Thursday, December 09, 2010

Holly and Ivy Sampler Finished!

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Shepherd's Bush "Holly and Ivy Sampler" Kit
Fabric: Changed to 32 ct. Vintage Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens
Threads: Various silk threads - as kitted (1 over 2)
Started: 12/4/10 - Finished: 12/8/10


After I finished Holly and Ivy I started another Shepherd's Bush Christmas design...

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Shepherd's Bush "The Stockings"

This is sold as a kit, but I only have the chart (bought on eBay). I had most of the threads, except for a couple, which I just substituted for something in my stash. I have the buttons on order. Here is my progress so far...

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32 ct. Oatmeal linen by R&R, Various silk threads (1 over 2).

Not a lot of progress, but I'm loving it. I'm definitely on a Shepherd's Bush kick! :) Write soon!

36 comments:

  1. Wonderful finish! Seeing this always reminds me of the carol. I had to sing it so many seasons for school choir. Great start as well!

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  2. I love your finish. It looks great. These are some great designs.

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  3. The Holly and Ivy sampler is beautiful. And the little sheep is adorable.
    I really can imagine you have a Sheperds Bush kick: the Stockings is a great design.

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  4. SB is a great kick to be on. The designs always come out so nice. I can't believe how quickly you got Holly and Ivy done. It looks wonderful. And a great start on The Stockings too.

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  5. Beautiful finish Nicole, I love the colours in this piece.

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  6. I just finished The Stockings and have the Holly and Ivy on the qsnaps ready to start this weekend!

    Holly and Ivy looks beautiful. Your stitching is so pretty:))

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful finish and nice wip too. I love the 1x2 on 32 ct. x

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  8. Congratulations on the finish Nicole! What a beautiful sampler. I forget how much I like SB until I see one of their designs stitched and I want to start all my stashed SB projects.

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  9. Love your finish! I love sheep, so I think that's my favorite part!

    Great new start too!

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  10. Very pretty! And the stockings piece will be awesome too!

    Happy dance for you!
    Denise

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  11. I LOVE the Holly and Ivy Nicole~~ It is just beautiful...I was lucky enough to see the top part in progress last Sat....You sure did whip things up quickly! As usual, perfectly done!!

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  12. WOW...smokin' needle Nicole!! The love fihish!!

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  13. Turbo stitcher Nicole! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Gorgeous finish and great new start.

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  15. very pretty finish and off to a great new start.

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  16. It is so beautiful, Nicole! That is one of my favorite Shepherd's Bush designs. You do such perfect work. :) Love the Santa in your new start. You will finish that before Christmas, I am sure!

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  17. I love both your finish and your new start! Yummy!

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  18. Goodness Nicole....that was a quick stitch! Love your new one too.

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  19. I love how your Holly and Ivy turned out! It really is so pretty!! I like the new one you are starting as well! Beautiful stitching Nicole!! :)

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  20. wOW... that was a quick finish. The Holly and Ivy Sampler is beautiful Congrats on your finish.

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  21. You are amazing Nicole! I cannot believe how much you get accomplished. That sampler is in my stash and looks so neatly stitched! Thanks for sharing. pam from iowa

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  22. Beautiful finish Nicole!
    Great new start.

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  23. What a lovely finish! I've never stitched a Shepherds Bush design, but this one is tempting me.

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  24. Congratulations on a wonderful finish and a great start - love the SB designs, their colours are so great

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  25. Gee, you're really stitching fast at the moment! Love both these designs and enjoying seeing your pictures. Stockings is so cute!

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  26. Love the finish! That was super fast!!! And the new start is adorable.

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  27. I love your Holly & Ivy - somehow I had forgotten about this one. Must get it! And your new start - very cute!

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  28. What a gorgeous finish, well done, you sure stitched it up quickly.
    Your new start looks lovely as well.

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  29. Beautifully done, and great new start. You certainly have a great eye for pieces I love!

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  30. The Holly and Ivy sampler is gorgeous! Beautiful finish. Love the little sheep too. :)

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  31. Beautiful finish! I have always loved this design from Shepherd's Bush!

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  32. Your stitching is perfection!

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  33. Holly & Ivy is gorgeous, congratulations

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