Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Big Finish!

I finished Girl from Alhambra by the Solaria Gallery this weekend! I really enjoyed stitching this piece - it is so well charted and the colours are so beautiful.
Now, what to do next? I know I should take out one of my WIPs, but I don't think I'll be able to resist a new start! There are so many things in my stash that want attention :)

It has been absolutely sweltering here over the past week - temperatures are over 30 degrees Celsius, actually closer to 40 degrees Celsius some days (it was 42 degrees Celsius/ 108 Fahrenheit on Saturday afternoon)! The night temperatures also stay well in the twenties, so guess who is hardly sleeping at the moment! Autumn (and Winter) can't come soon enough for me.

Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Prize Arrives!

Yes, I actually won something! I was lucky enough to be a winner in one of Jolene's lucky draws. The prize was one of ten grab bags, containing ten charts each. This is my first win and the prize arrived yesterday :)

Here is the entire content of the package:
Here are some of the charts that you can't see in the other pic...
And a few more that you can't see in the first pic...
Jolene was also generous enough to include a chocolate and a card - that card is so beautiful, it looks good enough to eat! Thanks Jolene!
I hope to have a progress pic for "Girl from Alhambra" soon. My progress on her has not been as fast as I had hoped, but she is getting there - I should have a big finish in the not too distant future!
Enjoy the rest of the week!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine Finish

I stitched this Valentine Freebie by Primitivebettys this week and finished it into a pincushion. I first saw this design on Mylene's blog and thought - "now there's a must stitch".

It is stitched in DMC 777 and 3799 on self-dyed fabric.
The red border around the design is worked in chain stitch - I wanted some more red around it to "frame" the design. I am so happy with the way it turned out :)
Now it is back to Girl from Alhambra - I can't wait for that big finish!
Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!