Wednesday, May 09, 2012

May Wipocalypse and another Giveaway!!!

It has been a very productive month for me this last month! I got the job I went for - yay!!! so I am going to be a busy bee as I have about eight years of not working to catch up on. I think with this realisation, I have got super busy with my needle to try and get my wips down whilst I can. I have so many charts that I have kitted up ready to stitch and want to stitch and if I don't get going on them now then I fear I will never get a chance to do them. 

First up, I finished my Sampler au Bouquets by Jardin de Prive. Oooooh I loved working on this one right through to the last stitch. It was such a pleasure and joy. A simple colour palette which truly worked on the Vintage Country mocha linen I used. All the motifs were nice to stitch and I loved the little bunnies and birds and flowers. It was quite difficult to photograph in its entirety so have chunked it up into smaller pictures as well:






My next WIP to pull out to work on is CHS Helen Bell's Multiplication Sampler. I am using Silkweaver's Dark Tan 32 count fabric and Victorian Motto Threads in Heathers. Speeding along quite nicely with this one I think although I am hoping I am counting correctly for the backstitch grid as it is quite difficult to see. 





So I think that's great progress for the WIPocalypse if I may say so myself!

So that's me. Hoping to find some peace today to stitch up an exchange and think about how to finish it :-S. Thanks for reading and popping in. 

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54 comments:

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish! And nice start of the mult. table, it's very pretty.

Angela said...

Well done on getting the job. The irony of course being that now you have all that extra income to spend on stash you won't have time to use it.

Love your Jardin de Prive sampler such delightful colours and so long it was no mean feat to finish it.

Sue said...

Pick me;-) -(that's me specifying)
Your Bouquet is beautiful.
BIG CONGRATULATIONS on the job front, you're going to be a busy bee.

Vickie said...

Oh the Sampler is just gorgeous. The colors on both your pieces are beautiful. :)

Chris said...

Hello Hazel!
Congratulations on the new job. I know that you will do great.
The Jardin Prive finish is so beautiful. I love it! So is the new start :)

Nic said...

I'm a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love your Jardin de Prive sampler the colours are stunning.

Margaret said...

What a beautiful finish! Love the colors! Lovely WIP as well!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, congratulations on the new job. I am sure you will do well once you get into the swing.
And Big congrats on Sampler aux Bouquets. You did a magnificent job!

Gabriele said...

Wonderful! The colors are beautiful.
Greetings, Gabi in Germany

Amarins said...

The sampler is gorgeous. Such a beautiful colours.
Greetings, Amarins

Julie said...

Huge congrats on getting the job,i hope all goes well and you enjoy all that comes your way.

SAB is splendid, a beautiful colour palatte on this one.

Lynn said...

Your Jardin Prive finish is just stunning! I really must get to stitching mine. It's such a pretty design.
Love your choice for your new start too. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
Congrats on your job!

Carmen Sutton said...

Good luck with the new job very exciting, do not worry I find that people that are super busy get more done so your stitching will not get put aside.
I would love to be entered in the drawing for the kit. I just love Klimt,such detail.

lynda said...

Congratulations on your new job! And on your sampler finish...it looks beautiful! I have the first section of that one to stitch, but never got the rest...not I'm tempted!
I would love a chance in your drawing! My mother is a big fan of Klimt, so this might make a nice gift for her...thanks for the chance!
And yes, I am a follower as well.

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your job!! As for your finish ~ it is sssooooo pretty! Great start on your new project!

Patty C. said...

Wow - you have accomplished a bunch of lovely stitching! Beautiful finish!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway - what a colorful pattern ;)

Katrina said...

Congrats on the new job!!!!! Love your Jardin piece, just gorgeous :-).

Cath said...

Congratulations on getting the job. Well done .
I love your finish and WIP too , so pretty .
Please enter me for your give away , I am a follower.
Thanks .X

Barb said...

Your Jardin finish is beautiful!! Please enter me in your give away, I love all trees!!
Thanks :)

Barb said...

Your Jardin is beautiful, love the colours in it! Please enter me in your give away draw, I love trees of all kinds.
Thanks :)

Barb said...

Hazel, I sent you two comments, sorry. I'm not very good at this computer stuff yet, just enter me the once, thanks. (no need to show this one either!) lol

valerie said...

Congratulations on your new job! How exciting to get back to teaching. Your Jardin Prive finish is gorgeous! And it looks like you made a nice start on your new wip. :)

Sharon said...

Such a gorgeous finish! Congrats on the finish and the job!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on the big finish Hazel - just love that piece! Glad you got the job you want...hope the transition goes okay as it probably will be a little tough getting back into that routine.

Mylene said...

I LOVE your finish, Hazel! Looks gorgeous!!

Yeah, hubby should be six weeks away this term but the company don't have a replacement for him for his leave so he has to go on more for another two weeks, by then someone comes to take over.
It would be a great help if he is home especially for the kids and their behaviour..i am such a softie!

Renee G said...

Congrats. That is a gorgeous finish.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

How gorgeous your finished piece is! LOVELY work Hazel :)
Love your start too!

7hippopotamus said...

Congratulations on the new job. Please enter me into the giveaway.

Karen said...

What a wonderful finish! I love the Jardin de Prive design and hope to stitch this one day!

happy stitching....

Kelly said...

Congrats on the new job! And of course your stitching is as lovely as ever, great job! I would love to be entered into your giveaway! Thank you so much! ♥

Shirlee said...

Hazel ... No need to enter me in your very generous giveaway. I just wanted to say that the sampler you finished is absolutely gorgeous!

Veronica said...

Congratulations on both your new job and your absolutely stunning finish! I've always love the colours in Sampler au Bouquets. Just lovely! Beautiful progress on your sampler WiP too.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Marsha said...

I love your Jardin sampler. It is really pretty. Congrats on the new employment. Hope it's all you want it to be.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Congratulations Hazel - You'll love it !! If I can help with the new spec or catching up let me know.

Please enter me in your giveaway, it's a beautiful design :)

Christine said...

Great finish on the Jardin sampler, and the multiplication table is looking great.
Congratulations on the new job

Jackie said...

Wonderful finish! It's a great piece and the fabric you chose works beautifully.

Congratulations on the new job! You'll transition back into the workforce smoothly.

Marlene said...

Please enter me for your giveaway I have never stitched this designer before. Loved your finish.

nicole kane said...

my goodness you have been busy! what a lovely finish!
i'd very much like to be in the draw for that lovely kit, it looks amazing :D
xo

Rachael G said...

Well done on the finish it is gorgeous! and Well done on the job!!!
No don't enter me in the giveaway as I have one of hers to stitch already

Heidi said...

I am totally jealous that you finished your Sampler au Bouquets. :-) Of course, if I would just get busy, I could finish mine too...lol.

I would love to enter the giveaway. I had almost ordered that exact kit myself. :-)

Life is a challenge healthwise again for me so sorry I have been neglecting reading your blog. I am spending today trying to catch up with old friends once again.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Carol said...

Oh, Hazel, your Sampler au Bouquets is such an amazing finish! Really, I think it is one of the prettiest finishes I've seen :)

Congratulations!!

Beth Pearce said...

Congrats on getting the job you wanted - in this time that is a real accomplishment!! And your Sampler is amazing. Absolutely gorgeous.

I have not been a follower in the past, but I sure am going to be from now on. (That does not mean that I think I should be included in your giveaway, I just want to continue to see your work!)

Robin said...

Your Sampler piece it beautiful. I have watched your progress and give you a big congrats on the finish. I think the colors are awesome. Also, congrats on your job! Just take it one day at a time.

Olivia said...

You've convinced me that I need to do the Sampler au Bouquets. It's lovely!

Please enter me in the drawing for the Tree of Life kit. What a beautiful giveaway!

Cheryl said...

I would love to enter please Hazel! Great news about the job, will be thinking of you!
Beuatiful stitching as usual :-)

trillium said...

I'm now a follower and I DO want to be entered in the giveaway. I've always liked Klimt's work and would love to stitch this kit.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your new job and on finishing Jardin de Prive, it's lovely

Kate said...

Congratulations on the job front.
Love the Jardin Privee finish - such lovely colours.

StasaLynn said...

I am a follower of your blog and I would LOVE to win the Tree of Life Sampler Kit.... Congrats on getting the job and I love love love your piece!

Glad to see you back posting!

chrissie said...

I think that the Tree of Life Sampler Kit is delightful and I would like to be entered into the giveaway.I am a follower of your blog .

doris said...

Your finished sampler is gorgeous!

Valentina said...

Big congrats for the job! But also for Sampler aux Bouquet, really awesome!

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on a beautiful job. I would love to be entered. I am a follower.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :)