Monday, 22 March 2010

A Little Bit of Winter in Spring

Lisa and I started Just Nan Winter Heart Humbug last week and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this piece. I just love everything about it especially those Rhodes Hearts in the middle of the snowflakes. They are so pretty in GAST Jasmine. The making up was very easy too although I did read and re-read the instructions and keep checking as I was stitching it up just to make doubly sure! So here it is, front and back view:) I think I may have overstuffed it as it doesn't quite sit right but I do love this.

Just Nan Winter Hearts Humbug

28 count cashel pearl flecked white linen

DMC, GAST, Beads

Started 16th March 2010

Fnished 19th March 2010
I will be back later in the week with my WIPs and maybe another finish. BRD Peppermint Twist is close to being finished so I'm going to get that out again tomorrow then once that's finished I'll stitch on JN 4 Wishes for a couple of nights until that is finished. Then I can have some new starts!! Lol! And you will not believe what had been out today! Lisa was saying she was doing 10 stitches a day on her personalised sampler and I asked if I could join her in doing 10 a day on............... wait for it................ no Julie, sorry it's not the Christmas mystery......................... it's Chatelaine Spring Morning!! I dutifully popped 10 stitches in today but carried on and did a few more but, woe is me, I discovered a mistake I'd made the last time I stitched on it ( nearly 2 years ago!!!!) and ended up frogging all I'd put in today and more! Lol! However I did put at least 10 back in so that's OK!!

I had a wonderful start to Monday as I discovered I'd won a giveaway on Robin's blog. I am so excited to be one of the lucky winners and it certainly cleared that Monday morning feeling! Thank you Robin!

Have a great week everyone!

Hugs

Sally
xx

24 comments:

Elaine said...

Sally your humbug is beautiful!
Sorry you had a visit from the frog.
Congrats on winning Robins giveaway.

Ranae said...

Such a pretty little humbug, Sally
Someone told me to try one length of floss and I found myself stitching a little more.
No More Frogging!!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Sally that's just gorgeous!!!

Kim B said...

It's gorgeous Sally!

Berit said...

This is beautiful! Ten stitches a day, huh? I have *several* WiPs that are approaching (or have even passed) the one-year-since I picked them up mark...I think this might make them into--dare I say it--UFOs!! Maybe I should do such a thing...but, would it matter? Will they every finish at such a rate? Wouldn't it take years? I wonder....

Claire said...

Loving your Humbug. The colours are lush as well as the actual pieces...

Hugs
Claire x

Christine said...

Lovely humbug, it looks as if its really sparkly in real life. Congratulations on your win

KarenV said...

Such a pretty finish Sally, congratulations! I like the 10 stitches a day idea - might have to implement that for a couple of my longer-term WIPs!

jane said...

Love that humbug Sally!

Julie said...

Cute little humbug.

Will the Christmas Mystery ever see the light of day again!!!

dianemi said...

Sally, your humbug is beautiful (and I think it's sitting there just fine)! :) I like that 10 stitches a day idea, too. Just might have to borrow that one. hugs, di

Carol said...

Such a lovely finish, Sally! I'll bet all of that beading took a lot of time, but it sure adds to the beauty of the finished piece. It looks great to me--I like a heavily stuffed finish myself :)

doris said...

It was fun to catch up with you today. Your WIPs and finishes are wonderful. You've really been sticking to roll finishing! It looks like you've been so busy.

Your new stashy items look like loads of fun also.

Cari-in-VA said...

Sally, your finish is just lovely! JN pieces are my favorites. I can't wait to see what else you have been working on and Chatelaine sounds wonderful.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sally,
Your JN humbug is so pretty! Looking forward to seeing your new start.

Jules said...

A very lovely finish indeed!

Michelle said...

Thats lovely - I bought my first Just Nan chart recently called A Ladys Heart - they are just so pretty. Love Michelle x

Hazel said...

Sally - it looks perfect to me. Gorgeous! x

Kathy said...

Awww Sally that is soooooo cute, never stitched one of them, may have to go have a look for some.

Thanks for the comment on my blog hun, much appreicated.

Love your Peppermint piece too its real cute.

Hugs xxxxxx

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

What a cutie, Sally! Sounds like you are liking this stitching together thing. And that it's working well for you, too!
I just found, last night, that I have your JustNan chart that you loaned me last year! Horrified! It's coming back to you this week! I never did get a chance to stitch it, which is why I forgot... :[
Hugs, Deb

Andrea said...

Your JN Humbug is lovely.

Mylene said...

Your humbug finished is soooo lovely. Well done!!

Kajsa said...

Your humbug is so cute!!

Karan said...

Oh the humbug is gorgeous. Hope the frogs have hopped off elsewhere.... but not in my direction! LOL :0)