Friday, March 28, 2014

March Just Nan flowers!

Continuing the Just Nan SAL stitching, this month I actually stitched two (and one of them twice!) First up is the JN Pin Keepers Garden, all the stitching done, just need to make it into a pin keep for the fancy pins it needs! It is stitched on Silkweaver's 32ct Jubilation opalescent lugana.  Once I get it finished off I'll post another picture.  I think it will be really cute!

I also stitched the Filigree Fancies kit Pansy Basket...twice!  I am participating in an exchange and stitched it for my partner...she is doing a different pattern for me, and I am not going to put up a picture of her's so it will be a surprise!  This is the one I decided to stitch for myself, on 28ct ice blue jobelan.

I also framed my Joan Elliott Blackwork Peacocks in an interesting tabletop frame I found on ebay....
I have gone back to my Chatelaine Beaded Peacocks Tile for a few days....still trying to decide my next Just Nan, and want to do another TW small in April as well......busy, busy stash diving!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Blackwork Peacocks!

My other February finish is Blackwork Peacocks by Joan Elliott from the UK CrossStitcher magazine #209, February 2009. I used white 22ct hardanger fabric and Nile Blue silk floss from Hand Dyed Fibers. Finished size is 4.5" by 3.1".

Next, I go back to the Beaded Peacock Tile by Chatelaine Designs, and start my next Just Nan design for March.  Not much more stitching to report, other than a couple more crocheted hats. Today was a beautiful March lamb of a day, hard to believe we are supposed to get more winter weather tomorrow! My daffodils are starting to come up!