Monday, 16 January 2017

My Second Frolic for 2017...

... sorry for being tardy with my second FF post for the year but my sisters and I have been clearing out my Dad's home (now that he is in the nursing home) and boy, is it a big job - not only physically but emotionally, too.  Thank heavens for my stitching and all of you, my dear Stitchy and Bloggy Friends, I could not do it without you all.

Anyway, as usual on Friday, I went to my Girl's Nest to find a random WIP to stitch on that day.  Well, that was the plan!

So, anyway I found this languishing WIP .... Antique Rose Sampler (a DMC kit) ... but I have found no record of when I started this or any posts on it either on this blog or on my main blog, Kitten Stitching. Oh well, at least I am blogging about it now.

As you can see, very little progress had been made, whenever it was that I did last stitch on it.



But then, much to my disappointment - not much was actually achieved on Friday night at all (and I am not sure why the fabbie is now looking green in this pic below).


So, vowing to remedy this over the weekend, by Sunday night, I am happy to say that some good progress was made....


This is what the final sampler will look like (one day!)


However, I must say, I am not thrilled with the "New Linen Thread", as advertised on the front, it is a bit like Danish Flower thread as it lack the shine of the usual DMC floss but my issue with it is that it is fraying quite easily and so is a bit tricky to work with.

Hopefully, I will get back to this sweet design one FF again, soon.


hugs, Kaye

7 comments:

  1. It is beautiful!! That linen thread doesn't sound like much fun though.

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    1. Thanks, Khristine, and no, I am not enjoying stitching with it that much at all, unfortunately.

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    2. Although, I do love the design.

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  2. That is a lovely pattern. It is annoying when kits come with less than stellar quality threads. Especially when it is DMC!!!

    Can't wait to see your progress on this :)

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  3. Its a lovely pattern. Never heard of Linen Thread.

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  4. Oh Kaye, I'm in awe of this design. It's just gorgeous. It seems you have some hidden treasures in your girl's nest :)
    Do DMC still sell the linen thread?

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  5. What a pretty design... Shame the thread is an issue - does Thread Heaven help? I have some DMC Linen Thread that was sent to me a couple of years ago but I have never used it - it does feel a bit strange...

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