Thursday, March 27, 2014

Smalls SAL, late IHSW and Early Just Nan Check-in

Another blog opening that rants about the weather!  We had snow again on Tuesday, not a lot, but it covered the ground and then it got windy, REALLY windy.  It was 19 degrees when I went into work on Wednesday.  Given that our average morning temperature this time of year is in the 40s, I was not happy.  Snow flurries again Wednesday morning.  They are saying it will warm up to almost normal sometime in the next few months...  I am really afraid that spring will be consumed by winter and we'll jump straight into the heat and humidity of summer.  DSon has made it known that the first person he hears complain about the heat this summer is in danger of bodily harm!

Anyway, IHSW was last weekend, so I am a bit late posting but one of the pieces that I spent a lot of the weekend on was for my Smalls SAL so I decided to wait on those two and post a little early for the Just Nan SAL.

First up is my 2014 Smalls SAL check-in.  I started Snowy Pines by Little House Needleworks late last month but it was pushed to the side for a while.  I pulled it out this weekend and finished it:

It is stitched on 30-count Northern Cross Natural linen with DMC.  The extra for this one was the Mill Hill Beads in the snowflake and the snow drift in front of the house.  Tomorrow is my AWS day off  I think I've mentioned that I work an alternative work schedule (AWS), 8 - 9 hours days, one 8-hour day and one day every other week off which is my smalls stitching day so I need to pick another one out of the stash.  I seem to be on a roll with these Little House Needleworks' ornaments and I have a lot of them ready to go, so I will most likely start another one.

For the rest of I worked on Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden and Elegant Doily

SVG was shown in my last post, but I did get a little bit more done before its rotation time was up:

Elegant Doily from Kayann's Kreations went on the frame Sunday morning after I finished Snowy Pines

Lots more eyelets stitched mostly those right there in the center section with lots more left to stitch.  I do get into a rhythm while stitching them so they don't take long but they do get a bit boring.

And for my early Just Nan SAL 2014 check-in:

I didn't finish a Just Nan this month, but I did make progress.  Here is where Strawberry Summer was:

I was able to get it to just past the half-way point:

This is stitched on 28-count Savannah Rose with DMC floss and perle cotton.  The beads are from the bead pack that was sold along with the pattern. 

All of the buttons in my post should take you to the site hosting the stitch along.  If they don't and you are interested in any of them, please let me know and I will get the link to you.


Gypsy Rose said...

I love your smalls! It so beautiful!

Von said...

So impressive!

Chris said...

Great stitching update!
I am over the weather. I am ready for mornings that are above freezing!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Pamela said...

Nice work on all of your projects!

Pull the other thread said...

That's an impressive update. Well done on so much fantastic stitchinh. I absolutely love your small finish, so sweet.

Robin said...

Congratulations on your Snowy Pines finish! You made some good progress on WIPs.

Enjoy your weekend, Susan!

Robin in Virginia

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

A triple update! Love Snowy Pines and the Just Nan piece is beautiful too.

It's so great to see so many of Nan's designs being stitch this year.

Blu said...

Snowy Pines is adorable! I'm amazed at your patience with the hardanger. I always start them with enthusiasm and then get bored of the repetitions.

Shebafudge said...

Great progress on all of your projects. :)

Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely projects. Shall your watch Strawberry Summer progress with interest as I have this chart in my stash.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Great progress on your JN sampler, and the whitework doily is very unusual and pretty, although with all those eyelets it must be a real labour of love :)

newfie princess said...

Loving all your stitching projects. The whitework is beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

Maria del Valle said...

Lovely small!! and very nice projects!!