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.
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
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