Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stitching update

Sorry for not being a good blogger of late. You see, I have actually been doing some stitching and finishing as you will see. I can't seem to get the right balance between stitching time and blogging time. I either do one or the other. So this month has been a stitching month. ;-)

First up is my Lizzie*Kate "Dream" pinkeep that I stitched for the Lizzie*Kate exchange. I believe my partner liked it which is good. I love the fabric on the back and the pink ribbon. I stitched it on 28 count Wichelt "Buttermilk" linen and used Carries Creations threads. A delightful little stitch!

Lizzie Kate exchange July 09



Here is my next little finish which is the Wisteria biscornu by Olga Teague. This was another delightful little stitch and again I used the 28 ct "buttermilk" linen. The Wichelt is very nice to work on - nice and stiff and keeps its shape well. I used the recommended threads ans also the mill hill beads. I also ordered some Swarovski Butterfly crystals for the centre. They are so sparkly - the picture just does not do this biscornu justice. I changed the back slightly and personalised it. Now, unfortunately I cannot use this for my "basket of biscornu" as it was a gift for Lily's teacher. I think she liked it.

Wisteria Biscornu July 09



Last weekend Tracy came to stay as my DH was working away in Japan. She came to keep me company and have a stitchy weekend. We had a lot of fun and after she left I felt inspired to do another HAED. I haven't done any HAEDs for a while. This is the letter "L" fairy by Selina Fenech which Tracy had bought me for Lily last Christmas. I am stitching this on 18 count and it's working up fast and beautiful. I love it. This is going to be my summer project and I am hoping to get it finished very very quickly so the race is on.

First week.

As I got back into the HAED, I noticed they were having a sale on and so I got my dd to have a look and see if there was anything she liked and she chose this one:


So I have got myself some more 25ct lugana and just need to do a thread check and as soon as I have finished the L fairy then I'll be starting this one for her too. Tracy also bought me a Rainbow mermaid too but that's another story!

Here's my BP update. Five and a bit motifs this month. Yay! I am well on track for finishing this by the end of the year! I will definitely work this system again next year for a project. It definitely works for me.

July progress!! Woop!


Oh and nearly forgot. Elisa nominated me for a friendship award! This is so sweet. Thank you petal!

And now I am supposed to nominate others for this award but that is way to difficult. So if you are reading my blog... if you are at all interested in my blog.... then you can consider yourself a friend and nab it for yourself. Go on, take it. I have nominated all my readers.;-)

Sorry if this post has been a bit photo heavy. I still have more stuff to share. Pifs being one as soon as I can get the other two finished!! Have fun next month. I get the kitten next Saturday so watch this space for cute kitten pics.xx


Lisa said...

Don't you love Carrie's Creations? Just placed an order for a couple of projects. And I love your LK and BP great colors!

Patricia Lessell said...

I love your LK and BP but gorgeous and great colours. Lots of Love Patti xxx

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Your work is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Jan said...

HI Hazel~ I love your BP colors and progress. Your small finishes are so lovely, as well! Thanks for stopping by and commenting/entering in my giveaway! Good Luck!:)

Sharon said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing! I love your BP sampler.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

All the pics were great. Your pinkeep and biscornu are both lovely , congrats on two wonderful finishes. Your progress on the new L and your BP is great too.
CJ ok;-)

Lynn B said...

I love your gorgeous stitching!

staci said...

Wonderful finishes!!! Isn't that the dilemma~~stitching or blogging???

Olga said...

Great progress on your RP. I love your LK pinkeep.
You've made a nice job on stitching and finishing "Wisteria" Biscornu, happy you found the butterfly beads for it!

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful finishes and wips Hazel!!
Love the new HAED stash and I'm so excited to see that awesome progress on "L" :)

jane said...

lovely stitching Hazel , I know what you mean about stitching and blogging - I can't find the time to do both either,,lol

Angela said...

Beautiful work as ever.

doris said...

Oh, my goodness, Miss Bea is looking wonderful. Your biscornu is gorgeous.

Andrea said...

Love all of the finishes. The sampler looks wonderful.

Sara said...

You have been busy! I especially love the biscornu, it's very pretty.

Lennu said...

Hazel, your stitching is beautiful! The biscornu is very delicate and the LK pinkeep so lovely! Your WIPs look beautiful too of course :) The colours in BP are so very pretty!

Oh and I just love Misty! You must be thrilled. I'm waiting for new photos when she comes home :)

Julie said...

Super biscornu, a lovely gift.

BP looks wonderful, i didnt stitch a motif at all this month! will do better next month Miss LOL

Love the new start, my HEAD became a UFO!

Sally said...

Nice to see you posting again Hazel. Your finishes are so pretty and Bea is coming along beautifully.

I must post my latest piccie on the blog. Didn't do much but I did do some!

stitcherw said...

What a lovely set of pictures to see. Dream and the biscornu turned out wonderfully, beautiful colors. Your BP is looking great, as is your new letter L WIP. Very cute HAED you got. I saw that posted and was tempted too. I also like Accidental Witch-Cat by Nadia Tate and Magic Witch by Sara Butcher.

Karan said...

Ooo lots of eye candy to view. :0) Two lovely finishes & two lucky recipients. BP has grown well & I like your new WIP & the new stash. ongrats on the award too. :0)

Sadie said...

Oh wow, such beautiful stitching and finishing. i LOVE the backing fabric for the L*K.
Very nice colours on the BP.
Have a great week x

Brigitte said...

Both, the biscornu and the pinkeep are great finishes. And your progress on your WIPs looks really good, very inspiring.

MonG said...

Hi...LOVE you blog!!

MonG said...

Hi..just LOVE your blog..will stop here again!!