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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Plum Pudding - Glendon Place - 5th June 2015


I've been stitching on Plum Pudding for the last week.  I've been on holiday and had hoped to get more done but I am pleased that I am now over half way.  Here's my before and after pictures.




I also had a couple of items of stash waiting for me when I got home.

The first is a chart I have coveted for a very long time.  I have tried various avenues to try and get it in the past but never been lucky enough.  However I posted on a Facebook group recently and a very kind lady told me about a site which seemed to stock it.  I still wasn't sure I would get it as I have ordered it in the past and then been informed it's no longer available but once I opened the envelope and had it in my hands I finally believed it.  It's called I am a Stitcher by Cherrywood Design Studio.

EDITED TO ADD - here's where I go the chart from - http://www.ceciliassamplers.com/charts/cherrywood.asp


I also ordered a kit from Nancy's Needles for Floral Star.  It's a needlepoint kit and is something I have wanted to try for a long time.  I was not disappointed when I opened the package and saw the gorgeous floss colours.  


I now have the difficult decision of wanting to do two new starts but also wanting to get a finish and I have a commitment to stitch two models in the next couple of months.  I've also told my mum I would stitch a Lavender and Lace pattern for her that she has had for years and has now decided she will probably never stitch.

I have so many ideas going round my head as well for charts I have that I want to stitch.  I have the Country Cottage Needlework charts for Santa's Village and I have decided I want to start stitching them this year.  My hope is that I will finish them as ornaments but then hang them like bunting during the festive season.

I am glad to say that I am finally starting to feel better for which I am very grateful but this means I will be back at work soon and my days of endlessly stitching will be over.  I am however grateful for my health and can't wait to get back to normal doing other things.  I am going to endeavour to get back to blogging at least once a week but may start posting more often when ideas pop into my head about what and how I want to stitch something.  Hopefully by recording it here it will take it off my mind and enable me to get some stitching done and also sleep better at night.

Well that was a longer post than I was expecting to do.  

Keep stitching and smiling,




8 comments:

cucki said...

Lovy stash and beautiful stitching x

Happiness is Stitching said...

beautiful work ♥
I love the canvas work, I have it to. Going to start it in September, when I have finished some projects ☺

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Glad you are starting to feel better Nic! Canvas work is on my to do list, I just haven't found a design that grabs me yet, but I'll keep looking :).

Danielle said...

From Nancy's Needle kits are wonderful. I just ordered two from her, a Celtic one, and her new one Starry Skies. I stitched Floral Star. I loved it!!!

Heather said...

Pretty new stash I love those floss colors for the needlepoint one! If you get your finish in then you can reward yourself with your two new starts or do a day for each start and then put them away until you get your finish :)

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

Plum Pudding is gorgeous. I like your new stash too. It's always nice to find a hard to get design.

D1-D2 said...

Beautiful stash!

Miamina said...

I love that chart and have also been looking for it!! If you don't mind, could you please let me know where you found it so that I may if I can get my grubby little mitts on it too?!

I love Plum pudding, seeing your's and Amanda's updates have pushed me to buy that chart and a few of the other desserts too!!

Gorgeous stitching, well done on the progress :)