Monday, September 27, 2010

Back With Pics

It's a dull and cold day here today so the pics aren't great, but I did promise proof that ABC Christmas is finished, and thought I should take update pics of the other things I've been stitching while I had the camera out.

LK ABC Christmas 1x2 on 40ct flax linen (I think lol) using CC

Here is my new start from a couple of weeks ago, Waxing Moon's Spooky Greetings Bellpull. I bought this as a kit (without threads) about 18months ago and have only just got around to starting it. I've subbed the recommended threads and just hope it will look ok. It's stitched 2x2 which is not my favourite stitching, but I had to follow the rules due to the linen banding. I have decided to put this in place of ABC and stitch on it on a Friday and Saturday with Sally in the hope that I might be able to finish it by the end of the year like Sally is aiming to do with Shores.
We have been kicking eachothers butts since we started and it's obviously worked as I finished ABC last night and she finished block 8 on Shores lol.

Next up is HAED QS Alisha. Not a lot more progress on this since the last pic, but I'm pleased to say I'm still enjoying stitching on her in the new style so hopefully I can finally start to get somewhere with her.

And finally is my personalised sampler by Nouveau Encore Designs. I'm loving this more and more as I stitch it, and it's actually coming out again tonight for a couple of night's attention. At first I was worried that the variagation in the silk would make it really hard to keep it flowing, but I'm finding that isn't really a problem at all which is great. Page 1 is now completely finished and I've moved right to start page 2.
Well I think that's it for today. Tomorrow I am excited to be going to meet Hazel for the first time for a coffee and a drool over some wool in a shop in Holmfirth. Hazel has got seriously into crochet and is wanting some new stash for her blankets. I've tried to make a start with crocheting myself but don't seem to be able to do it and instead just got frustrated with myself lol. So whilst it will be nice to look I think I am safe from spending, unless of course I find something in one of the other shops hehe.


Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish. It is stunning. Lovely new start and progress on your WIPS. Look forward to seeing more.

jane said...

Lovely finish on ABC Christmas Lisa - you have inspired me to stitch on ABC Lessons which I had neglected fro a long time. I am hoping for a HD in a little while. Your WIPs are looking great too.
Enjoy your trip out with Hazel - hope you find something to

Kathy said...

Congrats on your finish Lisa, its lovely. Your WIPs are all lovely too hun

Hugs xxxxxx

Hazel said...

Fab wips and gorgeous finish. Haha. I think there may be a stitching shop there too.. See you tomorrow. xx

Claire said...

Loving ABC - congrats again on the finish!! Your WIPs are looking great! Hugs Claire x

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on finishing ABC it looks fantastic.
Your other WIPs are looking good as well

Sally said...

Congratulations on a fabulous finish Lisa! Your WIPs look brilliant too.

Have a great time with Hazel today!

Barb said...

Brilliant finish there Lisa, sounds as if you and Hazel had a good day. How lovely to meet a fellow stitcher and a crocheting lady to boot.

Karan said...

Well done on the lovely finish. Good ptogress on your WIP's too. Hope you had a good visit. :0)

Bev said...

i love the LK ABC chart i keep looking at it but so far havent got it yet, i think i will have to soon though, just wish their was some good craft shops in holmfirth that sold LK etc as last time i bought online it took 3 weeks to come

( i still have never been in the rowan shop yet!)

hope you enjoyed your trip , did you got to longleys and get a yummy ice cream

Anonymous said...

lovely wips Lisa, and i really love LK's abc christmas, the colours are so bright, this one's on my wish list