Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wool Whimsys part 1

Back in 2005 (I think) I got a few of Heart in Hand's monthly Wool Whimsys in a sale, meaning to get them all and stitch them all together on one piece of linen. Several years on and the kits have been languishing. Full price for the rest is just too much for tiny kits, so I've decided to stitch the ones I have and maybe do something cushion-like with them.

Here's April:


And here's May:


So cute. And so small - each stitched up in a couple of hours. I have February, March and June to do still. I actually stitched the July one almost 5 years ago (wow!) - you can see it here.

It's a funny week so far. I'm waiting for details of 13 projects that I've agreed to take on. There's nothing I can to do for them right now so I'm just stitching, gardening and reading. What's the betting they'll all arrive at once and it'll be manic? And yesterday we discovered we have a gas leak. The neighbours have been smelling gas for a while so called the gas people. It took him a long time to work out which house had the problem so we all ended up sitting out at the front drinking wine. And now we're disconnected and waiting for another gas man. So more hanging around waiting...

10 comments:

  1. The wool whimsies are cute - I've thought of picking up a few I've seen on sale (like you said, the full price is just too much) - but I wasn't sure what I'd do with them.

    Glad the gas leak wasn't more serious!

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  2. Very cute - congrats!

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  3. Your Wool Whimsies are very sweet! Yuk on the gas leak. Hope they get it fixed soon.

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  4. Loveliness abounds on your blog!! Love these H in Hand. I just got Plum cottage and Together is a wonderful place to be her latest but I am sure I have a few of the wwhimsies in my stash. Love your CHS stocking too!

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  5. Those H in H's are so cute! And you are doing a fine job with them. Sorry to hear about the gas leak, that's really dnagerous. But at least you got to relax and have some yummy wine! Hope it gets fixed quickly.

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  6. соме to me for prize!!!!!

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  7. Love the wool whimsies, but you're right, full price is too much for something that only takes an hour or two! And yes, all your projects will come at once. It always works that way! Have a good weekend.

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  8. They're very cute, congratulations

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  9. Love the Whimsies! Cute little finishes...

    Hope your gas supply gets sorted soon.

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  10. Your blog is one of my favourite bookmarks and I am glad that I am feeling finally brave enough to post a comment.

    I love your work, particularly "May" which reminds me of C.R. Mackintosh's roses.

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