Sunday, 8 February 2015

Twisted Band Sampler - Northern Expressions Needlework - 8th February 2015

Here's my latest progress picture for the Twisted Band Sampler.

The disappointing thing is I now have to frog most of the light blue cross stitch back to where the medium blue cross stitch ends as I have discovered I've done that whole section one cross to the left. The good thing is it's cross stitches I have to frog and not speciality stitches - thank goodness!

I am happy though as I have started doing the Queen Stitches which I was absolutely dreading and although they are time consuming and fiddly I can do them.  Just goes to show instead of worrying over something for ages until it comes up I should have just grabbed a spare piece of fabric and given them a try.

Anyway onto good things.  I received my layaway order this week from Crafty Kitten which I paid off just after Christmas.  Dawn was keeping hold of the order until all the threads came in and until the third part of the Lizzie Kate SAL arrived.  I'm still waiting on some beads and the fabric for the Lizzie Kate but that just means I get an extra surprise from the postie at some point.

This is the Lizzie Kate Mystery SAL Things Unseen.  I ordered the charts, threads, embellishment pack and fabric from Crafty Kitten.  Not sure when I will start this piece yet but I love the thread colours.

These are the supplies I need for the Glendon Place chart Plum Pudding.  I am doing this as a SAL with Mrs Milky Bar Kid (aka Amanda) and starting on 1st March.  Just waiting for some more of the beads for this piece but it's not a problem because I am sure it will be a while yet before I get to the beading.

I think when I've frogged the part of the Twisted Band Sampler I may stitch on something else for a while as I'm feeling a bit demoralised.  I don't think I've ever frogged a pattern so many times.  It's all my own fault as I haven't counted or read the pattern properly and because of the design I just feel I can't fudge round the problem like I would normally.  I might go back to Seaside Mystery for a while as it's been ages since I stitched on that.

Keep stitching, smiling and destashing


Monica said...

Gorgeous threads for the Glendon Place!

Justine said...

Gorgeous new stash! Sorry to hear of your frogging issues. It's a beautiful piece so worth getting right.

The Crafty Princess said...

Oh sorry to hear about the frog visit. I would be too intimidated to stitch this. The specialty stitches look very hard. I'm afraid Mr.Frog would have to move in with me permanently and start paying me rent.
Looks beautiful Nic, clever chicken you are.
xo Alicia

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Beautiful stash Nic :)! Unfortunate visit from the frog, but it will all be worth it in the end!

Deb said...

Great projects!
One would think frogs would be frozen solid by now... Hopefully you can send them to their frozen pond.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Those threads look gorgeous - such lovely colours :-)

D1-D2 said...

Lovely stash. I must admit I'm curious about the Lizzie Kate mystery SAL. LNSs have been advertising this one A LOT.

Brenda A said...

Love your progress on the band sampler! It's on my wish list. And love plum pudding!! I'm working on that right now actually. :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The Twisted Band Sampler is indeed a twisted piece! Sorry to hear about the frogs.
Love the Glendon Place piece too.

Anonymous said...

beautiful work, love plum pudding