Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sampler Garden Needle Casket


Here's my needle casket top and bottom. I finished stitching the top last month, and I have finally stitched the bottom, which I finished last night. I charted my name, but then was unsure about stitching it, and now I'm leaning towards just
stitching my initials on it, so for the time being I'm leaving the bottom as it is, there's a while to go before we make the casket up, so I have plenty of time to decide.



And here is JN as of last Sunday night, I didn't stitch on it for long. I would have had the next band stitched, but I hadn't pulled one of the colours needed, so I put it away. I am already thinking about which JN to start after this one. I am also going to go through my JN charts, and sort some out for selling, so if you're a JN fan, watch this space.


I have finished stitching my SBEBB exchange, and need to make that up. I also need to make up my monthly challenge piece, and I've joined Becky's monthly finishing challenge too, so need to make that up too. I have a suitcase full of stitched pieces, so I'm hoping to make up some of these in the finishing challenge.

It's Easter weekend, so I have 4 days home, and although only 1 day has passed, I'm already feeling like I've been off ages. We had plans to have a garden wall built, but with the forecast for a wintery weekend I had to ring up on Wednesday night, and put on hold the delivery of bricks and building materials, and then cancel the cement mixer. Yesterday we had heavy rain in the afternoon, and high winds. Today, when I got up it was snowing, although it's not laid. I've had another busy week, and want to apologise for not visiting blogs and leaving comments. Today, I'm up to date with my blog reading (I've just caught up this morning), but I've not left any comments, and only scanned a lot of the posts, I did more 'picture looking', but you all have some wonderful things.
I'm hoping to do some finishing off this weekend, but won't promise anything, as my plans often go wrong. A couple of weeks ago, I got out a needleroll that I'd stitched last year, and I overlocked the side seems, pressed it, and then couldn't find the charms that needed to go on, and I've had a really good search, but they've vanished-very strange. I really need to do some organising. I want to sort out a finishing pile, and get all my UFO's in one place and list them, this may encourage me to finish them, as I forget what I have. Here's wishing you all....
Happy Easter

12 comments:

Vonna said...

Your needle casket is gorgeous as is your Barnabee...if you ever want to sell the Barnabee patterns, let me know!

Barbara said...

Happy Easter to you, too!!! I just love your progress on the Sampler Garden Needle Casket!

Julie said...

Love the needle casket Chris, colours are so lovely in this one. JN looks good too.
Hope you have a nice weekend, even with the rotten weather 4 days off is a bonus LOL

Sally said...

Your needle casket is gorgeous Chris. Can't wait to see this one all made up:) The JN is coming along nicely too.

Oh and yes I am still on the chart wagon. Have to be I think as I way too much stash as it is but I couldn't resist the wool needlebook and fob.Lol!

Karoline said...

Both the casket and Barnabee's Journey are looking lovely, great progress

tkdchick said...

Your casket will be so pretty! YOur JN is coming along nicely too.

Itching To Stitch said...

I love the design on the needle casket and your JN piece is progressing nicely ;)

Karan said...

Both of these are gorgeous Chris - so looking forward to seeing more!
Enjoy your break, even though it's a cold one!

Stitchingranny said...

Casket is beautiful Chris love the little bunnies.

My you are progressing at speed with Barnabee.

Andrea said...

Both of these WIPs are looking wonderful.

Michelle said...

Oh your needle casket is gorgeous - can't wait to see more. Barnabee looks beautiful too - can't wait to see what you decide to do after that one. Happy Easter!

Tessa said...

Wow - I visited for a couple of weeks and the progress on your JN is amazing - it is great to see it growing so nicely :)