Saturday, February 28, 2015

Catching Up (Again!)

Sorry to have been absent for so long, those of you who follow me on other social media know that I have been away on holiday, we went to visit my sister in New Zealand. I will blog about our trip soon but we have tons of photos to sort through first.  Meanwhile I'm going to catch you up with the state of the stitching.

First off I have finished the stitching on the back of the 'Sweet Stitches Fob' from Shepherds Bush, you can see the front here.

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Having finished the fob I started this ornament from Handwork for the smalls slot in my rotation.  It's Christmas Stars and is from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Edition 1999.

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I have made a small amount of progress on Dorothy Walpole, I'm finding the over one section hard going.

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A big decision I had to make before I went away was of course which stitching project to take with me?  After some serious contemplation of the wips pile I decided to take the Scottish Sampler 1757 as charted in the Goodhart Sampler book by Needleprint which I'd not worked on since 2013.  I enjoyed my time with this but it's gone back into the pile for the time being.

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Moving on to knitting,  I finished the socks that I was knitting for Rosie just before we left. They are basic top down socks knit in Regia Funstripe.


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8 comments:

butterfly said...


Hpoe you had a lovely holiday.
Lovely stitching and those socks are a great colour.

Giovanna said...

Nice progress on the WIPs, and it's so nice to see an ornament from the 1999 JCS being stitched (I think it's my favourite issue from the whole series). The socks are just smashing.

Carol said...

I so look forward to seeing your New Zealand photos, Karoline. That is on the top of my "must visit" list :)

Your little SB fob is coming along great and I love the progress on Dorothy Walpole... Over one stitching does seem to take a lot of time--good luck! It will be well worth the extra effort...

Margaret said...

Your stitching and knitting are great! I enjoyed seeing pics from New Zealand on IG. You're so lucky to have a sister there to visit! I'd love an excuse to go there. Looking forward to seeing more from your trip.

Brigitte said...

A vacation in New Zealand sounds wonderful to me. Looking forward to seeing some pictures.
Great progress on your stitching projects. These samplers look so lovely, and I have to go and look up the ornament with the beautiful flower in the 1999 issues of JCS.

Mii Stitch said...

I'm sure you had a lovely time away!!!
Great stitching :)

Andrea said...

Hope you had a great time in NZ. All of your stitching and knitting are great.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Wow, a trip to New Zealand - very exciting Karoline. Lovely stitching as always.