Friday, September 14, 2012

Moving into autumn....

Hi everyone!  Well, somewhat in keeping with how my life is a bit all over the place these days I think it’s fair to say it’s followed into my stitching! A couple of small finishes to share for the very reason that I’m jumping from one project to another and not really settling on one particular thing.  As the days are getting shorter and we’re very definitely heading into autumn it brought this one to the top of my stitching pile…

Primitive Bettys freebie, Wicked - link to her freebie charts found here.  I stitched this on 32ct PTP Relic using DMC 310 and the fabric the little pillow is sitting on is what I used for the backing.

Then let’s jump to Christmas! I haven’t been doing much Christmas stitching, my PS Santas have sort of fallen by the wayside, but I have stitched this one….

LHN’s Joy and Peace stitched on 32ct ‘something’ out of my fabric stash using a mix of the suggested overdyeds and DMC.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my finished BBD Peacock Pinkeep.  I did the drawing for the chart yesterday morning, got my DH to pick out the name, and having been to the post office this morning the chart is now on its way to.....

Lisa, I hope you enjoy stitching this one as much as I did!    

And that really is about it.  A ‘something and nothing’ blog post this time round.  You wouldn't think it but I am itching to start a larger project so hopefully next time I’ll have made a decision (do I really want to admit that I’ve started 3 or 4 larger ones but after a couple of days have set each of them to one side?!?!).  I do hope to stitch on PSS Halloween Hornbook Sampler this weekend and get the penultimate block finished - it's a cute one!!!

Hope all is well with you and yours.
Until next time…… 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BBD Peacock Pinkeep

Hi everyone!  Thanks for all your lovely comments last time round.  Things are gradually settling down again and I’m gradually getting back into the swing of things here at home with just several trips each week to see my parents. 

Back in July I’d shared my start of BBD’s Peacock Pinkeep well, here it is a couple of months later and I can now share my finish!!  I had a change of heart about finishing this as a pinkeep and decided to finish it this way….

I’d it half completed before everything was put on hold but finally grabbed an afternoon last week and got it done.

Stitched on 28ct flax linen using DMC 730 & 3777

 My first attempt at finishing this way and maybe it was a good thing I was interrupted as it has meant that I took more time over the different stages and didn’t rush to get it done as I would have been tempted to do!

I received this chart from Sally over at Stitchyangel’s Treasures and would like to do as she did and send this chart on to someone else who’d like to stitch it.  So, if you’d like the chance to stitch this chart please let me know when you leave a comment.  All I ask is that you only add your name into the draw if you are interested in stitching this and that once you’ve stitched it you send the chart on its way again.  Closing date is next Wednesday, 12th September.

Until next time…..