Tuesday, 20 May 2008

A New Start and A Leaf

This is the start of my SAL with Dawn.

It is Ink Circles - I Still Do and I am stitching in on 36 ct Edinburgh Linen Flax, using Carries Creations Heart on Fire. I am quite pleased with the amount I got done because I had completely forgotton that yestersay was my post op check up at the hospital. So no stitching for me during the afternoon and no evening stitching on this one as I am using 36 count - I know thats not fine for some of you but for me it is super fine and I need good daylight and my magnifier to see it. I hope Dawn was up to stitching on hers too and I look forward to seeing a progress picture from her.

This morning I have stitched an Ivy leaf - how exciting - well my Garden Alphabet has a border of them all round it and I find them really boring to stitch so I have been naughty and not done them. Now I have quite a number to stitch across the top and down each side before I can move down to the next line of Letters and Flowers (the interesting bits). Anyway I decided that if I had a UFO day and stitched nothing but Ivy leaves I would end up with the men in white coats coming to take me away ha ha. Therefore I am going to stitch a leaf each morning - I have about 14 or 15 at least to do so that will be my first job each day for the next couple of weeks. Hopefully this way it will not seem quite the task it is looking to be at the moment.

Right I am off to find my Hardanger House, I know there is not much done on that so will see if I can add a little more.

Happy Stitching to you all


Sally said...

Commented on your other post but will comment here as well! Lol! Love your new start. The thread colour is gorgeous.

Hope your post op check went OK.

Ann T said...

Great start on ISD :o)

vEr0n!c@ said...

Wow oh wow! All your stitching is gorgeous. Thanx for stopping by my blog. I've added you to my reader as well. I'll definitely be stopping by again. Love the red you're using on I Still Do. It's so vibrant.

Elaine said...

Your new start is lovely, I just love the red colour.


Karen said...

great start I will enjoy watching this one grow

Ranae said...

A fabulous start. I too love the colour, so romantic

Elisabeth Braun said...

Aren't new starts exciting?? Hardanger house? What's that? Wasn't that one in a hardanger mag a couple of years ago, was it?

Thanks for your comments and, yup, no probs on holding onto bluetits for you. Just contact me as and when.

Wish we had the £$£ to see much more of everywhere, but, esp with things getting so awfully pricey, it doesn't look good......

Julie said...

Hope all went well at the hospital for you.
Great new start, gorgeous colour.
Good idea about the ivy leaves, it will be as rampant as the real stuff LOL

Von said...

Hi Helen! I know now how important good lighting is when stitching on higher count linens. In fact, I'm often reaching for my around-the-neck magnifier! It's sometimes awkward, but sure takes the strain off my eyes. :)
Watching your Ink Circles design come to life will be fun - great colors in that one! But I also like the muted tones in GA. :)

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

Beautiful deep red on this project!

Which design is this?

Windy Meadow

Stitchingranny said...

Hi Cynthia,

The design is Ink Circles - I Still Do.

Karan said...

Wow, love the fabric & thread colours you're using for this Helen - another one I'll enjoy watching develop.
Goos strategy: you'll have those ivy leaves finished before long! :0)

Itching To Stitch said...

Lovely start, I love the thread color you chose ;)