Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The First Row is Complete!

Hi everyone,

 The last few weeks has seen my family and I travelling through New Zealand. What fun it was to ski, jet boat and adventure in that awesome land. Snowy mountain peaks seemed to be everywhere on the south island. I adored trekking around the township of Hobbiton, featured in the movie The Hobbit. I want to go back to that place where cottage and veggie gardens and quaint antique garden furniture adorn the little hobbit holes! I have put together a little photo collage of Hobbiton for you. 

Today I have uploaded a little video featuring me on a flying fox at Lake Tekapo in NZ. The video also shows my latest cross stitch haul. I hope you enjoy it!

 I was very happy to put the last stitch in I is Indian today. This is block number 9 of the Prairie Schooler Alphabet. This means that I have finished the first row! I started this project late January 2014. I am hoping to finish it by the end of next year. It is stitched on 36 count raw Belfast linen 2 over 2 using mostly the recommended DMC threads.

The next block, J is for Jack O'Lantern is perfect timing for Halloween! Happy stitching all..

 ...Jan x


cucki said...

Congrats my dear..you are my inspiration :)
Love and hugs xx

cucki said...

Oh yes and I wanted to ask you that how many rows you left in the second block you made after a..
Please tell me thank you xx

Brigitte said...

Absolutely great, your PS ABC. And such lovely progress.
Good to know that you are also doing the Crazy Challenge that Linda has established for Debbie next January. I will also take part but only on my blog as I am not on FB so far. Looking forward to seeing all your new starts then.

Sarah in Stitches said...

It looks beautiful! Congrats on finishing the first row :D And I love those pictures of Hobbiton - visiting it is high on my bucket list!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Someone else was in Hobbiton recently, they posted in their blog but I forget who! Anyway, it is on my list of places to go.

I love your big PS piece, it's an amazing projects and I'm looking forward to seeing the next row of letters.

xstitchlibrarian said...

Your PS alphabet is looking amazing - well done!

Linda said...

Gorgeous Jan. What a big project.


Julie said...

Lovely post Jan.
What a wonderful time away you had.
Lots of lovely new things to keep you busy, the PS looks wonderful.

zenuwpees said...

Lovely embroidery hugs Marie-Claire

Teresa S. said...

Jan-Your progress is looking great! I think you can finish it this year!

Neilteil said...

I love the alphabet and your gorgeous stitching.