Thursday, February 04, 2010

Shores block 1

Here's the first block of Shores all finished - such a fun stitch! Does anyone else think those white blobs look like little leaping lambs? I'm not sure what they are but I just can't get the idea of lambs out of my head!


I can't be bothered to iron today so it's a little creased, but it is a scan rather than a photo so you get a much better idea of the proper colours.

Thanks Sally for pointing out the DMC 860 mistake on the page - I was a bit puzzled as to why I didn't seem to even have a floss bag for 860. It should be 830 if anyone else is using DMC.

Thanks too for all the sympathy about my aches and pains. My neck is still sore but much, much better. I think it must have been caused by stitching at an awkward angle with Lulu on my lap, so I have been stitching less, which is a bit of a shame. I also had to exercise a bit less too, so no weight loss this week. I have lost 10lbs in total so far though!

31 comments:

  1. Oh, that looks fantastic! I am also using DMC, so I'm glad that you made that distinction for me! I'm off to note it on my chart!

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  2. Your Block #1 is gorgeous! Congratulations on finishing it. I want to stitch Shores. . .one day! I think the white blobs are the flying version of the bird standing on the rocks. Just a guess though.

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  3. The white "blobs" are seagulls, but I like the idea of the leaping lambs!

    Congratulations on finishing your first block!

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  4. Congrats on your block finish... it looks great.

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  5. I was going to say they look like seagulls, but I think the idea of leaping lambs is cute ;)

    Congratulations on finishing it, the colours look great on that linen. Glad you're feeling a bit better and congratulations on your weight loss!

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  6. Congratulations on your Block #1 finish! I have to agree with you - those white blobs do look like flying sheep, but we do know that they have to be birds - just kind of funky ones.

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  7. It looks great!

    I have to agree, the blobs do look like leaping lambs :o)

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  8. Congrats on finishing block 1. I need to get back to mine, I just have the sun to finish. Glad you're feeling a bit better - and congrats on the 10 pounds lost!!

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  9. Looks very nice, what is your fabric? I am planning on stitching up all 4 of the HRH series, and I have found a few errors in the colors on a couple of them. Thanks for pointing that one out.

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  10. Great progress on Block #1. Love the colors on that linen. I like the idea of little leaping lambs too!

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  11. It's adorable and you just put a big smile on my face with your leaping lambs idea. They sure look like it.

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  12. tee hee... lambs, I hadn't seen that before, but I can see it now.

    The block is looking great.

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  13. Well done Nicki - you beat both me ans Sally to the finish. Mine is nearly done! I see what you mean about the lambs - I assumed they were seagulls but they do look more like lambs..lol

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  14. Your block looks great! now that you have said lambs, I have to agree, they do look like lambs! Think they are seagulls though :)

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  15. Oh my gosh, they DO look like lambs!! Very nice progress.

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  16. I'd never noticed the lambiness of the clouds till you pointed it out, but now it's all I can see! LOL!

    Hey, congrats on the weight loss! I've been seen torturing myself at the gym on a daily basis for a week now.

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  17. Block 1 looks awesome. I really like the "L", but am now distracted by the leaping lambs...

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  18. You are off to a wonderful start on Shores! Happy stitching!

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  19. Great start! I think if you hadn't mentioned sheep I wouldn't have noticed, but now you have mentioned it... yeah those clouds do look a little like spring lambs frolicking! :-)

    Well done on your weight loss. I've been at the gym for nearly 3 months, and my weight went up! Arrghh. I did lose 2% body fat, but I'd rather see proof on the scales!

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  20. Woohoo, well done on the first block, it's perfect! Enjoy the next one.

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  21. It is wonderful! Can not wait to see more!

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  22. Now that you mention it... they DO look like lambs! Hehe. Great work.
    Congrats also on the weight loss. With the weather we've been having lately it's easy to eat more (and bad stuff) and exercise little or none, so hats off to you.

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  23. I love your first block!
    It's really beautiful!

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  24. Shores is looking good - have to admit "rabbits" came to mind first instead of lambs ... but you're absolutely right! :P

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  25. A great start on Shores!

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  26. Great job! ROFLOL at the leaping lambs comment. I saw the seagulls before, but now I just see leaping lambs...

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  27. Hello dear Nicki :) It was good to see a comment from you on my blog-it led me over to you as I didn't know you were back to updating your blog :) GOOD to see you :)
    Your block for Shores looks great :)
    I'll add you back to my Google Reader so I'll know when you update :)

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  28. Congratulations on finishing the first block, it's beautiful!

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  29. Congratulations on finishing the first block Nicki! I've got mine done and started block two. I think those blobs are supposed to be seagulls but they are the strangest looking seagulls I've ever seen! Lol! I can see where you get leaping lambs from!!

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  30. Looks great Nicki. It actually looks like seagulls lol.. But I can see what you mean about lambs lol :) Hope you are feeling better now :)

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