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Friday, 24 January 2014

Rachel Jarratt - another milestone


When working a sampler I like to break them up in my mind and have goals to work towards. 

I have now hit another goal - the centre panel of band 7. This was a fun one. I adore the two little dogs. I gave them collars and french knots for eyes. The background in stem stitch went very quickly, it is soothing to let your mind drift as you ply your needle back and forth.

I do not think that there will be any therapitic value in the next section - solid Queen stitches !!! I have decided to replace them with Algerian eyelets which I am particularly fond of.


16 comments:

Vera said...

Nicola! Your needle has been flying again...love your stitching and this is just so, so pretty. Those dogs are too cute.

Merry Wind Farm said...

This is beautiful...am I missing something? Who is the stitcher? Whoever she is, she got the whole middle part in the ecru color filled in in two days! I'm impressed!
Melinda

Merry Wind Farm said...

Ok, dumb me...Nicola, I thought you were posting for somebody, but now I see it is YOU!! Gorgeous!
Melinda

Krista said...

Another beautiful panel on this piece! You will be done in no time, Nicola!

Kevin said...

Oh how beautiful this is! And I love seeing the texture of all the varied stitches used in this sampler. This one may just be another MUST HAVE to add to the never ending list! Can't wait to see the next section with those Algerian eyelets you have planned! I've yet to do a "Queen stitch" - are they very difficult to do, or do you just prefer the visual aesthetics of the Algerian eyelets? I know it will look beautiful either way, as you do fantastic work.

Theresa said...

Nicola this is lovely, do you anchor your satin stitching?
Am so close to finishing my Sarah Limah but those satin stitches
are tough for me to do consistently. Yours looks so nice I wondered if you had a method...

Lanie said...

More and more beautiful, Nicola! Love the little dogs ... they look like our Airdale!
I've reached the section of 'hundreds' of eyelets on the sampler I am stitching. I'm counting on your lovely stitches to keep me motivated! ;)

samplerlover said...

Another beautiful section completed on this wonderful sampler :).
I quite enjoy doing Queen Stitch, but must admit that sometimes it's easy to get lost whilst doing it. - Sandra.

Kim Hummel said...

This is so pretty. I did not realize there was so much solid stitching on this one. Algerians will look lovely

Jenny said...

Another beautiful section completed. I love these little pups especially with their collars on :) I am constantly in awe on how quickly you finish these sections. Well done!

Stitch Wizard said...

Oh how beautiful Nicola! This is really so pretty with all of these bright colors. I too love the algerian eyelets. Just stunning!

Elizabeth said...

Just beautiful Nicola - I love the dogs with their collars.

Bethany said...

At least you made it by the beautiful flower. I just love everything about this piece and your stitching is amazing. Looking forward to your next band and a good closeup photo. Wow, you are amazing with all you accomplish in so little time.

Maria del Valle said...

Can't wait to see the rest of the sampler!
I love Algerian Eyelet Stitch.

Tommye said...

oh my gosh! This is amazing. I have to move RJ up in the queue. thanks so much for sharing.

Cindy L said...

Nicola, your stitching is just gorgeous and showing us each section as you go along just enhances this sampler's beauty. I also set goals as I stitch and it feels good when each goal is met.