Tuesday, 2 January 2007

New Year, New Start!

I decided seen as it's a new year I'd have a new start! So yesterday afternoon I settled down with fabric, thread and needle to start Country Cottage Needleworks Forest Snowfall. Many of the lovely ladies on the LHN Yahoo group started this at on 21st December for the Wintry SAL but I didn't get my chart until Christmas Day from DH as one of my presents plus I didn't get my fabby until last Thursday. So I am probably way behind now but happy to have started it now! It is stitched on Polstitches Dragon Shades Stormy Skies 28 count opalescent Lugana. I will be using GAST, Crescent Colours and DMC for this. It's just a small start but at least it's started! LOL!

I think I am back to a rotation now. Lisa and I were chatting about it the other day and I have sort of stolen one of her ideas ( well not stolen as she said we were doing it together!) so this is my rotation from now ( bit complicated!)

  • Weekends Anything that takes my fancy except for weekend after 25th of each month Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV
  • Week 1 HAED Winter
  • Week 2 CCN Forest Snowfall
  • Week 3 HAED QS Summer
  • Wednesdays Only HAED QS Dragonette

I may well add some other bits to it as time goes on but for now that it is. With only having these bits in my rotation for now I should be able to make some good progress on each piece ( I hope!). I will probably stick to this better than a longer rotation but may well end up changing it slightly and having a focus piece to work on every other week but I'll see how it goes for now.

As promised I am adding a picture of my progress on Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV. I have scanned a corner of it this time to show a close-up of it. When I put it away I was working on the gold bows and had just about got across the top of the piece with them. I have three more sides to do with those then the green inner border. I'm pleased with the way it's looking so far and will pick it up again at the weekend.

I still have the SMO Let It Snow SAL to complete so will have to see when I can fit that in! LOL! Might see if I can pick it up one afternoon while Jess is revising for her mocks and Abi is finishing the Maths she had sent home to do!
Bye for now!


Julie said...

Love the Chatelaine Mystery Sally it's very pretty. Nice choice of fabric for the LHN too - looking forward to seeing that grow. {{hugs}}

dani263 said...

That Chatelaine looks lovely!!!
But you have so many WIP! Don't you get stressed?

Stitcher said...

Hi Sally. I still see frogs on that christmas mystery, so looking forward to seeing more of that, before I decide whether to join. I've just recently ordered that Forest Snowfall, and can't wait to start.

Happy new year.

Mary Kathryn said...

The fabric for Forest Snowfall is wonderful. Good start!


Anonymous said...

That fabric's very pretty, Sally! Snowfall will look great on it. You are one ambitious woman - I think the HAED's are beautiful but I'd never stitch one. The best of luck with your rotation & all! You can do it! :o)

jane said...

Forest Snowfall looks great on that fabric and the Chatelaine Mystery is coming on well. Good luck with your rotation

Stitchingranny said...

Looking forward to seeing your progress on the Chetelaine Mystery Sally. Good luck with your rota, I have done one for a few years now and find it works for me.


Mary Ann said...

Christmas Mystery is looking so pretty, Sally! And I look forward to seeing more of Forest Snowfall!

Kathy said...

The Chatelaine looks very pretty. Love the fabric for forest snowfall.

HUgs & Stitches xxxxx

Michele said...

I'm loving the Christmas mystery! I think I'll be kicking myself that I didn't start this one :( I admire your rotation schedule .. I'm sure it will go well :)

Heather said...

Your Chatelaine is looking good Sally. Have you finished the first part now?