Monday 16 March 2015

Canopy shawl

It is no secret that I love autumn and quite like winter too really!  So, even though it's still quite hot here, my thoughts have been turning to my autumn/winter wardrobe.  I fell in love with the Canopy shawl pattern by Mandarine's and it was a quick knit, taking over just two weeks.  I used Alpaca yarn bought from Holland Road Yarn Company and it is so soft with a little bit of fuzz to it.
So there's the first addition to my autumn/winter wardrobe!  I am beyond words with how much I love this pattern and how I am really looking forward to wearing it when the weather cools.
Wishing you a wonderful week.  Wendy xx

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Friday 6 March 2015

Irish Sampler

My holiday cross stitch is completed and framed.

It is the Irish Sampler by Nostalgic Needle, designed by Sharon Cohen.
Stitched with DMC threads on raw linen.

I enjoyed learning some new stitches for this one, particularly the queen stitch for the large flowers under the letters.  Now to find a home for it, at the moment it's sitting on top of the piano until I decide.  I'm wondering about beside my woodland sampler in my bedroom ... what do you think?

Wishing you a beautiful weekend, Wendy xx