Brown/Blue Spotty

4 January 2012

Last & First

I finally finished The Sampler Lady by LHN on 29 December 2011 ~ my last finish for the year.
She's stitched 1/1 on 28ct cream evenweave with the recommended threads ~ most of which I won in a giveaway on the Needlecraft Haven group quite some time ago.
Mostly I loved stitching Grace, as I named her, however I made a mistake with the stitching on her face and she was ensconced in a cupboard so I didn't have to think about frogging ~ huge mistake! I took the plunge last week to sort it out and here she is all complete. I haven't added my name ~ I just stitched the K in a different colour. 
I don't usually make New Year resolutions, however I have decided that I should make this one........
Never put away a project that contains an error ~ frog it now!
And this is my New Year's Day start, Simple Joys by LHN.
Stitched 1/1 on the same fabric as The Sampler Lady with the recommended threads.  This was a gift from the very lovely Barb for my birthday last year.  I'm stitching it in memory of my lovely Mum who took pleasure in the simple joys in life.

Kate


13 comments:

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely LHN finish and start...and what a wonderful tribute to your sweet mum!

Happy 2012!

Ruth said...

well done on your last finish of 2011, its gorgeous, great new start, looking forward to seeing more.

Barb said...

Oh Grace is lovely Kate and I shall be watching progress on Simple Joys how lovely you are stitching for your mums memory.
Hugs

Mouse said...

ohhhh well done on getting her un frogged and finished and such a good resolution too ... have got simple joys to do as well not sure if I will do over one though :) love mouse xxxx

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

It's a beautiful chart to dedicate to your Mother's memory. Looking inward to seeing it grow.

Christine said...

Great finish and a lovely new start

cucki said...

aww very beautiful finish..it is on my wip list..
and lovely new start..keep it up..
happy stitching xx

Michelle said...

Its lovely Kate and what a nice thing to do for your Mum - I stitched a sampler in memory of my mom and its behind my stitching chair on the wall so I always feel she is watching down on me xx

Julie said...

Grace is lovely.
A beautiful design to stitch in memory of your beloved mum.

The Crafts House said...

'Grace'looks great and its a good idea not to put away projects..i'm going to try that with my projects as well(heck if i went in the cupboard for my mistakes i'd never be out the cupboard!!)Happy New Year Kate, thanks for giving us a really lovely blog to go to
sandra

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish Kate. Great new start on Simple Joy, a lovely tribute to your mum.

Sally said...

Grace is lovely Kate. Well done for retrieving her from the cupboard and finishing her.

Lovely start on Simple Joys. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it. A lovely tribute to your Mum.

Joysze said...

Beautiful finish, Kate and what a wonderful way to remember your mom.