Monday, February 15, 2010

A heart for Valentine's Day

Well, half a heart. But it may be a complete heart by the end of the day as I just can't put Green Tree down. This is one of those designs that is just wonderful to stitch from start to finish.


The linen helps - I really had forgotten how soft and beautifully coloured Countrystitch linen is. And Haystack is possibly my favourite colour.


I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day, whether you are with a loved one or not. We've had croissants and pain au chocolat for breakfast - a delicious treat - and I'm cooking a romantic dinner this evening. And I have two new charms for my Pandora bracelet!

Edited to add: Countrystitch linen can be found here. It's based in NZ and don't be put off by the website - not all the links on the homepage work and it is convoluted. Click 'Go shopping', 'Fabric', 'Hand-dyed fabric' and 'Kiwi Illusions'. 40ct isn't listed but I've had some in the past and Green Tree is on 36ct, so I know she did do it. The 'contact me' link is on the homepage and Catherine is very friendly. Green Tree is on Haystack, which is my favourite, but I've used Oyster a lot (here and here) and Pipi (here and here) and Toitoi (here and here).

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that's really stitching up fast Nicki, it looks great! :)

    We're having a nice, quiet Valentine's Day here - the sun is (well, was) shining and J is making me a nice meal this evening. Enjoy your day!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your Green Tree is beautiful! I love the designs that won't let us put them down. They are always so fun to stitch.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very pretty! I love CHS's designs.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow Nicki, you're making fabulous progress! It looks great. I'm going to have to try some of that linen!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful stitching, and you're right, that is very nice linen. The colors are beautiful on it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wonderful stitching, and I've never heard of that linen, but I will have to look it up. I love the colors in this piece.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This piece is just beautiful, much nicer than in the photo on the chart! I will have to dig that one of of my stash.

    I've never heard of that linen. Is it from NZ?

    Good for you for getting 2 new charms for your bracelet. I hear Pandora ones are addictive! Happy Valentine's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Green Tree looks beautiful! I've never seen this design before. Looking forward to seeing it finished~
    Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful stitching and I am going to have to check out this linen too! Your Green tree looks beautiful on haystack! Always glad to hear of a new linen to try! It sounds lovely! Debby

    ReplyDelete
  10. Green Tree looks lovely - it's a new design to me too. I agree with you about the linen, I have a couple of pieces in my stash and it feels lovely although I haven't stitched on it yet

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nicki, it's looking so lovely :) I love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. How very pretty that is. What a lovely project. Happy Valentines Day to you too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks great! I have a stack of countrystitch in my stash and agree it's beautiful linen. I think it's pretty much all 28 and 32ct though - back from when I thought over 2 on that count was small enough, man was I naive ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a lovely piece! I've never seen this design before.

    It sounds like you had a lovely Valentine's Day. A Pandora bracelet is on my personal wish list :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is such a lovely design, I can see why you don't want to put it down.

    My SIL has a Pandora bracelet and I was drooling over it at Christmas time.

    ReplyDelete