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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
BP update and snow?

Firstly an update on Beatrix Potter SAL. As you can see I have not stitched too much more on Miss Beatrix and I am itching to get back to her but I have been bogged down slightly with my exchanges. I am mid-way stitching my last exchange and once this is finished I can get this and another into the mail.

And whilst the rest of Britain is at a stop because of the snow ... Deal has bright sunshine! We had a slight snowfall on Sunday afternoon/evening and a couple of flakes yesterday and today - nothing and no sign that it actually snowed here at all! I am beginning to think that Deal is on a different time warp to the rest of the UK.

So the only snow I can show you is a little piece of stitching I did over the weekend - a snowflake ornament for the 2009 Christmas Challenge. It's actually stitched with white DMC 12 perle on 35ct white linen although it looks cream in the photo. The stitching is finished so I now need to check out my bead stash as I want to embellish it with Swaroski crystal round beads. 

Not much else to report so...

Thanks for visiting
Take care

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  • On 3 February 2009 at 11:36, Blogger Vonna

    Such beautiful stitching you do :)
    Bea is gorgeous (love that fabric!) and your snowflake ornamenet is already wonderful it will be over the moon with the crystals!

  • On 3 February 2009 at 12:20, Blogger tintocktap

    Beatrix Potter is beautiful - I love the colour of your floss! Really love the snowflakes too - is that a particular design?

  • On 3 February 2009 at 12:30, Blogger KarenV

    Beatrix is looking very pretty! Your thread looks slightly different from mine, even though we're using the same colour. It works really well with your fabric colour.

    The snowflake ornament is pretty too.

  • On 3 February 2009 at 12:55, Blogger Rachel

    Your Beatrix Potter sampler is going along quite well. I love the color you picked out for the pattern!

    When I was in Egham in 2007, it snowed there, but when I took the train to London, it looked like nothing had happened!!

    It's still early maybe you'll get to have some nice snow ;)

    Love your ornament exchange!

  • On 3 February 2009 at 13:48, Blogger Brigitte

    The white snowflake on the white linen looks gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished ornament with the beads.

    Great progress on Beatrix. Just yesterday I watched Miss Potter on DVD and if I wasn't stitching on exchanges I would have pulled out my BP sampler and stitched on it. But it just has to wait ...

  • On 3 February 2009 at 13:54, Blogger Jurga

    Very beautiful progress of Beatrix Potter. Every time I look at this work, I'm admiring the color-scheme, it's so nice!

    And your white snowflake is just gorgeous - very elegant, very delicate and really exclusive work.

  • On 3 February 2009 at 15:52, Blogger Katrina

    Both pieces are gorgeous :-).

    Can't get over all the snow in England. Stay warm!

  • On 3 February 2009 at 16:16, Blogger Carla

    Lovelñy stitching, Carol! Looks like your ornament is going to be gorgeous...from what you've showed it already looks beautiful!

  • On 3 February 2009 at 18:12, Blogger Annemarie

    Beautiful work on both Bea and the snowflake ornament. I stitched white on white once, and it looked spectacular, so I'm sure your is even prettier IRL!

  • On 3 February 2009 at 18:39, Blogger Patti

    Carol, Your Beatrix Potter looks amazing and trust me here in the wilds of Hertfordshire it has been snowing big time. I live in England The Unready for any kind of weather - it's always a shock to the weather people! No snow tyres! No chains on the tyres! No gritting! In fact NO NOTHING!!! Ok my moan and gripe is over. Lots of Love Patti the displaced Yank xxx

  • On 3 February 2009 at 18:43, Blogger doris

    Miss Bea is looking quite fabulous! I want to stitch her more and more. The white-on-white ornament will be so pretty.

  • On 3 February 2009 at 20:44, Blogger LadyV

    Love your projects and your stitching is exquisite! The swarovski embellishments will be beautiful on your ornament.

    Vee (http://brokenneedle.typepad.com)

  • On 3 February 2009 at 21:39, Blogger Daffycat

    BP looks awesome, such pretty stitching!

    Your snowflake ornament is gorgeous...I can't wait to see the embellishments!

  • On 3 February 2009 at 22:06, Blogger Theresa

    Both pieces are just gorgeous!!!!
    Can't wait to see your ornament finished~

  • On 3 February 2009 at 23:40, Blogger Kit

    Beatrix Potter looks wonderful, and the snowflake is lovely!

  • On 4 February 2009 at 01:24, Blogger Cindy F.

    Beautiful stitchy progress on both!!

  • On 4 February 2009 at 01:30, Blogger Yuko

    Your BP is looking so beautiful!
    I love both colour of fabric and thread!
    Perfect match!
    Your snowflake is looking so gorgeous, too!

  • On 4 February 2009 at 19:56, Blogger Karan

    BP looks lovely & the snowflake piece is very pretty. Snows all gone here now. :0)

  • On 5 February 2009 at 00:32, Blogger Marie-P

    I am anxious to see the entire snowflake design...that is gorgeous!!! You are truly a talented stitcher.

  • On 5 February 2009 at 11:30, Blogger Karoline

    They both look lovely Carol, great progress

  • On 5 February 2009 at 14:00, Blogger WendyJo

    Beatrix is so pretty, I love watching your progress on it. The snowflake is very pretty too.

  • On 6 February 2009 at 04:44, Blogger Von

    White threads on a white ground is a classic look - so very lovely, Carol!
    BP is beautiful too. :)