Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bothy Threads Cut Thru SAL Update #4 & An Ellen Chester finish

Lots to share with you this week. Today I went downtown to Queen Bee Quilt Store and the owner told me that they is going to be "Downton Abbey" fabrics. Her rep is going to keep her informed when they are released. I love that series as do many of you. I can;t wait to see what they will look like. It's been much cooler weather here in Northern California. Yesterday it rained but we still turned on the air in the car. Kind of weird weather going on. Good thing the cars did not get washed. Their clean shine would not of lasted. Here is my progress on Fairy Hill for this Monday evening SAL:

 This Tinkerbell came from Disneyland Park collected by my mom.
Not too much progress. I did get some more strips and cupcakes stitched.
 Love those cupcakes. Usually I get more stitching done but had too many interruptions. I'm very close to completing the first of 9 pages.

 32ct Flax Linen
DMC threads

I've been wanting to stitch this and now its done. I'm going to finish it as a flat fold. This design was created by Ellen Chester's  - "Flowers for my Friends". The chart so far is not for sale. This was Ellen's donation to help in the relief for children who were victims of the 2012 earthquakes in Italy. All proceeds from the sale of this chart went directly to La Lucciola, a therapy center for children. I had donated and received this design with many others in a packet from Nicola in Italy. I am a huge fan of Ellen and her designs.


 I've been getting the hang of rotation with my wips and this is my newest addition. I love this design. I plan to change the background of black (I'm thinking) to a blue or green. This kit came from England from www.yiotas-xstitch.com. Their website has tons of beautiful designs & kits that I have not seen here available in the USA. When I got the kit I really didn't know what to expect. But I loved the design so much I had to have it. In the kit it has ALL the threads pre-wounded in bobbin cards - waay classy. And the threads are all by Madeira. I've not stitched with these threads ever before nor have seen them in person. So this is a first for me.


 Look how pretty these threads arrived. I'm going to use my Crop-a-dial tool to punch a hole in the bobbin cards and add these on a floss ring.

In this kit I got the 16ct Aida fabric, needle, all the threads and of course the wonderful extra sized chart that I can easily see.  You see mom and I use to collect unicorns loong time ago. Way before they became more popular in the 90's. I love the shields in the trees too in this design. I so can't wait to start this project....and from ENGLAND:)))))) It will become part of my rotation. Do any of you have any of Yiotas's kits? There are some Christmas kits on their website I love too.You'll be seeing my progress of this very soon:)
Thank you for visiting me and hello to my new followers. Thank you for joining me.
With my Love and Appreciation - Annette

18 comments:

Maxine said...

Beautiful stitching. Wow that kit looks like a thing of beauty in itself, how nice to get a kit all set up and almost ready to go! Looking forward to seeing your progress on this one :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great WIP progress and I love the EC piece! That kit looks lovely and a huge undertaking! Don't think (who am I kidding - I KNOW) I would have the patience for those type projects. I will really enjoy watching your progress, Annette!

blue star stitcher said...

I like your idea of changing the background of the unicorn from black to blue, and what a great kit. I always hate seperating the threads that come with kits that arrive in a tangled mess.

Giovanna said...

Nice going on the Cut-thru, and very pretty finish - I'm very close to the earthquake area, so thanks for donating :-)

Margaret said...

Your Bothy piece is going so well! I'm enjoying watching it progress. Nice finish on Ellen Chester's piece. Love that unicorn too!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitching Annette!

Vickie said...

Such pretty pieces Annette. That unicorn chart-my oh my oh my! Wow! That is gonna take a while! Beautiful!

Teresa S. said...

Love that Ellen Chester piece!

Brigitte said...

Annette, what a wonderful kit you received. And there's even no floss dividing and winding on bobbins. Everything's ready for as quick start. Enjoy!
I love your Ellen Chester finish. She's also one of my favourite designers.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your finish is lovely

Fiona said...

Lovely stitching, your new kit looks great, there are lots of pretty colours in it.

Carol said...

What a pretty kit, Annette!! And I love your Ellen Chester finish--such soft and pretty colors :)

Linda said...

Fairy Hill is looking good Annette. Another one that I want to start now. lol Congrats on the cute finish.
I like the kit you got from Yiota. I have one of her kits to, but haven't started it yet.

Linda

SoCal Debbie said...

Nice progress on Fairy Hill! Such cute cupcakes. I look forward to seeing a new Tinkerbell each week. I added your pic to the SAL page.
http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/p/bothy-threads-cut-thru-sal.html

I also have a kit from Yiota's of pink birds in a nest. Thanks for the reminder! I'll get back to it soon.

Anne said...

Fabulous progress on your cut thru!! Love that Ellen Chester design, she makes such pretty charts! The unicorn kit looks great! I have a kit from Yiota as well that I still need to start!!

Beaj said...

Excellent stitching and what a wonderful kit. Looking forward to seeing your progress. :)

Jackie said...

Love your Ellen Chester finish! You're working on some lovely projects. I'd not heard about the Downton Abbey fabrics and am also very curious to see what they look like! And of course, for the next season to begin!

Karen K said...

Hi Annette

Oh Fairy Hill is looking great, Love the new kit from ENGLAND, just like me from ENGLAND HA !

Love the othe project too, it's beautiful.

K xxx
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