Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Cosy stitchy update



Well I do think an update is in order, don't you? I haven't posted in over a week but that's because I have been doing some serious stitching. Well that and doing the whole bonfire night thing and freezing our behinds off at the local display. Yep that was good. I refrained from making the rocky road eaties again and even swerved from putting on a crusty pie top on my hotpot! Well, I'm at target now you know so I have to be careful to stay there - this time!





So first up is my CDC progress. If you have followed me for any length of time you will know what an absolute hell I have had with this project and have not enjoyed stitching it muchly. However, recently, I have had some sort of a boost and have not been able to put the thing down! I have had to save a bit to do in December as it is now part of an SAL which I think has been extremely helpful in me getting this thing done!

November progress

This silk (Thread Gatherer silk n colors) has an amazing sheen to it. I have tried to capture it on camera but I can't really do it. When you turn it, the whole thing changes. I can't really describe it but I have never experienced it before with thread.

I have also been working on HAED Rose SK. So much detail in this one - it really makes my eyes water at times. Loving the way it is turning out. So so pretty.

November update

Got the latest copy of Country Homes and Interiors the other day - oh what an issue. If you haven't got it - run RUN and get it. It is gorgeous and filled with drooly christmassy things. Here's a taste:

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and if you're wondering what that is floating in my hot choc - it's marshmallows - yummo!

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Really warmed me up. We've been having some freezing cold weather here. You remember my cold feet?? Lookie now:

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Thanks to MnS. Perfect cosy toes. Keep warm dear friends. xx

32 comments:

Maggie O said...

OMG what a lot of work you have done...it will soon be finished and well worth the effort. Loved the fire...is it coal? Thanks for sharing the mag, so Christmasy... and inspirational.

Gillie said...

That is one gorgeous piece, Hazel, I'm liking silk n colours more and more though Gloriana is still my first love, lol! Your bit of the house we could see looked pretty CH and I, in my opinion! Hooray for being at target, too!

Margaret said...

Your stitchy progress is wonderful! You're so close to being done with CdC! Love your HAED piece as well. Your toes sure look comfy and warm in those new slippers! Happy Guy Fawkes!

valerie said...

Despite all your troubles with CdC, I think it's downright gorgeous! Love your fire too...so cozy looking.

Catherine said...

You look like you are so close to being done with CdC and it is postively stunning as is your HAED! You've put in a lot of work on those two pieces!

Cozy fire, hot chocolate, and new slippers -- can I come?

gracie said...

Oh your stitching is beautiful...and love hot chocolate with marshmellows....your feet drfinetly look toasty!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Your CdC is Gorgeous! So is your HaED. Great job! Love your new slippers. Looks so warm and cozy :)

Clara said...

The silk Thread Gatherer is something to behold! Love those slippers!

Melissa said...

Oh I had to laugh at the purple fuzzy slippers! What a hoot!

You have been busy stitching! They are challenging pieces and you are doing really well!

I love your fireplace!

Erin said...

Your stitching is absolutely beautiful! Oh and I love the fuzzy slippers!!!!

Denise said...

I have CDC started on 28 ct black over 1. I should pull it out now that I live in the valley of sun and might be able to see it.

I love the way yours looks. I can tell by the picture it has a nice sheen to it.

Did you know marshmellows were invented in my hometown, Rochester, NY? I just read about that yesterday.

Harmien said...

Love love love your CdC!! What fabulous colours!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Your CdC is looking great. Looks like it is nearly done. Love your HEAD.

Christine said...

CDC looks beautiful. Not far to go now.
Those slippers are fab!

Jill said...

You have been busy - your cross stitch projects look lovely. I bet you can't wait to see them finished. Will you have them framed? I always wonder what to do with mine.
I'll definitely pick up a copy of Country Homes & Interiors - I love looking at all things Chistmassey :0)

Jade said...

Wonderful progress, I too work on CdC and it is a pleasure to watch it grow!

DovilÄ— said...

so nice works! You're close to being done:) and the magazine realy beautiful in Christmasy mood

KarenV said...

Love your cosy slippers! It's turned a lot colder here in the last couple of days.

CdC is looking fantastic and I like your HAED piece, pretty colours. Thanks for showing the mag, I'll see if DH can pick me up a copy when he's out today :)

Maaike said...

Ow wonderful post! So cozy, and the progress you've made is immense! I am indeed very hungry for that Country H&I issue... unfortunately it always takes a longer while to get to the Netherlands. Thanks for sharing!
Love, Maaike

Sally said...

Wow your CdC is looking stunning! Not much more to go now.

Love the HAED piece. Such beautiful bright colours.

Now I want those slippers!! Lol!

Kajsa said...

Cdc is beautiful! Love the colors you chose for it!

Helen Philipps said...

Thank you for so much cosy stitchyness! Your cross stitch is almost finished - and what an amazing piece of work! It's freezing here too - lots of heating, fires and hot choc are required to be able to keep on sewing.
Have a cosy week.
Helen x

manda's challenges :) said...

Oh wow you're taking me way back with all that cross stitching goodness!! can't beat marshmallow's with hot choc yummy yum yum my favourite,your pic of the mag by the fire looks like it could too come from a magazine beautiful capture xxx

Jen said...

Hi Hazel the CDC is looking great. In reply to your question on my blog the fabric for the Just Nan is 28ct cahel raw/opelescent linen from Zweigart.

Happy stitching, looking forward to seeing your finish.

Elisa said...

Loving them slippers missy...fantasticly girly!! I also love that cup and saucer...I gotta have one! Your WIPs are fab too...stay cosy & warm xx

Berit said...

CdC looks AMAZING! :o

You are really, really almost done! I hope your next big stitch is more fun, though. :/

Lisa said...

Wow Cirque is almost done! It's looking gorgeous, you'll be having a huge happy dance soon.
And your HAED looks wonderful, it's really starting to take shape isn't it.

Siobhan said...

Your stitching is fantastic, Hazel! I'll have to look for that magazine, it looks like a nice read!

Carol said...

You are so brave to stitch a HAED, Hazel--I know I would never have the patience (or the good eyesight with these middle-aged eyes!)...

Your CdC is almost done--YIPPEE! It looks wonderful and I love the colors you are using :)

Julie said...

CdeC is brilliant, i so loved this at the meet-up, the fabric is gorgeous, happy dancing on the table for you next month then!

Amazing colours in Rose, i have to agree with you

Loving the comfy cosy feet warmers, my mum treated me to a funky pair from Moshulu and they are so snuggly too

Karan said...

Glad you enjoyed the bonfire & a BIG well done on reaching target!
CdeC really is a stunner - that'll be some HD. Good progress on Rose. I love the reindeer cushion in the mag. You look so warm & toasty there. :0)

Jackie said...

Your home looks really cozy. There is nothing better than a toasty fire on a cool evening.

Great progress on your CdC! I'm glad you're feeling it on this piece again.