Saturday, 16 January 2010

Stitchy pics!!

On Wednesday the kids went to my sisters after school for tea, so I had a day to myself. So I decided to get out the Lord of the Rings DVD's and watched them back to back and stitch.A bit of Orlando Bloom!Yes it was bliss!!
I am quite pleased with myself as I have finished the border on the Beatrix Potter Quaker, Now just to do all the motifs on the inside.

I have been seeing a few Just Nan new starts on the blogs, as they have a SAL going on at Stitch and Stashers forum. So I dug out mine and made a start. I know I am naughty I have far too many wip's and many things that were top of the list to start first, but you know how it is when these whims just sweep us away!!

So here it is the chart ( Thanks Julie) and fabric is a sparkly greeny colour and DMC threads.
.I didn't have to fetch the kids after school Friday as they go to Grand parents so I had another DVD fest ,this time The Pirates of the Carribean. Nothing like a bit of Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom!!
And here is my first progress on this

Oh and last but certainly not least I received a package today from Hazel
 I won the prize draw that was running on the Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler SAL blog.
Enclosed are some goodies provided by Paula Sibbald of Kelmscott Designs,and a beautiful Needlecase and fob made by Hazel

I do love these, Thank you so much Hazel and Paula.
I have took over the running of the blog this year as Hazel has finished her Sampler, I hope to find something as nice to offer in this years prize draw.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it!

Rachael xx


Julie said...

BP is growing lovely, i knew you wouldnt be able to resist trying a JN!! LOL great start, these band samplers are addictive.

Congrats on the win, lovely goodies, nice stitched gift from Hazel too.

Hazel said...

Sounds like my perfect day watching all those LOTR films. Gald you liked the package and what I made you. xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Us stitchers are so alike! When I want to get some serous stitching done there's nothing like throwing in Lord of the Rings (extended ed.) into the DVD palyer!

Beatrix looks great and beautiful new start!

Karan said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a couple of days Rachael - must try it some time. LOL BPQ is gorgeous. So glad you gave in & joined in the JN SAL - beautiful piece & a good start. Very nice draw prize too. :0)

Pumpkin said...

Your sampler is just stunning with the blues Rachael!

What a wonderful package to win! Look at those beauties :o)

Great start on the JN piece. You certainly picked some great movies to watch ;o)

Anonymous said...

Glad you got some free time to yourself, and enjoyed the dvd, Beatrix is coming along nicely.
I do love the just nan design you started, is it another to add to the wish list
I think you made a great choice for the fabby
oh and what wonderful goodies you won, lucky you :)

Maddy*Moo said...

WOW what a lovely lovely prize! Your beatrix potter is progressing beautifully! Unfortunately I don't think I have any Just Nan designs so I can't join in the SAL but will look forward to seeing your progress! And phwoar to Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp! NICE!