Wednesday, 10 August 2016

WIP Update and a Little Destash!

After Cinders I was craving my hand dyed threads and 36ct/40ct linens so I picked up Home of a Needleworker which had been neglected pretty much since March!  I am happy to report that it was finished last week and I really should get a frame for it and finish it properly!!!

Home of a Needleworker Too Complete!
Stitched on 36ct linen with my choice of Nina's lovelies!
Home of a Needleworker Closeup
I've now moved on to Stephanie, who I made a tiny start on back in May, here is a scruffy progress pic of her as I was too lazy to tart her up for the photo lol:

Stéphanie Desmidt 1844 WIP 1
Stephanie Desmidt 1844 by Reflets de Soie on 40ct linen with DMC
The thread colours remind me of cream, caramel and chocolate which is a bit of a shame considering I can't actually eat any of that stuff!  I'm going to stick with her for as long as I can and then pick up my other sampler for Justine's Solo September.  I would like to finish my 3 current WIPs and the 4 new starts I have planned for the remainder of the year in 2016.  I already have my projects for 2017 pretty much planned out including some projects from this book which I am very excited about!
You may have noticed that there is a new tab at the top of the page - I have had a bit of a destash, nothing too drastic though!  I'm running out of room and need to find new homes for a few things.  There are some charts, fabric and threads for sale if you wanted to have a gander and you know where to find me if you would like to make a purchase.
Happy Stitching!


  1. The colors on Stephanie are yummy. Took a look at your destash and you have some gorgeous threads. Unfortunately I'm not one to buy thread if I don't need it, otherwise I would have bought a whole bunch ;)

  2. Love your finish of Home and I'm glad it will be going up in your house, it should be shown off. Nice work on the sampler as well and interesting plans for 2017. I'm wondering if 2017 will be the year of the BAP for me. :)

  3. Home of a Needleworker looks so pretty and delicate on that count.
    Stephanie is a lovely sampler too.
    I have emailed regarding some stash!

  4. Beautiful finish. I have not picked mine up in a while so I am inspired to get going and get it finished. Thanks for sharing your finish.

  5. Every time I see this piece, I wonder why I haven't stitched mine yet! It looks fabulous with Nina's threads, Amanda!

  6. Congrats on the finish! Stephanie is absolutely gorgeous. Loving the colors! :D

  7. I love that design!!! I think I am a bit late for a chance to buy your chart though! :)

  8. Lovely progress congrats on the finish!

  9. Beautiful stitching. Congratulations on the finish.

  10. Beautiful stitching. I can't believe you are planning 2017 stitching already. Cinderella in your last post is absolutely gorgeous.

  11. Gorgeous! Love the colours :o)
    Hugs xx

  12. Home of a Needleworker is a wonderful finish and has such lovely colours all over. Just as the colours on Stephanie. It's only three of them but they look gorgeous together.
    I'm curious to see what you will stitch for Solo September.

  13. I love your gorgeous finish! Stephanie is yummy too. Stitching and chocolate do not go well together!
    Glad to hear you're joining me for Solo September - sign-ups open soon I promise!


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