Wednesday, 14 September 2016

More Alpine Seasons progress

Last week, I spent most of my stitching time on Alpine Seasons Garden and now I am approximately halfway around the mountains section.
I'm not sure if it is coincidence or not but since I am stitching with silk threads, I find that my hands get very dry. I don't have this problem with DMC. Has anyone else experienced this?

Alpine Seasons Garden - Chatelaine
as at 12 September 2016
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Sand linen
Threads: Recommended silk threads

I missed last Wednesday's night in Needlecraft Haven's Parlour but I managed to set aside some time for CNN's 'Silent Night' at the weekend. I finished the two smaller trees and added the snowflakes. Tonight I plan to start stitching the church.

Silent Night - Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Pearl linen
Threads: Recommended DMC, Weeks Dye Works and sampler threads


  1. Wow you made great progress on Alpine Seasons!
    I haven't used any silk thread for a while so can't comment on the question of dry hands, although i have noticed that with certain yarns when knitting my hands are dry.

    Enjoy your parlour knitting tonight x

  2. Alpine Seasons just keeps getting prettier and prettier, Mary! Hope you enjoy the rest of September :)

  3. Alpine Seasons is stunning Mary, well done.

  4. So great to see your progress on Alpine Seasons. Your needles must be really smoking, lol. This is my favorite among Chatelaine's mandalas and gardens, so I love seeing it grow here on your blog.


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