Monday, February 07, 2011

A Most Noble Pursuit

Finally, I have completed the first block on A Most Noble Pursuit. This has been a project I was sooo excited about and initially made a good start only to put it in the bag and promptly forget about it for over a year!! I have no idea why as it is a dream to stitch. It is worked on 36 count Vintage Light Exempler by Lakeside Linen and uses NPI silks 1 x 2 which are also heavenly to work with.

1st block complete Feb 11

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So it is a little TaDa moment. One down only nine more to go!

I have been very good and sticking to the Wednesday SAL for The Sampler Girl SAL over on NH forum and here is my progress on Pride and Prejudice sampler so far. I apologise for the bad lighting - the weather has been particularly awful here over the last few days with plenty of flood warnings.

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Oooooh and finally my LL fabric arrived for me to make a start on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. I luuuurve this fabric so much and hope it is as much fun to stitch on. It is the called for 40ct Vintage Autumn Gold.

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And just for a bit of fun, here's my ds with a huge lollipop! It's good to put a bit of colour in your life.

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40 comments:

Bonnie said...

Congrats on finishing your first block! it is so pretty but, all that blue (wow)

mainely stitching said...

That's a great start!! Love it!

Riet said...

Oh A most noble pursuit is one off my favorits on my wishlist!
You made a very good start with it.
Regards Riet

Ranae said...

A very lovely first block finished.
I have this one kitted so maybe you will inspire me to dig it out, lol
A big lollipop for a big boy

Riet said...

Oh "A Most Noble Pursuit" is one off my favorits on my wishlist.
You made a good start with it.
Regards Riet

valerie said...

Great job on that first block! Beautiful fabby for Shores...can't wait to see a start!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on finishing your first block. Lovely progress on Pride & Prejudice.

Jackie said...

Don't you love it when you rediscover something wonderful?

I love Lakeside LInen and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on AaHRH.

Julie said...

Fabulous first block, so pretty.

Brilliant news the fabric is here, now you can start too, its a joy to stitch, you'll love it

LOL the lollipop, that should keep him quiet for a while!

KarenV said...

Congratulations on getting your first block done Hazel, it looks great!

Denise said...

It looks lovely. I haven't seen lollipops like that since I was a girl and that's been awhile.

lynda said...

Very pretty Hazel!
(and I love that lollipop...haven't seen one of those in ages!)

Christine said...

Well done on completing the first block.
That lollipop is bigger than his head, bet it kept him busy for a while!

Deb said...

Congratulations on finishing your first block. I have seen this pattern - actually have it in my stash and it's looks more wonderful than I thought it would. I can't wait to see more of yours because I'm sure it will be quite a while before I get mine out.

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitching! Oh my! That's a big lollipop!!

Michelle said...

Love your block on Noble Pursuit. I have this one all ready to go - just need to jump in! Beautiful!

gracie said...

wonderful finish and progress on your SAL. That lolly ...he could hide behind it!

Carol said...

What a wonderful block, Hazel--can't wait to follow your progress on the other nine :)

Vonna said...

Hazel...I have "A Most Noble Pursuit" myself and have looked and looked at it of late....mainly because I am dreading finishing those old UFOs and WIPs...so why not start something new?! LOL! Bad me....but wonderful YOU because your first block is gorgeous! Exciting to see it progress.
And I love your Sampler Girl SAL progress too!
Your little boy is a cutie patootie!

Margaret said...

Your DS is so cute with his lollipop! Love it! Congrats on the first block of A Most Noble Pursuit. It's beautiful! Don't you love NPI? Great progress on the SAL too!

Michele said...

Congratulations on Noble Pursuit! It looks beautiful. I stitched the lady by the stream square by CHS. I was too impatient to stitch them all together! :) I need some encouragement to finish up my P&P. I love it, but put it away because of a counting error.

Vicky L said...

Very beautiful stitching!

Carolyn NC said...

Looks great - lovely finish on your start! Nice stitching, too. Love the lollipop pic!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Well done on your first block Hazel. Love the fabric for Shores x x

Giovanna said...

That's probably my favourite block in the whole project - it's lovely, congrats!

Sally said...

Congratulations on finishing your first block Hazel. It is beautiful.

Lovely progress on your TSG piece.

Wow that's a huge lollipop. I can't believe how big your DS has grown. Hardly seems like 5 mins since he was a baby.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Congrats on finishing your first block on Most Noble Pursuit. I've had this in my stash since it came out (all kitted up with linen and threads), but never hear it calling to me. I like all the blocks except the one with lady in the big pink dress. If I ever stitch this piece I'll definitely change the color of that dress.

Kathy Ellen said...

Indeed, you have done a beautiful job of stitching the first block of "A Most Noble Pursuit"! Sometimes, putting a project away for a while, and taking it out later, gives new enthusiasm to stitching it!

sylviesgarden said...

It's fabulous!
I'm trying to teach myself cross stitch but I'm sticking to simple designs. It will be a long time until I am up to doing something like yours.
x

DonnaTN said...

I started Noble Pursuit back in 2009? I intended to finish one block a month..ha! That 1st one took me forever with all that blue fill and then block #2 has a lot of over 1 and into the ufo pile it went. I do want to bring it out. If I could drag Miss Potter to the finish line I should be able to make some head way on Noble Pursuit too. Seeing your progress can spur me on!

Maggie O said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful stitching...40ct?? can't wait to see how that works. The lollipop looks sweet...bet it was really quiet at your place util that was finished.

Solstitches said...

A Noble Pursuit is a fabulous design and your first block is very pretty.
You're making good progress on your Jane WIP too.

Margaret

Sara said...

Congrats on your finish, it's lovely!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing the first block, it's lovely

Sandra said...

Loving the first block of A Most Noble Pursuit. I have a piece of that LL fabric, it is gorgeous isn't it? Good luck with your Shores

Lisa said...

Congratulations on finishing your first block, it looks gorgeous.
Lovely progress on your SG wip as well.
Love the huge lollipop pic lol.

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful stitching! I love this style of sampler so much. I also really like the new linen colour there, I often worked on similar shades and soo love the effects. Helen x

Suz said...

Hi H...Mailed you the English instructions to diagram..shout if you need more help...good luck with the papttern
Hugs x

Siobhan said...

I think that lollipop is as big as your son!! LOL

Great finish--your first block. Lovely job! Your Sampler Girl piece is lovely, too!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Hazel
Thanks for your comment. It was rather dull when I was stitching so I am hoping that was why I got such a bad headache.
I have enjoyed seeing your recent beautiful stitching projects. I especially like stitching houses/buildings etc.
Cute picture of your son with the lollipop. It's bigger than he is!
Lindsay
x