Monday, August 07, 2006

Weekend stitching....

I hardly put needle to thread on Saturday - shopping, cleaning and cooking took up the day, but I more than made up for it yesterday with a solid day of stitching! It was a very wet miserable winter day, so what better to do than stay in and stitch!

First up was the Carriage House Samplings alphabet. It was the weekend for my SAL with Karen, and this time it was the turn of 'D'. I think this might be my favourite so far - I love the woodsy feel of the colours. I chose to do the bottom in the recommended Brandy to keep that feel, so my alphabet will have different coloured blocks every now and again.


(One over 1 on 28ct Merino lugana from Countrystitch using the recommended GAST threads)

Then I finished off mini block 3 for Leanne's House - with a very inappropriate saying for the weather yesterday!




I'm taking this week as holiday (yippee!) so I'm off to stitch now! We're not going anywhere and it's horrid weather so I'm hoping I'll have lots to show you at the end of the week!

21 comments:

  1. I love seeing your updates...
    the alphabet looks awesome... everytime i see it i want to go spend masses of money and get all the charts and threads...
    and your quilt blocks are looking good... your stitchery section looks so neat...
    can't wait tio see what you have done by the end of the week!

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  2. Loving seeing your quilt come together Nicki. This is a bit of a 'me' design and if I quilted, which sadly I don't this is what I would do. Keep it coming.

    Enjoy your week off, and I hope that you get heap sof stitching done.

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  3. They both look wonderful. I am in awe of your quilt.

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  4. Love your Deer! I got Q done - pics to follow very soon.

    Your quilt is looking gorgeous as well - I'm trying not to be too tempted and I'm just going to enjoy watching yours grow ;)

    Enjoy your holiday!

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  5. Beautiful alphabet !
    Great courage to stitch over 1.
    Your sunny days are great too.

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  6. I envy you - a whole week for stitching - wow! Looking forward to the updates.

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  7. They both look beautiful!

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  8. Wow! Those are so tiny compared to your scissors! Both pieces look beautiful - your quilt is really coming along great.

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  9. The alphabet looks so good. Your stitching is awesome. I love C the most. Love those cats. Ann.

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  10. Oh my goodness, I had no idea the CHS alphabet was that tiny! Very nice!

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  11. Hi Nicki,Sunday was a great day to be inside stitching and sewing down here too :) Wonderful stitching on your alphabet blocks, and the quilt block looks fab too. My friend and I are heading to our quilting LNS this weekend to get organised for this, at long last, wahoo. I might just have to drop you a line if it gets too tricky as this will be my first attempt at a quilt project :)enjoy your week

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  12. Both your projects are looking wonderful, Nicki! I love those CHS letters, they are so cute over one!

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  13. Hi Nicki

    I don't know why you couldn't leave a comment on my blog, it worked for me. Anyway, I'll be changing the template today, I've been meaning to do that for ages.

    I'd LOVE to to a TocII SAL! I've needed a good excuse to justify starting it :P One motif a week sounds perfect. Now I've gotta organize myself with fabric etc... exciting :)

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  14. oh yeah, btw... your quilt squares look lovely. I'm very envious of your quilting ability. I'm much too scared to do it myself. Good job :)

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  15. thats gonna be a beautiful quilt :)

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  16. Your quilt is coming along beautifully, I love seeing your progress on this. :)

    And between following yours and Karen's progress, I've accepted that I'll be adding the CHS alphabet to my projects list very soon. Bad enablers you are!

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  17. Both pieces are fantastic Nicki!

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  18. Lovely progress on your alphabet and I love what you have done so far on your Leanne's House blocks!

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  19. Your CHS is looking great. Both pieces are very pretty.

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  20. Your quilt block is looking gorgeous - I love the sunny days one :) Also your alphabet blocks look awesome - you and Karen are going great guns with these little guys! :D

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  21. Great Nikki, congratulations about your progress. YOu will find more hearts like that to applicate

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