Weekend WrapUp

Good morning bloggers!

Well this past weekend the slump that hit my knitting hit my stitching. Friday night I worked on hubby’s hunting picture and didn’t make much progress. I’m only showing you an after picture as it doesn’t look that much different. I still can’t get into this one and I’m thinking of changing up my rotation a bit with working on this one in mind to get it done. More on that in a moment.

Hunting Picture

Saturday was a wash out stitching wise. With weekly housework chores to catch up on and the children’s hairs to cut, although James no longer wants me to cut his rofl I must not be cutting it cool. It ended up being late Saturday evening when I got sitting to stitch, I normally can get an hour in the afternoon or so, and then I didn’t feel like stitching so I knit.

Sunday I worked on an ornie. This one is going into the box of proposed Christmas gifts this year but I don’t know its looking quite lovely already and it still needs half of its beading putting on. Its a Mill Hill kit of Candy Canes. I’ll finish this up this weekend and make it up.

Mill Hill-Candy Canes

Then on Sunday night it was the lovely Mrs Darcy Sampler. I still love this piece so much. After having a bit of a wash out all weekend I felt I needed an extra little boost so on went my Pride and Prejudice dvd. I had only time for the short version, i.e the one with Keira Knightly and the lovely Matthew MacFadyen, he’s no Colin Firth but when short on time a perfectly good substitute. The long version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle I shall be keeping for my Mothers Day treat and I can hear hubby and the children groaning already lol.
Here are some photos from two of my favourite scenes in the movie, and everyone can be doing with a little Mr Darcy to start of the week I reckon 🙂

Oh and I did make great progress on the sampler, I wasn’t totally caught up in the film. I reckon the film helped with getting so much done as looking at the chart I have about a third left and I’m finished. The frame is also on order for this so hopefully it will be here when I finish.

Mrs Darcy Sampler- Before

Mrs Darcy Sampler – After

As I said earlier I am thinking of mixing up my rotation a bit. I was reading this piece HERE about rotations and having the perfect one, something I’m always on the look for, I may give this one a go starting with hubby’s hunting piece. If any of you have this rotation I’d love to hear your thoughts and if your looking for a rotation or ideas on one this makes an interesting read on the subject.

There I leave you. A post on will be coming on Thursday with updates on the dishcloth and reading challenge and also details of a giveaway I’m having in my dishcloth challenge so keep an eye out for that.

Welcome to all my new followers, thank you and I hope you enjoy stopping by, feel free to comment as I love hearing your feedback.

Happy stitching,

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13 Responses to Weekend WrapUp

  1. Jo says:

    Mrs Darcy is looking wonderful, you're really coming on with this one…ah Colin Firth 🙂

  2. Thoeria says:

    Oh your Mrs Darcy is coming along beautifully! I'd say that you've accomplished quite a bit! Maybe you need to have your movie playing when you do the hunting pic too!

  3. SoCal Debbie says:

    What a great idea to have the movie on while you stitch! You certainly got a lot done on Mrs Darcy!

  4. Anne says:

    Thanks for the Mr. Darcy pics!! I love those scenes in the movie too!! Great progress with the Mrs. Darcy Sampler and your hubby's hunting picture is cute!!

  5. Mouse says:

    ohhh Love any darcy ..lol well done on your sampler progress and sometimes when you know you have to do something for some one it sort of puts you off from stitching it .. soo you have to do a bit and promise yourself when you have done this amount on it you can do some more on something else you actually do like 🙂 does that make sense …lol love mouse xxxxx

  6. I checked out that rotation system Ruth. It seems a good idea doesn't it? Maybe you should give it a try?

  7. Linda says:

    Great progress on everything Ruth. I love the hunting one for hubby – don't give up.Linda

  8. Shannon says:

    I love Pride and Prejudice – especially the Colin Firth version. I own it and break it out occasionally on long rainy weekends. That sampler looks like alot of fun 🙂

  9. Ewa says:

    The rotation schedule looks interesting, and it looks like it would work, too! I think it all depends on your own stitching preferences, of course, but it's worth a shot!My favorite scene from that version of P&P is the rain proposal. :)I once wrote Colin Firth a letter. Never got a response, strictly speaking, but I received a picture of him with "To Ewa – Love, Colin Firth" scrawled across it. I nearly died.

  10. Mangogirl says:

    beautiful stitching 😀

  11. Nicola says:

    It amazes me how much you manage to acheive so whatever you are doing now is working prety good.

  12. Carin says:

    You did some beautiful stitching !

  13. Topcho says:

    Great progress on the Mrs Darcy samplr, I'm loving it more and more with every wip update!

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