Monday, June 26, 2006

Monday Update

Over the recent weekend I made up the Shamrock Needleroll:
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I think my choice for July's needleroll SAL is going to beVictorian Floral - I have already stitched this design but it was for an exchange a few years ago. I made up a list up of the Sweetheart Tree Rolls I'd like to stitch over the next few months:

July - Victorian Floral
August - Remberance Rose
September - Tulip Time
October - Violet Bouquet
December - Holly
January 2007 - Olde English

The only two patterns in the series I don't have are Bountiful Acorns and the Sweetheart Roll so if any one has these and would like to do a trade, feel free to drop me a line :)

I've heard from Christine that the friendship parcel I sent her arrived in Canada safely the other day. I stitched Friendship by JBW Designs for Christine, and got the inspiration for the finishing from the Shepherd's Bush Attitudes series.

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the whole exchange
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I had a little bit of money come my way unexpectedly at the end of the week so decided to have a little splash out while Stitching Bits and Bobs had another sale on. I ordered the latest three Lizzie Kate Blessings and 2006's Just Be Claus, Coop and Hutch from Bent Creek's Spring Snapperland, Little House Needlework's Season of Growth, Moon &Stars, The Bookshelf, City Stitcher Country Stitcher just to name a few treats!!!

Unfortunately I don't have any wips pics to share today as there's a lot of secret stitching going on here at the moment. I do have an update of part 2 on Stitching Leporello to share as soon as the weather improves here and I can get outside to take a decent photo of my progress so far. Eeekkk, part 4 is due out in a few days, lol.


KarenV said...

Love your needleroll Katrina and the piece you stitched for Christine is gorgeous! Do the finishing instructions come with the Be-attitudes series?

Wendy said...

The needleroll is beautiful. And I love the Friendship Pillow you made - what a wonderful gift. And your finishing is superb. Great work!

Lisa said...

I love the needleroll. I'm going to try to join you in July. I fizzled out last time. :)

The exchange package you sent is amazing! I love the way you finished the Friendship piece. It's always fun to see new ways of finishing things.

Judith said...

Looks all great Katrina. I have both charts you are looking for. If you have a few months the time. I can trade tham as soon as I stitched them, which will be this summer. First I have to get some other things out of the way, but I think around the end of summer I can trade them away.

zoeandcooper said...

Both pieces are absolutly fantastic. You inspire me to try my hand at a needleroll soon.

Carol said...

Both finishes are gorgeous! Congrats on the upcoming stash :-)

Kath said...

Nice stash haul Katrina... good way to get them too!!

That pillow is gorgeous!

Yes, all secret stitching going on in this house too... know what you mean!

Nicki said...

The needleroll looks lovely and the Friendship exchange is amazing - love the finishing - what a great job you did!

I may have one of those charts - need to check. And lots of secret stitching here too :)

Isabelle said...

That NR is gorgeous! And so is the pillow you stitched for Christine.

Sylvie said...

What a lovely NR. Who's the designer?
You received some lovely gifts, congrats

andrea said...

These Sweetheart Tree needle rolls do look mighty fine when stitched up. Congrats on your finish. The exchange you sent is gorgeous, another finishing method I will have to file away into the deep recesses of my memory!
Oh BTW you are just too organised!! LOL.

Susimac said...

Its a lovely needleroll. LOve the pillow as well its pretty.

Von said...

More gorgeousness from Katrina!! You're truly an inspiration. :)
Can't wait to get my house projects done so I can get back to my stitching!

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