Tuesday, 24 February 2015

More starts

I've signed up for two exchanges and I joined the Blackbird Designs (BBD) SAL over at Needlecraft Haven.

On Sunday, I started on 'Joyeux Noel' from BBD. I will need to change one of my threads as it blends into the fabric too much. You might have spotted the holly sprig under the word 'Noel'; that thread will need to be changed. At the moment I'm undecided between a more beige cream or an off-white. I will try both and see which I prefer, if either.
Joyeux Noel - Blackbird Designs
stitched on 28ct Cashel Platinum

I've started stitching on an Easter exchange, also at Needlecraft Haven and though I'm unable to show it just yet, here is the colour selection I am working from. I am really pleased with this colour combination.
Thread selection for Needlecraft Haven Easter exchange

My second exchange is over at Friendly Stitchers and it is for Stitcher's Day. I haven't decided what I will do yet but I have an idea of which colours I will be using as my partner has expressed a preference for pinks and greens with maybe a touch of blue.

So I will definitely be busy over the next few weeks. I haven't forgotten about my 'Alpine Seasons Garden', I am just having a short rest from working on it. I thought of setting up a rotation cycle for working on all these projects but I know it wouldn't suit me. Even though, it would probably help me to be more efficient, I prefer to work on something until time constraints say 'hey, it's time you moved on to something else'.


  1. I see what you mean with that white color on your BBD.
    I love the colors you are going to use for the easter exchange !

  2. Lovely spring colors in your new Easter exchange piece, Mary! I've picked up some pastels lately, too--just needed something bright in this snow-covered world of mine :)

    Your BBD piece is looking great and I'm sure you'll be able to find a white that stands out more...

  3. Lovely colour choices for the exchange piece, Mary. Until I know my mail service is fully operational I've had to sit back from all exchanges :(

  4. Nice spring colours for the exchange Mary. You are going to have some lovely things arrive in the post in the next few weeks.

  5. Ohhh, the colours you are using on your spring stitching are wonderful. They make you feel spring. And yes, you definitely need a different colour for the holly sprig.

  6. Great start Mary and I love the colours for the spring exchange

  7. You have chosen some lovely spring time colours for the exchange..and I read that you want to finish your Chatelaine design this year..mine has been pushed right down the bottom of my wips and I think it might become a UFO!!
    Happy days

  8. Love those colours and thanks for the enabling, lol, have joined in on NH with Anniversaries! Not really enabling as I had begun it again but a second place for encouragement can't be bad, can it?
    I am hopeless at rotation, admire people who do but prefer the flow method!

  9. Lovely start Mary. I think I may join later in the year as I have anniversaries of the heart to finish.

  10. I predict pretty things in your future.... and the futures of some lucky folks! :)

  11. I predict pretty things in your future.... and the futures of some lucky folks! :)


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