Saturday, 25 January 2014

A new start!

So, all those claims I made about not being a serial starter... 

Riolis has a range of kits called City Cats - one design for each season. I thought it would be a nice idea to stitch each one and then either put a new one up for each season or to have them all in a row. I've wanted them for a while so when Christmas came around I asked for one! It would be a start to my collection and would be a surprise as to which one I got. Well, I was very spoiled and received all four!

I decided to start with Winter as that is the season we're in! I think it's been a pretty mild winter (I think I've gone and jinxed us all there...) but the past few days have been getting a bit of a chill to them, so I feel it's very fitting to be stitching this design now.

I started this on...Wednesday I think. As of Friday, this is where I'm up to!


It doesn't look like much and it feels like it's taking me ages to get anywhere! I don't know which 'direction' to stitch in.. I think that stitching quite a few samplers recently has affected my stitching flow or something ^^;

This is the second Riolis kit I have stitched and I just love the thread provided! It's a non-divisible fluffy thread that makes your stitches all fat and soft to touch :D

I hope to crack on with this over the weekend.


32 comments:

  1. Hi Lilly! Thanks a lot for leaving comment and following my blog! I once ditched Riolis before and I think they will give you pleasant look when you finish it. Happy stitching!

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    1. Thanks :) I've managed to make quite a bit of progress over the weekend so it's coming along nicely.

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  2. Oh, I envy your patience and concentration to do that involved of counted cross stitch! The panels will be beautiful when finished.

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    1. Thanks ^^ I find it really relaxing *lol* I think the concentration helps me 'switch off' :)

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  3. Hi Lilly, I do hand embroidery but some day in my life time I am going to try counted when I get brave enough. I am going to become one of your new followers and see if we can't get your blog to grow. I volunteered to help Vicki this morning reading blogs. I will be back to see how you are progressing. Shirley @shirleystitches

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    1. Hi Shirley, thanks for visiting! I'd like to try hand embroidery one day :)

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  4. Hello I 'm very happy, and nice to meet you!! .... your blog is very nice! I'm following now, happy Grow your blog!!

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  5. It's amazing, isn't it, how welcoming the blog community is. Truly there's something for everyone.

    I don't stitch anymore (my eyes aren't good enough any more to see the fine work I prefer), but my walls are adorned with easily 20 years' worth of projects. Most of them are samplers, so I was pleased to see that you like them too.

    Good luck with both stitching and blogging--they really do go very well this morning.

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    1. Thanks for visiting :) I think samplers are just lovely to look at and an absolute pleasure to stitch :)

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  6. That's a very pretty new start. Love it!

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  7. Your handwork is beautiful! I don't have the patience so my embroidery is done by machine! Thanks for sharing your work.

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  8. Great new start, that's a lovely design

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  9. Lovely start, I have never seen this kit before :)

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    1. Thanks :) I've made quite a bit of progress over the weekend, it's been such fun to stitch.

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  10. I like samplers too and you do get used to stitching band by band or motif by motif so I can see how you might feel adrift faced with one big picture. That is a lovely design and you e made a great start!!

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    1. Thanks :) I like how methodical samplers are - it's nice to have a band or motif to work through.

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  11. Enjoy your stitching and enjoy the GYB Party where you will receive even more inspiration this year!
    I love to stitch but more with fabrics and vintage laces from which I have created a Giveaway if you would like to join in!
    All the best with your blog.
    Suzy

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    1. Thanks :) I've already seen lots of new things I want to stitch *lol*

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  13. This looks like a really nice series to stitch.

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  14. Ese cuadro quedará hermoso, te felicito
    Saludos desde Chile
    http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi Miss Lilli

    I'm visiting from the GYB party and just wanted to say hi.

    I'm Suzie from South Australia, and I've really enjoyed looking through your posts. Your cross stitch is just lovely - I sure understand about being a serial starter. I'm terrible at the moment, I have a big UFO pile to be accomplished before I'm 100. I might get there.

    I have a small blog at www.sillygoosequilts.blogspot.com that I'd love you to visit,

    All the best,

    Suzie

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    1. Hi Suzie, thanks for visiting :) I'll be sure to check out your blog ^^

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