Tuesday, 19 July 2011

New Start / IHSW

I want to thank those of you who left words of encourgement on Sweet Dreams Baby. Unfortunately I think I left it too late. I spoke to my Mum that day telling her how much I was hating stitching it although I didn't know why. She said as it was a gift and if I really hated it that much to stop stitching it. She suggested I stitch the baby sampler I stitched for my other nephew's babies and so I started this sampler on Friday night after trying a couple more times to get into Sweet Dreams Baby. I stitched on it the whole weekend making the most of International Hermit and Stitch weekend organised by Joysze at http://joysze.blogspot.com. I have really enjoyed my stitching this week after several weeks of being quite unmotivated by it. I have never spent so much time going through my patterns as I did these last couple of weeks.

This is my new start from the Cross Stitcher magazine, July 2008, designed by Helen Philipps.



Hopefully when finished it will look something like this. A work colleague will make it into a cushion so that it can be easily transported to my nephew in Ireland when his baby is born, due end of August. I will be stitching a blue version for my new great nephew, Robert, who was born in June and it will be given to him for Christmas as I have done for the other babies born to my nephews.



Last night was Lizzie*Kate Monday. I stitched some more on Santa Wants to Know. I love stitching this and can't wait until it is finished as I am going to have a go at making a cube finish, my first. Elaine at http://themainhoose.blogspot.com recently finished a cube finish so I emailed her and asked her where she got her cubes from and she kindly sent me the link. Cross stitchers really are the best.



Thank you to those who leave comments, I really do appreciate them.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne

22 comments:

Ranae said...

The baby sampler WIP has a good start, it will make a cute cushion finish
I think the LK will make a super nice cube finish

The Maiden said...

Congratulations on your new start, it is really coming along!

Jane said...

Lovely stitching, it will make a lovely gift when it's completed.
Love the colours on your Lizzie Kate stitch but I want to know which one are you ~ Naughty or Nice or both!!!!
Have a good week xxx

Yvon (jioya) said...

good for you, the new start looks very good and your Lizzy/Kate is coming along very nice.

Happy stitching.

Mouse said...

well done on deciding to change to a new project that you will enjoy stitching and mmmm naughty or nice heheh love mouse xxxx

wendy111 said...

The new start is lovely and I am glad you are enjoying it. It makes such a difference to stitch something you want to stitch. Liking naughty or nice as well!

Nancy said...

Nice new start! So glad you are enjoying the stitching on this one!

Sarah said...

Lovely stitching! I think there's nothing better than stitching when you're really enjoying your work, so have fun with the new piece!

Dani - tkdchick said...

So are you going to completely abandon the siepia baby project? Or are you gonig to try and pick it up now and again to someday finish it?

Its a great new start... especially when you're working to a deadline.

Stitchers are awesome!

Julie said...

Isn't it funny? I stitched Sweet Dreams for my new step-grandson and I loved every second of it. There's nothing worse than battling on with something that you're really not enjoying it, especially when it's for someone else. x

Lois said...

Sometimes it's just better to let things go and move on to something else. What a nice new start and it will be perfect as a pillow. Your L*K is so cute!

Bekca said...

Loving the new start Lesleyanne, I hope this one suits you a lot better. Greast progress on your LK too.

Carol said...

That baby sampler looks so sweet, Lesleyanne--I'll bet it is fun to stitch with all the little motifs to give it variety. Naughty or Nice is coming along well, too--glad you found a source for the cubes...

Julie said...

The sampler looks lovely, you have accomplished a lot in a weekend

Delphyne said...

Oh, how sweet! I just love it.

Joysze said...

Lesleyanne, your mom is such a wise woman, and I'm glad that you're not stitching another project for the baby. It's looking so cute and it'll be a darling pillow. :D

Naughty or nice looks great, can't wait to see your first cube. :D

Sally said...

Two lovely new starts Lesleyanne. The baby sampler is so pretty and I just love the L*K.

Gabi said...

Lovely new starts. Both of them are gorgeous.

♥ Nia said...

I have that one and it's one of my favourite patterns! Lovely start :D I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy stitching that one til the end ;)

Have a great week sweetie! :D
Hugs&smiles, Nia

Tricia said...

You are making fantastic progress! Good luck with the cube finish!

Mylene said...

Good progress on the LK and your new start is coming along fine!

Daffycat said...

I totally agree with your mom! This is YOUR hobby so you should be stitching stuff that makes you happy!