Sunday, April 11, 2010

Christmas stash!

I've nearly finished the stitching on Mimi's Tape Measure. It's so cute. I hope I can do it justice when I try to put it together. That'll probably be next week. We have a busy weekend with family, housework, work deadlines and gardening (I have some raspberry canes and strawberries that arrived this morning and need planting asap).


I need to get it finished because my Christmas stash finally arrived! I ordered this just after Christmas with a voucher and some Christmas money.


It's been a long wait but those threads are so worth it....


As soon as I finish the tape measure and my stocking I'll be starting this. My only problem is whether to do it 1 thread on 40ct or 3 threads on 28ct? The model is 3 on 28ct and I do have the fabric, which is lovely, but if I do 1 on 40ct it'll be smaller (and maybe more likely to get framed and hung up) and maybe I'll have enough thread to do the Quakers & Quilts sampler too (though I'm not sure whether I like that one enough to do it anyway). Decisions, decisions...

Well, posting and running today. The in-laws are coming for dinner so stuff to do. Including turning the first rhubarb of the season into a yummy crumble. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

10 comments:

  1. Can not wait to see the upcoming finish!! Love the new stash and look forward to watching you stitch it!

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  2. Hello,

    your tape measure is so cute. I like this little stitching.
    I have the same pattern from rosewood manor. I want to use valdani twist and a 40ct linen. The pattern is so wonderful.

    Greetings
    Anja

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  3. Lovely stitching as always. Looking forward to seeing the new pattern.

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  4. You know, this box of threads looks exactly like a box of macarons! How lovely to receive a Christmas gift after Easter :)

    Rhubarb makes the best desserts! :)

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  5. I love the thread box for your Quaker piece--it looks better than a box of chocolates!

    Lovely progress on the tape measure!

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  6. The tape measure is so beautifully stitched! Congrats on the new stash, the threads look really yummy.

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  7. Oh what a colorful and pretty post, Nicki! I love your threads. :D

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  8. OMG I'm SO pining for Rhubarb! :D

    QD is a great project; I think you'll be loving it either way. I'm doing mine as recommended, but am thinking over making Q&Q on a smaller linen and stranding the pearl. :)

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  9. I can't wait to see Mimi's tape Measure made up. i already like the look of it!

    I love your Christmas stash. Look forward to seeing your WIPs on that one!

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  10. Love the tape measure, I look forward to seeing it completed. Those threads look so great.

    Mmmm rhubarb, yum!

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