Friday, March 02, 2007

The Token

As promised, here's my latest WIP of The Token. Not much more to do actually. I took it round to Kerry's last Friday and we had a lovely few hours chatting and stitching (her WIPs are all looking beautiful!) I've also worked on it for the last couple of days and got quite a bit more done.


It's 1 over 1 on 32ct Haystack lugana from Countrystitch using Gloriana Cranberry.

Countrystitch is under new management by the way, so pop along to support Catherine as she gets things up and running. I'm looking forward to seeing what she comes up with!

We had a lovely day today - an early birthday day. We caught the ferry over to the city centre and walked up to Borders - probably the biggest bookshop in New Zealand. I got two books - Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood (the seventh in the Phyrne Fisher series) and Hades' Daughter by Sara Douglass. Both Aussie authors whose books aren't so easy to get in the UK. Then we had a leisurely lunch in the sun at the Viaduct. I had stonegrilled tuna - raw tuna on a piping hot stone that you cut into slices and cook yourself. Absolutely yummy with a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc!

21 comments:

  1. The Token is looking stunning! Sounds like you had a lovely day out :0)

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  2. Fabulous progress Nicki - it's stunning!

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  3. I've just read Ruddy Gore! I liked it.
    The Token is looking fabulous!!

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  4. Your sampler is gorgeous!

    The stonegrilled tuna and wine sounds scrumptuous.

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  5. The Token looks gorgeous... and...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! *HUGS*

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  6. Happy Birthday, Nicki! The Token looks fantastic done in red :-D

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  7. The Token looks amazing! I had forgotten you were so far along. Beautiful progress!

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  8. The Token looks gorgeous and your lunch sounds delicious!!!

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  9. The Token is absolutely breathtaking!!! wow! you have definitely inspired me to try more over 1 work!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Oh, did you get my emails? I sent a couple ... one about Blackstone Fantasy and the other about St. Reatham :)

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  10. We had tuna like that at a friend's house last summer and YUMM-O!

    Your Token is gorgeous. Say no more.

    And happy birthday - I'll say it early here, as my card will be late. LOL!

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  11. Token looks beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished ;)

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  12. Your Token is looking simply stupendous :) over 1 WOW!

    Your lunch sounded just divine too...I bet it was DELICIOUS :)

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  13. Yikes!! That is just stunning.

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  14. Wow! Your stitching is just perfect! Great photo :) Lunch sounds yummy too...

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  15. What an impressive piece. And 1 over 1, that is just incredible. Ann.

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  16. Beautiful progress, Nicki :)

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  17. Beautiful progress Nicki! I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but kept getting an error at the bottom of the comment screen - glad it is gone today - LOL!

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  18. ***swoon***
    its beautiful..
    your stitching is breathtaking at the best of times, but this is just even more so..
    glad you had a chance to catch up with kerry

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  19. You are making wonderful progress! It looks fantstic.

    Hope you had a lovely birthday:)

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  20. Sounds like a great day and your WIP is fantastic, I love the colour :-)

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