Monday, August 29, 2011

istitch mystery

Hellooooo!! Nice to be here on this rather dull, moody Bank Holiday Monday!

I recently stumbled across the istitch mystery SAL and was very disappointed that I was too late to join as I am a fan of Carol's charts. They are simple to stitch and very pretty in sampler style and also the charts are very clear to read. I think it must have been when I was away on holiday and didn't have any internet access for a week. Anyway, to cut a long story short, Carol agreed to put me on the waiting list and a couple of days ago, I received an email asking if I would still like to join.

They were already up to part 2 so I had to hurry to catch up. Carol sends out the next part as soon as she has had a picture of each previous part stitched. So, into the early hours I sat and stitched and now I am up to date with everybody else. I decided to go small with this one and am stitching on 25 count lugana and using a very pretty DMC 4190. I am either going to make into a pinkeep or a small box top - if I can find a box of the right dimensions.

So here is my wip so far. You will have to forgive the bad photo as I have lost my battery charger for my camera - or should I ask whose tiny fingers have been playing and misplaced it??? So that is on order but until it arrives I am having to use the camera on my ipod touch which isn't great.

Hazel

I have to say, and I may very well be in the minority here, but I love the cold weather and the rain and the nights starting to draw in. I feel very Autumny! I think it is about time to bring out those blankets and get cracking on them. Back soon folks.
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27 comments:

Sally said...

So glad you got to join Hazel. I love the colour you're using.

I'm glad it's turning autumnal too although it also means school starts again soon and Jess will be going back to uni and I'll be alone:( Dreading it already.

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress with your istitch mystery.

Tina said...

Lovely thread choice for your i stitch design.
I like Autumn but its over too quick and then the dreaded winter is here x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely work so far, nice colour choice. I think you are in the minority - I'm dreading winter this year after the stress of last winter's endless snow!!

gracie said...

Very nice choice of color...

KarenV said...

Lovely start Hazel, that's a very pretty thread colour :)

valerie said...

Great progress! I love your color choice for the mystery sampler!

mimma said...

Hello Hazel. I dropped here through JJ. Lovely blog and very nice works, both croceting and x-stitching!
very pleased to follow you.
have a nice week -:)

Jackie said...

Glad you got a chance to join! I've been seeing this mystery across blogland and it's quite cute!

Gabi said...

Lovely stitching and color Hazel. And nope, you're not the only one liking cooler weather. Our Summers here are often very hot, and I'm not sad when Winter arrives. Right now we're going into Spring though.

Nancy said...

Good you got to join in the SAL! Love the color you chose!

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations on getting to join the fun. You chose a beautiful color. I look forward to seeing your progress.

manda's challenges :) said...

Ooh and cracking on with blankie's i surely am after last years winter it's full steam ahead here hehe loving your stitch a long so glad you were accepted have fun xx

Gillie said...

So glad you've joined, Hazel. I brought mine with me but the pattern has come out all scrambled in my iPad so will have to wait until I get home from a few days away.

Louise said...

Hazel, your stitch a long is coming out beautiful! I am so ready for Fall too..but we won't get Fall weather till probably December here in Florida. I cannot wait :)
Louise xx

jane said...

Your SAL is looking lovely Hazel, I wish I had signed up.
The older I get the more I yearn for the sun although autumn has always been my favourite season.

Pam said...

Your SAL piece looks really pretty. You made great progress quickly.

HeidiInHolland said...

Very nice Hazel and love your thread color!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Siobhan said...

Lovely progress on your iStitch SAL, Hazel! I love the thread color that you're using.

Attic24 said...

Hi Hazel
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but was it you who bought yourself some turquoise "Oxygen" shoes?? If so, were they the Skye ones?
I've just ordered myself some and you popped into my head, I'm sure you have some the same.
Lovely to catch up with you here, I've recently had a hankering for some stitching, not sure why but maybe I might find myself a wee project for fireside Autumn evenings.
Lots of love to you
Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Attic24 said...

ps, you won't catch me singing the praises of Autumn, nahnahnahnah, I am in complete strop-mode re the end of the summer!

Julie said...

Looking super, a lovely colour you have chosen, i hope you manage to find a suitable box for it

Always smiling said...

Hi Hazel

Lovely to read your blog and you seem a lot brighter, so hope all is well with you and DH...
Yes I have a blanket on the go too, so my hooks need an airing!
I saw a throw and matching cushions in pink, orange and red and it looked fabulous, who would think those colours would look so good together!!
Be happy and good crafting!
Hugs and love

Chris x

Rachael xxx said...

I saw this on someone's blog yesterday, I am sad I am to late to join in, but will look forward to seeing yours done.

Rachael xxx said...

I forgot to say I agree about the Ipod touch not being very good for photo's, my blackberry is better than that!

Annaboo said...

Very beautiful!
I too am an autumnal girl and love the smell of bonfires and chilly mornings!
Xx

Annette said...

Your work is beautiful Hazel. Because of you I've started stitching again. I've never heard of SAL ever, but learned from you. I started a SAL Mystery from talonsaiguilles blog. Its in French but I translated to English. Thank you so much for your inspiration. I wanted to email you some ornament mini patterns (Christmas) but how can I get it to you?