the little prince

the little prince

Monday, January 30, 2012

january 31 - a january finish in january!



So I've been trying to stay on top of my stitching, without getting crazy...and the end result is that I am enjoying every stitch and really relaxing...which is what it's all about, right?

At Stitchers Timeout, we always have a "January 1 Start" SAL, and this year I chose to stitch Autumn Band Sampler from Little House Needleworks. And I actually managed to finish in January! putting the last stitches in yesterday morning before work. I am going to miss stitching on this one. It is stitched on a fabric from Picture This Plus...I think the color is magnolia...and the fabric is wonderful to work on. I used the recommended threads from Crescent Colours...all my favorite autumn shades. The photo isn't the best, but you'll get the idea!


At Every Stitch Counts, Karen is designing a House a Month SAL for us. I was going to stitch them all on one piece and then decided to do them individually instead. I picture a basket full of little pillows, or maybe door hangers...not sure yet. Anyway, I'm stitching these on a natural aida...with DMC threads. Here is January's (I haven't added the beads yet, because I misplaced my beading needle, but there will be some berries in those little green bushes one day!


Finally, here is my progress on Nancy's Traditional Sampler. I'm not sure what band I am up to because Bands 1-6 are all together on one pattern...but I'm thinking maybe 3. I love stitching this piece and look forward to Friday nights stitching along with Ally, Gilly and Frances from Friendly Stitchers.


I also made some more progress on Dandy Dreams this week, but forgot to take a picture. Maybe my next one will be the finished piece!

Thanks for stopping by to visit, and thanks for your comments! They are always appreciated.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You've done some serious stitching! Autumn is my favorite season. I think the LHN autumn sampler is lovely!

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  2. very pretty. yes stitching is relaxing. A lot of people don't think so.

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  3. Love Autumn Band sampler! The colors are wonderful.

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  4. Congratulations on a lovely finish

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  5. Looks like you've been busy! I love the Autumn sampler, great colours.

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  6. awwww lovely finish on the autumn band sampler and you have done lovely on Nancy's sampler too :)
    glad you are enjoying stitching again :) love mouse xxxx

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  7. Lovely stitching! Congrats on your finish!

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  8. Great job on all your projects! Yep, I think stitching for relaxing is a great idea!

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  9. Love your Autumn finish and your January house.

    hugs, Kaye xoxox

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  10. Oh Lynda, what a lovely project that you have already finished this month. It's so beautiful, so how come that I haven't bought it yet? Lol. But I think I'll put it on my wish list immediately.

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  11. Well done on the finish and on Nancy's sampler, I am so behind I think you should take my name off the list!

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  12. The January 1st start SAL is lovely. House a Month SAL is nice. Traditional Sampler looks awesome. Keep up the good work.

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