Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Stitching update

Hello again, it's been nearly two weeks(again) between posts but rest assured I haven't been sitting idle all that time..... here is some stitching I've been working on at nights while watching cricket and tennis, loving the Aussie Open, some great games and very entertaining.  I just wish we weren't 2 hours ahead of Melbourne as it was after 3am when I dragged myself off to bed last night!  (I have to confess there may have been some dozing in the chair at times though.)


But anyway, back to that stitching, this chart and fabric are a late Christmas gift to myself ........ I've made a small start, because of course starting is what I do best........lol.  This is Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs, I think I am going to omit the wording at the bottom, and make it more of a family sampler than an exclusively Christmas piece.

Below is Secret Egg Hunt by The Trilogy, not much to go on this little one, just waiting on a couple of thread colours to arrive in the mail and I'll be done!

I have also started stitching those hexie flowers down on Janis' Stitching Round the Block, not as difficult as I imagined, the seam allowances stayed nicely creased under and I just used some tiny drops of Roxanne's glue to hold them in place while I stitched............ 4 done, 4 to go!

I think I mentioned a couple posts back that I had done a little Butterfly Garden stitching at Christmas time and here are 5 more little miniblocks done. .................... check out Fiona and her Butterfly Garden stitching, she is on fire, so is Josie, she is now working on her final block.   Oops I've just remembered I still need to get pics of my Gardener's Journal top now that the borders are on - next time!

Tonight I'm going to stitch while watching some more tennis ............. hope you're getting some stitching time today too............. till next time ..................... Nicky



36 comments:

shez said...

whow Nicky you have been busy,well done and enjoy your stitching tonight.xx

Karen 'n Chris said...

Love the sampler. Cute bunnies. Excellent stitching. Nice neat applique. Why are your concerned about your stitches? Love to see your GJ too.

Fiona said...

love your cross stitch... it is such an awesome art.... your BG is going great too... it's so fun seeing another.. some of the fabrics are the same ... between cricket and tennis lots of reason to stitch....
Hugz
Oh... and thanks for the mention!

Deb said...

Nicky it has been an extremely productive two weeks for you thats for sure. Your stitching is lovely and your new christmas one is going to be beautiful when all finished (which you will do no worries, I have complete faith in you)

Susan said...

Your cross-stitches are lovely. I agree, the second one will be all-year without the wording. Your stitches are so neat.

Rowyn said...

Gorgeous stitchy starts. Can't wait to see your BBD sampler as it progresses.

3am? You must really like tennis! :-)

Christine M said...

Your Butterfly Garden blocks are looking lovely. So are the cross stitches. I used to cross stitch in my life before patchwork!

Karyn said...

Your stitching is beautiful. So tiny! Great colours.

Aunty Bee said...

lovely work Nicky, I have just watched some of the tennis too. I have been found asleep on the couch but I think it's due to advanced age and going back to work.

Rabenohr said...

Traumhaft schön, big beautiful.
GLG
Jeannette

Theresa said...

Love your Christmas Garden Nicky - I have the chart but am making myself wait until I've finished the Library - it's proving quite a motivator! You've a lot of lovely things on the go, your Butterfly Garden blocks are so pretty.

Ruth said...

Really love your Christmas Garden and it will look amazing when finished.

Med kjæleik til livet said...

nice ;)

suzitee said...

Progress is good Nicky :) You are inspiring me to pull out some cross stitch (that I've only started ...because I'm pretty good at that too!)
My son is killing the tennis for me...being in Perth we are 3 hours behind Melbourne, and he insists on telling me who wins each night! GRRRRRRRRR!

Katrina said...

Everything is so pretty!!!! I especially love the Blackbird piece :-).

natalyK said...

Lovely progress. I was thinking of doing the same thing with Christmas Garden. It's such a beautiful sampler. Your bunny sampler is adorable. Happy Stitching!

Annie said...

You really have been busy!

Nice to see your pretty cross stitch again. Love the BBD sampler and the Trilogy 'secrets' are some of my favorite designs.

The hexies worked out nicely. Glue, huh? Who woulda thought!

The Butterfly garden blocks are so cheery! That really looks like fun.

Carol said...

YAY :) You're cross stitching again :) Everything looks lovely, Nicky--that Christmas Garden is going to be stunning and the little Trilogy piece looks like such a fun one to stitch...

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Both of your stitching pieces are so pretty! I really like the Secret Easter Egg Hunt!

Sally said...

Your Christmas Garden is gorgeous and I love your Secret Egg Hunt. So cute!

Your quilt blocks are beautiful.

Josie said...

I said it before and I'll say it again... you stitch beautifully. Can't wait to see your Christmas Garden progress.. it's a gorgeous pattern.
Your BG is looking beautiful and you are racking up those blocks at speed now. Enjoy the tennis... and stitch more blocks...

Cardygirl said...

Such lovely stitching...love the BBD!

Katrina said...

Hi Nicky, I'll look forward to watching your progress on the BD Sampler, looking great so far!

Too many eggs said...

hi Nicky
your cross stitch looks just gorgeous,, i love your butterfly blocks as well such lovely colours

boysmum2 said...

aome lovely projects on the go there, love the easter one

rosie said...

Nicky those cross stitches are incredible.. Your butterfly garden quilt is going to be amazing..
Hope you are lovely and cool over there in NZ, we are very hot here..

Patty C. said...

I love christmas garden - That is going on my wishlist!

Siobhán said...

Great progress on your stitching and quilting, Nicky! You've gotten so much done! Your applique is so nice--great job on it. I've heard great things about the glue but have yet to try it--it sounds like a very handy tool to have.

Raewyn said...

Your cross stitch is so lovely - making great use of your sports viewing time. Janis will be pleased with progress being made on her SATB. I saw a BG quilt made up yesterday - it was lovely and yours looks like it will be too. Hope your grass is growing :-)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Love the cross stitch!! I found a really gorgeous Christmas one by Little House Needleworks that I might just have to purchase and make too!! How long until it's finished? ;)

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have lots of beautiful projects on the go Nicky. I love the cross stitch, it will be a gorgeous heirloom.

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Love the cross stitch garden, good luck with it. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

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Ronda said...

I have purchased to Christmas Garden and cant wait to start it!! ;I am finishing up on another project first but seeing your start makes me want to dive in!

Cardygirl said...

Love that stitching!

Suzanne said...

Pretty start on Christmas Garden (although I am so far behind on my blog reader, you are probably finished it already). Love the Quilt blocks.

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