Friday, 18 January 2013

Inherited Projects

I cannot thank you all enough for the warm comments and kind wishes you left on my last blog post. It made me smile so much. Thank you again for taking the time out of your day to make me happy!
We're having a snow day today in Winchester :)

Winchester is made up of hills, big and small. Although it wasn't too bad this morning, the continual snowfall has made the roads really quite bad. Uni staff can't travel in so today's lectures have been cancelled. I've been doing a bit of the work they sent through via email, but I'm sure they'll be plenty of time for stitching this afternoon ;)

I wanted to show you some of the projects I've been working on recently during my blogging break. I didn't start them, they were given to me by my sister. She came over for lunch at the beginning of December and bought a big box of cross stitching stuff with her. She said she didn't have the time for the hobby any more and would I like the stuff? Of course! Silly question :)
She donated masses of threads and some lovely fabric, but also in the boxes were a few unfinished projects. I thought I'd finish them for her and finish them into things to give back :) The first design I set to work on was this chicken print, from a copy of one of the stitching mags, not sure which one!

My sister had only done the outline of the chicken, so I had quite a bit of stitching to do. It was quite nice to stitch on simple aida again. The beady eyed amongst you might have realised this piece is not quite finished . . .

That tiny little section at the top needs filling in with a red that I don't have a match for. I will go out and buy the right colour eventually. Don't you just hate it when that happens? I've got some lovely black fabric with white spots, just like the central panel and I'm going to make it into a cushion. One day!

The other project I've pulled out was the simple ballerina hippo design. It's also from one of the cross stitching magazines. My sister counted wrong one day and instead of figuring it out, she put it down and didn't go back to it! I'm sure we've all been there ;) This is also on aida so it shouldn't be too long before I can get this finished. 

I've still got the Solo project and the huge farmhouse design on the go. Maybe this will be the year that it's finally finished? We can but try :) I have one more project to show you, but that can wait for another day :) 
I hope you're all staying safe and cosy wherever you are. We had a snowball fight earlier so now I'm warming up with a big mug of tea and blog reading :) 
Best wishes to all,


Teresa said...

Enjoy your snow day off from school. How nice of you to finish those projects for your sister.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Carol said...

Oh, snow days were always my favorites!! Enjoy, Bekca... Sounds like all of England was blanketed by the white stuff :)

What fun projects to finish up--how nice of your sister to donate all of her stash to you!

Catherine said...

Love snow days! What a fun thing to finish up those projects and give them back to your sister!

dixiesamplar said...

What a sweet sister you you were in heaven unloading all that new-to-you stash, LOL!

Love your WIPs (even if they are recycled)...that rooster/chicken is adorable.

Cath said...

Great projects . Do you know what red it is ? I could send you some thread to finish the chicken if you like .X

Lesleyanne said...

Great stitching on your sister's projects. Lovely of you to finish them for her.

Peggy Lee said...

Bekca I've had you on my mind recently hoping all is well with you. So glad you are enjoying school and you are really coming along on that stash from your sister! Enjoy that snow and please keep it there...I don't like it.
Big {{hugs}} my friend