2012

Progress & a little bit of pumpkin love

Hi everyone!  A little further progress to share on Christmas Garden

I decided to keep working on the top section.  The top border and border underneath this section of motifs are now completed with just a couple more motifs stitched .

I was ready for a bit of a break from CG so picked up PSS Halloween Hornbook Sampler and, as you can see, got to work on the next block.

I had fun stitching this block.  Loved the pumpkins, especially the middle one, and the way the colours jumped off the fabric.  I’m going to enjoy stitching this one!

A beautiful spring day today after a week when it was mostly cloudy and dull.  Nothing nicer than a St Patrick’s Day when the sun is splitting the skies!  With it falling on a Saturday this year we get to enjoy a long weekend as Monday is a holiday too. Whatever you’re up to on St Patrick’s Day in your part of the world – have a good one!

Until next time ……  

27 comments:

Margaret said...

I love both projects! Christmas Garden is so gorgeous, and the Halloween Hornbook is so cute! Enjoy your long weekend!

Deb said...

I think that both projects are fantastic. I hope that you enjoy your long weekend and get a lot of stitches in.

Catherine said...

Halloween Hornbook is so cute and a great project to give a break from Christmas Garden ~ which is stunning!!

Carol said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, my dear friend--wish I was over in Ireland celebrating with you :)

I had no idea Christmas Garden was such a huge piece--it is really gorgeous, Lois! And your Halloween Hornbook looks like the perfect diversion from it--nice to have a quick finish in between working on those giant ones!!

Enjoy your long weekend--do hope the sun keeps shining for you...

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Lois! Your Christmas Garden is so lovely. Congrats on your progress so far. I've seen the Hornbook Sampler in person and it it gorgeous! I know you are going to be so happy with it!
Linda

Bertie said...

Gorgeous stitching Lois, love both. Glad to hear the sun is shining in your part of the UK, it's a bit dreary here lol.
Happy Weekend:)

Christine said...

Lovely work!

staci said...

Very pretty stitching! Enjoy your lovely spring weather!

Melissa said...

Happy St Patrick's Day, Lois. How nice that you have a long weekend and nice Spring weather to boot!

Lovely progress on both your projects!

carol fun said...

You are making good progress on the Christmas Garden. I love the border. And the plaid pumpkin is cute! Hope you have lots of stitching time this weekend!

Lanie said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Lois! We are having a beautiful day here too...may even break temperature records! I love your PSS Halloween. I'm looking forward to following your progress. I don't have any Halloween projects, but this one looks fun! Might have to add to my "to do" list! Enjoy your weekend!

Sharon said...

Both look fantastic!

Debby said...

Nice stitching!! We have some spring weather in Holland!

Greetings from Debby

Giovanna said...

They're both lovely, great going!

Nancy said...

Both projects are gorgeous! Enjoy your long weekend!

Mary said...

Happy St Paddy's to you too Lois!! So glad you had beautiful weather for it and can now look forward to your day off on Monday. It was gorgeous in Tampa today too, though warm emough I can feel summer moving in soon.

Christmas Garden is looking just gorgeous! I can see you've really made some progress on it since last time. Not too much further and you'll be on the final stretch.

The plaid pumkin is my favorite too! He looks like a lot of fun.

valerie said...

Both your projects look fantastic! I am getting closer and closer to purchasing that Christmas Garden chart! lol And your Halloween Hornbook piece looks fun!

Denise said...

Good to see how your Christmas Garden
is progressing! Love the PS pumpkins, too!
We had great weather here for St. Pat's - lots of parades all around the country.
Sold lots and lots of shamrocks at the garden center!!
Wishing you a great week...

Hilda said...

It is growing so well, your Christmas Garden. And now one can see, that there is just missing a few in the top section.
Such a wonderful wonderful piece!!!
I hope you enjoy stitching in same way, that I enjoy watching your progress.

Hugs
Hilda

Katrina said...

They are so pretty!!!!! I just finished the garden, getting ready to post a picture now :-).

Myra said...

This is truly looking like a masterpiece Lois. Your stitching is just lovely.

Anne said...

Love the Christmas Garden. The motifs are so lovely and would look great made up into smalls too!!

Sally said...

CG is coming along beautifully Lois. I think I might have to stitch this as my BAP project next year!

Love your Halloween Hornbook.

Lynn said...

Both WIP are looking lovely!
My fabric and floss have arrived for Christmas Garden but I'm going to wait until a little later in the year to start it. I have too many things on my plate right now.

Siobhán said...

Fantastic progress on both of your WIPs, Lois! I was looking at Katrina's finished CG and it made me want to get started soon. BBD always does such great stuff

Have a great weekend!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Beautiful CG...as I see several stitchers renditions come alive, it makes me want to stitch it!

Karoline said...

They're both looking lovely, great progress