Friday, 26 September 2014

Learning Sampler - Northern Expressions Needlework - 26 September 2014

I am so pleased with the progress I have made with the Learning Sampler this week.  I have managed to complete parts 4, 5 and 6.  They were all part done but still feels great to get some parts finished.  Here's a picture of where I had got up to when I picked this up again.

The next photo is where I'm up to now and then there are a few close up pictures.

Part 4 - cross stitches and diamond eyelets

Part 5 - Smyrna Crosses and Double Leviathons

Part 6 - Letters F,G,H,I,J and K - cross stitches only

I received some new stash this week.  The first package that arrived was from European Cross Stitch and contained the beads for the Chatelaine Seaside Mystery.

I can't wait to get to the point where I can start stitching them on.  I'm very undecided at the moment as to whether to stitch them on as I go or to wait until the end.  I've chatted about this with a couple of experienced Chatelaine stitchers and they both wait until the end so I think I will do the same but I can't wait to see what a difference they will make.

I am also saving up for a bead storage container after seeing Mrs Milkybar Kid talk about it on one of her floss tube videos.

I've purchased a couple of charts from KLT Charting.  

I also received a delivery from Sew and So with some more floss away bags and some DMC threads.  I ordered the threads I am going to need for the Alessandra Adelaide Christmas Mystery SAL so I'm all ready to go in the New Year now.  I have to say I cannot fault the customer service from Sew an So.  I placed my order on Wednesday and received it on Friday.

Rotating back to Together Forever by Love Thy Thread now I going to stitch on it every other week until it's finished as I want to get it done as quickly as I can.

Keep stitching and smiling.


Blu said...

Learning Sampler is looking amazing! I really like the colour palette.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Your Learning Sampler is looking beautiful Nic! Love the colours of those delica beads, I'm interested in seeing more of that Chatelaine, not many WIP pictures for that one anywhere. Ah yes, the famous bead storage - McKenzie would have made a fortune on commission with the amount of those that have been sold lol!

Neilteil said...

Love the learning sampler. :)

cucki said...

love the sweet sampler..
hugs x

D1-D2 said...

I really like the colors in the learning sampler. Especially band 4.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow you're stitching is so neat and perfect. It's absolutely stunning.
Good job!
xo Alicia

Anonymous said...

gorgeous stitching ♥

Elisa Meuwese said...

kite very nice, very pretty colors.