Monday, February 27, 2006

A Stitch-full Weekend

It was a very quiet weekend at our house - I only ventured out to do some grocery shopping on Saturday afternoon, and to have coffee with a friend yesterday afternoon. So I got lots of stitching time - not only did I start and finish my exchange piece for the SBEBB spring exchange but I decided to go ahead and make it up, as I'm not sure if I'll get time to over the next few weekends, they're pretty booked up with various things - a health and disability expo to attend, a 60th surprise party, the usual end of the month invoicing and accounts for our business, and two weddings! I also made up the Heart Sampler into a needleroll, Joy to the World also into a needleroll, and the ornament for my exchange with Kath. For the ornament and spring exchange, all will be revealed in a few weeks time, lol, but here are the needlerolls.

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My Drawn Thread SAL with Cathy last Thursday evening didn't get much attention - friends popped around to catch up after their recent trip to Melbourne, and then I realised I was short one thread, dmc 407, and do you think I could find a spare skein of it anywhere amongst all the 100's of dmc's in the craft cupboard, not for your life! lol. A trip to my lns during my lunch break today remedied that so I'm hoping for a wee happy dance on summer spot this coming Thursday all going well. Cathy has made a great start on her Spot of Spring.

I also spent some time yesterday afternoon organising my March small projects (two of these I won't be able to give any details away just yet as they're gifts for two regular readers of this blog :). I've been thinking for some time about making my Sunday stitching time a Shepherd's Bush themed slot so got underway last night by pulling out Elisabeth's stocking from the depths of my stitching basket. Thanks for the inspiration Kath - Kath has been going great guns recently on her Mary stocking. I have sadly neglected my stocking for such a long time, which is silly really when I realised last night how very little left there is to do on it.

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Other SB projects lined up for the next few months include Wandering Shepherd, Pine Pin Needleroll and the Christmas fob. I also need to come up with an idea for the scissor fob or tape measure exchange on the SB board next month.

and lastly, here's the latest progress pic of the mermaids - I just love the various shades of greens :)

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I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend too.

13 comments:

cathymk said...

Everything is looking lovely - I particularly like how you finished the ornament designs as needlerolls - they look made for it! Congratulations!

Isabelle said...

Katrina, that's all wonderful stitching, as always! :) LOVE your needlerolls! And your mermaids are coming along great. Your Shepherd's Bush piece was definitely worth taking it off the UFO (or at least, neglected projects) pile!

Have a good week, Katrina :)

Jenn said...

Katrina WOW you've been a busy little beaver with all your stitching! Everything looks great.

Heather said...

WOW lots of lovely stitching. The needlerolls are great, are they hard to do?

Karoline said...

Your needlerolls are gorgeous, great progress on the other pieces too

Sylvie said...

Lovely stitching. I love the needlerolls! Can't wait to see your progress on SB stocking ;o)

Von said...

You had a GREAT weekend!! Looks like your calender is full for the next month, so nice you could have a couple of slow days to prepare. :D
All your projects are just wonderful. Looking forward to all the SB projects coming along!

Stitchie Kiwi said...

You have been busy! Don't you love weekends like that :)

Love all your stitching, as usual!

KarenV said...

You've been busy Katrina! I love your needlerolls - I finished the HiH Hearts one as a NR too :) - and your SB stocking is beautiful. Can't wait to see it finished.

The mermaids look good too :)

zoeandcooper said...

All your projects are looking great. I especially love your mermaids:) Glad to hear you had a productive stitching weekend!

Cathy said...

Wow! You had a great weekend for stitching. Your needlerolls look great and the SB project is lovely too!

tkdchick said...

Katrina everything looks wonderful! I bet that stocking will be done in no time!!!

AnneS said...

Your latest needleroll finishes are really gorgeous - what a great idea to turn the ornies into NR's :) Your mermaids are coming along beautifully - and you're soooo close to finishing that stocking it would be criminal not to pick it back up again :D (That's easy to say from someone who does that all the time herself LOL)

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