Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hello, it’s me!

I can’t believe that it’s been almost three years since my last post - how bad is that! I've still been stitching a little from time to time but have lost my finishing mojo which is why I've not been blogging. I've only ever really blogged when I’ve had a piece stitched and made into something to share. I'm back in the UK now for several months and all my stash and finishing supplies are home in Dubai, so until I return I doubt very much that my finishing mojo will too. I have on my MacBook with me pics of just a few of the pieces I’ve stitched since my last post, and although they've not yet been made up I thought for now I could share these as I really would like to get back into blogging again. If any of the ladies from the Needlecraft Haven group see this post they may recognise some of these pieces, as many of them where stitched when I joined the ladies for parlour night stitching and took pics to share on the group. 

This first piece is actually completely finished, but that's only because it went to the framers. I stitched this for my daughter-in-law Nic sister’s first baby. I gave Jason and Nic a choice of designs and they chose Oh Baby! by Lizzie Kate. The chart comes with several baby motifs to choose from to personalise the sampler. Jase and Nic chose which motifs they would like to have stitched and also the WDW Pumpkin thread (new Mum’s favourite colour is orange).


Lizzie Kate - Oh Baby!
32ct Belfast Antique White Linen
WDW Pumpkin

I'm not sure if I can remember all the fabric and threads I've used for the following, but will list what I can.

Black Bird Designs - Spell of the Moon
One over one on 28ct Star Sapphire Jobelan
Substituted WDW Pelican Gray for GAST Aged Pewter

Lizzie Kate - A Little Bee Kit
30ct Natural Linen and little white flower button were included in the kit.

Just had to take a close up pic of my new needle nanny from Pedros Plaques, which you can see a little of in the previous pic. It’s just the cutest thing - I love it! 

Little House Needleworks - Honeybee Sampling
40ct Newcastle Summer Khaki Linen
Substituted DMC 746 for DMC 3865 so that the bees wings would show up more on the fabric.

Little House Needleworks - Welcome Spring
32ct Belfast Cream Linen
Stitched with Classic Colorworks thread pack that came with chart.

Lizzie Kate - Busy Bee
40ct Newcastle Summer Khaki Linen
Have now personalised the pin pillow design with my initials but don’t have a pic of that yet.

Little House Needleworks/Country Cottage Needleworks - Bee Pinkeep
Issue 12 of The Gift of Stitching
40ct Belfast Flax

Little House Needleworks - Spring Season of Hope
One over one on 32ct Belfast Cream Linen

Little House Needleworks - It’s Snow Cold
32ct fabric that I have had in my stash for years but can’t remember what it is.

Little House Needleworks - Home for the Holidays
Just Cross Stitch Ornaments 2005
One over two on 40ct Newcastle Raw

Little House Needleworks - Pretty in Perle - Needle Lady Pocket
One over two on 40ct Newcastle Vintage Country Mocha
Substituted Classic Colorworks Perle for cotton
Had bought the two yellow flower buttons for the pots, but couldn’t use them as they were too big having stitched on 40ct instead of the listed 20ct Cork linen.
I added a little extra yellow stitching to the pots instead.

Little House Needleworks - Necessities Sampler
One over one on 32ct Belfast Cream I think.

Little House Needleworks - Attic Needlework - designed for the Attic Needlework Shop in Arizona
One over two on 40ct Lakeland Linen Navy Bean
Listed Belle Soie Silk
Replaced Attic with my name.

I have several more pieces in Dubai waiting to be made up which I will share once I eventually make a start on them. Really miss having all my stash here, especially as I have bought several new charts which I know I have fabric and threads for in Dubai that I could use to kit them up with and start stitching. I did bring several projects back to the UK with me, so I do have some stitching to be going on with. Have almost finished stitching Count Twice by Plum Street Samplers, so will be back again soon to post a piccie of that one.

Thank you for visiting, especially as it really has been such a long time since my last post.

11 comments:

gracie said...

Good to see your post today. Beautiful stitching.

Robin in Virginia said...

All of your projects are lovely. Thanks for sharing them and good to see your post!

shirley flavell said...

Lovely to see you back,all your stitched pieces are beautiful and look forward to seeing pictures of them made up.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Carole,

Vos ouvrages sont splendides, bravo, et vous êtes très douée pour les photos.
Monique (France)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Carol! I love all the bees! Everything is so nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

butterfly said...


Wow Carole so many lovely stitched up designs .
Look forward to seeing how you finish them , thanks for sharing.

Sheryl S. said...

Hello Carol, I was pleased to see your post today as I thought you had given up blogging. Gorgeous stitched work as always and difficult to choose a favourite, although I do love Lizzie Kate designs. Enjoy your summer in the UK.

Christina said...

Lovely to see a post from you, Carol! I spy a bee theme! Some beautiful finishes.

Beth said...

Welcome back Carol - you and I like many of the same designers so I appreciate seeing your stitching and finishes.

Julie said...

Hello Carol, lovely to see your stitching, always such pretty designs you choose. Nice new needleminder.
Enjoy your time back in the UK with family and friends.
xx

pj said...

Carol,
So great to see your post and catch up with your latest projects. I always read your blog and happy you are still stitching. Hope to hear more from you soon!

Pj

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