Thursday, December 29, 2011

Quick Fly By

Just a quick post today to show my progress on the Shepherd's Bush stocking. It's really coming along!
This is the first time I've used 18 count linen and perle cotton. It kind of feels like I am pulling yarn through burlap. The "x's" are huge! It's a fun stitch though. I've been jumping around a little because filling in the dress is a little tedious. I will work on it through tomorrow and then have a new start on NYE. Well, at least that's the plan!

Yesterday was one of those lazy days where you wake up early but still lounge around in bed for hours afterwards. You know, complete with tv remotes, laptop, a book and the phone nearby. When I finally felt a surge of energy, it was too late to run my errands since I had to meet up with some friends for afternoon tea, english style. It was nice to see each other, catch up and stroll around my old neighborhood of 10+ years ago. Some things really don't change that much! All the important things were still around.

I'm off to get ready for another urban adventure. I'll tell you all about it in the next post!

Until next time...

23 comments:

natalyK said...

Beautiful progress. The only benefit to 18ct is that you can practically do it in the dark.

staci said...

Your stocking is lovely! I hate the pearle cotton and 18ct...don't think I'll be doing any of those SB stockings, lol!!!

Lois said...

Nice progress Valerie. I've had plans for more years than I care to admit too of doing SB stockings for my family. Maybe one day!!! Yours is looking lovely and yes, using the 18ct and perle cotton feels very different!

Deb said...

Stitching on that fabric is always a jolt when you've worked on linen, etc. I think it's beautiful!

Margaret said...

Your SB stocking is looking so pretty! I have a hard time imagining stitching on that fabric, I have to say. lol! But it sure is worth the effort! Glad you're having fun visiting with friends and all!

Gabi said...

Your stocking looks great. Never worked on that fabric before but it sounds interesting. It sure looks worth it. Wishing you a wonderful 2012

Laura said...

Sadie's stocking is coming along nicely. One of these days I will get around to doing one of them for myself. Remember I said that about Mirabilia's letter C? Yep, still not even started. LOL!

Happy New Year Val!

Melissa said...

Your stocking is coming along really well! So pretty!

Have fun on your adventure!

Anne said...

Super cute stocking!! Love the colours! It's weird to work on a lower count for me too!! Can't wait to hear about your adventure!!

Julie said...

Beautiful progress on your SB. I was gifted a kit and am looking forward to beginning it in the new year, it will be my first SB design other than Christmas ornies.

KarenV said...

Hi Valerie, I emailed you just before Christmas but am wondering if you don't use your fcdweller/yahoo address any more? Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for the Christmas card and wish you all the best for 2012 :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

SB stockings all look great, I've never done one on large count though.

mainely stitching said...

It looks absolutely wonderful, Valerie!

Catherine said...

It's looking good, Valerie!

MoonBeam said...

Looking good. Yes, that is a little different stitching, but fun. Good luck.

Bobbi

Veronica said...

Lovely progress, Valerie. I really like the colours. Reminds me of Valentine's Day already... LOL!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Carol said...

These stockings have the prettiest colors! Looks like you're making great progress, Valerie. I can't imagine stitching on a large count fabric like that--you must be using a lot of thread!

I love lazy days like that--it's nice to spoil yourself now and then. Enjoy your urban adventure :) And best wishes for a most happy new year.

Carol R said...

Sweet little project!
Happy New Year Valerie

Christina said...

It's looking lovely Valerie. I think I may kit my stocking up in the New Year.
Looking forward to seeing your progress on Fairy Moon!

Myra said...

Looking good Valerie! Happy New Year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

But it sure is cute!!! You should be bringing your camera along for these urban adventures to show us the places you go so we can live vicariously through your blog!

Suzanne said...

Your stocking is looking great!

Pumpkin said...

I love using pearl cotton on 18 count. It's a nice change :o)