Friday, October 06, 2006

Progress....

A couple of pretty pics to share.

First, here's my progress on The Counting House. I'm actually still missing the main thread for the house. I thought I'd support my local LNS and buy it there instead of ordering it over the internet, and of course they'd sold out of that colour! So it's on its way in my package from Needlecraft Corner, which was delayed and has only just been sent. A lucky coincidence! (The grass is straight - I can't figure out why the photo looks crooked!)


And next, my second ornament of the season. A start on Fancy Work's Noel Sampler. I'd forgotten what a pain their ornament charts are though - such tiny spots. It's slow progress! I'm using the Cranberry thread Anne sent me (thanks again Anne!) on 28ct Haystack from Countrystitch.

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:36 pm

    Ohhh, both pieces look amazing! Great progress:)

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  2. Anonymous12:59 pm

    Looking Good Nicki!!
    I really like The Counting House on that blue. I have a piece of that around the house somewhere, like yours it was in one of my FOTMs from Country stitch - and of course the chart is in my stash somewhere (my stash is out of control again!!)

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  3. Wow, your ornament is going to be gorgeous! The floss is perfect.

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  4. Wow Nicki - are you stitching your ornament piece over 1 thread? It looks like very tiny stitches to me. I love the floss you are using - its going to look amazing when finished.

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  5. Great start on Counting House! I am going through similar woes with trying to just easily get my hands on a skein of GAST Dried Thyme to finish Blessings Be Thine :-)

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  6. The Counting House is looking really sweet! That Fancy Work ornament is about my absolute favourite from this year's mag - thanks for the heads-up about the chart though, I might have to enlarge it. Love your start, that red is so pretty!

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  7. They are both going to be gorgeous. I love the floss you are using for the ornament.

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  8. well aren't they lovely, i really like them both , but that ornament looks wonderful, and it really is the perfect floss..
    makes me all the more excited to receive my ornie mag so i can see the picture..

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  9. The Counting House looks fantastic Nicky, I love it. I have this in my stash and really want to start it now, grrrr! ;)

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  10. They're both looking lovely Nicki

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  11. Counting House is looking really great!
    I should be stitching ornaments already too. I can't believe you're already on your second one!

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  12. Both are coming great. I love the colors in The Counting House

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  13. Your stitching looks great.

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  14. Both pieces are quite pretty, but I especially love the noel sampler. That cranberry thread is gorgeous!

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  15. Both of your WIP's are looking great! Can not wait to see them finished!!

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  16. Great progress on the Counting House - hope your thread for the house arrives soon!

    Congrats on the pear ornament finish too - and thanks for the heads up on the charting error!

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  17. Anonymous8:41 am

    Nikki, the Noel sampler looks beautiful, I love it!!

    it feels good when you get new stahs, eh?? I just just my order from B&B too , but this time with NN threads for my collection :)

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  18. Both WIPs are looking great - I especially love the Noel ornie, and you're right that colour is gorgeous :)

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