Saturday, 16 January 2010

First Finish of the Year

I have somewhat amazed myself and already completed my first piece of stitching for the year. Even more surprising it was less than one week from start to finish, an absolute record for me. Don't get too excited as I doubt things will carry on like this.



LHN January Sampler
28 ct Cashel Linen 'Vintage' Country Mocha
Threads: Crescent Colour
Backing Fabric: Frosted Snowflakes

As one of my Christmas presents my parents have signed me up for the auto-shipment of the LHN and Crescent Colours Sampler Monthlies and this is the first one, January, which I have finished as a pinkeep. I have backed it with a fabric called Frosted Snowflakes, which you can see in the picture below. I also had my first go at making a bow as instructed by the Twisted Stitcher and I'm pleased with how it worked out.


I plan on keeping this one and all of the others for myself and hope to find a small easel to display them on, changing them as the month changes.

It was a lovely stitch and I know I must have stitched it quite fast as even Husband commented on how fast it was coming along. If the rest are this delightful to stitch I am really going to enjoy doing these. Now I shall try to be good and not start on February until it is February.

15 comments:

Deb said...

Woo Hoo on the finish Angela! It's so sweet and the fact that you have it finished too means you can enjoy it for the rest of the month. I like your idea of putting each month out during the year! Congratulations on your first finish for 2010!

Shay said...

Yea on your first 1st finish of '10!! I love when a project just flows and it is done so quickly!! Cant wait to see February!

Sally said...

Oooh that is lovely Angela. Love how you've finished it

BeckySC said...

Great job, Angela :) Congratulations :)

Irene said...

WOW that is one great finish ! Love the backing fabric.

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish - I haven't seen these but yours is lovely.

Angela said...

Congrats on the finish, it's just beautiful!

Yoyo said...

Oh this one is delightful...and you can bet if they're from LHN they will all be just as delightful...quick go get that easel. Congratulations on a beautiful first of 2010 finish.

Brigitte said...

Wow, Angela, you seem to be on the roll. And already finished as a pinkeep. Congratulations. What a nice gift from your parents to dign you up for these lovelies.

BilboWaggins said...

That is gorgeous, what a lovely present. Look forward to seeing all the others.

Karan said...

WTG on your first 2010 HD - very pretty. I shall look forward to seeing the rest of these through the year. :0)

Elisa said...

A lovely finish Angela...

Karen said...

Kudos on such a great finish with great finishing!

Lisa said...

a lovely finish Angela, and I like how you finished it, i'm still learning in that dept.
Look forward to seeing february's piece

Conny said...

Congrats on the finish, Angela. Your pinkeep looks lovely. I'm a little bit jealous because I have to wait until the end of the month before my LHN charts arrive.