Saturday, 17 March 2007

Update on Summer Afternoon.

My stitching has been a bit slow this week. I have spent way too much time on the PC plus I'm onto the Queen Stitch bit on the beehive on Chatelaine Summer Afternoon and that has slowed me up considerably. I hate doing these in such close proximity and I know some of them are not done right but I refuse to frog them and start again!I would have loved to have got this bit finished but not to worry it'll get done next time! I do love the colours in this piece so far. I'm going to hang it with Winter's Eve when it's done then all I have to do is stitch the other two for the set! Lol!


I think Lisa, Julie and I are starting the Chatelaine Lavender Mandala from The Gift of Stitching next weekend. I will probably only be stitching it on the Saturday as part 4 ( I can't believe we're nearly at part 4!) of the Christmas mystery will be out on the Sunday. I haven't got the thread I chose for the mandala to sub for the Thread Gatherer Silk 'n' Colors yet but I can work round that until I do get it.


Something else I want to start, preferably today, is the Papillon Creations Serendipity chart. I did say I was going to stitch it in red, green and gold but I already have the Christmas mystery on the go in those colours. I think I might use a Dragon Floss for the main colour then pick two DMCs in similar shades. I am hoping I have some fabric big enough as well!I better have a look later!


I am also debating whether to sign up for the Polstitches SAL on Jo's forum as I have seen several WIP pics of it. It is a very pretty design but there's no way I'd be stiching along with everybody else as I have too much on the go at the moment. I could always save it for a later date though! I quite fancy trying some hardanger again.


That's all for today. Hope everybody is prepared for the snow we're supposed to be getting in the UK!

10 comments:

Dede said...

I hated Queen stitches too, but after working on Scarlet Letter's Emily Lucille (which has tons of them), I found they grew on me. Your beehive looks fabulous!

Hazel said...

Those queen stitches look fantastic! I am too scared to stitch the speciality stitches on the serendipity. I havent even thought about fabric and threads for it yet but I have prnted off the pattern up to part 6. If you'd like to do it as an SAL with me at a future point let me know. I like you have a lot on the go at the moment.
x

The needle & I said...

Wow! Your beehive looks great. You will get use to the stitch about the time you have it finished, LOL. Good Luck on finishing it, cant wait to see it when its done.

Julie said...

this is such a lovely piece Sally, don't think i've done queen stitch yet !!

did you start serendipity ???

and NO i don't want the snow LOL

Lizzy said...

Wow Sally... is that ever lovely! :-) Your Queen stitches look wonderful to me... that's one stitch I have yet to come across in a pattern... ;-) I love the colours in this one... I don't think I've seen this design before...

Hope you enjoy the snow, Hun... I know you've been wishing for it... but now you're most likely wishing for Spring! :-)

{{{Hugs}}}

Karen said...

your stitching looks wonderful Sally

Paula said...

Hi Sally, your stitching looks gorgeous. Well done with it.
Have you decided to get the other sal yet??? lol go on sally you know you want it lol
Huggles and Happy Stitching...

Klementina said...

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Nice craft!
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Free Cross Stitch Patterns

Stitchingranny said...

Its lovely Sally and your queen stitch looks fine to me. I havent seen the Chatelaine one in Gift of Cross Stitch, maybe it was before I joined, what issues was this in please. I too have the serendipity to do, well parts l - 5 think I will have to drop them a line as I havent received part 6.
And you new hair cut is lovely, it suits you.

Carol said...

Summer Afternoon is just so beautiful - good job! I hope to do that gorgeous Lavender Mandala someday soon too :-)