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Sunday, 27 January 2013

An over due update


Dona Dorothea



Dona Dorothea is back from the framers and hung. I had to place her on the study mantlepiece to get a decent picture of her on this gloomy day.



Jane Atkinson



I am having great fun with Jane Atkinson, the large flowers remind me of Wemyss pottery. I am still waiting on the one thread but have been assured that it will be here on Monday. I have lots of flowers that I need to double back on when it arrives.


SDW



I had planned to finish the church in SDW  yesterday but could not put in the hours I had intended so there is a little bit left to do.

I am so happy working on these two samplers, both are a joy to stitch. I look forward to each evening when I can settle with my needle.

I was chatting with a friend this week and she said something that I wanted to share with you.

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try".

I thought how true especially when taking on one of the more challenging samplers. I am going to hold this in my mind.

Have a wonderful week dear pin pals.

N xxx

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30 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Jane Atkinson looks like a beauty, I love the flowers. Since joining this challenge, I've learned that flowers are what draws me to a design - it's the floral samplers that I find most appealing.

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous, Nicola.

Elaine said...

love your start on Jane!

ilana kaye said...

I clicked to enlarge Donna D and to my great surprise your entire album popped up ....what a great way to start my day. Your work is outstanding:) and love the baby pics.

Elizabeth said...

Dona looks beautiful Nicola. You must be so proud of her. Jane Atkinson is going to be just as beautiful when she is finished x.

Krista said...

Dona in her frame looks so beautiful! I can see why you like Jane so much, the flowers are just gorgeous. That quote is a good one, I can use it in many things, not just stitching.

Margaret said...

Dona is gorgeous! And your WIPs are looking wonderful too.

Faye said...

Oh your progresses are simply amazing Nicola! I love Dona all framed up.... What a show piece.... And Jane will be as well...

Following along each day or so, is truly inspiring all of us to share our love for beautiful samplers.... Through that, our friendships grow...

Happy stitching, Faye

Laurie in Iowa said...

Dona D. looks lovely in her frame. Your SDW is progressing nicely and looks fabulous. Your friends comment is something we should all keep in our thoughts.

Deb said...

Dona looks wonderful framed Nicola. Your Jane Atkinson looks wonderful too. I hope that your thread comes quickly. Nothing worse than waiting and then having to go back in and fill in what you had to skip.

Bhooma said...

Dona looks awesome! I have Jane Atkinson chat. One of these days I will start it !

Kathy said...

All three are beautiful and I love the frame on Donna. However, my favorite is Jane. She is going to be gorgeous!!

Mindi said...

Dona Dorothea looks lovely framed up! We're having a rather gloomy day here in Southern California as well, but I'm enjoying it. Perfect weather to enjoy lots and lots of tea.

Both Jane Atkinson and SDW are looking great, and you're moving right along with the flower border.

Ellen said...

Dona Dorothea looks wonderful. Do you know yet where you'll be hanging her?

Great progress on both SDW and Jane.

Wish you'd share your secret on getting so much stitched. Are you a two-handed stitcher or perhaps you don't sleep.

HollyXSing said...

Stupendous work...you are so profilic!

I love keeping track of you r lovely work!

-Holly in VA

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woolwoman said...

Dona is gorgeous - framing is perfect. Love seeing your WIP;s - Jane is one of my faves and I wish I could commit to her one day. That SDW is just amazing. I agree with everyone else - you are quite an amazing stitcher Nicola ! Hugs Mel

Jon Lee said...

Oh my goodness. I love your stitching. I hope that I can even begin to have my SDW even close to looking like yours. I am loving stitching it however.

Fiona said...

Dona Dorothea looks great all framed and hanging on the wall. Great progress on Jane and SDW.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful choice in frame for Doña Dorothea. I love Jane Atkinson as well, there is just something about the beautiful floral border. Great progress on SDW.

Chris said...

What a gorgeous frame for Dona! I love her!!
Wonderful progress on your other pieces too.

Ellen said...

Dona is so beautifully framed! Jane is a beauty too, love your progress!

Hugs,

Cindy L said...

Hi Nicola. Such beautiful stitching! Glad to see you are finding time to stitch during your SL year.

Miss Pants said...

The framing looks great! And no surprise here, the stitching is beautiful.

Vera said...

Hi Nicola! Gosh! Dona Dorothea looks wonderful framed, you must be so happy. Great progress on Jane and SDW...you of the flying needle!!

Rowyn said...

Dona Dorothea looks beautiful framed. The more I see this sampler the more I like it, maybe one for the future.

Jane Atkinson is beautiful. I like the big, bold flowers. They are really eye-catching.

Kevin Tober said...

Beautiful work! The Jane Atkinson one is gorgeous. May have to go hunt for that one.

Kerri said...

Dona all framed up is amazing. I am sure you will enjoy her and the memories made while stitching her.

That quote is perfect. I think you have inpired all of us to move beyond our comfort zone and just try.

Jean P said...

Beautiful work, Nicola. You are my inspiration!

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

I could have sworn I commented here earlier this week - must have been interrupted.

Dona is gorgeous!
The frame is perfect.

Your progress on Jane is amazing.