this is a virtual sew-in hosted by the lovely Cheryll from Gone Stitchin'
Despite having a very busy day yesterday, I did manage some FNwF stitching and a Happy Dance!
Christmas Goose by Stacy Nash (if you think this looks familiar, I did stitch this about five years ago - check it out here - but I love the pattern so much that I am stitching it again as I think that I gave the first one away).
Please follow this link if you want to see what the other FNwFers got up to last night.
Have a good day, everyone, it is going to be a beautiful day here in gorgeous, leafy Eaglemont.
or at the very least come check mine out! So, for Friday Frolics this week, I chose to stitch on Peas and Qs by The Cricket Collection. The last time I stitched on this piece was June last year (2017). This is where I started yesterday..... (the fabric is a very pretty green which is not really showing up in the photo, sorry).
... and as yesterday was a public holiday - for the AFL (Aussie Rules Football) Grand Final parade and, yes, we are so sports mad in Melbourne that we have not one but two public holidays for sporting events, the other being the Melbourne Cup in November (horse race) - that I was able to have a bit of a marathon of stitching on it, whilst I vegged out watching The Split (absolutely fabulous) and then The Making of the Mob (pretty good).
You can't see it all that clearly but I did the backstitch on the wreath as well.
This is what the finished the design will look like one day, sooner rather than later, I hope.
As this afternoon is the Grand Final (no mighty Tigers this year, though - boo hoo!), TraderVic and I will watch it this arvo - so I hope to stitch a good chunk more on it today.
As I predicted in my last post, I finished Silent Night last evening. I am very pleased with how it has turned out - I love its subdued colourway.
But I would love to ask all of you for some advice. I am planning to finish it with possibly a white pom pom trim (like my red pom pom trim on Joyeux Noel) but I would love your opinion on which backing fabric to use: Option 1 (pale blue and silver) or Option 2 (mid blue with yellow stars)?
... and here are both options together....
I think I know which one I will go with but I would still love to hear your opinion.
For Friday Frolics (and FNSI), I picked up Winter in the Village by Stoney Creek Designs.
This is what my village looked like before I started - as you can see I had to start with a bit of frogging as I had used the wrong green (you should see the floss list for this design - so many colours!).
This is where I got up to after FNSI:
I then kept stitching on it over the weekend for IHSW and this is now where I am up to:
I made great progress on last week's Friday Frolics piece, Silent Night by CCN during last week and this past weekend - should have a finish on this tonight, I hope.
Finally, another Friday Frolic post from moi! I don't quite know where my blogging mojo has gone - oh wait! I am SUPER BUSY! lol! See this post on Kitten Stitchingto find out why. However, my stitching mojo is as strong as ever and this is what I picked up to stitch on this past Friday....
"Silent Night" by CCN. The fabric is actually much bluer than this. I'll post an update early next week as to how much stitching I managed over the weekend. Did you Friday Frolic this week?
On Friday (22nd June - a day late due to a too busy day on the 21st), I stitched on The Ice Skaters for the Down Under version of the Longest Day SAL run by Jo fromSerendipitous Stitching. Unfortunately, I didn't get as much stitching done as I would have liked on the Friday either as TraderVic whisked me off to choose ovens and cook tops for the Back House (you can read all about Grand Designs Eaglemont here, if you are curious as to what I am talking about) but more about that in my next Grand Designs Eaglemont update on my main blog, Kitten Stitching. You have come for the stitching, so here it is: