Saturday, 27 August 2016

Finally getting settled in......

Hello! I am finally getting a bit more back to a normal routine after my house move.  It has been hard not being able to stitch, as well as being without internet some of the time during the removal.  We are almost up and running as usual..... there have been a few hiccups.... a leak in the hot water system for one but, that has been resolved now and I am looking forward to getting caught up with you all again.


My first stitches when I had time to stitch them, were to catch up with the TAST stitches published by Sharon Boggon at Pintangle over the last two weeks.  The first stitch was week 51 and was buttonholed herringbone stitch.  You can see Sharon's tutorial for this stitch here.  As herringbone stitch is one of my favourite stitches, I really enjoyed this stitch.


The second stitch I had to catch up on was week 52 which was sheaf stitch. This is a very pretty and versatile stitch which I also enjoyed working. Sharon's tutorial for it is here.


Luckily the TAST group were having a four week break over the period of time when I was moving, so I only had those two stitches to catch up.  I wish I could say the same for the Splendid Sampler..... I have quite a number of blocks to catch up with.  Maybe I will just start from the next block and catch up the missed ones at a later date!


Nice to be back and I look forward to visiting your blogs again and seeing what you have all been up to!


32 comments:

  1. Nice to have you back Christine, moving is never fun . Lovely stitching as always and I really like how you have set some inside others , looks great !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It is nice to be back stitching again! Christine x

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  2. Love your stitching! It's really hard to be so neat on a curve.

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    1. Thank you Shirlee! I am enjoying the circles! Christine x

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  3. Welcome back! I hope everything is running smoothly now... For the Splendid Sampler blocks, lots of people suggest to work on the current block and catch up with the old ones in between. I think it's a good approach! The TAST sampler is looking amazing, btw. Regards, Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! I think I will just start from the next block and see how things go from there! Have a good weekend! Christine x

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  4. Nice to see you back. Moving is such a HUGE chore! Always love seeing your pretty stitches.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! Nice to have the move behind me! Have a nice weekend! Christine x

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  5. Nice to see you back! I hope you enjoy your new sewing room! Your first catch up stitches are lovely xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I'm looking forward to putting the sewing room to good use! Have a nice weekend! Chrissie x

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  6. Great to see you back and to hear your move went well and things are settling down. Your new stitching is just beautiful!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! I am glad to have the move behind me... now to get back to all my projects! Enjoy your weekend too! Christine x

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  7. I'm with you on The Splendid Sampler! I keep thinking that I will catch up at the 50, oops no, 60 block point - but those embroidered blocks keep getting in the way! But it's a fun journey that I will miss next year!

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I will just pick up from the next block and see how it goes from there! Have a nice weekend! Christine x

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  8. Wishing you happiness in your new home Christine and lots of stitching moments. πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

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    1. Thank you Amanda! Can't wait to get properly stitching again! Christine x

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  9. Glad you're back Christine. Your stitching looks lovely.

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    1. Thank you Christine! It is good to be back stitching again! Christine x

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  10. So glad to hear the move went relatively smoothly. There always seems to be a hiccup or two with any move, no matter what. Glad you're back to the land of bloggers!!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am pleased to be back and glad to have the move out of the way! Christine x

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  11. I hope you will show us a bit of your new house ..... or really your sewing set up when you are ready
    Colleen

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    1. Thank you Colleen! It is nearly straight... I'll post some photos when it is! Christine x

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  12. Yah you are back into blogging..... glad the move went well for you. We are still away starting the cruise now.

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    1. Thanks Dawn! I hope you are still enjoying yourselves! Christine x

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  13. Wishing you luck n laughter in your new home :)

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I think we will be very happy here! Christine x

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  14. YAY! Nice to have you back. We so enjoy your posts. Glad you are settling in your new home alright.

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    1. Thank you so much! It is nice to start feeling more settled again! Christine x

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  15. Wishing you health, happiness and lots of fun stitching in your new home. Your stitches look beautiful. As for the Splendid Sampler, I think I may still be going into next year!

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    1. Thank you Brenda! The Splendid Sampler is certainly a big project! Christine x

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  16. Glad to see you back, and stitching again, Christine! I love the Splendid Sampler but I just can't keep up, and I know I will still be stitching my blocks next year! I thoroughly enjoy seeing your stitches for TAST .... so much inspiration!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! There hasn't been a lot of time but I am slowly getting back in the swing! Christine x

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