Thursday, 1 November 2007

Last Post and IC Updated


Here as promised is update on Ink Circles as of last night. I have been asked what colours I am using on this and they are as follow (so far).
The blue outline is Kaalund threads Wisteria and the infill is Kaalund Waterlily. The browny outline is Kallund Tarpan and the infill is Dinky-Dyes Hawthorne. I got a little bored with doing the infills so made a start on the blackwork and so far I have used Dinky-Dyes Emerald and Dinky-Dyes Red Rust.
I did the last line on Heirloom Christmas (apart from the ribbon knots which I havent done before so need to practice) and I have done a few of the kloister blocks on the hardanger at the bottom but not enough progress to show any pictures yet. I have also been stitching a couple of gifts, which I am sure you will see all in good time lol.
Yesterday I retired at long last so I am now a lady of leisure - or pleasure, as I hope to have lots of time to do my stitching and my garden and all the other things which go to make my life a pleasure.
I will be of to Vietnam in the early hours of the morning tomorrow and thought I had better let you know as I would hate anyone to be worrying where I was.
Thanks you all the lovely, lovely people who are kind enough to leave comments they are so much appreciated.

10 comments:

Karen said...

your ink circles is looking good , have a great time in Vietnam how long will you be there?
enjoy your retirement

Little Cat said...

Hey! Congratulations on your retirement! :o) Enjoy your holiday and look I'm looking forward to all those extra stitching updates we'll get in the future.

Edda said...

I quite enjoyed seeing your progress on Ink Circles. Wanted to wish you a safe trip and a wonderful holiday in Vietnam. Will be looking forward to hearing about your holiday when you get back. I am sure you´ll really enjoy your retirement with lots of stitching and gardening. Take care.

Sally said...

Your Ink Circles piece looks gorgeous Helen.

Congratulations on your retirement and hope you have a great holiday:)

Karan said...

Love the colours you're using for IC - wish I had your courage to adapt designs like that.
Best wishes on your retirement Helen, bet you'll soon be wondering where you found the time to go to work!
Have a great time on holiday - look forward to reading all about it on here when you get back. :0)

Cheryl said...

IC looks great! Congratulations on your retirement and have a great trip. You'll have to tell us all about Vietnam when you get back :)

Julie said...

IC looks wonderful, enjoy your hols

Jaimie said...

Great progress on IC. It is looking good!

Diana said...

In answer to your question on my blog, the designer is Colette Robinson of Col's Creations...

Our Red House said...

That embroidery is really lovely. It will be exquisite when finished.

Kate