Wednesday, 30 September 2020

September Stitch From Stash and Pie

 As you know, I decided to focus on my Chatelaine, Gardens of London for September.  Here's the Pie to see how many days I managed:

19 days!  It's great to see how much progress you can make in 19 days.  I went from here:

To here:

stitched on 32 count Belfast in Cotton Clouds by Crafty Kitten

Close-up of the Lower Right Garden:

Close-up of the Lower Left Garden:

My original plan was to put this away until next year but having seen how quickly I stitched the first of the two Gardens, I think I will get this out again in November and finish this Garden too.

Then next year's goal will be the Telephone Boxes and Guardsmen in between each Garden.  I will have a goal of two pairs and see if I can stretch that to three or even all four, depending on how long they take to stitch.

Everything else I stitched has been shown at least once already so we'll move on to Stitch from Stash.  I spent loads this month but the good news is that it was all Birthday money so exempt from SFS.  Yay!

There's a lot of Just Nan charts there.  For some reason, they just kept popping up on eBay and I scored some absolute bargains.  The lot of 4 charts, I had bid and won 3 charts, but the seller had another chart due to finish the next day.  I offered her £5 which was the starting price and said it would save her a trip to the Post Office!  She agreed and I got all 4 for an excellent price.  I do have another Just Nan on order, it's the new release of the Owls of October II

I now have 46 of her Band Samplers (plus 10 of the Christmas ones and 3 Hallowe'en!)  Including the Smalls, I own 188 of her designs, but as there are over 600 different designs I still have a lot to collect.  

Finally, time to sign up for the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop. I am sure you all know how it works but for those who need a reminder - here's a link to last year's

If you want to take part, just leave a comment here or email me if you are a "no reply" person. I need an email address for you to take part in this hop.


Pamela said...

Amazing progress in 19 days!

Beth in IL said...

Count me in! I think it will be fun to do another hop! Thanks for hosting these. Also, love your stash enhancement. Do you have the Owl piece by Just Nan?

Linda said...

Great progress and nice haul Jo.


Jirrine said...

Hi Jo!
I have actually been reading your blog for quite some years but never posted. You have great projects. I was wondering how you know that there are so many Just Nan designs. Is there a list?
Good luck with your collection :)

Ann C. said...

I had to Google the Gardens of London to see what it will look like. It is a beautiful pattern. Congratulations on all of your Just Nan purchases.

Susan said...

Great progress on your Chatelaine. Once I pull myself out of my stitching doldrums, I plan to put Zen Garden back on the stand and enjoy a Chatelaine again. Very nice additions to your Just Nan collection.

Christine said...

There's a lot of blue in that pie! Gardens is looking great. Wonderful JN haul too

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on the gardens! I bet you can finish off that last one quickly. Love all your new stash too - JN really has so many beautiful designs!

Katie said...

Catching up again. Fantastic progress. Don't blame you for wanting to keep working on it. Great new purchases. They are sure beautiful to watch you work on.

Rachel said...

That must have been lovely purchasing Princess Elliana and all those Just Nan charts without it having cost you a penny! Looking forward to seeing Princess Elliana started, and wondering what colour fabric you'll be stitching her on :)