Saturday, February 16, 2013

Theme-a-licious Check in - February


Here is my progress on my goals this month,  I said I would continue to work on Alpine Garden and stretch this months theme somewhat and pull 'Fruits of the Vine' out of the basket of class projects.

When I set my goals I was optimistic that I might finish 'Alpine Garden', that was before I spent the last fortnight working on just the centre section.  And it's still not finished....

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Alpine Garden by The Drawn Thread copyright 2000
stitched using the recommended materials 


Good job it's looking so pretty!

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Alpine Garden by The Drawn Thread copyright 2000
 stitched using the recommended materials


I took the 'Fruits of the Vine' class with Ellen of With my Needle back in 2011, when she came over to the UK to teach at Fobbles.  So far this month I have finished the outside of the needleroll and am almost done with the front of the scissor fob.
Fruits of the Vine by With My Needle copyright 2010
stitched using the kit materials

A clearer view of the finished cover of the needleroll

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Fruits of the Vine by With My Needle copyright 2010
stitched using the kit materials

17 comments:

CJ in OK ;-) said...

They are both beautiful projects and your stitching is lovely. CJ in OK

Bertie said...

Beautiful stitching Karoline, Ellen's fruit of the vine looks divine!
Have a good weekend;)

Margaret said...

Such pretty projects! I love the finished outside of the needleroll! Alpine Garden is gorgeous!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous projects!!!!!! They are both so pretty.

geeky Heather said...

I'm pretty sure there's someone just out of frame of that Alpine garden about to wander into view. :) It is very lovely. The needle roll is beautiful...for a class taught by a person, yes? I declare both totally in theme. ;)

Laura said...

Alpine Garden is beautiful. I love all the colorful flowers.

Jackie said...

Both projects look wonderful! I'm actually taking a class with Ellen next week - really looking forward to it!

Brigitte said...

Alpine Garden is one of my favourites by The Drawn Thread. All the four Gardens are. Congratulations on finishing it.
Fruits of the Vine looks gorgeous, too.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I just love your Fruits of the Vine design, the colours are so pretty. After your last post about what you've been reading I thought you'd like to know that I'm currently reading one of the books on my Kindle - it's good so far.

Siobhán said...

Fantastic stitching, Karoline! Ellen's project looks amazing.

woolwoman said...

Ellen is teaching for my EGA guild real soon - we can't wait. Love your Fruit of Vine - A pretty piece I don't have in my stash. The DT piece is looking wonderful - hope you continue to make great progress this month. Melody

Anne said...

Alpine Garden is coming along beautifully. I think the needleroll will be amazing when sewn up!

Marjo said...

I just picked Alpine Garden yesterday for our stitch retreat. Yours is just gorgeous, as is the one from Ellen's class. Beautiful work.

Katie said...

Alpine Garden is so pretty! I love the colors.

Carol said...

Oh, you're so close to a finish on Alpine Garden, Karoline--how beautiful each and every part of it is :)

Andrea said...

Alpine Garden will be worth all the effort. Love the needle roll too.

Sharon said...

You still made great progress!