Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Getting there.....

Hi everyone!  First up, a finish to report!!  I put the final stitches in BN’s Lo How a Rose a couple of weeks ago but then thought I’d wait until I’d a bit more progress on A Sampler Story.  Well, wouldn’t you know it, I dragged my heels on that one.  Talk about not being motivated (and what a time to start feeling like that when I’m so close to completing it!!!).  Back to Lo How a Rose for a moment though….

I stitched this on the suggested Antique White  but on 32ct Belfast linen but using a mix of the suggested overdyeds and DMC.

And here are a few close up pictures of the different parts….

Such a pretty piece to stitch. In the ideal world I’d have this framed and up on my walls for Christmas but as I haven’t managed to make it to the framer yet I think that boat has sailed but it will definitely be on the wall for next Christmas!

Now to Sampler Story.  Well, sure enough I hit a lull with this one and didn’t manage to finish this block…

until the end of the first week of November.  I have learnt my lesson though and haven’t put it to one side but plan on concentrating on it this next little while and not keep being distracted by all the lovely charts I’m itching to stitch.  Here’s where I’m too on the next square…..

and, here’s a final picture of it – look, only 3 more squares to stitch after this one!!  I’m determined not to fall by the wayside now it’s so close to the end of the year!

Finally, a picture of the Sunday Mystery Sampler from Plum Street Samplers that many of us our stitching these days……. 

Love how this one is turning out and with Sunday being the last part I can’t wait to see what we’ll be stitching! (Excuse the creases, didn't iron it before I took a pic!!!!)

As always thanks for the lovely comments you leave when you drop by.  I have been a bit of a hit and miss blogger for a big part of this year not just in posting but dropping by other blogs and leaving comments.  Seems like I have the greatest of intentions but then it doesn’t always happen!  Hope all is well with you and yours.

Until next time…..