Thursday, 12 July 2012

A finish, a start and a lovely surprise in the post

Hi everyone,
The flu virus has hit Adelaide in a big way and to  keep up with the Joneses I decided to go along with everyone else and join the virus club. Yuk. I am definitely not a pretty site at the moment. Currently doing a very bad impersonation of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, but I think I have turned the corner as I am only using 1/2 a box of tissues a day instead of a whole box. Yippee.
On a much happier note.
First of all is finish of "Trees"
Mes Petits Arbres
Stitched with Victoria Sampler Shoppe thread on
handyed Britteny fabric by Sparklies UK one over one thread

Such a pretty piece and each individual motif would be nice to stitch as a gift.

Second is a start
Quaker Ball by Amaryllis Artworks
Copyright 2011
Stitched on 32 count white jobelan with DMC 3760
This is the first 6 octagons, next comes the hexagons and then some squares. I decided to use up a stash of this colour, so far it has taken 2 and half skeins to do this much. I would like to stitch this again later on 40count and use silks. This one is my trial to see how it goes. It is stitching up quite quickly and is good to stitch while watching TV at night.

And the best part, a nice surprise in the post.

Beautiful things from Jane at Chilly Hollow
A little while ago I wrote to Jane and asked if I may send her some 21st Century thread to try as a thank you for all of her help. Well, Jane being the lovely and generous person that she is decided we should do a thread exchange. So we each packaged up some threads and goodies and posted them to each other. Above is the lovely parcel I received with all sorts of "new" threads and a stunning sparkly candy cane magnet. I have been so spoilt. Thank you Jane from one threadaholic to another.

Happy stitching, bye for now, Carol


  1. You are quite welcome. I enjoyed picking out things that you might not have seen and shipping them off in an envelope to go half way around the world to be enjoyed. Hope you are feeling much better now. It's no fun to be sick.

  2. Adorable finish - every tree is unique! And beautiful start too!


  3. Thank you, glad you liked the trees. Happy stitching.

  4. I hope you are fully recovered soon. Never any fun being sick. I wish I was going to be at ANG seminar (Philly) but I have a piece that will be. Look in the classes for 2013 for my piece.

    Needlework's Samplings