Friday, August 04, 2017

A New Finish

I’ve finished my Count Twice by Plum Street Samplers. This was a must have bought as soon as it was released. So pleased that I’ve finally got round to stitching it. The CC River Rocks for the wording and the lady’s dress looked a little too grey for my liking, so I substituted it for CC Milady’s Teal and stitched it over two on 40ct Newcastle Flax. In real life it now looks just like the model on the chart which is what i wanted. I will one day have this piece framed.

Plum Street Samplers - Count Twice
40ct Newcastle Flax
Substituted Class Colorworks River Rocks for Milady’s Teal 

I’ve also made a little start on Home of a Needleworker (Too!) by Little House Needleworks. This has been on my to do list for a long time. The fabric I’m stitching it on is 32ct Belfast Platinum.

I’m making the most of purchasing new charts while I'm back in the UK. Can you tell I’m a big fan of Plum Street Samplers, and mermaids. I’ve also purchased Needlework ABCs by Little House Needleworks. I took it back to Dubai last month when we had to make a flying visit, and wishing now that I hadn’t left it there!

Thank you so much for your comments on my last post - I was so happy to see that I hadn’t been forgotten. Hope to post again soon with an update on Home of a Needleworker. I’m planning on a couple of new starts too, so may be able to post progress pics on those.


Marilyn said...

Cute finish, and a pretty start.
Your selection of charts is nice!

Julie said...

Very pretty finish, I like your M'Lady's Teal change.
Nice new goodies to keep you busy.

Anonymous said...


C'est magnifique, bravo


deb said...

Very nice finish (and great advice), and your new start is lovely. Your linen colors are glorious and your stitching is perfection.

Evelyne said...

Hi Carol, It's so nice to hear from you again!
I missed you for a long time and you inspired me so much in the passed time!
Lovely finish you made.
The new charts are so lovely specially the Mariner's drum!
I ordered it immediately!
Hope to here very soon from you.
Thanks for sharing.

lena-lou said...

Hi Carol, Happy to read your postings. So good to see your beautiful stitching again - love your choices , very pretty!
I don't really stitch or blog these days but was just flicking about and had a nice surprise you had posted.
Bit chillier here than Dubai :-) enjoy your time back home

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Welcome back! This is why I never delete anyone from my Reader. Lovely to see what you've been stitching in your absence too.
I'm also a fan of the higher count fabrics. Count Twice is definitely my motto too, great design and lovely stitching.

RedWorked said...

it's beautiful !

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