Friday, March 04, 2011

Winter Whites finish and Pride and Prejudice update.

So at last I have a stitchy post! I finished Winter Whites by Little House Needleworks about a week or so ago but just haven't got round to ironing and taking pics of the piece. So here it is at last. I am really pleased with how it has turned out. The fabric is Star Sapphire wichelt 32ct and I was worried about how the lettering would look on it so I decided to use DMC 800 for the actual words in between the letters. I also used Crescent Colours Wild Oats instead of the called for Oatmeal.

Finished feb 11

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I have also been beavering away on The Sampler Girl's Pride and Prejudice and I am really enjoying it although I have made one or two mistakes on it. Shhhhhhh... I'm not telling and you won't notice ;-). This has been an SAL on NH headed up by Barb who has been graciously giving me reminders each week!! Such pretty colours in this one. I am using DMC. I thought it was kind of apt after my visit to "Pemberley"! Also they have been showing Mansfield Park on tv so I have been in an Austen mood.

March update

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Here is also a small update of Fragile Heart. I haven't been working on her much but the second page of the SAL is out now so I need to get cracking on her. I must say, I love how the pink kind of POPs out on the black lines:

Feb progress

Can I just say a big thank you to everyone who gave me a comment on my last post. I had some lovely ones and some really unmerited praise for my photography! Thank you so much. I don't rate my pictures very well at all. In fact I am very critical about it but I do my best and just hope they turn out. Hope you all have a lovely stitchy/crochety week.
ps. I am making a booklist of interesting things I should read. If you have any good reads then let me know. Ta.

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41 comments:

KarenV said...

Pretty finish Hazel, I like your colour changes! Nice progress on your WIPS too.

Margaret said...

I love your Winter Whites! So pretty! Love the P&P piece too! I don't know how you do pieces like Fragile Heart. Amazing!

Carol said...

What a delightful finish, Hazel! And your P&P piece looks wonderful, too. No one will ever spot your cover-ups. I had to do that in a huge way on my latest ornament finish :)

You are too modest about your photographs from your last post--they really are wonderful--at least from this amateur's eyes!

Riet said...

Hazel, I have made Winter Whites during the Christmas Holiday. It was fun to stitch this pattern. I like the colour you use for the words.
Have a nice weekend, Riet.

Kate said...

I love your Winter Whites - looks gorgeous.
Great progress on your other pieces.

Vonna said...

Oh! I absolutely adore your winter whites! gorgeous!!!

staci said...

Winter Whites is just beautiful! Lovely new start too!

Sally said...

Your Winter Whites is gorgeous Hazel! Congratulations on your finish :)

Lovely progress on Pride and Predujice and Fragile Heart.

Lesleyanne said...

I love your LHN - the colours and fabric are gorgeous.

Lovely progress on your WIPs.

Jackie said...

Winter Whites came out lovely! The color changes you made really work.

Your photography skills are much, much better than you give yourself credit for.

Carol said...

Beautiful winter whites.
So many good books read over the years but, and I'm sure you will have read this, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier remains an all time favourite.
I have recently read several by Anita Shreve, all excellent but "Sea Glass" is one that stood out for me, the sort of novel that stays with you long after you have closed the cover.
Oh and the Earth's Children series by Jean M. Auel was fantastic........ the more I think, the more books I come up with........ Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (the only book of his I enjoyed)is outstanding too and you are obviously a Jane Austen fan (hated Pride and Prejudice at school but appreciated it as a "grown up").
Carol xx

Loraine said...

What a great finish! I like the changes you made. It turned out perfectly.
I've missed so many posts from you. Just want you to know I've been reading them all today, and enjoying each one. I couldn't agree more with your comment about it's hard to spend quality time with DH. It does take a lot of effort to keep the spark there! It's worth it though.
Love the tour of Lyme Hall. You do take great pictures! You are lucky to be able to see such fabulous places whenever you feel like it!
Also, Just love your SAL. What a great design. Keep it up!

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finish, Hazel! Love the WIPs, too. Mistakes are just personalizations--you must look at it that way! ;)

Your pics in the last post are amazing, but I am craving cupcakes now!!

Rachael xxx said...

Oh heck another one to add to my wish list LOL
I just love that winter whites, well done on the finish!!

Great stitching progresses

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely to see all your beautiful stitching. The colour changes are perfect. Enjoy your weekend.
Helen x

Berit said...

Good job on your finish and loved your "Pemberley" pics (gorgeous!) from your last post!

valerie said...

Great stitching Hazel! I love your Winter Whites finish! Great job. :)

Christine said...

Your Winter Whites finish is beautiful, and P&P is looking fab

Vicky L said...

Your Winter Whites is gorgeous! You are making good progress in your WUIPs too. I am totally amaze with your pictures in the last post. They were totally breathtaking!

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations on finishing Winter White. Your changes made it pop.
Your photos of Lyme Hall were remarkable. Loved seeing the house and it's interior. Nice job.

Michelle said...

Winter Whites is beautiful! I like the color change you made. And your P&P piece is looking fantastic - great progress!

Blu said...

Lovely finish! The colour change looks great!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a pretty finish, Hazel! Your WIPs are really looking great, too!

jane said...

Great finish Hazel!

Mylene said...

A beautiful finish, Hazel. Congrats!
Both WIP's are looking great!!

Barb said...

I spy with my little eye something beginning with S .ooohhlove your winter whites,and the colours you have chosen.
I think maybe i shall have to get that one lol.
P &P is brilliant, and coming on a treat.

Brigitte said...

Hazel, Winter Whites looks gorgeous on the fabric you used. And The Jane Austen piece is just wonderfful. I have just finished a Sampler Girl piece myself and loved stitching with the vibrant colours that she always uses.

mainely stitching said...

OH that's so very pretty!!!

Mosel said...

Hi Hazel, I saw your post about joining the Flower Bed group. I would love to join. In fact I am desperate to join! But I will have to give you my email address here as I cannot reach you through your email link. My address is; moselcrafts@yahoo.co.uk
I do hope I will be able to join. It is such a lively and colourful group, and it's great visiting everyone's blog through it as well and seeing all the beautiful work that's taking place.

Mosel said...

Hi Hazel, I have just written via your comments so I can join the Flower Bed group but I didn't complete the comment moderation so I'm not sure you have received it. My address is; moselcrafts@yahoo.co.uk
I'm having to go through your blog as I cannot reach you by email.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your finish! What a wonderful set of WIPs you've got!

DonnaTN said...

You did a great job on Winter Whites. I love it! You have made nice progress on P&P too.

Lynn B said...

Hi Hazel,
Beautiful finish, I love the Little House Needleworks range of patterns, they are always so pretty.

Carolyn NC said...

Nice finish and progress!

Shari said...

love the finish!!!! Gorgeous colors!!! Your stitching is so pretty!!!!
Everything looks wonderful....keep up the great work!!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your WW finish, I love the way you changed the words and letters, looks really effective.
Great progress on P&P, and Fragile Heart is gorgeous, I love those colours.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love you LHN finish ;)

Lennu said...

Congratulations on your finish Hazel, it's beautiful! Your WIPs look lovely too, I just love the colours in P&P!

Karoline said...

Winter Whites is lovely, congratulations

Great progress on your wips

Raggedy Ann said...

Hello Hazel!
Your stitching is lovely of course, and I need to apologize for not stopping in sooner. I am back to work now and time gets away from me..I post on my blog, but not much time for visiting. I think of you often!
I admire you :)
Louise

Julie said...

Pretty Winter Whites finish