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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Progress Pictures From This Week

Bit of a boring title that, hopefully the post will be more interesting!

Progress on three different pieces this week.  The first one is from my Tuesday Satsuma Street SAL with Linda and Kate.  Linda and I are both stitching Pretty Little London but to give her a chance to catch up I have switched to Pretty Mini London on black:

Stitched on 28 count black evenweave

On Wednesday I went back to Joan Elliott's Believe and have completed all the cross stitching, just some backstitch and then the beads to be done.  So I'm not showing the whole thing today, just "Be":

Stitched on 32 count Robin's Egg opalescent by Silkweaver

This weekend has been a double shift at work (which I hate) so there has been very little time to stitch.  I managed a few lengths on Book of Spells by The Goode Huswife:

Stitched on 40count Jewel Butterbeer linen

Close-up of the moon: 

I am using DMC for this project, one strand over 2.  For the moon I used 4145 which is a variegated grey.  Now I have moved onto the boring border on the right,  There is a much more interesting border along the bottom thankfully!

I received some lovely post during the week.  I was lucky enough to win two giveaways recently!  The first was from Carin in the Netherlands.  Carin is a stitcher, a knitter, a crocheter and a quilter and a terribly bad influence on me!  She takes the most beautiful photos which always inspire me to stitch the same projects she has just finished.  My last two Little Stitcher's projects were both inspired by Carin's lovely photography.  She also sold me the Book of Spells chart last year!  Here is what she sent me:

Look at all those lovely charms!  And some HDF silks which I have never used before.

Here is a close-up of the beautiful pillow she made: 
Carin's stitching is perfect, as is her sewing, you can't even see the join!
Chart from Cosmic Handmade

The second giveaway was from Rosey from Ishkabibble.  She had a Mill Hill kit complete with fabric, threads and lots of beads.  This is actually quite a tiny piece but with so many beads!  I wonder if anyone can identify the island shown on the postcard before reading on?



Rosey spent several years in Hawaii when she was younger and came home with a special souvenir - a husband!  The postcard actually shows the island of Maui.  Lovely isn't it?

Finally, the talk of postcards brings me onto my Summer Postcard Blog hop again!  The theme this year is Pets.  All you need to do is email me a photo of something you have stitched on this theme plus a little message about what pets mean to you.  Once I have a few I will start emailing them to the participants who will display them on their blogs.  The Blog Hop lasts all Summer so don't worry if you don't have anything suitable stitched yet.  I'm going to be finding some freebies online to inspire you.  Today's choice is the Guinea Pig.  This is a versatile link because you can cross stitch or crochet the guinea pig!






29 comments:

  1. Wowee! What great stitching and such sweet prizes. Enjoy!
    xxx

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  2. Hey, I love your win from Rosey.
    Aww, sweet guinea pig stitch there. We had a guinea pig named Gracie. She lived to be almost 8 years old. :)

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  3. Closer to your progress, love details (lovely moon). Nice gifts, lucky week. xxx

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  4. You're progressing very well on all fronts. Fantastic giveaway prizes! What I'm looking for is a giveaway where the prize is more stitching time.

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  5. Lovely stitching and such pretty giveaways too.

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  6. Jo, your stitching is beautiful!
    Congratulations to the gift!

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  7. Hi Jo! Lots of great projects. I love the Satsuma Street designs too. They look like fun to stitch.

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  8. Awesome progress Jo. I'm trying to catch up. Lovely wins.

    Linda

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  9. TIL there are little fairy sprites on the fancy letters! How tiny and detailed. I think I need more projects just to use variegated floss. Love it.

    Hey, I sent that thing! I'm still amazed at the speed it got there. Congrats on both your wins! :D

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  10. All of you progress is beautiful and you got some great giveaway prizes. Love the "Book of Spells".

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  11. Your WIPS are looking good. What nice giveaways!

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  12. Great progress Jo :o)
    Well done on your giveaway wins!
    And thank you for the giveaway chart you sent to me as a winner on your blogaversary... it arrived the other day safe and sound - I am looking forward to stitching it :o)
    Hugs xx

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  13. Congrats on your giveaway wins!! Your stitching pieces are looking very beautiful:)

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  14. I do love the little London on the black. Great giveaway wins

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  15. Wonderful stitching on all your beautiful projects!

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  16. Beautiful stitching progess!!
    So pretty gifts!!!

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  17. Lovely updates and sweet prizes :)

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  18. Beautiful stitching and lovely prizes!

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  19. Excellent stitching progress! Beautiful gifts, too - enjoy! :D

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  20. Great update! Beautiful stitching!

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  21. Great, lovely progress on your WIPs, love the colors of satsuma. Awesome prizes too:)

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  22. Lovely progress! I still adore the colours of this mini city on the black ^_^ Congrats on the two give aways wins!

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  23. Congrats on both lovely wins. Beautiful stitching and loved seeing the sweet fairy:)))
    love Annette

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  24. Lovely parcels that dropped through your letterbox.
    Lots of nice progress, London on black is fabulous.

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  25. Congratulations on your wins - such beautiful things you are working on at the moment!

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  26. Mini London looks so great with the black fabric!

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  27. Lovely giveaway prizes and beautiful stitching, Jo. I love the Book of Spells.

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  28. They all look great but I'm loving the Book of Spells. Hauntingly effective. Congrats on winning 2 giveaways lucky girl!
    xo Alicia

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  29. Beautiful stitching, Jo. And such lovely gifts that you received. I also visit Carin's blog and love her finishing skills. Very inspiring indeed.

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