Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rainbows and Peacocks


I hope everyone is having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas

I have been doing a small amount of stitching with my start on Twisted Rainbow Sampler.  I have done the first 2 bands.  The silks from Fiberlicious are lovely to work with, and I am loving the colours in the peacock fantasy collection

Happy stitching
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ten more squares


Where is the year going, we are getting so close to Christmas

I have been stitching since my last post.

Another diagonal row of colour waves is complete (10 more squares)!

I have also had a couple of new starts, one is a long term project for my husband - a Supersized HAED of a NASA image - Small Magellanic Cloud.  It will be finished in my lifetime!  I am stitching using tent stitch so it does grow quickly in the background areas.

I also ordered some silk threads from Fiberlicious and I could not resist starting Northern Expressions needlework Twisted Rainbow Sampler.  I tried out the fabrics in my stash and choose Urewerea Mist 32 count lugana from Country Stitch.  The silks are lovely.

Happy stitching

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Next Eleven


Best wishes to everyone

I have completed another 11 squares of colorwaves - or another row as I have chosen to stitch this using diagonal rows.

I love seeing what the new pattern is for each block.

This design is fun to stitch.

Happy stitching - I will be starting the next row

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Colourful Silks and Colorwaves


Firstly, thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment about my last post, they are always much appreciated.

My order from the Silkmill  arrived this week.  It was beautifully packaged in tissue paper with a ribbon tie.  This is the first time I have ordered from them and the silks are beautiful.  The package included a small complimentary pot of Thread Heaven as an extra surprise.

These will be used for a cross stitch and blackwork project that I hope to start soon.  I love the sheen of silk threads.

After taking some time out to stitch Oasis I have returned to my larger Needle Delight Originals project - Colorwaves.  I love the designs that Kathy Rees creates.  I have just passed the halfway mark.  The colours are so vibrant.

I have chosen to stitch the outline grid with black rather than the original white.

I hope everyone is having a pleasant weekend.

Happy stitching
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Monday, October 5, 2015

Oasis is finished


I have finished the last part of Oasis this morning.  It was a fun design to stitch, although the endless knot formation in the long lengths of the Watercolours used for the sprat's heads around the outside was driving me crazy.

I did undo one of the Sprat's heads and redo it to get a better balance of colours with the variegated watercolours.  I also used up the entire card of Entice thread - just had enough.

It is nice to start and finish something in a short time period - must remember to continue to do some smaller projects in amongst the large ones.

Here is my finish

Happy stitching

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Oasis has grown


I have finished part 4 of Oasis!

I only have part 5 to go and the extra hints were only released this week.

This means I am up to date with a project, which does not often happen now.

I have lots of Sprat's Heads to do around the outside to finish the design.

Hope everyone else has had a great weekend of stitching.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Oasis Progress


I have managed to do some more work on Oasis in the last 2 days.

I have completed the first 3 parts now apart from some long stitches which I will do at the end.

I love the way the pinks and oranges have come together.

More soon, hopefully

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