Sunday, 27 February 2011

House Built!

My LHN House that is. I have stitched on this an hour on Wednesday as part of my SAL with Sally and Lisa. A bit on Thursday, a bit on Friday, a bit on Saturdya and finally finished the brickwork today on Sunday. On Wednesday I shall work on the window frames lol and perhaps even the door. It's got to be a bit drafty at the moment.



I did get slightly sidetracked this week as a new magazine came out and I decided I wanted to have a go. It is called the Art of Knitting. I haven't knitted in about twenty years so needed a bit of a refresher. I didn't get far enough to show anything. I really need to practice my casting on lol.

I did stitch on Temptation's Vervaco this week and have nearly finished her back and will be soon stitching the shawl. My clever mum managed to take a piece of thread to a shop that sells DMC thread that I am nearly out of and managed to match it up for me. Little does she know I have another one lol. I daren't carry on in case I do run out although I might not it's a bit 50/50.

Heres my progress picture.



Thank you for all your answers to my questions. I decided to carry on with the hoops for now and hope that my stitches go back to normal after I washed and ironed it when it is finished. I have also decided to keep my threads on bobbins as I really don't feel like unwinding them as much as I detest winding them on lol.

I can't believe that I have got 103 followers. I am going to have a another giveaway later in the year to celebrate my blogaversary and my followers. I would like to thank you all for following my ramblings and a special thanks to those who leave comments they really do make day.

Until next time, happy stitching.

Lesleyanne xxx

19 comments:

Vicky L said...

Your house is looking great. I am just falling in love with your lady. Its going be breathtaking.

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Barb said...

Your house looks very well built Lesleyanne and the lady is just so beautiful.

Crystal said...

Love your house so far, and your lady is stunning.

Carol said...

Nice progress on both pieces, Lesleyanne. I'm sure your stitches will pop back up when you wash and iron the piece :)

Michelle said...

Lovely work. Your loady will be stunning can't wait to more of her as she grows xx

Julie said...

Nice building on the house, its looking lovely as is your lady.

staci said...

Lovely stitching...love that LHN piece!

Sally said...

Your house is looking lovely Lesleyanne :) Doesn't it stitch up nicely. I really look forward to our Wednesday stitching.

Your lady is looking beautiful.

Mylene said...

You have made a very good progress on the house and the lady is looking gorgeous!

♥ Nia said...

Bit by bit and you have a big progress :D Looking pretty :)
I'm amazed! I admire your courage for stitching that Vervaco piece, how huge is that! And so charming :)

Joysze said...

The house is coming right along, Lesleyanne.

Siiiiigh... Vervaco. She sure sends my heart a pitter patter. :D

Michele B. said...

I love your comment about the draft in your LHN house. Hopefully the builder will take care of that soon. Vervaco is looking lovely - it's so nice to see her developing. Nice of your mum to get you the DMC; I'm sure it will be put to good use one way or another.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I just love watching your big WIP develop!

Solstitches said...

You're making great progress on both of these and they are looking lovely especially the gorgeous lady.
Good luck with the knitting! I took up my needles again after a very long break and it's just like riding a bike LOL.
Margaret

Angela P said...

Your WIP's are looking great! My Sister knits and she makes some really beatiful things, it looks fascinating to me but my heart is in stitching :)

Suzanne said...

Nice work on your stitching! I have the series The Art Of Knitting and I am slowly working through the blocks. I am not very far through, so if you would like to work as a knit-a-long let me know. It might just give the incentive to keep going.

Justflo said...

Lovely stitching. Great progress.

I was taught to knit by my Grandma, the first thing I made was a 'scarf' for a small teddy bear. somehow it had a huge hole in the middle. Strange thing was I started and finished with the same number of stitches!!! Must have been magic.

Pumpkin said...

Your LHN house is really coming along. If you were living here, you'd definitely want a door on it ;o) LOL!

Vervaco is just stunning.

Congrats on all the followers!

Siobhan said...

Wonderful progress on your WIPs! Vervaco is gorgeous!