Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Stitching update

In my second to last post I promised to show you another photo of Assisi knot garden - well here it is. I've done just under 1/2 of the design. I really like the way this is turning out, but this month I've rally had the urge to start some new projects, as a celebration for finishing my 10 project challenge.

Saturday was lovely here in Leeds, so we spent most of the day gardening - mostly cutting the grass and weeding. After about 4 hours we were both tired and achy, so we came in and I decided it was time to start stitching. I really wanted to start Dracolair's Phoenix, but didn't have a frame the right size, so instead I picked out Wild Fairy Light by !?Who Knew?! I bought the pattern, fabric and floss in St Charles during my recent trip across the pond. This is my second new start since finishing the 10 project challenge and my third new start in April.

I had a little migraine on Sunday - luckily I had tablets on hand and shifted the worst of it in a couple of hours - which slowed my stitching a little, but I think the progress is pretty good for a couple of days. That evening Fantasy Triptych was screaming at me, so I picked it up and put a few more lengths is - although I was interrupted for a good hour by a lovely long phone call from my friend Katy.

Last night I hosted our stitch and bitch group. 4/5 of us could make it - Sarah was nursing 'sore legs' after seeing Salsa Celtica on Sunday night. I also suspect a sore head, but she insists not! Anyway, the rest of us enjoyed our meal of pizza and garlic bread followed by ice cream, and busily worked away (in between the talking). I made some more progress on Fantasy Triptych, Nivien worked on a cross stitch bookmark (she's a new convert, and is really enjoying it so far - she's eyeing up my Teresa Wentzler's already), Chrissie worked on her crochet blanket, and Sonia got her lace out. I think it's fair to say a good evening was had by all!


Anonymous said...

The Assisi knot garden is exquisite! Thanks for showing your progress, and I look forward to seeing it grow.

It's great fun to stitch-and-bitch, isn't it?

Kelley said...

The Assisi knot garden looks fantastic!

( I found your blog in the links on the Needle and Thread board -Kelley M2 )

tkdchick said...

I LOVE your Assisi Knot Garden! Whose it by and where do I get it???