Saturday, August 23, 2008

Olympic progress and some finishes

I finished the first villa! It's taken nearly the whole two weeks but it looks so good. I'm working on the outer columns for the next three villas now.

And a couple of other finishes too. First up is Secret Garden by Blackbird Designs. I did this in my lunch hour and it seems to have taken ages. It needs to be made up but the stitching is done.

Secret Garden by Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 36ct Pipi from Countrystitch
Thread: Needle Odyssey Dip & Twist 077 - a gift from Barbara

And two more blocks on the Carriage House Samplings alphabet. W for last month's SAL with Karen and X for this month. Just three more to go and it'll be done!


  1. WOW, the villa is gorgeous, Nicki, you did a wonderful job!

  2. Anonymous6:14 am

    Congratulations on getting the villa done!

    Secret Garden looks great, as does your CHS ABC sampler. I've just about started H, hope to finish it by a week on Sunday. I might try and do 2 one month, as I'm only one behind you now.

  3. The villa is looking fantastic, Nicki. Wonderful work.

    The little Secret Garden is lovely and I can't wait to see your ABC sampler finished.

    Beautiful stitching as always.

  4. You have been VERY productive!

    Glad to see your red threads stitch up so prettily!!

  5. boo... thought i would sneak in to comment on how much i am loving your stitching of the chateliane piece, the colours are amazing..
    i am so excited to see you only have three letters to go in your alphabet.. i so love your 1x1 work..

  6. I love the CHS alphabet - it's beautiful.

    Great progress on your Chatelaine!

  7. Amazing the first vila :) good luck

  8. Great WIP' the Chatelaine! So much detail, so pretty I bet in person...your finish is great and wooohooo on almost being done with CHS alphabet...this is on my to stitch one day pile....

  9. All your stitching is amazing, but I must admit I have a soft spot for Chatlaine, and your stitching really does it justice, the villa looks great!