|Heart In Hand - Little Angel In The Clouds|
|Country Cottage Needleworks - Visions Of Sugar Plums|
I decided this year I have to absolutely finish my Bent Creek Red Thread piece. I have eight of the blocks completed and only four and the border to go. I suppose this block is my first finish for 2011. When I purchased my fabric for this, there was a slight miscalculation in the fabric I required. I have a massive fabric border on the top and bottom. As I have stitched in the middle of the piece and the extra fabric is too narrow to stitch anything on, I have decided to use it to make the piece into one very long pillow and the extra fabric can be the backing of the pillow.
|Bent Creek - Ocean Voyage|
|Bent Creek - Red Thread Series|
I have picked up Hannah Lancaster again after neglecting her for many months. I spent quite a few nights on her and added the top border, the lion, pine tree and flower basket. I really love stitching on her.
|The Porcupine Collection - Hannah Lancaster|
Next is a small pincushion kit from The Scarlet Letter and stitched over one using silks. There many not look like a lot of progress, but this many, many nights work.
|The Scarlet Letter - c.1800 Gift Pincushion|
I pulled out my second piece of hardanger that I have been working on. It's a kit I purchased from The Gift Of Stitching Magazine and follows a series of classes in the magazine. At the moment I am working on the bars and dove's eyes around the outside.
|Meg Shinall - Beginner's Hardanger Course - HC202|
I just couldn't resist starting the third of the Blackbird Designs mystery sampler series. I found that once I had started I just couldn't put it down. So here is my progress so far.
|Blackbird Designs - Mystery Sampler #3|
|Linda Björk Eiríksdóttir - Icelandic Biscornu|
|Casey Buonaugurio - Frog Biscornu|
Finally I picked up Margaret Pence by The Goode Huswife again. I had completed the fig tree until I discovered I had miscounted with one leaf and a bird, so I frogged it out, but had not had time to stitch it again.
|The Goode Huswife - Margaret Pence|