Monday, 9 January 2012

New Start / First Finish!

I have my first finish of 2012, Little House Needleworks' Winter Band Sampler. I really enjoyed stitching this. I stitched it on 14ct Beige Marble Aida and the recommended DMC threads.



My new start was started on New Year's Day. A little tradition I seem to have. I just can't help myself. It is a design by http://pauchok.okis.ru/. It is a free design. There is a lot of white on white at the moment.



This is my progress as of Friday. About three quarter of the first page of nine.




Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

39 comments:

Beth Pearce said...

Good luck on all that white on white (shudder)! Your LHN finish is lovely!

cucki said...

Wow very sweet finish.. I love it so much..
And very sweet start..happy stitching with lots of Stitchy hugs cucki. Xxx

Lucie said...

Your winter band sampler is just gorgeous, well done Lesley.

I look forward to seeing your progress with the lady

Melissa said...

Congrats on your finish! It turned out great, and I love the fabric you used for it.
I'm looking forward to seeing more progress on your Retro Lady :)

lesli said...

You already have a 2012 finish! Congratulations!
Beautiful new design you started! I love her hat!!

Carol said...

Love your first finish of the year, Lesleyanne--the fabric is so nice as well! And wow--what a new start! I can't imagine stitching all that white, but she sure will be stunning when finished :)

Loretta said...

Congrats on the finish. It is beautiful. The Retro Lady is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing your progress on it.

Jane said...

Oh, a Happy Dance already and a lovely one too ~ I need to get my skates on! I think your choice of marbled fabric was perfect, look forward to seeing how you finish it.
Love the new WIP and once you get all the white done, it will be great stitching all the lovely red ~ it's a beautiful design xxx

Yvon (jioya) said...

great new work i love this one.
Your first finish is also beautiful.

Happy stitching,
hugs Yvon.

Angela said...

Congrats of the Winter Band Sampler finish! It looks great :)

Great new start!

I'm finally starting to catch up, an email will be coming soon.

Julie said...

Super finish, a pretty one.
WOW!! what a design, going to enjoy seeing this one grow over the coming months

Michelle said...

What a lovely finish - oh no another to add to my 'must stitch list'. xx

Meari said...

Oops.. Sorry, Lesleyann! I was thinking about reading Katie's blog after yours and called you by her name. LOL

staci said...

Congrats on starting the year off with a very sweet finish!!!

Christine said...

Congratulations on a great finish. Your new start looks wonderful

butterfly said...

Great new finish, and love your new start just wonderful.

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on your finish and good luck powering through all that WHITE!!

Christina said...

Wow, retro lady is just beautiful. I don't envy you stitching all of that white though!

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

this is agreat finish already
x catherine

Lisa said...

I keep seeing the LHN winter band sampler & it's lovely every time, i think I may have to add it to stash since seeing yours!

Excellent progress on your new start & well done with all the white on white, not easy.

Shari said...

great first finish!!! Amazing how many people have an LHN as their first finish!!
And your new start!!! Wow, you have gotten a LOT done...looks great...Keep it up!

Mouse said...

ooooo well done on your finish .. it looks lovely :0 and coooo you did do a lot on your new start too :) love mouse xxxx

mollycaff said...

Cute finish! Good luck with the white on white.

Sally said...

Congratulations on your finish Lesleyanne. It came out beautifully. I enjoyed SAL-ing with you and Angela on this one :)

Lovely new start.

Gabi said...

Your winter band sampler looks great. Congrats on the finish. Love also your retro lady. Nice progress on her

Mindi said...

Love the Winter Band Sampler! I've seen a few finishes and all of them are great, it made me go out and kit it up back in November. Still haven't started it yet.

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your first finish!! :D
Great start!! :) Really, you start a new project every New Year's Day? That sounds fun! :D I have to think about that hehehe
Hugs to you sweetie!

Lisa said...

Well done on your happy dance, it looks lovely.
I like your new start, very different.
So when are you going to start Spirit of Christmas ;) lol

Joysze said...

Congrats on the finish, Lesleyanne. It's so cute!!! :D

Great start on the lady. Loving it.

Always smiling said...

Love the LHN finish but your new start with all that white looks scary to me! I expect you will stitch it perfectly looking forward to seeing it progress.
Chris xx

Sarah said...

What a sweet finish! Great looking progress on the new start too

Justflo said...

Your new stitch looks to be coming along well. It'll be lovely when you fnish her,
Love the finish.

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on your finish! Love this design :o)

Wow! I love how her green glove just pops!

Sarah said...

Wow what a piece you new one is. Congrats on the first finish too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your finish, its lovely!

What a fantastic start! The shading is fantastic!

Michele said...

Congrats on your finish!

SoCal Debbie said...

Retro Lady is beautiful! Congrats on your finish on that pretty marbled fabric. I'm a new follower on your blog, don't know why I didn't sign up a long time ago! Thank you for all the comments on my blog too.

Mylene said...

Your first finsih of the year looks lovely. Congrats!!

BeckySC said...

I LOVE your finish! Congratulations :)