Sunday, September 16, 2007

Time for a Christmas Stocking

Thank you for all your good wishes for Nick's headache. He is still complaining of a slight one so its not completely gone, but better. I had him to see my sister who is a massage therapist and while that helped, it didn't take his headache away. So he finally relented and saw the doctor and she gave him some anti inflammatories and that seemed to work some magic finally. Let's keep our fingers crossed that going back to school tomorrow doesn't make it worse!

I finished another RR yesterday, this time my Eastenders' Neighbourhood, that makes 2 RR finishes in 2 weeks. I won't post a picture yet until I pass it off next week at our get-together, but I will mention that there are alpaca in this one! I worked on Marg's and we relentlessly tease her about starting an alpaca farm when she and her hubby retire!

So to reward myself for my RR finishes, I have a new start as of last night (and also because the fabric I ordered finally came in the mail this week too :-) JBW Designs French Country ~ Stocking. I ordered the #28 count Graziano linen in the celery-white gingham combination. I hadn't tried this linen before and I really liked the green over the red. But I'm just using DMC and not the GAST thread.



Carol let me know she received my blocks for the Fair and Square exchange. I had fun stitching this square for her. It was a design from Sweetheart Tree from the June issue of The Gift of Stitching and fit perfectly in the 50x50 square limit. Sign-ups are being taken for Round #3 of the exchange. The link is in my side bar on the right hand side of my blog for more info. Please join us!!

19 comments:

Margaret said...

You have been doing so much lovely stitching and been involved in great exchanges Wendy. Gorgeous stitching both given and received.
What a wonderful addition to the NRR. Sorry you had to do so much frogging but it turned out lovely.
Glad to hear others get panicky with deadlines too.
Have fun stitching your Christmas stocking.

Vonna said...

I love your new start and I really LOVED your sqaures :)
Great job Wendy!!!

Christine said...

I haven't seen the stocking before and it's lovely! You've made a great start.

Barbara said...

Woohoo! Great stitching!!

Barbara said...

Love the stocking, very nice green! And the squares...super!

Kathy A. said...

Your squares for Carol are beautiful. I love that gingham fabric and the stocking you picked is lovely.

Munners said...

Snap on the stocking :) Yours looks lovely, I really like the colours you've gone for. I'm really looking forward to my first Fair & Square exchange!

Mindi said...

Your squares were gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to round 3, but haven't even thought about what I'll do.

Love the start on the stocking, its such a sweet design.

Michelle said...

I LOVE the stocking - beautiful new start. The celery graziano is beautiful, that would have been my choice too. I love the squares you stitched for Carol too - so delicate!

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

I'm glad to hear that Nick is feeling better.

I love the squares that you did. They are so pretty. Your stocking is going to look splendid on that grazziano linen.

Annemarie said...

I'm so glad Nick is doing a little better. But how big are the chances of school making his headaches disappear?
I simply love your new start. That stocking is gorgeous, and so is the fabric you're using. The squares are sweet too!

Karen said...

September rolls around and all I think about is Christmas. I really wanted to do a stocking this year, but I know I just won't have the time. The JBW pattern was one of my favourites! I look forward to seeing you work through this piece.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful stocking! I hadn't seen this particular pattern yet. I just love the colour. Your squares for Carol turned out lovely too!

jane said...

That stocking is gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it! Can't wait to see it as you work on it!

Lauren said...

Oh, lovely! I like the stocking a lot!

Cheryl said...

Ooh i love this stocking and the fabric you are using!
Lovely squares for Carol

stitcherw said...

What a lovely square, and your stocking is going to look wonderful. What a fun and unusual fabric to be stitching it on. I hadn't seen it in green, but have seen the pink one used for a flower pattern (I think carnations). Glad to hear Nick's headache is a little better. Hope it is gone soon.
Sue

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

You have been doing some fantastic stitching lately. I love the start on the green stocking!

tkdchick said...

Wendy, that stocking is going to be fantastic!

You stitched a beautiful square for Carol!