Tuesday, December 05, 2006

New SAL Start

Way, way back earlier in the year Karen and I decided to SAL Indigo Rose's newly released Peekaboo pincushion. Karen organised the charts and some of the threads for us, and I found the fabric and the other thread. But due to our other stitching committments over the pas t few months we decided to wait until this month to get started. At long last I'm underway so here is my progress from last night's few hours of stitching:

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the top white motif is not quite right so I'll restitch that one again.

We're stitching this on 32ct Lakeside Linen meadow rue, and this is the first time I've used Lake side linen, definately not my last, lol. Can anyone recommend any colours in this range that would be good to have on hand?

Here's a pic of what our little pincushion will look like when finished
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Looking forward to seeing your first progress pic Karen :)

Last week I finished the last of my Christmas gift stitching. This cute Brittercup Design Britty Kitty is for my MIL Heather

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and the very last of the 2006 ornaments, La D Da's Christmas Heart

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Over the weekend I had another new start, Evergreen by Blackbird Designs. I'm really loving stitching this piece.

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Lisa has just finished this design too, and its quite funny as neither of us knew the other was intending to stitch it. We quite often do this, lol.

Right now as I write this post, Glenn is flying to Auckland for the day for work. Our business has been chosen to carry out a huge motel joinery refit up there in the new year so Glenn has gone to spend the day getting all the details sorted out and will be home late tonight.

Thanks heaps for all the lovely words about my recent finishing, you're all just great!!

19 comments:

Lucy said...

I LOVE that kitty....so cute!!!

KarenV said...

Great start on the IR piece Katrina! I'm about level with you - I've done all the letters in the first segment but haven't quite finished the next xs block. I'll post a pic tomorrow as it's getting late here now :)

Lovely ornaments too and your start on Evergreen is great! Are you using the same colours as the original? My skeins of the Havana and Palomino (as listed on Wyndham's site) are both more brown than green but your colours look just right. I must see if I can get hold of this chart at some point - it's a lovely design!

Isn't Lakeside linen gorgeous?! Good colours to have on hand are: Meadow Rue, Examplar, Light Examplar, Sand Dune, Autumn Gold (one of my faves!) and Pearled Barley. Patina is a *fabulous* substitute for Waterlily linen and I've used Basketweave, Midnight and Clay Pot with great results. Shakespeare's Peddlar are having LL as their FOTM next year, a different colour each month (no sign-up necessary, just buy the colours you fancy). She discounts the FOTM and you can buy all counts and sizes from fat 1/8ths upwards. I'm definitely going to be keeping my eye on her site each month. Can you tell I'm a Lakeside fan? LOL!

Carol said...

What lovely starts!

My favorites by Lakeside Linens are: Navy Bean, Vintage Bittersweet, Vintage Examplar, Light Examplar, Meadow Rue, Vintage Sand Dune, Autumn Gold... :-)

Wendy said...

Great starts and I love your ornaments. I've only used Pearled Barley linen and I'm very happy with it! 'Course I have a little bit in my stash, just because.

Anonymous said...

Wow, everything looks fantastic! I love the new pincushion start:)

Nicole said...

Your Peek-a-Boo start is so pretty! I have this one kitted up - I should SAL along with you two! :)

Goldie said...

Your stitching is always fantastic! Congratulations on the newest HD's! Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)

stitcherw said...

Very pretty starts, I'll enjoy watching them progress. I love the Britty Kitty one, very, very cute.
Sue

Anonymous said...

I love your IR piece, it is on my to do list as well, and you are making good progress on all your WIP.

Nicki said...

Oooh, they all look beautiful! I love your Peekaboo start and yes, isn't Lakeside Linen lovely? I love most of the colours already mentioned - you can't go wrong with any of the neutrals :)

The finishes look great and Evergreen is beautiful. Must stick that one on the wishlist! LOL!

AnneS said...

Oh man, yet another scrummy post ... I love everything in it! :D Your WIPs are looking great already, and your ornies are gorgeous ... great start on your SAL with Karen too :D

Karin said...

Wow! You've done a lot of stitching. Can't wait to see more progress pics!

bunnyhead said...

What beautiful projects! That pin cushion is stunning, I can't wait to follow your progress and see it finished up.

Anonymous said...

I've got Peek-a-Boo on my list for the fairly near future - I've already done Bee Charmer and Mary's Pin Pillow this year - and I've got the Lakeside linen, so am very pleased to see your comments on that.
I see you are in Hawke's Bay - my mother also is, she is in Taradale and has a beach place at Akitio (beautiful, I just wish I got to come home more often to see it!)

Isabelle said...

Such a lovely SAL piece you and Karen started!! Isn't it amazing, all those lovely designs around!

I love your Britty Kitty (of course! LOL) and your heart ornament is so pretty as well.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Katrina, you're needles have been flying at jet speed! Each design is lovely. Congrats too on all your finished ornaments - wow!!

Anonymous said...

All your wips are gorgeous, I love the IR piece

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishing on your ornaments! Your pincushion is going to be so pretty - you and Karen both have made a lot of quick progress on this one. Your Evergreen piece looks so pretty too - love the colors!

Cathy said...

More beautiful ornaments.

Evergreen looks great - I want to stitch this one too.

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