Monday, May 29, 2006

A finish and some finishing

I had all intentions of posting over the weekend to share my latest finish, 12 Houses by Drawn Thread but oh no, flat batteries in the camera, again, lol.

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12 Houses by Drawn Thread, stitched on 32ct Summer khaki belfast.

I decided to get the sewing machine out yesterday and get on with some finishing since the next few weekends are going to be out for sewing. Next weekend I'll have end of the month invoicing to do and my niece is coming to stay, the following weekend Glenn and I are off to stay with Kath and her family, and then the weekend after that we're also going to be away - Glenn's heading to Auckland with a friend to watch the NZ All Black's play Ireland, and I'm going to visit family in Palmerston North. As well as these couple of finishes I also made up Christine's friendship piece using a new method that I'd come across recently thanks to Kath so now I just need to get together a few goodies for the parcel :)

Sweetheart Tree's Strawberry Patch Needleroll
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Golden Garland by Paw Printings, 2005 Just Cross Stitch ornaments magazine
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Love by Jeanette Douglas, also 2005 Just Cross Stitch ornaments magazine.
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When I was out at lunchtime I picked up the June issue of JCS magazine. Once upon a time I used to buy this every time it came out but now I'll only buy it if there's a design in there that I'll definately stitch. This issue had two or three things in there that I liked, in particular, the Beaded Hearts Pillow by JBW Designs, which is just perfect for my idea of stitching a ring pillow for my friend getting married in October, and the Summer "Bow-quet" Scissor Case by Keepsake Stitches is really pretty too.

And at long last I received an email from Stitching Bits and Bobs to say my recent order has been shipped, wahoo. In this order are the Crescent colour threads for Coffee Menu, Drawn Thread's Wayward Garden and Sampler Game board, a couple of packets of Mill Hill magnifica beads, the latest 3 Blessings by Lizzie Kate, and Quaker Style Friendship Sampler, just to name a few treats of my wish list. I just hope it doesn't take too long to arrive :)

I also spent some time over the weekend sorting out some small projects for June, like exchanges, overlocking fabric pieces, and also deciding on an ornament to stitch for the bi-monthly exchange with Kath. I can't even say what they are as they are all for exchanges or birthday gifts :)

Finally for this evening, I've had a good run at Stitching Leporello over the weekend too, and the end of block one is in sight, mostly the speciality stitches and beads to go on now. Just as well, part 3 is due out later in the week,lol. For Wendy, who asked if I was enjoying it and about keeping up with monthly installements, Wendy, this is my first Chatelaine design and I'm loving it so far. The needlepoint silks are especially nice to stitch with, and I've only had my kit a few weeks now so as soon as I can manage it I hope to be all caught up. A friend of mine from work started when the first part got released and she's had no trouble with staying up to date.

catch up again soon :)


Kath said...

We all seem to have a lot of 'secret' p[ieces going on at the moment! Love your finishes, and cat wait to see your new goodies when they arrive.

Carol said...

Congratulations! Your finishes all look excellent!!! I like that little ring bearer pillow in JCS too! Always a treat when it is by Judy Whitman :-)

Dolci Fusa said...

Fantastic shoping!
Do you love LHN?
Why don't you join to our group? We're starting a SAL.
LHN group:

zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on your finishes!! They are all lovely. I particularly love the DT piece at the top.

Karoline said...

Lovely finishes Katrina, congratulations

Cathy said...

Congrats on your 12 Houses finish! Looks like you accomplished lots of other finishing this weekend too - way to go!

I hope that you will join our little SAL group once you get your Sampler Game Board pattern. We stitch on Sunday nights. I'll be posting an updated photo today.

Have a great week!

Nicki said...

Such a nice finish you have there! Congratulations!

And I think our Friendship Sampler charts must have been in the same back order - I got an email from SB&B too! Whose parcel will get here first?! ;)

(By the way, I need to remember to boot DH off the other computer to send you Two Sheep!)

Bea said...

Your ornaments are lovely, as always, Katrina. Congrats for your 12 Houses! It's in my to do list and I've already kitted it up.

Christine said...

Great finishes on everything, Katrina! I'm still working on your exchange piece but I'm getting close to having the stitching finished. Our mailing deadline is coming up quickly!

I hope your next few weekends go well!

tkdchick said...

I like the new look!

Beautiful finshes as always Katrina!

mookers79 said...

Your 12 Houses piece is great. Also love the needleroll - very nice!

Von said...

Beautiful finishes, Katrina!! You've been really busy.
Be sure to give Kath a big hug from all of us bloggers! :D

Wendy said...

I love your finishes, Katrina! 12 Houses is so sweet and the needlerolls are beautiful.

Thanks for letting me know about the Stitching Leporello! I've been thinking about joining for a while, I just don't know if my cheque book can handle it! :-D

KarenV said...

Katrina, your finishes are gorgeous as always! I love your 12 Houses especially, this is a favourite of mine :)

Thanks for letting me know about the fabric, will email you very soon.

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