Better late than never
This was meant to have been posted yesterday, but as some of you may now know, I’ve been having some rather serious health issues. After a frantic day trying to get last minute stuff done at work, I came home exhausted. So forgive me please!
We’ll get straight into the Just Nan SAL March updates.
I stitched up Christmas Hearts for March. I used 14 ct ‘Gold Dusted’ Stardust Aida, DMC threads and Mill Hill beads. Although I like my finished piece, I’ve decided that I will only use evenweave from now on. Just Nan designs are so pretty and delicate and I found that the 14 ct Aida isn’t quite fine enough. I may stitch another on 28 ct evenweave at a later date, because I also didn’t have any green Kreinik on hand and thought I’d try without. Nah, I like sparkle! Now I can go and kit up another Just Nan for April. Just don’t know which one yet!
Christmas Hearts, stitched by Doris, designed by Just Nan
It’s been a busy few months. Unfortunately my husband’s grandfather died in late January and work has been extremely busy of late. So to try to keep up a bit of stitching, I turned my attention to a fun little project, Barnabee’s Bride. Here’s two pictures an early and a late one, you can just see my cat Astro in the first picture.
I’m using the recommended DMC, but I have substituted the white number 12 perl thread for two strands of white DMC as I have none of the perl in my stash.
My objective for the coming weekend is to finish this and then start on Lady Scarlet’s Secret Garden! My objective as for every month is to finally finish something… one day!
Stitching on Barnabee’s Bride, with feline friend checking for quality control
Barnabee’s Bride, stitched by Hannah, designed by Just Nan
I’m still on target with finishing at least 2 of these small kits a month.
This is FF7 Ivy Heart on 28 ct Mulberry. I really like this color if linen.
FF8 is Forget Me Not on 28 ct Lavender Mist. I like the cameo coin in the middle. It had small white beads plus a bigger round pearl like bead.
Filagree Fancies Ivy Heart, stitched by Martha, designed by Just Nan
Filagree Fancies Forget Me Not, stitched by Martha, designed by Just Nan
I had hoped to have this finished but it turned out to be a crazy busy month. In fact I wasn’t even able to iron this as I need to buy a new iron. My iron decided to announce it’s retirement by sticking to a fresh piece of linen I was cutting. Thanks goodness it didn’t happen when ironing a stitched piece.
Anyways Just Nan “Dream Garden” stitched on 32 count Rue Green, which on this cloudy day looks very grey but it is in fact a dusty blue (used in the model). I have subbed out the #8 perle cotton 927 called for with #8 perle cotton 503 for the leaf band and the eyelets. This due to me having that color in the stash and not the blue. I have also completed the hearts in Silk Mori 1105 and 1092. I used this thread in Peacock Majesty and thought the leftovers would match well in this and they do. I plan to stitch the rose band in these threads as well.
I look forward to completing this in the next few weeks.
Dream Garden, stitched by Pamela, designed by Just Nan
This is “Hop!” from her 2008 Over the Top tin series. It’s really quite cute and was fun to do – I have the pieces for the 4th and 5th tins done, so will send them to you for the April show and tell!
Over the Top tin “Hop”, stitched by Tedra, designed by Just Nan
Over the Top tin “Hop” scissor fob accessory, stitched by Tedra, designed by Just Nan
Over the Top tin “Hop” tin and scissor fob accessory, stitched by Tedra, designed by Just Nan
A beautiful selection of stitching this month, thanks to everyone who has submitted.
Please don’t forget to check back on this post over the next several days and check the comments section. Members who will be posting on their blogs will be sharing their work in the comments section.
Note: As this was posted a day late, and I am going in for surgery on Monday 31st, the drawing of the winner will be a few days later than normal. Sorry!
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