A belated pic from last weekend's SAL with Karen on the Carriage House Samplings alphabet. This month it was H for Horse! It seems like only a little while ago we started - it's hard to believe we've been doing this for 8 months now.

(One over one on 28ct Merino lugana from Countrystitch using recommended GAST threads.)

And here's last night's SAL on Strawberry Garden with Lina! I didn't get so much done as last week. I was feeling very tired yesterday. It's coming along though and such fun to do!

(Stitched on 32ct Toitoi linen from Countrystitch using recommended threads.)

It's December, so I've decorated my blog with a pic of a nearby Pohutukawa (the New Zealand Christmas Tree!) There are trees flowering everywhere now and they look fantastic. There seems to be so much more blossom this year than last and everywhere you go there are bright red trees coming out. Another week and they'll be absolutely stunning.


  1. sigh i love New Zealand christmas trees, i used to visit tthe one in the hobart Botanical gardens every summer when i lived there ( i had trees i saw as friends, that i visited regularly...i know i am weird)
    you know everytime you post pics of the CHS alphabet i get tthe urge to sttich a carriage house chart, or splurge and buy all the letters, it liooks stuinning, you also make me want to stitch Blackbird dsign charts regularly too you enabler you... lovely stitching

  2. Anonymous3:42 pm

    Both of your WIPs look just fantastic. The colors in the CHS are so vibrant.

  3. I miss seeing the Pohutukawa trees! :( That photo is a great one, and really does the colour justice :D Your WIPs are great too ... and I'm just loving watching your progress on Strawberry Garden. Funnily enough, a couple of threads from my Mystery Bits I picked up yesterday were for this one - I wonder if that's a hint I should be joining in hahaha ... like I need another project to start! ;)

  4. Anonymous8:56 pm

    H looks great Nicki! I couldn't believe we've been doing this for 8 months either!

    Lovely progress on Strawberry Garden - you're really enabling me on this one ;)

  5. Hi Nicki! Your new banner picture is stunning - I love it!
    Your stitching on both SALs looks great :)

  6. Anonymous2:10 am

    Wow I love the tree! It is stunning!

    You have been very busy with your stitching. Both your SALs looks wonderful.

  7. Your SAL's look great! And I love the picture of the Christmas trees. Its hard to imagine seeing those amazing colourful flowers on all the trees.

  8. Anonymous5:34 am

    They're both looking gorgeous Nicki, great progress

  9. Wow, Nicki, I just love how Strawberry Fields is coming along! It really pops right out!

  10. Strawberry Garden is gorgeous. I love those colors! Congrats on 8 months of alphbet - they all look fantastic!

  11. Those trees are stunning!

    You've made great progress on both. I was feeling tired too on Monday and had less time to stitch as well. But this is so much fun to stitch, it's such a great design and I'm so glad we started this SAL :)

  12. Great progress! I love Strawberry Garden and look forward to stitching it next year!

  13. Strawberry Garden is looking great - I really love it.

    Oh those trees on your banner are beautiful, I have never seen these trees before.


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