Friday, April 07, 2017

Episode 26


FOs 
Cross Stitch Nation by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Wren by Picture this Plus, various hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 




WIPs
Heart & Hand by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Vintage Bluegrass by Lakeside Linens, various hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 

Isabella Fox by GigiR - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens, various hand-dyed silk threads (1 over 2). 




Coffee Quaker by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Vintage Fawn, various hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2). 

ABC Samplers by Little House Needleworks - 36 ct. hand-dyed linen by Zweigart, Classic Colorworks threads (Shepherd's Bush conversion - 1 over 2). 

Stash
ABC Samplers by Little House Needleworks - Thread, Fabric and Patterns from Shepherd's Bush



Three With Thy Needle & Thread Patterns - Essamplaire Petites Collection II, Heart & Hand and Tulip Festival from 123 Stitch

The Scarlett House - Martha Pudsey 1835 and Smith Sampler and a few silks that I needed from Needlecraft Corner




14 comments:

  1. I love watching your podcast, Nicole. You have so many neat projects to show. Now I want the Smith sampler! I have been able to resist until I saw the silk colors just now. So thanks for enabling:) Have a great weekend! Angie

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    1. Thank you Angie! Yeah, the silks are pretty hard to resist!!

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  2. Hi Nicole. I too love watching your podcasts. I get tempted and purchase some of the designs you show. The latest which came a few days ago `Cross Stitch Nation`. So looking forward to stitching this one. You mention `Copy Quaker SAL. What is the pattern and how would I join this? Happy Stitching.

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    1. Hi Clare, the pattern is actually Coffee Quaker by Heartstring Samplery. Here's a link to the Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/393407311021250/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf

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  3. (Changed my display name) I miss kitting with silks, time for a splurge! I too am fussy about fabrics, we have to stare at it so we may as well love it!

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  4. Nicole, you are so fabulous and I love your videos!!! I think you should frame both of those beautiful finishes! Love them both!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I ended up taking both to frame! Can't wait to get them back. :)

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  5. Love these new projects of yours and can't wait to see your progress! The colors are to die for!
    Can't believe you got that much stitching done on your Sparrow Sampler and then restarted, twice! But you have to enjoy the journey!
    Stitch Nation is just too cute!

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    1. Thanks Andrea!! I know, crazy right? LOL!

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  6. Hi Nicole! I am still smiling from your last podcast (LOL). I was going through the same thing (maybe because it is spring)...I must have tested every fabric in my linen drawer to find something suitable for a Scarlet Letter design but kept changing my mind. It was so frustrating that I pulled out my knitting needles to take a short break from cross stitch. Plus I was waiting on an order of Vintage Country Mocha and didn't want to be idle. I am only an "advanced beginner" knitter, not into socks or lace yet. I also follow Margaret's blog Days of a Sampler Lover, who also knits some fabulous sweaters. So I decided to keep my crochet and knitting projects out and include them in my rotation; especially when choosing the right fabric is causing me fits. Maybe one day I will get to socks and sweaters!

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  7. Great podcast Nicole! I don't watch many due to time but I just love your projects! I also bought the Smith Sampler and am waiting for a rainy day to treat myself to the silks. I still can't believe you started the Sparrow Sampler 2x! But if you're spending so much time and energy on it, you have to be happy with it. Love your Cross Stitch Nation finish. How fun!

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  8. I was inspired by your video showing the"All creatures great and small" and purchased the chart along with the 40 ct linen vintage mocha. I notice that when you start your pieces you begin on the outside instead of center. How do you calculate where to begin? I am afraid to do that thinking that I could end up short of fabric.

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    1. I always leave a two inch margin, so I count up two inches and over two inches.

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