Sunday, November 01, 2009

PL Progress and a New Start!

Paradise Lost as of 10/31/09

Paradise Lost

I got the funky red and green bird stitched along with some leaves and pears on the middle tree.  Oh, and the teeny, tiny bird on the leaf.  It's over one.  I was going to do a full stitch, but it wasn't looking right, so I decided to just do a half stitch.  

For my birthday, which is today, I decided to start "Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow."  I'm loving it already and I only have three sides of a border stitched.  I'm using NPI silks and 40 ct. Vintage Examplar. 

 Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow start

I also got a little bit of stash in the mail yesterday for my birthday.  I got some 40 ct. Days Gone By and "Not Forgotten Sampler" by Chessie and Me.  The chart calls for Gentle Arts Simply Wool on 32 ct., but I thought I would just go with regular Sampler Threads on 40 ct.

Not Forgetten Sampler

Well, after I do a little laundry, I plan to stitch the day away! Write later!

54 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Nicole! I hope that you have a wonderful and relaxing day.


    Amy Varnell-Miller

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  2. Enjoy your birthday, Nicole! I love how your PL is looking -- those peacocks are great! :D I also love seeing your CaHRH with threads and your new stash that you got yesterday. I have that chart waiting for me at my LNS (I hope it's there by now!). I like your idea of just using regular Sampler Threads for it -- I may do that too.

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  3. Happy Birthday Nicole!!! Love your progress and those peacocks are so fun!!! I love the funky colors on the birds. If you have a moment please check out my blog, you will be glad you did. Have a fun day and happy stitching!

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  4. I just love that center tree in Paradise Lost! It's looking gorgeous.

    Happy Birthday, Nicole! Hope you have a wonderfully relaxing day with the boys.

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  5. Happy Birthday Nicole!
    Love the parrot on PL, so cute!
    Enjoy the rest of your day :-)

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  6. Happy Birthday! PL is making me want to run out and purchase one!! I can't begin to imagine how I'll feel when you share your progress on CaHRH!!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Nicole!

    Your PL is looking ever so lovely!

    Enjoy your special day!

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  8. Paradise Lost is looking fantastic. I can't wait to start mine but I'm trying to finish Joyeous Noelle first. Your other starts and stash look great too.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Nicole! I hope you get the best birthday stitcher's butt ever!

    I hadn't seen the new chart! Very nice! And of course, PL is looking lovely--the tiny bird is so cute.

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  10. Happy Birthday Nicole! Enjoy your day.

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  11. Happy Birthday. PL is looking great and look forward to seeing your porgress on CaHRH.

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  12. Happy Birthday ! Your stitching looks great.

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  13. Have a wonderful Birthday, Nicole! You have some nice birthday stash there! And PL is looking wonderful!

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  14. Happy, happy birthday, Nicole!!
    Love your new birthday stash. That is a beautiful sampler. Days Gone By is one of my favorite fabrics. :) PL looks wonderful!! I have all the apples/pears on my tree, but I haven't even started the leaves yet. Christmas @HRH is beckoning me too, but I still need to order some more silks. I can't wait to see more of your progress. Stitching the day away sounds like a perfect way to spend your birthday. Have a fun day!

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  15. Happy Birthday Nicole. Hope that you get a good case of stitch butt today. PL looks wonderful and I love seeing your new stash!!

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  16. Happy Birthday, Nicole! My birthday is also within the next 2 weeks--Hooray for Autumn birthdays!

    PL is working up really nicely, and I think I new start is a great way to celebrate your day.

    Nice score on the birthday stash--your regular GAST colorway looks fantastic in that floss toss.

    Also, I'm finally blogging about my progress on BtSS! :D

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  17. happy birthday, nicole! have a wonderful day :-) your pl looks so pretty. love all the colors and your beautiful stitching! looking forward to seeing your c@hrh too - i won't be able to start mine until new year, i think.

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  18. Happy birthday!

    WONDERFUL stitching, as always!

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  19. Happy Birthday! Love your Paradise Lost.

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  20. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
    Your PL akways make me go WOW everytime I see it!!! So pretty!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday Nicole...may all your birthday wishes come true! Love the progress on your PL and nice to see that you've made a start on CaHRH.

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  22. Happy birthday Nicole!!!
    Have a grat day.

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  23. Happy birthday, Nicole!! I hope you have a fabulous year full of health, happiness, and a ton of happy dances. :D

    Your PL is coming along so nicely!! Love your CaHRH start, too--good for you for giving in to temptation. Great new stash, too!

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  24. Nicole, Great Progress !!! I just love all the charts you are stitching !!!

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  25. Happy Birthday Nicole! I hope your day was full of wonderful times with your family!

    PL is beautiful! I just love the colors of this A&E. And a new start - what a great gift to yourself.

    New stash - what fun and what great fabric.

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  26. Happy Birthday Nicole, and happy All Saints Day! Your PL is looking fabulous-I just added that chart to my stash. I love Chessie and Me, some of her designs are so sweet and perfect.I think you will really enjoy that chart and I can't wait to see your progress.~Annie

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  27. Happy Birthday Nicole!

    I love the PL piece, it looks wonderful!

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  28. Happy Birthday!!! Great stitching, as always, by the way!
    Hope you had a great day!
    Marion

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  29. Happy birthday! You know how much I love Paradise Lost and I can't wait to see your CaHRH progress. Great stash too.

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  30. love your progress!~ Love your start...mine is still sitting in the basket waiting on orrnaments to be done first...And, Happy Birthday!~ dont you love fall birthdays??? Mine was in Oct. Have a great week!~ Faye

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  31. Happy Birthday Nicole! I hope you enjoyed your special day. Your PL looks fabulous. Love your new stash and your start on CaHRH.

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  32. Happy Birthday!!!!

    Your WIPS are looking GREAT!
    Hope you had some fun on your birthday! The floss colors are beautiful. I love floss!

    Jennifer
    Feathers in the Nest

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  33. Happy birthday to you, Nicole!! Glad you worked in some new stitching and stash to celebrate the big day!! May you have many happy returns of the day!!

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  34. You do such lovely work. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday.

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  35. WOW! PL looks AMAZING, Nicole!

    Happy Birthday, YOU! I hope it was enjoyable.

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  36. I hope it was a perfect birthday for you. Sending lots of hugs and good wishes for you. PL is looking so gorgeous and so happy for you that you started CaHRH.

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  37. Hope that you had a wonderful and Blessed birthday. Love your PL progress, it is just so bright and vibrant looking! Love the new start too!

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  38. Happy birthday - your PL is looking great!

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  39. Happy birthday, Nicole! I hope you got to enjoy the day stitching.

    Thanks for letting me know you got Jenny Bean. It's terrific, isn't it?

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  40. I hope you had a wonderful day! Lovely photos - they are always nice on your blog!

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  41. Happy Birthday! Wonderful stitching you're doing!

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  42. Happy Birthday, girl! Love PL, and can't wait to see more on CaHRH. I love that Notforgotten Sampler. I need to get that one!

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  43. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Great stitching. :)

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  44. Loving your progress on Paridise Lost. It looks great.

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  45. Happy birthday! Mine is just eight days from yours. It's good to be November girls.

    You have plenty of stitching going on. I'd love to be stitching the day away.

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  46. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Ni-co-ole!
    Happy Birthday to you!

    (I can never seem to sing that in the proper key.)

    Happy Birthday!

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  47. Happy Birthday, Nicole. Your PL is looking fantastic!! I am envious that you have and started CHRH! I'm trying to get more of Village done before breaking down completely. lol.

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  48. Lovely work and happy birthday! I noticed in a previous post that you have dyed cross stitch fabric with rit dye- did you ever post how you did it? I am interested in trying it. If you'd like to email me feel free- angelrose1108@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  49. Happy belated birthday, Nicole! I never remember when your birthday is (or anybody's, if that's any consolation) until mine has come and gone and I think, 'hang on, wasn't Nicole's on November 1st?' Anyway, you got some lovely stash and your new start is of course beautiful. Will you be finishing it this year? I think you could!

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  50. I cannot wait to see your progress on that Not Forgotten sampler.. I'm so curious about that one, and your pictures are so detailed that I know I'll get a clear picture of it as you go along! How exciting! Now hurry and get started! ;)

    Paulette

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