Saturday, 3 March 2012

Progress at last........ 3rd crazy finish

Finally got myself into gear with my stitching and finished another crazy, so that makes three so far this year.  They still need framing but the stitching is finished.  Not sure about the frame for my French Hen, think I may just paint it white or use a crackle glaze on it.  It's not fixed in yet so will leave for a while to see if any inspiration comes my way.

My third finish is LHN Coffee Menu, which I love.  Might have to take this to be framed as it's an odd size, but I need to find a local framer.

I'm now well into my Pagoda, fingers crossed I should finish that this week.  I changed the thread from the one I started with as it was a little dull on the fabric.  Now using a Dinky Dyes silk,  it's lovely.  First time I have used silk thread and it is beautiful to stitch with,  ok, so it costs a lot more than good old DMC or Anchor but oh, it is worth it.  Just know I shall be shopping for more.

Here is the lovely biscornu Tina sent me in our FS Spring exchange.  Thank you Tina, it's stitched beautifully and sits in my basket with my growing collection.

We have had a few days of great weather, lots of sunshine and birds chirping.  But now... its changing and getting colder, just when I thought Spring had arrived the weather presenter started talking of sleet and snow for the next couple of days brrrr. 
I'll leave you with some crocus I found enjoying the sunshine last week in my garden.

Happy stitching


Mouse said...

ohhh well done on your finishes and your exchange piece is lovely too ... the frame for your hen is a wee bit dark methinks ....
and spring is around the corner wooo hooo :) love mouse xxxx

Thoeria said...

Lovely finishes, and a lovely exchange piece too! I'd say a lighter frame for the hen (not that you asked :-D) And oh dear....if spring is around the corner there it means we're nearing autumn here!

Anonymous said...


Just found your blog.

I love your finishes, they are great.

Your exchange piece is very pretty too.

Lovely crocus, Spring is definitely coming.

Happy stitching.