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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!

11 comments:

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)

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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.
florrie

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 !