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Monday, 21 September 2009

New start and a couple of WIP's

The 'me' time continued on Sunday too

DH went off to the allotment in the morning and i sat and stitched a while getting both the hardanger WIP's up to date.

Part 3 of the bookmark was the cutting bit... scarey stuff but it turned out ok. Not sure about the pic though, the fabric is actually white not blue?

Part 4 of Christmas Wishes was the snowflakes and kloster blocks below ready for cutting next month, i need to pluck up some courage to do that one as it will ruin the whole thing if i mess up.

I also stitched a small birthday gift for a neighbour/friend, just need to put it together so will show you that next time.

After a lovely Sunday roast dinner and a visit from DD, the weather was nice and sunny and DH decided to potter around the garden. That sounded like the go ahead for me to have more time sitting in the conservatory watching him out the window and doing my hobby. I'd kitted up Just Nan - Lady Scarlets Journey after i finished the ornie version last month and decided a new start was just what i needed (wasn't really in the mood for Beatrix). I'd forgotten how much i like band samplers, both borders and Band 1 of Part 1 completed after i sat last night as well. Fabric it asks for is natural linen, i do have a piece big enough but decided to go for 28ct jobelan in bone instead. It's more of a peachy colour, it looked a bit dull when i did a floss toss on the linen. Hopefully the camera will take a better pic of the fabric as i post WIP pics of it as it grows.

Saturday night i also finished the first sock, it just needs sewing up. Roll on next week, strictly is on Friday and Saturday again so by the end of the weekend DH might just be able to model a pair of socks for you LOL


  1. The bookmark looks great, good luck with the snowflakes and the kloster blocks, I am sure they will turn out just right.
    Nice start with the JN, it will be beautiful.
    I use to love band samplers, but not that much anymore, funny how ones taste change over time.
    Take Care!!

  2. I love band samplers too. I think its because I get bored easily

  3. You are doing a great job on your hardanger projects.
    Good start on JN.

  4. lots of nice stitching , looking forward to seeing DH model socks lol

  5. Your hardanger work looks lovely. Lynn is going to teach me at the meet up in Nuneaton and I can't wait! Love your new start too. xx

  6. Well done on the cutting, it's looking good. CW is so pretty, really like your colour changes. Love the new WIP & will so enjoy watching it develop. Certainly a busy & productive weekend. :0)


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