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Friday, 3 January 2014

Rachel Jarratt - Band Four Completed


 

 I have just finished Band 4 on Rachel. The colours are so vivid. I have been having problems with uploading photos from my ipad onto blogger. I hope this one will be clearer when it is published.

The weather in the UK is awful and we are being battered once again by very powerful winds and high seas. As I sit here stitching I can feel the vibration of the waves pounding the cove below. At dusk tonight we could see that the cove would be flooded as the tide was rising. A combination of a very high tide, the powerful winds driving in off the sea and the flood water travelling down the valley to the sea.

We have a tree that has cracked - the one pictured in The Tableau :o (( It is being supported by another tree at the moment and both could come down through the night. All very worrying.

Blue and Poppy are snoring their way through the storm :o))

19 comments:

Scarlet Letter said...

Your satin stitch looks very lush. Are you using one or two strands of silk? Your weather sounds terrifying. Here it is nineteen below zero with high winds.

Nicola said...

I have my needle threaded with one strand and then I stitch twice where needed. I find it gives a much smoother finish without the need for a laying tool.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful. Bitter cold in the states. So thankful to be a warm toasty home with AppleJack and Callie Mae--needles are loaded!

donnacrafts said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Your work is outstanding. Keep warm. We are very cold here also in Knoxville, TN.

Jenny said...

Your stitches are amazing Nicola! Stay safe and warm while you wait out this storm. Poppy and Blue have the right idea :)

Heritage Hall said...

Your work is exquisite. Prayers
for safety & calmer weather for you to stitch by. (would never know to look at it that a storm
was brewing beyond your walls)
Great suggestion about the 1 thread twice....will try it.
Blessings Nicola ~
Gentility

Kate said...

Beautiful stitching. Stay safe in the storm.

Jonette said...

Wow! This gets more stunning with each post. Stay warm!

Elizabeth said...

Love your stitching.

Hope you are safe x

Vera said...

So beautiful Nicola! Hoping the tree(s) didn't come down during the night. Stay warm and safe.

Bhooma said...

Your work is stunning, as always!! wish my satin stitches would turn our as beautiful as yoursz1

Krista said...

This design is a stunner and your stitches look perfect! Hope you are all weathering the storm and the trees made it through.

Bethany said...

Nicola, I stitch the same way, one strand twice. It fills in so nicely.
I guess the weather is bad every where. Well, maybe not so bad here in Florida, cooler, but sunny. Your place is so lovely, I am sure there are many times in the year, it is spectacular. This storm to shall pass. Look at all the wonderful stitching you are getting to do......

Nupur said...

Okay Nicola - I guess we are both enticing each other! You know that Rachel is on my 'wish list'...
hope you weather the storm and the tree makes it through... your description reminds me of the winds during Hurricane Sandy - it is amazing and scary to hear the 'noise' of a tree cracking isn't it? Hope that the tree will still be salvageable after the storm... they are amazingly resilient.

Rachel F said...

We are bracing for "coldest temps in 20 years" or "record setting cold" here, too. My boys are actually hoping the snow will pile as high as they are predicting. Only their father has ever seen it snow more than 5".
What a great way to end winter break!
Hope you are safe and that the tree holds up.
Your sampler's colors are glorious! The stitching is superb - calls out to be touched.

Debbie Bauer said...

Rachel is coming along beautifully. Hope you stay safe and the storm passes soon.

Cindy L said...

Nicola, it is so good to see your stitching progress again. Your satin stitches are gorgeous. Please stay out of those fierce winds! We are getting tons of snow in the Midwest, nonstop since yesterday. Great stitching weather if you don't have to go out.

Lanie said...

Nicola, I pray you have survived the storm ... the weather this winter has been awful ... we are preparing for ice, snow and then bitter cold temps for the first part of the upcoming week. I am longing for Spring!
Your 'Rachel' is absolutely beautiful ... your stitching is perfection! Look forward to more progress pics!

DawnM said...

I hope you got through the storm safe and sound. I wish my pups slept through storms.

Your piece is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the information on how you do your satin stitch. What count linen are you working on? Do you stitch twice with one strand on 40ct?