Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Start and a Finish...

I am happy to write that L is for Leaves by The Prairie Schooler is finished.  It is great to get a finish in so early into 2014.  It is stitched on 32ct antique white linen 2x2. I stitched this in the company of friends on a fortnightly to three week basis after reintroducing them to cross stitch. I love this deer frolicking in the forest. I think I will frame it.


L is for Leaves by Prairie Schooler
32ct linen stitched 2 over 2

Part of my great news, is that one of the friends and I will start stitching this alphabet as a whole on a large piece of fabric.  I am part of the SAL, Prairie Schooler ABC Stitching Bee which is inspiring and full of lots of helpful hints.  There are lots of decisions to make about letter configuration and fabric count. We both know this is a big undertaking but we are in no rush and will enjoy the process and stitching time together.

Nothing is better than starting a new cross stitch especially if you have finished one! This week the lovely Justine and I started our very own SAL called Pirate Wednesday. We both have little boys and have decided to stitch them The Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Pirate Ship. Ahoy there me hearties!

Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Pirate Ship
16 count light blue Aida
 Thanks for stopping by. Happy stitching!
                                                          Jan x

14 comments:

Linda said...

Great finish Justine and of course I love your new pirate start. Can we still post this to the cut thru SAL page on our blogs? We would love for you to post your progress on the Facebook page also.

Linda

Beth said...

L is for Leaves is just lovely. Looking forward to seeing it framed.

Kevin said...

Congrats on your finish! Love Prairie Schooler designs, and this one looks great with those fall colors. Love your pirate, too. Looking forward to watching your pirate ship come to life.

Busy Lizzie said...

great finish, lovely new start

Miss Lilly said...

Lovely finish :)

Brigitte said...

Ahhh, now that's a wonderful finish. I'm a huge Prairie Schooler fan and have stitched some of their designs. What a project you have in mind! Good luck with the whole alphabet. It will be awesome to see your progress on your blog.

Mii Stitch said...

A great finish, well done!

Justine said...

Wow Jan I am so impressed with your L is for Leaves. Can't wait to see how big your fabric is for the whole alphabet! Your pirate is great. I am already being pestered for a finish on it!

zenuwpees said...

Magnifique Marie-Claire

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful finish! I can't wait to see your big ABC project start :D

Julie said...

Your 'L' looks wonderful, how lovely to be stitching them all on one piece of fabric and with a stitching friend to encourage each other along.
I love watching the cut throu's grow, I saw Justine's new start on her blog too. Another fun project you'll be working on.

Kaisievic said...

I love your finish - I have some of those PS alphabets somewhere in my Stash Empire. Have fun with the Cut Thru Pirate SAL.

Catherine said...

Sweet finish! And what a fun, colorful pirate!

Shebafudge said...

I have just had the following conversation with my daughter.

Rachael "Now that I could do."
Me "It's part of a cut thru pirate ship."
Rachael "Oh, I thought it was a morris dancer."
Me - withering look!

Jan - just let me know what punishment you would like me to administer and it will be done!

We found this photo which would tend to bear out her theory apparently! http://swns.com/news/morris-dancer-jigs-120-miles-from-london-to-norwich-16216/

Personally I think he is a really cute pirate and can't wait to see more of them :)