Saturday, 29 March 2014

Just Nan SAL March

It's Just Nan SAL time!

~This SAL is hosted by Zeb. You can find all the SAL details on this post here.~

I have chosen to work on Queen of the Needle.
This month I have stitched two bands.

I really enjoyed stitching the verse. I went really really slow and found it so relaxing :)

The last band is one of cashmere stitch. It was my first time to work this stitch...and it was ok. Nice to work but it's nothing great to look at...

Here is how the sampler looks as a whole so far...

The next band to be stitched is another big one with the second verse.
I'll start work on it once I've stitched the April block of the Once Upon A Time Sampler.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

OUAT - March

Here is the March block of The Frosted Pumpkins Once Upon a Time Sampler...

How cute is the little wolfie! He is my favourite bit of this block, he's just super adorables :3

When I first started this sampler, I was going to stitch all of the border. I then decided that is was much to much to do all in one go, so I was stitching a bit of the border with each monthly block....

So I get my chart, and I'm all excited to start work on the block...then I am filled with dismay because I remember I have some border to stitch first T___T

So, slight change to my plans. Again. I'm going to work on the border a bit before I go on to my Just Nan sampler. That way, next month I'll be able to crack straight on with stitching the actual block ^^

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Poe Sampler

Remember this?

Well BOOM! It's completed!

Edgar Allen Poe Sampler by Pullen Designs from JCS Halloween Special 2013.
Stitched on 32-count natural linen from Wichelt using DMC and Madeira threads.


Now that I have a new fancy-pants magnifier-lamp I thought I'd go back to stitching this. My last update was last year and I was stitching the writing at the top which is over-one. I was having to use my neck-magnifier, which I hated, so I sort of lost the will with this a little. In the past two weeks I've managed to finish it. I flew along on the over-one stitching and from then on it was like my needle was on fire. 

The original design was yellow-toned, but I changed to blue and I'm really pleased with how it turned out ^^