Monday, February 18, 2013


At last I've managed to join the IHSW this month.  See here for the details.
Here's what I managed to do.

1. Finished Pinapple Sampler.  I only had the last quarter to go.

Pineapple Sampler

2. Started and finished part 5 of Herz Yin Yang.  Most of my stitching was on this over the weekend.
Ready for part 6 later in the week.

Herz Yin Yang part 5

3. Finished knitting a dishcloth - Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth. I used Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn in Country Sage Ombre.   Didn't take long to finish, I had done more than half before the weekend.  An easy pattern but next time I'll use a solid colour yarn.
Yes, I've started knitting again and next I want to make a scarf.

4. A new start. Zoe's Sampler through the sticklounge group.
Designer - Le Grenier de Zoe.
I got the first part on Friday and started it Sunday afternoon, after deciding on fabric and threads.
I'm using HDF silk on 32ct Pampas Lugana by Picture This Plus.
I love working with this silk, it goes through the fabric so nicely.
I'm playing with different colours this time.

Floss toss

This shows the green fabric better.  I have to admit I added the blue this morning (Monday) - wanted to see how it looks.  I'm hoping to finish this first part in the next few days.
I think this is my new favorite project.

Zoe's Sampler

Wow, I can't believe how much I've gotten done.  Lots of happy dancing going on here!
I hope you all had a great weekend.


cucki said...

i love all your projects so much..very lovely..
big hugs x

Julie said...

Hi kate,just found your blog through Joyze.

Nice starts and finishes.You definitely had a good hermit weekend. :)

Stress Less said...

You did get a lot done! And I love the colors in your new start. They are very bright and cheerful!

Shelley said...

All your stitching looks fabulous! Love the colors in Zoe's Sampler and the fabric is awesome :)

Nicola said...

Your needles have been flying, well done on all you have achieved.

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your finish! :)

Meari said...

Lots of eye candy ;) I love the fabric you're stitching Zoe's sampler on. Congrats on your pineapple finish!