Saturday, December 17, 2016

November Stitching Update

Hello All, again I didn't plan on having such a long break but I got offered a new work contract so life got busy again.  

I thought I would use this opportunity to update you with a snapshot of where my stitching was at the end of November as it's been a while since my last stitchy update.

I spent the summer working on the pre-stitching for the September Morning Class with Jackie du Plessis in October.  Naturally I'm sure it won't come as a surprise to anyone that I didn't get finished before I went.  I thoroughly enjoyed the day, Jackie is a wonderful teacher and I was very grateful to Grace for providing the opportunity to take the class.  It was also lovely to catch up with many of my stitching friends that I hadn't seen for several years.  At the class I did have a finish as Jackie talked us through the little pincushion.

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This wip is now on hold while I do some gift stitching in my focus slot but my plan is to have it as my focus slot when this is done (I'm back to doing a ten hour rotation).

The first of the gift stitching was to make a start on the Christmas ornaments for the children.  Rosie chose 'A Star is Born' by Needleplay Needlework Designs from the 2006 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Edition and gave my rusty hardanger skills a workout!

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I decided that for one my rotation slot I would work on one of my many unfinished class wips from previous years so I used a random number generator to pick which wip I would pick up.  The generator picked 'Mistress L's Sampler' by Lauren Sauer of Forget Me Nots in Stitches, a class I took back in 2013.  I hadn't done more that the first couple of rows so it was great to spend some time with it.

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9 comments:

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Karoline, such a lot of great projects.

Margaret said...

It's great to see what you've been working on. Hardanger still scares me -- your rusty skills look pretty perfect to me! Everything looks great!

Andrea said...

So wonderful to hear again of your stitching wip's. All are beautiful.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

Carol said...

Always nice to catch up with your pretty work, Karoline! So many lovely projects you have going :)

woolwoman said...

I was thinking of you the other day Karoline - glad to see you here in blogland. I love Rosie's chosen ornament - WOW - it' beautiful ! Glad your class with Jackie was enjoyable and your little finish and stitching so far are gorgeous. What no knitting update? surely you must be knitting in the fall/winter season - hope maybe you'll show more. Merry Christmas to all - Mel

Von said...

Beautiful projects, Karoline!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Such lovely work Karoline, the class piece is so pretty - I love it.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous projects! I have yet to take a class with Jackie but it's on my stitching bucket list!

Grace said...

'Twas good to see you at Jackie's classes Karoline, glad you enjoyed it and I look forward to seeing your finished piece!