Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Knit and purl ...

Hello all!

It's been a week since I blogged ... shame on me! I had a really full week with one last birthday celebration for my eldest DD (7 year-old now). She invited 10 of her fellow students to go to an indoor play area ... and of course yours truly had to supervise. It was fun but also tiring :-).

This doesn't mean that I didn't work on some of my projects :-) I crocheted a little bit more on my red shawl, I finished the biggest part of my knitted bag and stitched on two more ornaments. :-)

One of the two ornaments - Happy Owl-O-Ween by Barbara Ana

This has to become a (little) felted shoulder bag :-)

I also started working on a new project yesterday evening. It's the first time that I'm working on a 40-count and with one thread over one. It promises to be exciting but difficult at the same moment ... we'll see how it goes!

The Heart's Content - Splendor XV
Colonial coverlet - Hearts & Crowns

The description from the website:

"Royalty is exactly The Queen’s Alphabet. Created on 40-count natural linen, over one linen thread of course! DMC #777 is the choice of this rich garnet addition. The stitch count is 84 (h) x 642 (v). That’s right. This most unusual shape creates a perfect fit to your sampler grouping. The finished stitched size is 2″ x 16″. Most unique!

The three scissors fobs shown here are simply taken from the sampler’s alphabet. I have stitched mine and my daughters initials, and of course the fitted crown. Be creative. Any portion of this design would certainly suit a fob. Complete kit."

I simply fell in love with this design the first time I saw it! :-)

Tomorrow or the day after (sounds like the film :-) I'll show you some of the books that I received for my anniversary last December (I really want to make one of those lovely nifty things that are in it).

See you soon!


wilma boer said...

Cute owl!

Keebles said...

Very brave, but the 40ct isn't what I noticed first...the only thing I could think of was "oh my goodness, that's gonna cost a fortune to frame!". But I can't wait to see your start!

Amarins said...

Great stitching!

Brigitte said...

Great progress!

Yvon (jioya) said...

leuke dingen ben je weer mee bezig.
Ik ben zeer benieuwd hoe je het gaat vinden om over 1 draadje te borduren.
het viel mij mee, zolang je maar goed licht hebt gaat alles prima.

Groetjes Yvon.

Carol said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter--I remember how exhausting those children's parties were!! Your owl is adorable--glad you are finding time to stitch... Your 40ct. project looks so challenging, but I know you are up to the challenge :)

♥ Nia said...

Cute Barbara Ana choice! ;)
Happy birthday (late!!) to you DD!! :D Best wishes for her!!