Monday, 6 September 2010

Chinese II finished!

I managed to whip through the remaining three patterns of Chinese II in just over a week. With most of a week to spare in the rotation I decided to get out LaTrobe Terrace and try to finish off the backstitching in the remaining time. I managed to get through about 2/3 of it, which was good but a bit disappointing. I always think that I'm going to get through things quicker than I do!

Then it was back to the proper place in the rotation which was the New England Sampler. I think I spent three weeks on this because I didn't get around to doing anything with it for a week or so. I've finished the top border including the corners. (Just delaying having to do more of the internal pattern which is going to require some concentration.)

Here are details of the corner designs. I think they're really pretty.

I don't have any photos but I'm also working on the possum/wool scarf. I'm on the third and final ball now. Will have it finished just in time for the end of winter!!!

What else is new?

Well I went to Adelaide for a footy weekend with my son Jarrah and we also saw the pandas.

And our kitty Nimbus is getting cuter and more lovely every day. Here he is sleeping in his basket on the scratching post.

I'm also doing a lot of reading and have finished the first three volumes of the Twilight series. Now I'm reading Dan Brown's latest book The Lost Symbol.


Mel said...

OMG Your kitty is so cute!

I love chinese II. Terrific finish!

State Bars Champ said...

Nice work! I like the Chinese II too! I really like the corners of the New England Sampler!

Diane said...

Thanks Mel on the kitty. He is adorable even though he tries to eat my wool and stitching floss.

Diane said...

Thanks for your praise State Bars Champ. I really like doing the borders of the NE Sampler too because I don't have to concentrate so much on the pattern.