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Thursday, 21 January 2010

Happy dancing

I took Lady Scarlets Journey by Just Nan with me to the stitching club last night as there wasn't much left to do and came away with only the cat charm and a few beads to add into the final band which i did this morning. It seems to have been on the frame for ages, started back in September but with Christmas stitching and knitting in between and me desperate to finish Beatrix in 2009 i guess its not that long really. It's been a super project to stitch and i have thoroughly enjoyed it. My fabric is 28ct laguna in bone and not the recommended fabric, i do prefer how the colours sit compared to the raw linen.

WHATS NEXT?

Chris asked on her blog if anyone wanted to SAL with her on last years free download of Le Grand Marquoir by Isabelle Haccourt-Voutier. I had already decided i would make this my 2010 long term project and have it printed off. I watched Sandra work on hers last year and wanted to make a start but with Beatrix on the frame i managed to resist. I just need to sort out fabric and threads and we can start next month. Do i want it red though? (thats the recommended colour and is nice) or would it be really lovely with all the letters in one colour and the rest in another, then again i quite like the idea of each one being a totally different colour!

Karen has also picked up her needle again and we are going to be stitching My Ladys Quaker together, she has already made a good start on hers but i'm still debating what count fabric and which colourway i want for mine.

The only project i have on a frame now is JN Ice Garden (and the HAED UFO sshhhh dont tell Mr Stick about that one though). I still have one more birthday gift to complete before the end of the month so i think i'll do that while i see what suggestions you all come up with, someone might mention something i haven't considered yet LOL

Thanks for visiting, i do appreciate your comments, thoughts and ideas

22 comments:

tintocktap said...

Well done, Julie - gorgeous finish!

Karen said...

Very pretty finish!

mollycaff said...

Lovely finish Julie! Good luck with choosing colours for GM. I've seen it in lots of colours, and they all look just as good as one another. Not much help am I LOL.

Christine said...

Congratulations on finishing Lady Scarlett!
If I were doing GM (which I won't be because I don't have the patience!) I think I'd do the motifs in an overdye and the letters in a complementary solid

DonnaTN said...

Lady Scarlett is beautiful! Congratulations on your finish!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a very pretty finish Julie! How are you going to finish it? Frame or bell pull?

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your happy dance. It is beautiful.

Mylene said...

A beautiful piece! Congrats on finishing it, Julie.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Julie, congratulations on your finish! Its beautiful!

Marian said...

Fantastic finish! Most excellent.

Carol said...

I know how much work those Just Nan samplers are, Julie...Congratulations on finishing yours--it looks so lovely :)

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great finish and no it did not take long really. You have picked some lovely large projects, I'm looking forward to seeing these grow. Hope you sort out your fabric soon x x

Rachael said...

Lovely finish Julie,Well done!
Look forward to seeing what Colours you choose for My Lady's Quaker

jane said...

Lovely finish Julie. Look forward to seeing what colours you choose for GM.

Shellie said...

fantastic finish as always Julie Well Done xxx

Barb said...

Oh that is gorgeous Julie,well done on Lady Scarletts finish.
You are going to be very busy with GM and your other projects, as for colour did I hear it mentioned you like Green.

Beaupippin said...

Congratualtions on your finish. I agree the thread against the lien really stand out well. Well done!

Elisa said...

A gorgeous finish Julie...well done!!

Shari said...

woohoo on your great finish!!!! It looks great!
Wow, you have some BIG projects lined up for the year!!!!! Good luck on them!
Have a great weekend!!

staci said...

Congrats, it's gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing what your new start will be :)

Daffycat said...

A terrific finish, Julie! I love that cat charm!

Wonderful SAL plans...those will keep you busy!

Karan said...

Lady S is absolutely stunning! I will miss those updates. Love the 2 new SAL pieces & can't wait to see what colourways you choose. :0)