Saturday, 6 March 2010

Saturdays little wip!

I haven;t had much time to stitch in the past few days so this is my wip on my monthly SAL piece. The camera hasn't picked up the colour of the fabric very well it is actually a lovely bright green. Once again it is time to play with my stash and decide what to do next. I have no idea what I want to do. I have plenty to choose from but on browsing a lot of blogs I have fallen in love with designs by Little House Needlework,Blackbird Designs,Plum Street Samplers, Country cottage needlearts and many others. I would love to stitch some of these designs and add them to my stash so if there is anyone who has any of these designs for trade please contact me.

While shopping last night I couldn't resist these cute baskets from TKMaxx. I thought they would be great to put the kids easter eggs in or all those stitching pillows that I have made over the years that just lie hidden in the back of the cupboard. I am so fed up of doing all this stitching and not having any of it out in display. My hubby doesn;t know it yet but I am determined that I am going to get some of my finishes framed and hung on the wall this year. I have put too much love and attention into them to let them lie in a box forever. Happy Stitching. Hugs!

20 comments:

Shari said...

the little piece you are working on is adorable!!!! Who is the designer? Too cute!!!!!
Love the baskets you got! I am in the planning stage for 3 Easter baskets, for 3 special little boys!!!!

Catherine said...

What a cute piece!

Those baskets are great!

Lynn said...

LOVED looking through your blog today! Wonderful projects you are working on. The little girl on the fence is adorable!

Blu said...

That's a very cute design. Who's it by?
And those baskets are very nice~

Kellie said...

What a cute WIP! Love it!! You named some of my favorite designers as well. I love all of those, along with Carriage House Samplings. :) Those baskets are very cute, very spring-y. They will look great filled with smalls. I know what you mean about wanting to display and frame your needlework. That is one of my goals this year too... framing. You are so right about putting so much love and work into it not to enjoy it in your home. :)

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous WIP. Whose is it by it has some of my favourite colours in it. I agree you should display your stitching.

Daffycat said...

What a darling WIP!

It is SO HARD to get fabric to photograph true. Annoying, isn't it?

Bette said...

I love your WIP, Lainey. It's so sweet. And the baskets will make an adorable display for your pillows. And get your stuff framed. Beautiful stitching deserves to be where everyone can see and admire it.

Erna said...

Love the baskets, will write you soon
Hugggggggs
Erna

scotstwinmum said...

Your baskets are lovely and they will be ideal for displaying all those pillows. Love your stitch along

Deb said...

Your wip is so cute!!! And I just love those baskets too!

Carol said...

What a cute little WIP--love the spring colors in it!

I'll have to check my local TJ Maxx and see if they have those baskets. Think your idea of displaying your little cross stitch pillows in them is perfect :)

Michelle said...

Your WIP is looking lovely. The baskets are stunning. Michelle x

Stitch Wizard said...

I love your little WIP here and the colors are just beautiful!! I am hoping that spring is here and this is such a cute project that you are working on!! Debby

Sally said...

Hi Elaine! Thank you for dropping by my blog. Lovely to catch up with you again. Your little WIP is lovely. The colours are gorgeous.

Barb said...

Thankyou for visiting my blog Elaine and the lovley comment you left. Oh display your work,my fil did some fabulous work into his 80s and when he died we had them framed and given to various members of the family. He had them rolled up in a suitcase under the bed. So take note and DISPLAY! I love a lot of the designers you mentioned too ,just too much stash for my lifetime and I still buy more !!
Love work you are currently doing .Hugs

Mylene said...

Your WIP is looking lovely and those baskets will sure looks great filled with easter decorations either for the kids or your stitching items.

Theresa said...

That's super cute, what lovely colours. The baskets are smashing - perfect for Easter egg hunting.

shutterbug said...

Yep...gotta get going on that March SAL. :) By the way...you've been on me about getting my blog updated yet I'm not even on your blog list...uh huh...I see how it is! Just kidding. :)
Oh, and I love the baskets!

Tracey said...

what a sweet finish! And those baskets are great! I love TJ Maxx, there are always great finds there!