Friday, 19 June 2009


I have some stitching to show you.

As promised a picture of Celtic Autumn.

I have started working on the border but now she is on the scroll frame I'm finding it very difficult to work on her. This is the first time I've combined a scroll frame with my magnifying lamp and it isn't working. I need to buy a stand to hold the frame. I've seen the one I want, in fact I nearly bought it last year, but I'll have to wait until finances allow the purchase of it. I suspect progress on her will be slow for a while, we will see.

In the mean time I've picked up St Petersburg again. I was inspired by Jacky who has recently been there.

I'm actually working on part of The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood. If you follow the link I'm currently doing the blue and green dome on the left of the church. This small bit of stitching is just one of the swirls and represents about 5 hours of stitching. There are an awful lot of sections of two or three stitches in this part.

As you can see I have a long way to go. I have finally sorted out how to handle this amount of fabric. I'm stitching using a hoop and rolling up the rest of the material and pegging it hence the state of the fabric. Whilst this will work for now eventually I'm going to have to find a better solution. Does anyone know where I can buy a massive roller frame?

I had hoped to be able to show you one of the PIFs I was working on, but I haven't heard that it has been received yet. I'm starting to get worried as it was posted on Monday by Husband, although he did send it 2nd class so maybe that explains the delay.

The new boots have been out for a test drive on a local 2 mile walk but it wasn't a great day so although the pictures are on my website I'll not put any on here. I'm hoping to fit a couple more walks in next week as we are going to the Lakes a week on Sunday for my birthday.


Michelle said...

Hi Angela,

Your new start will be so gorgeous once it's finished. Good luck with it, I'll look forward to all the progess pictures!

Stitching Kath said...

thanks so much for the lovely pin keep. its wonderful. just dashing out in the motorhome for the weekend but will upload to my blog asap.

thanks once again
love kath

Angela P said...

Your Celtic Autumn looks beautiful, I have always loved them :) Your new start sounds fantastic. All of the walks look so wonderful, they are definitely something i'd love to do :)

drea_dear said...

Satisfied, thank you, lol. Celtic Autumn is looking beautiful. And the St. Petersburg! Something else I'll have to watch!

Brigitte said...

Celtic Autumn is so beautiful. I'll start stitching the Celtic Ladies when I'll be retired (in three years).

Karan said...

CA is looking stunning & the new start is going to be another stunner when it's completed - looking forward to seeing more updates. Great walking pics too. :0)