Friday, June 06, 2008

New month, new look, new projects

June already, it seems this year is going very quickly. Anyway for the new month, I decided on a new look for my blog. I found a few different layouts I liked so there might be a few different layouts during the rest of the year.

There has been a lot of Little house needlework designs being stitched around stitching blogland lately so inspired by that, I've finished up one that I started earlier in the year.

LHN Pumpkins

Pumpkins stitched on 32ct lambswool linen. I plan to finish it into a pinkeep.

I've also stitched and finished a little kit given to me by Simone as part of the Here's to ewe SBEBB exchange. Its a dutch kit which came with all the bits to finish it as well but all the instructions were in Dutch too so I guessed when doing the finishing. I used the kit picture as a guideline.

Kaart Schaapje

I also managed to finish the first sock of another pair of monkey socks. They are knitted in Shelridge farm soft touch ultra like one of my previous pairs. It is so very soft but without being too fluffy and the stitches are very well defined in it.

Multicoloured monkey sock 1 finished


This weekend, I'm off on my travels. Myself and 15 other stitchers are headed for a weekend away in some farm cottages. There will be lots of stitching, knitting, eating and drinking plus some shopping hopefully and a dyeing class by Kate of Sparklies fabric. We had a similar retreat last year which was lots of fun so I'm really looking forward to it. Hopefully when I return on Monday, I will have lots of lovely stitchy progress to share.

15 comments:

Concetta said...

I love the LHN Pumpkins! Have a great weekend!

Simone said...

You did a great job, with finishing the little sheep-kit!

karenv said...

Lovely finishes Paula.

pictish said...

Love the new look it's gorgeous!!!

Dani said...

Have a wonderful stitching weekend!

Daffycat said...

Cute LHN stitching! I love the little sheep bag; you did a great job with unreadable instructions!

Have a great time on your stitchy weekend!

Bliss said...

Enjoy the weekend of stitching. Also, I love the socks! I bought a leaflet to teach myself how to knit socks whilst I was on vacation. Once life settles back to routine, I will start knitting.

Twana said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Have fun!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your Pumpkins come out great. Congrats on the finish. Enjoy your stitching retreat, CJ

Deanne J said...

Love the new look. Have fun on your retreat and great finishes.

Cyndi said...

Love the socks! I'm doing the LHN fruits one-over-one, but I like how they look over two,also! Have fun on your retreat - I'm envious.

Scully said...

You have some great finishes there Paula. I am always amazed at how quick you manage to knit up a pair (or two or three!) of socks.

Susan said...

Have fun at your stitching retreat! It really sounds like a lot of fun!

Your new blog template looks lovely, and of course, I love your LHN finish!

Teejay said...

What a cute bag!

Juanita said...

Those LHN's are great, and I especially like the pumpkin one. Nice job! You're bag turned out great, too. And the socks, as always, are terrific. Almost makes me want to try knitting a pair myself. Almost. LOL I can knit a flat piece just fine, but I'm not sure my skills are up to the challenge of socks.