Friday, February 28, 2014

Just Nan SAL for February

This month for the JN SAL I stitched up her Christmas Eve WhimZi design, and popped it in the frame that came with it. I did change a couple of colors, and I used a different fabric than what was called for, and am pleased with the result. Here it is finished, before framing:

And here it is in its WhimZi frame:

I've started another WhimZi design for March, called Reindeer Game; maybe I should do all Christmas pieces for this SAL, then display them all at the end of the year...

Other posts regarding this SAL can be found here; there is even another Christmas Eve piece that someone else stitched. There is also a message from Nan Caldera herself.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend!

Monday, February 10, 2014

See, this is why I don't have much of my own stitching to show

Sometimes, the problem with trying to keep my blog updated and interesting is that model stitching gets in the way. I stitch for Rosewood Manor, and usually what I'm stitching is several months away from being released, so I can't share any pictures. Now it looks like three of the pieces I've stitched are being released, so I thought I'd share them here (I"m borrowing the pictures from the Stitching Bits & Bobs site, because they have nice big pictures).

Cornwall Cottage Sampler is the piece I was working on last spring, and it is a BIG one--about 18.5" x 18.5". For this one, I stitched the chart model, so you can just make out my name in the box towards the bottom right:

I then took a couple of months off while my son was home for the summer, and then last fall I started working on Spring Has Come, the three-part mystery sampler that is coming out in March:

For this one, I stitched all four of the pieces shown: the main design, and three bonus designs that are included with the charts.

When that one was completed, I received the one I'm currently working on, which is Bucklebury Sampler:

This one isn't the chart model, it's a second piece that Karen will send around in trunk shows. I should have been finished by now, but I've been sick (twice!), so it's been going slowly lately. Hopefully another couple of weeks will see it finished.

Someday, all of the pieces that I've stitched for Karen will come back to me, nicely framed, and I will have a wall full of gorgeous Rosewood Manor pieces to enjoy. 

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!