Thursday, 3 November 2011

country companions progress

This is my progress of my country companions birth sampler piece I am stitching for my nephew. I started it three weeks ago and I can't believe how much I've completed already. I've been stitching alot of a night, and at the same time watching a new tv series my Mum gave me called 'downton abbey' which I've really been enjoying. This is how much I've done.

It's coming along really nicely, and it's an easy stitch. I also made a trip down to spotlight (our local crafty superstore) the day after I got the kit in the mail and challenged myself by buying 32 count belfast linen to stitch it on instead of using the 16 count aida which was in the kit. I was a little apprehensive because I'd never stitched on linen before, only evenweave and I knew it was going to be a little harder than evenweave with all the uneven slubs. But as soon as I started stitching on it, I loved it. It feels just like I am stitching on evenweave, you just can't pull the fabric as tight. It's more delicate, I love the old vintage look linen has.
If I keep up with the progress I am making, I might have it done before Christmas! I am sure I will have it done before then. Then I can start on Adrian's wedding anniversary present with the yummy threads. :-)

I am also hosting the next stitchy meet at my house, I think the last time I did that I was heavily pregnant, and it was in December last year. I am looking forward to it. It is going to be Saturday the 12th of Nov, hopefully Tabitha allows me some stitching time. :-)

Until next time,
happy stitching xx


  1. I'm so glad to see you post again, Belinda! And I'm so happy to hear you have time to stitch again after gave birth to Tabitha. :) Beautiful stitching on your first linen! I heart linen since I first try on linen. I hope you can finish this beautiful piece before Christmas day. I wish you have a wonderful November!

  2. You have made great progress on this piece. I LOVE Downton Abbey! Hope you have a great stitchy time with your friends.

  3. Great progress!! :D Loving it, it's so cute. I'll have to note down Downton Abbey. Love those BBC shows. :)

  4. I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.

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  5. 32ct belfast linen, sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it! lol
    It was an absolute nightmare to stitch on, for me anyway. Glad to hear you are enjoying it.

    Nice start to the sampler. Really looking forward to seeing more.
    Hope Tabitha gives you plenty of time to stitch :)