Tuesday, 5 January 2010

A New Year!

Hope everyone out there in blogland had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I had a lovely quiet time with my family and got lots of lovely gifts including some new stitching stash.
My first finish off 2010 is this Snow chart from Shepherds Bush which I stitched in my own colours. I will probably make it up into a small pillow sometime in the next few months.



This year I am also taking part in a monthly stitch-a-long with my stitching sister Elaine (shutterbuglady) from Wisconsin. After a lucky dip draw we both have a list of months which we have to choose the chart that we are both going to stitch. We must stitch the chart using different colours threads or fabric so that it varies from the original design. I got to choose January so our first design is Let It Snow by Holly House Designs. The original chart is stitched with Krenik braid and filament, I am using Weeks Dye Works Sea Foam and Tropical Island by Stranded by the Sea. I'm afraid my picture isn't very clear because the fabric and the threads are so pale so it didn't photograph very well. This is my wip.

Everyone has gone back to work and school today but we still have lots of snow on the ground so the roads and pavements are pretty scary. Tomorrow will be the first day that I need to attempt walking to school and I am not looking forward to it. The pavements are piled high with ice and snow as there is a shortage of salt, so no pavements have been gritted at all. I need to get me a sleigh..lol. Hugs!

10 comments:

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stitching - good luck with getting to school, take care.

staci said...

Cute SB finish. Congrats on your first finish of the year already!

stitchinfiend said...

Beautiful stitching what a lovely idea you have going with your stitchin stitcher.

Meari said...

I'm in a couple of groups with Elaine! How cool that you two are sisters and you both stitch. :)

Congrats on your finish, and Happy New Year.

Pam said...

I think that it's funny you are using a thread called Tropical Island for a design called Let It Snow. It looks great, thought.

Shelleen said...

Love the snow picture and your WIP has soft colors.

Cheryl said...

Hey! Just found your blog through the yahoo group. Nice to find a fellow West coast of Scotland stitcher :)

Carolyn said...

Hello Lainey!
I love your colors on your Snow finish. Very pretty. Your WIP looks great. It is great to see another blogger from the yahoo stitching group!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for your comment, im down the coast near Wemyss Bay. Know it?! x

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

That is cute...I love your first one and than the other one right underneath that one. They are both cute and adorable.

I am now one of your followers. I too have a Blog.

Take care & Happy Stitching