Monday, 20 June 2016

The Towpath by Gillian Mowbray - Gecko Rouge - 19.06.16

I have long admired the designs from Gecko Rouge but have always been waiting for the perfect design before purchasing one.  As soon as I saw The Towpath by Gillian Mowbray I knew it had to be mine.  The barge on the canal reminded me of family holidays from my childhood and the colours just called to me.

So in January of this year I set up a layaway over 6 months and each month paid a reasonable amount towards this amazing kit.  After sending my final payment I contacted Gecko Rouge and asked them to not send my kit out as I was due to go on holiday and my postman has a habit of putting things in our wheelie bin if there is no one home.  There was no way I wanted this kit sitting in a bin for a week while I was away.  The day before I returned I contacted them and they sent out my kit the next day and it arrived perfectly on the Saturday.

I made a start on this project as soon as I could.  I managed to complete the first column on page 1.  Bearing in mind the first column is only 3 stitches wide.  I think in this small block I used 30 of the 90 colours.

This is definitely a long long term project but I am looking forward to working on it and seeing it grow.

The next project I am working on is a new SAL from KLT Charting.  It's a Mystery Frog SAL and once again I am happy to say I am stitching the model for it.  The first part is released on 6th July and if you're interested in joining in you can do so here.

Keep stitching and smiling


Tiffstitch said...

Wow! Glad that you received something you've been waiting so long for and great choice!

Mii Stitch said...

The colours are beautiful!!
Have fun :)

Heather said...

It looks beautiful!

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

Gorgeous colours. What count are you doing it on? Just to judge size!

The Crafty Princess said...

Yep the Team at GR are absolutely awesome! What's with the postie putting your mail in your wheelie bin??? The colours are really pretty in this kit. Beware Nic, GR kits are very very addictive LOL! You're stitches look so neat and pretty. Great start!
xo Alicia