Monday, March 26, 2007

Stitching Leporello is all done

I finished the very last part of Stitching Leporello on Thursday, so after 11 months its all done.


Now I just need to pick up some finishing supplies - some matching fabric and mat board, and then I'll be able to have a go at making it up using Judy O'Dell's instructions. They don't look to hard to follow, probably just time consuming, perhaps a perfect finishing project for our long weekend coming up soon for Easter. If you'd like to check out the rest of my stitched pieces for this project you can see them here in my album.

Glenn and I had a really good weekend just been. On Friday I had to go out of town for the day for a work seminar and then in the evening I went to a friend's to have a birthday drink with her and couple of her workmates. Then Saturday Glenn and I headed out of town for the night to Dannevirke, 35 mins south of here, so we could go out for dinner with my friend Wendy, her DH and her family and friends. I was able to catch up with my stitching pal Donna before the dinner, (big waves to you if you're reading this), and we spent a couple of hours "stash diving" amongst her amazing collection of charts, kits and fabric. We had a lovely meal out and even though it was only for a night, it was good to get away and spend some time with Glenn. He's been really busy over the past few weeks at work, a small break was exactly what he needed. Our joinery company has just finished a major motel job meaning that two of staff have been away working on the job on and off again over the past month, leaving Glenn and one other guy to manage without them.

We arrived home mid morning yesterday so I pretty much spent the rest of the day catching up with all the usual - laundry, housework, ironing etc. I also chatted on the phone for a couple of hours having a good catch up with Kath, and then another friend. I finally got my stitching out just before dinner, which felt good as it had been a few days since I'd picked up my needle. I've made a good start on Spring Violets but had a wee bit of reverse stitching to do late last night as I'd stitched three of the flowers in the top row about 6 stitches higher than I should have. Oh dear, and isn't it interesting that two hours of stitching can be undone in about 10 minutes!

Over the next few nights I'm planning on stitching my March ornaments - Merriness to Thee by Homespun Elegance and a Merry Cox design from the 2000 Just Cross Stitch ornaments magazine. Tuesday night I have my local stitching group get together so I'll definately get a good few hours of stitching in then :)

21 comments:

Kath said...

It was great having a catchup chat on Sunday. And you had such a great weekend.

Looking forward to seeing Laporello all made up. Easter will be the perfect time for that.

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing the Leporello Katrina! It's going to look fabulous all finished up :)

So glad you had a nice weekend!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing the Leporello, it's going to look stunning 'finished'

Wendy said...

Congrats on finishing all the stitching on Leporello. I had a peek at your album and all the pieces of gorgeous. Its going to be amazing to watch you put it all together.

ollie1976 said...

It looks great!

Carol said...

Congratulations on finishing up the stitching on the Leporello! I cannot wait to see you have it all finished up - I bet it will be just amazing!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations on your finish! Leporello looks fabulous :)

Michelle said...

Congrats on finishing the stitching for Leporello! It is beautiful. Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend.

Sylvie said...

That's beautiful, congratulations!

Nicola said...

All the pieces for your stitching Leporello are gorgeous, looking forward to seeing it made up.

tkdchick said...

Congratulations on finishing up your Chatelaine! Its lovely! Can't wait to see the finished product!

stitcherw said...

Leporello turned out lovely, congratulations on such a gorgeous finish. Sorry the frog came to visit on violets, hopefully he won't be back again anytime soon. Looking forward to seeing you post a picture of your progress,
Sue

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your finish!

Margaret said...

Wow Katrina, what a lovely piece & what a lot of pretty complimenting pieces. Amazing that you were able to stitch this all in 11 months along with all the other great stitching you do. I'm really looking forward to seeing it made up.

Margie said...

Wow, that is so pretty! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Jenna said...

You did a great job in keeping up with the Leporello class, Katrina. I'm impressed! The pieces look wonderful and I can't wait to see it finished. Congratulations! :)

Sharon said...

This is beautiful-looking forward to seeing the finished project.

Goldie said...

Leporello looks fantastic! Congratulations!

Cathy said...

Congrats on your finish Katrina!

quiltorstitch said...

Great finish! And glad you had a fun weekend. I love the Quilt Time Sampler you did, I must stitch that one someday soon. :D

AnneS said...

Congrats on getting the Leporello stitching completed - I can't wait to see it all finish-finished :D I'm really itching to get back working on mine again ... Great stash hauls, too - you have some divine projects in there :D

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