Cute Stitching

I've not been able to concentrate properly on my stitching recently. Probably the lack of sleep! Everything seems to need too much effort. I tried pulling out a simple quaker WIP (Quaker a 6 Mains), but even that didn't inspire me. So, what better than a new start and something cute and simple?!

Here's The Counting House by Little House Needleworks - one of the lovely gifts Cathy sent me recently. It's on the Hazy Dayz fabric I got as this month's Rainbow Club - I was so pleased to get it - I needed a blue for this chart! I've only just started but it's so cute already! (The line in the middle is me being lazy and not ironing/pressing the fabric!)

I have two stash orders on the way and one has the last of the threads I need for this. I was hoping it would be here by now, but it isn't. I do have a new acquisition though - the JCS ornament issue. I wasn't going to buy it this year but I was driving past my LNS yesterday and they had a Christmas display in the window, so I stopped to look. And this page drew me in - look at all that red! How could I resist! LOL!


  1. I just love The Counting House, it is soo cute! I love to do those little fun stitches during big projects too, to take a little break to get my head back to where it needs to be with the big one!

  2. Lovely start, Nicki :) I have this one in my stash as well :) Can't wait to see yours stitched up :)
    Aren't those red ornies awesome????

  3. I've been wanting to start The Counting House too, but mine will have to wait a bit longer.

    I've been pouring over my ornament issue ever since it arrived!!!

  4. Anonymous5:13 pm

    Arrrghhh! I wasnt going to purchase the ornie issue, but youve just enabled me!! All those cute ornaments in the red look fantastic!

    Great start on your Counting House too!

  5. I feel that way too sometimes... my tastes vary from intricate and elegant to simple and cute.

    I love those ornaments - I can't wait to get my issue!

  6. Great start on The Counting House.

    I have that page marked too. :) there are sooo many great designs in this years issue.

    Take care. x

  7. Anonymous10:15 am

    Wow, what a wide swing in projects. You go from stitching a HAED to a simple Little House Needleworks piece. Everything looks great.

  8. I know what you mean about tired being connected to not being able to settle to anything - I think I'm permanently like that! LOL

    Love little Counting House - it's looking gorgeous.

    Hope life gets better for you and cute cates soon ((hug))

  9. The Counting House is so sweet - lovely colored fabric.

  10. Looks good so far. I bought the ornament magazine yesterday. And, yes, the RED is awesome. hard to resist those patterns

  11. I've been away for the past month and I just wanted to post and say all of your projects and exchanges are beautiful! Congratulations on finishing Petal Fairy...she's gorgeous! I really love the Tudor Knot sweetbag you stitched. It's got me wanting to stitch a TW knotwork bookmark now!

  12. what a cute little stitch..
    seeing that pic from the ornie issue makes me all the more impatient for mine to turn up now as i bought it online... i love the redwork page

  13. I'm sure you won't regret buying the ornament issue! I can't wait to get my hands on mine. I'm heading to the LNS tomorrow. Yeah!


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