Saturday, September 20, 2008

Stitching after all

I lied, I do have some stitching to show you! Here's an update on St Reatham, which got stitched on the train journey to Dublin and so has now been worked on in three countries - England, Wales and Ireland.


I've finished page 2 and made good progress on page 4. Here's a close up showing the poor little bunny being chased by all those dogs!


And I did a little bit on Royal Holiday - just some of the tiara and stuff in her hair. I know I said I was going to work on Pompeii, but I suddenly realised that if I want this done for Christmas I need to get a move on! Not sure I can do it but I can try.


As you can see from the photo the sun has arrived! It's glorious outside today - not a cloud in sight and beautiful. After the gloomiest August on record (half the average sunshine and twice the average rainfall), and a miserable July and first two weeks of September, it's fantastic to see some sun. I felt like I was getting SAD already. So it's out into the garden today to do some tidying, weeding, and planting of bulbs!

19 comments:

  1. Both WIP are looking wonderful!

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  2. Love both your projects!

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  3. St Reatham is coming along beautifully as is Royal Holiday. Can't wait to see more of that one:)

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  4. Both your WIPs look wonderful!
    Bulbs...you are right! This is the right time to plant them...every year I forget to do that and then I am so sorry at Spring time! Thanks for reminding me! :)
    Monica

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  5. They are both very nice !

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  6. What lovely works in progress!

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  7. Great progress on both Nicki!

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  8. look i am alive! i had to crawl out of hiding to say how much i love St reatham ... it looks stunning in your tiny tiny x's
    that queen is looking pretty spiffy too ( i am also relieved trevor came home!)

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  9. St Reatham is coming along beautifully - you still amaze me with all your over-one stitching (and managing to stay sane throughout it all!!). Royal Holiday is also a stunner ... I've been eyeing Winter Queen up as well for the same reason (the original hope to get it finished by the end of 2008 hmmm) :) Good luck in meeting your goal! :D

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  10. Both projects are coming along beautifully, and I LOVE red samplers, so you know I love St. Reatham. And it's stitched over one?? Amazing.

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  11. This is truly gorgeous, Nicki! Both wips are beautiful. I'm glad Trevor is home safe and sound, he does look quite content.

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  12. Thanks so much for your kind comment on Midnight, she'll be missed. I'm glad to see that Trevor is back home. The stress when a pet is lost is awful, you do imagine all the worst. I'm so glad that it ended happily.

    Your St Realtham piece is certainly well traveled. It is looking so lovely, the red is gorgeous. Royal Holiday is a beautiful piece too, I love all the detail in the Mirabilia designs. Good luck on hitting your Christmas goal.
    Sue

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  13. St Reatham is gorgeous, I don't know if I could cope with ALL the over one stitching. Good luck with Royal Holiday, I am sure if you want it done by Christmas, it will.

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  14. St. R is just so gorgeous, Nicki!

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  15. Oh my, they're both gorgeous! I'd love to stitch RH sometime, and I'm not even a great fan of Mirabilia...

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  16. They look beautiful, I especially love the St Reatham! Oh the sun has finally been here too, it's wonderful to see some sunshine after the summer :)

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  17. Both WIP's are beautiful! And St Realtham is really coming along!

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