Sunday, 7 November 2010

Progress Update

I really like how I'm managing to stitch during term time at the moment.  In my last job, once I was back at work, I didn't have the time or motivation to stitch, as I was so stressed.  This time, as I'm working one-to-one with different children, I'm not stressed out, and I don't have all the marking to do! 

I've been stitching on two pieces this week:

This is Heirloom Christmas Sampler by Thea Deuck at The Victoria Sampler.  It is very detailed and has some intricate stitches, so I find that I only do a couple of rows before it goes back in the box.  (I think it's because it doesn't grow fast enough for me :o))

This is my progress on In the Arms of an Angel.  I love the range of bright colours in this, and find myself swapping from one area to another, although the bottom is almost finished now.

Have a good week, and Happy Stitching!


An itch to cross stitch.. said...

The Christmas sampler is beautiful, very detailed, especially the Christmas tree.
Arms of an angel is gorgeous, the colours are so bright and I think it gives a 3D effect. Especially the light blue thread.
Glad you are getting in some stitching time. :-)

Bekca said...

Christmas Sampler is very elegant, I can see that it requires a lot of patience! Love the progress on Angel too. Happy stitching.

Hazel said...

Lovely wips! x

Julie said...

Heirloom Christmas is always so lovely to watch grow

Karan said...

Glad the new job is suiting you so well. Two gorgeous projects there - both growing well. :0)

Atelier Caseiro said...

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Stitchaholic said...

Both pieces are looking fabulous Lynn! I can see why you only do a little bit at a time of the heirloom one - it IS very detailed, but just think how proud you'll be of it when it is done. Slow but sure wins the race :D

Sally said...

Oh wow Heirloom Christmas is absolutely stunning Lynn!

The angel is looking beautiful.

Florrie said...

Such beautiful cross-stitch work, the colours are stunning.

Justflo said...

Absolutely gorgeous stitching. Beautifully detailed work. Love the colours.

Wendy said...

love the chirstmas sampler !
but I can understand how you might want to switch to something with more color in it.
and what a switch arms of an angel is !
georgious, those colors, she´s only halfway and already looks really good !