Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Starts

dear friends, thanks ever so much for your sweet comments about Its Berry Time :)

Several weeks ago I ordered some fabric at my LNS and it finally arrived in the other day. Its for the two baby samplers I've been asked to stitch for a friend's grandchildren.


I got the first one underway on Saturday, Sailing Home by Blackbird Designs.






I've also been wanting to start on My Lady's Quaker by Jardin Prive ever since I bought the chart last year. Only I couldn't make my mind up what colours to use. The other day while browsing around a few blogs I came across a recent finish that used a colour combination I really liked. I hope the stitcher doesn't mind me using the same choices :)





Because I'm being a good girl this year and trying to use up what fabric I already have in my stash, I dug around in my fabric boxes until I found a piece of 36ct white linen and had a go at coffee dyeing it. I was quite impressed with how it turned out, not that you can really tell the true colour from the above pic, but best of all, it has a divine coffee smell to it :)


and lastly for today, here's Miss H out on her bike on Saturday morning, watching what was going on up and down our street.




I hope you have an enjoyable day, where ever you might be. As always, thanks for your visit!

15 comments:

Melissa said...

Lovely new starts, Katrina! My, your little girl has really grown! She's so cute!

Vonna said...

Oh first I must comment on your sweet little girl! What a darling Hannah is...her little cherubic face smiling at us all :)
And your new start and WIP of course is lovely!

KarenV said...

Lovely starts Katrina! I love that colour combo for Quaker Lady too :)

Lana said...

Great new start!! I love that color choice! I swear Hannah gets cuter with every photo you post! and how big she is, on a tric already?! wow!

Deb said...

Two great starts Katrina. I think I saw that color combination for the Quaker Girl too, and think it's just the best choice. :) And your little Hannah, is absolutely precious! They grow up so fast, don't they?

stitchinfiend said...

Beautiful new starts. Love the colour choices too. Pity I have no sense of smell so enjoy the coffee smell while you stitch

Pam said...

Hannah is just adorable, I can't believe how fast she is growing up! Seems like just yesterday you had her.

Love your Lady's Quaker. I too bought this and can not decide what colours to use either. Will be waiting to see your next updates!

staci said...

Lovely new starts! And what a cutie MissH is :)

Congrats on your Berry Time finish, it's really gorgeous!

Kim B said...

I love your new starts Katrina! And Hannah is a real darling!

Andrea said...

Lovely new starts. Hannah is really growing up fast.

Lynn said...

I love both of your new starts. I just discovered Jardin Prive and ordered one of their Christmas charts recently.
Hannah is a real cutie!

Farm Girl said...

Hi Katrina, your little Hannah is so cute - no doubt she keeps you on your toes! Your new starts are so pretty, you're so brave to dye your own fabric.

Elaine said...

Lovely new starts and your daughter is a little cutie!

Elaine said...

Lovely new starts and your daughter is a little cutie!

Suzanne said...

How cute does Hannah look sitting on her little bike. Lovely new starts!

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