Feb 1st was the date to start the Carriage House Samplings SAL at Needlecraft Haven. There are lots of different designs the ladies have chosen to stitch but i went with Shores of Hawk Run Hollow for my biggie project for 2011.
I decided i wanted this to be a biggie too, so have used 32ct belfast linen in light sand which is the alternative suggested to the 40ct linen that the model is stitched on but to save on funds i have chosen to use DMC thread. This is how far i've got after 3 evenings stitching, it's lovely to work on, but hard to stuff all the excess fabric to the side. I've been using those sprung hair clips to keep it out of the way and clipped them onto the side of the snap frame to hold it - works a treat.
This one hasn't seen the light of day for a while, September last year in fact was the last time i put a stitch into it! Just in case anyone doesn't recognise it, it's Floral Fifteen by Just Nan, the 15 sided biscornu. I decided (or Mr Stick decided LOL) that it had spent way too long in the bottom of the workbox and definately needed to come out and play for a while before it really did become a UFO. I have to confess, i really did enjoy adding another little square to it, such pretty colours in it, why has it been neglected for so long? I think it might be finished sooner rather than later now its out again.
The monthly challenge has also been stitched and finished this week. The design this month is Love freebie from The Stitcherhood (available on the blog Jan 14th 2011 entry), a really nice design and perfect for upcoming Valentines day. No show though till the reveal as usual at the end of the month, i think there will be quite a few finishes again this month as the ladies all seem to be busy with this little design.
Last week saw the Chinese New Year begin, its the year of the rabbit. DH and i are both rabbits so hopefully a good year for us.
Talking of rabbits, i wonder how my little friend is progressing on the journey across the pond to Cathey from my blogoversary win? She must be rowing herself there as she seems to be taking ages to arrive.
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