Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stitching to share

I have been setting aside some time most nights to do a bit of stitching, and it really is making a difference. I am not a constant stitcher as you might all have come to realise.

I received a nice parcel from my favourite ONS the other day, which included the latest JCS Ornament issue, the last 2 JCS Halloween Ornament issues (2010 & 2009) and the 2010 Christmas preview issue and some lovely patterns I can not wait to stitch. I am actually looking forward to being able to sit down and put in a couple of stitches on a regular basis. I am taking this one step at a time, but I think I may become the avid stitcher I once was.

So far this is where I am at with my stitching....

My first ornament - stitching complete - still has to be made up

Feel the Magic - Midsummer Night Designs
JCS Ornaments 2008
I love the greens and purples of this design, so I am glad my daughter chose this ornament for me to stitch. Makes a change from the usual reds and greens.
Here is the next one I am working on.......

Wisemen Came - Shepherds Bush
JCS Ornaments 2003

I have been doing the set for myself every year....I still have 4 to go, I might take a break next year and stitch something different for myself.

And here is an update on my general stitching WIP....

Daisy Lane Cottage - Little House Needleworks

Right now, I am off to check out some of the blogs I enjoy reading and go and put in tonights few stitches :)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Knitting finished and now onto stitching

I thought I would show you the mohair cardigan I have just finished knitting. It was a lovely easy pattern to knit. I just love the purple - green colours. Sadly though, I am going to sell it because after trying it on, I would of been better off knitting it in a bigger size.

With the knitting all complete, I can concentrate on getting back into my stitching. I have been having a few big spendy splurges overseas to rekindle my interest. I think it has worked :)