Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A quick catch up!

As you can imagine, things have been a little chaotic here with lots of sorting through things that can be thrown out, things that can be donated and things that will be coming with us on our new adventure to the new house.  However, I have been trying very hard to keep up with the ongoing projects that I am participating in and I wanted to show you what I have managed to achieve since my last post.  


Firstly, I have added two more stitches to my TAST Sampler.


Week 49: Closed Base Needle Woven Picot.  I loved working this stitch and you can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.


Week 50: Looped Cretan Stitch.  This was also a lot of fun to work and I love the extra impact it has given my sampler.  You can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.


I have also managed to continue with the blocks for the Splendid Sampler (my sewing machine is not yet packed away!) and here are the blocks I have completed since the last time.


Block 42: Designed by Jane Davidson and called 'Pencils'.


Block 43: Designed by Pat Sloan and called 'Pincushion Love'.


Block 44: Designed by Gail Pan and called 'Stitch in the Garden'.


Finally Block 45: Designed by Frances Newcombe and called 'Sewing Nut'.


I have had such a lot of fun stitching these beautiful blocks between everything else.... it has helped me to keep calm about things! 

Sorry that I don't have time to visit you all at the moment.... there just aren't enough hours in the day! I hope you have all been enjoying some creative moments and I can't wait to catch up with all that you have been doing again soon! 

33 comments:

  1. Hi Christine ,wow you have done very well ,all your blocks and stitching are gorgeous xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I hope you enjoyed your holiday!! Christine x

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    2. Hi Christine i did thankyou ,wish i was back there in the warmth xx

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  2. Hi Christine
    I like you work
    So lovely Blocks, i liike the stitch , the fabric the colour so much
    Creative regards Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! The blocks and stitches are both fun to work on! Christine x

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  3. You do such beautiful work! I LOVE the flower you made with the woven picot stitch. Your Splendid Sampler blocks are amazing. I hope your move is going well! (I will be thinking of you this afternoon as I sort through some things to donate and clear out some space. It's amazing how much 'stuff' we've managed to accumulate over the years...)

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am trying to tackle one room of 'stuff' at a time.... I think I will get through it all! Christine x

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  4. It looks incredible to me that you have been able to keep up to date with a moving going on! Your stitching sampler is growing more beautiful with every new stitch; going for a circular sampler was a wise decision. My best wishes with the moving, Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! I am really pleased with the circular sampler! Christine x

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  5. Absolutely beautiful stitching

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    1. Thank you Melody! The blocks and stitches are fun to work on! Christine x

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  6. Hello Christine
    Your projects look fantastic, love your stitching.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! Hope all is well with you! Christine x

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  7. Your work is absolutely beautiful - good luck with the move :)

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    1. Thank you Mari! That is very kind of you! Christine x

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    ich bewundere dich, dass du bei all dem chaotischem Geschehen, noch so den Überblick behalten hast. Vor allem deine wunderschönen Stickereien haben es mir wieder ganz besonders angetan!
    Liebe Grüße von einer
    Steffi
    die sich absolut nicht vorstellen möchte, mit ihren gesamten Patchwork und Handarbeits Dingen umzuziehen!

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am not looking forward to packing up all my sewing 'stuff' I will try to pack and unpack it as quickly as possible! Christine x

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  9. Love your TAST Sampler and your Splendid Sampler is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you very much Shirlee! Christine x

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  10. Great work with keeping up with the stitching and blocks Christine, love #43 and #44 gorgeous stitching.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I love keeping up with these little blocks! Christine x

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  11. Good for you to keep up with your stitching--a great distraction from the stress of moving, I'm sure! As usual, your blocks are all lovely--I love the squirrel! He is so cute! I'm at the crazy stitching stage of my floral mat, so thank you for the links--I'm going to need lots of stitching ideas--lol!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I am glad that they may come in useful to you! Christine x

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  12. Wow! You've still been able to keep up which is amazing. I too would keep my sewing machine out till last. All the blocks are so lovely - love stitch in the garden and sewing nut the best! Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you! I am trying hard to keep up and I love making the blocks! Christine x

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  13. Can't believe you've managed to do all this along with all the activities involved with moving house!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! There is a lot going on here right now but the sewing helps keep it calm! Christine x

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  14. Christine you have done so well keeping up in the midst the of moving , you are much better organized than me . Lovely work as always .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It is very busy here, so hasn't been easy! Christine x

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  15. Dear Christine I do hope your house move is going well! You have such beautiful stitching as always. I have missed quite a bit but hopefully will be keeping up again. All the very best for your new adventures! xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! Nice to hear from you! Christine x

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  16. I love all your blocks, Christine, but especially 43, and your woven picot stitch flower is wonderful! You certainly are organised getting so much stitching completed and moving!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! It is nice to be finally feeling a bit more settled again. Christine x

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