Friday, April 02, 2010

Lots of green...

Lots and lots of green! I seem to be spending a lot of time stitching in one colour these days - first the blue sea on Shores and now the green grass on my Sampler Stocking. It goes quickly though so I don't really mind.


I finally got some stash this week - just a little. Here's Honeysuckle Manor from Blackbird Designs. If you've been thinking about getting this but haven't - get it! I think it's the best book they've produced. Two lovely samplers and lots of little bits that are all very stitchable.


I'll be stitching Louisa Bell's sampler as soon as I can. It's just lovely. I think it would go well with Sarah Woodham from Shakespeare's Peddler - similar borders even if the main part is quite a different style.


Speaking of stash - for anyone who hasn't heard, Kathy Barrick of Carriage House Samplings has decided to close her business. It's sad news. Charts are available until July 1. I'll definitely be ordering a few as many as I can before they vanish for ever.

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  1. Both Shores and the Sampler Stocking are coming along great :)

    I got Honeysuckle Manor too, it's lovely isn't it?

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  2. I agree that HM is probably their best book yet! Sampler Stocking is looking lovely, you'll be finished way ahead of me LOL

    Yes, sad news about Kathy - I ordered one chart from her the other day, but have another couple that I shall probably get before she closes up for good.

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  3. Beautiful stitching!

    I have heard so many good comments about Honeysuckle Manor. I'll definitely have to get that one.

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  4. Wonderful progress! I really need to get mine out and work on it.

    Isn't Honeysuckle Manor wonderful?! I thought the same thing about the samplers in the book going well with Sarah Woodham. I thought I'd put them in my bedroom, since the reddish tones in all of them will work well with my duvet cover. Maybe then I can get my bedroom fixed up and stop using it as the place where the ironing board is permanently set up, mismatched socks are piled up, etc.! ;)

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. Your stocking is looking wonderful. I have to agree with you that Honeysuckle Manor is probably the best book that they've come out with. I want to do Louisa Bell's sampler as soon as I clear up a couple things!!!

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  6. Very lovely progress Nicki!

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  7. Your stocking is coming along really great. And the new BBD is really a must for all BBD lovers out there.

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  8. Your stocking is so pretty. You've reminded me that I still have this sitting in my 'To Stitch' basket.
    I love the Honeysuckle Manor book. It was so hard to decide which design to stitch first. I chose the Hannah Lovina sampler.

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  9. Honeysuckle Manor is so worth just digging into any time you have the chance...can't wait to see a start from this. And your stocking is looking lovely!

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  10. Very nice stitching! They are coming along nicely.

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  11. Great progress!

    First i've heard of Honeysuckle Manor, looks interesting though, i'll have to go in search!

    Have a good weekend

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  12. Your stocking is coming along beautifully Nicki :)

    I do like the look of the Honeysuckle Manor book. I may have to pop it on my Christmas list for this year lol

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  13. Love the progress on your stocking. I am also looking very longingly at Honeysuckle Manor, but have resisted temptation so far......I know I can't fight it forever though.

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  14. Your stocking is looking great. I was sad to hear about Kathy and have been stocking up on some old charts over eBay.

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