Brown/Blue Spotty

12 May 2013

It's been a while..........

A long while really and I must apologise ~ there have been a few things that have eaten into my time and left none spare for blogging, in fact I started this post a couple of weeks ago and then other things got in the way of me adding the pictures and posting!  I have been trying to keep on top of reading what you have all been doing, but even that has taken a bit of a back seat at times.

Stitching has been slow to non-existent, I did manage to finish my New Years Day start.

LHN ~ Summer Splendor
Recommended threads with one substitution
Fabric unknown
Started 01 January 2013
Finished 09 March 2013 

I plan to finish this into a bag ~ when that might happen is anyone's guess though.  My latest LHN project is Be True which was a birthday gift from Barb last year ~ I'm stitching one over one on 28ct so it's going to be just the perfect size for a scissor fob.
I've also started stitching the Drawn Thread "Love" scissor keep ~ I'm stitching this 9 times as they are to be the place cards for the Ladies who will be at out wedding.

The Drawn Thread - Love Scissors Tag
Recommended Needlepoint & Northern Lights Silk
Sparklies 35ct Edinburgh Linen ~ Barely Bronzed
Started 09 February 2013
As of today I have 4½ stitched so I'm halfway there!  You must excuse the crumpled appearance, thought I'd leave the ironing until they are all finished.
And a closer picture ~ I love the muted colours and the variety of stitches.  Our wedding is quite small and we wanted to include some handmade/personalised items ~ I know that each of the Ladies will appreciate these gifts.  We have something a little more manly for the Guys!  Well I have work tomorrow ~ another thing that gets in the way! ~ so I guess I had better go get some sleep.  I'll be trying very hard to be here with better regularity than I have displayed so far this year. 
Till next time.



Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Gorgeous Stitching and way to go on the finish! We all understand about things getting in the way :)

Gillie said...

What a lovely touch, Kate,meveryone will feel very special!

Christine said...

Great finish on the LHN and your stitched place cards are going to be gorgeous

Clare - Aimetu said...

It's lovely to read you're blogging again Kate - gorgeous finish and those place names look lovely - I do like Drawn Thread designs.

cucki said...

So sweet ❤❤❤

Vickie said...

Oh how special. That is a great idea with the scissors tag.

Julie said...

Very special gifts, no wonder you have been busy.

Denise SA said...

Dear Kate I love the name cards you are stitching and I think it is really nice that you are having a small wedding. I am sure it will be very nice to just have close family and friends. I wish you a wonderful long happy marriage.

Jane said...

What a beautiful idea! Best wishes on your wedding.