August stitching report

Gosh, it's been a while since my last post! Lots going on here with work and family and friends. We had a wonderful day yesterday with one of my oldest and closest friends and her hubby and kids. I haven't seen them for well over 3 years, just before we left for NZ, and although my friend hasn't changed at all the kids have certainly grown! So has the family - from three to four and a fifth on the way. It seems very odd - I still think of us a students together!

Next month looks like it'll be just as busy. We have loads of things booked in - the main one being a trip to Scotland for a few days for my Mum's birthday. I've finished M is for Mother for her. I was just waiting for the bellpull ends I ordered to arrive so I could do the hemstitching. They came on Wednesday so I can finish it off now.


Not a lot of other stitching has been done, though I am well underway for the redwork exchange and I've almost finished Tash's HAED RR (pic coming soon).

And I have some new stash courtesy of dear Sylvie. Here are two of Tone Finnanger's books (even though they're in Norwegian they look easy to follow).


And I also need to say thank you publicly to Lina, who brought me a lovely piece of linen back from her holiday, and a very belated thank you to Anne for some gorgeous Countrystitch linen that she sent me a while ago. Thank you all - you're so kind!

Lastly, here's the monthly round-up:

Finished
Summer seasonal exchange for Barbara
Quaker Friendship RR round 4
Harvest House exchange

Finished stitching but not 'finished'
M is for Mother

Started
HAED RR round 6
Redwork exchange

Made progress on
Gift for a friend
Blackstone Fantasy Garden
CHS alphabet
Mystery VIII
Tomboy
Beatrix Potter Quaker

Comments

  1. Looks lovely, I'm sure your mum will love it.

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  2. Your visit with your friend sounds so fun. :) And your M for Mother came out BEAUTIFULLY!

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  3. Beautiful sampler, Nicki!
    How sweet of Sylvie. I have the Easter book and it's fantastic.
    I did remember to say her hello for you :)

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  4. Hemstitching for the bellpull...I'll be interested in seeing how you do this. I have a bellpull I need to finish at some point.

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  5. M is for Mother looks fantastic. Beautiful work.

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  6. WOW, Mother is absolutely gorgeous, Nicki!

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  7. Beautiful finish!

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  8. Its a lovely finish Nicki. Will you be passing by Cumbria on your way up to Scotland?

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  9. A lovely finish Nicki. I'm sure your Mum will love it.

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  10. Great finish Nicki - please, do post a picture of it after you've finished it into a bellpull!

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. It's very beautiful!!!

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  12. Beautiful finish Nicki. I bet your MUm will love it.

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  13. Congrats on the lovely finish! I just love those VS letter samplers.

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  14. Congratulations on your finish, it is gorgeous.

    Joanne

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  15. Weird, my previous comment doesn't appear... Well I just wanted to say that I'm glad you like the books :)

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  16. Sounds like you are having a lovely time back home. M is for Mother is beautiful - congrats on finishing it.

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