Sunday, 4 September 2016

Two Turtle Doves, podcasting and knitting.



Hi everyone, thankyou to everyone who commented on my giveaway in the last post, I am so glad you liked it, there is still time to enter here, the giveaway does not close until September 18th 2016. 
As you can see I have been doing more Christmas cross stitching, I finally got around to stitching the second ornament in the Twelve Days of Christmas cross stitch design by Sue Hillis, the first ornament I blogged about in a previous post here . I am hoping to get all twelve ornaments done for Christmas, mmmm, fingers crossed.

I was going to photograph them both together but I seem to have lost the first ornie!!! No clue where it is, I know it will be in my craft room somewhere but I just cannot seem to find it at the moment! Lol...  

Podcasts,  knitting and crochet

I have recently started watching podcasts on You Tube and I love them! They are so informative and it is so nice to see the lovely things that people have made, mmmm I may get brave one day and do one of my own but I have to admit I am camera shy so I am not sure,  maybe I can just show my hands with cross stitch in them!  

The crochet and knitting podcasts have certainly inspired me to start doing some crochet  and knitting again, I did start a lovely crochet pillow a couple of years ago but I got stuck on the finishing, I really need to try and get it finished soon. 

I have also just ordered some yarn to knit a cowl, now I don't normally pay much for yarn but I just could not resist buying this gorgeous Rowan yarn    from the Wool Warehouse. I love looking at Rowan patterns and have always promised myself that one day I would treat myself to some really gorgeous wool from them, so now the time has finally arrived. 
I chose misty blue to compliment a navy coat I wear in winter, I only needed two balls, I can't wait to start knitting!
    


I added Mill Hill seed beads around the edge which is how I am going to finish all of them.

I love the colours in this

The reverse side








Until next time, happy stitching!

24 comments:

Montse said...

Bellísimo bordado ,me encanta ese saquito ,eres toda una artista con el punto de cruz ,te felicito.
Besos

Carol said...

What a beautiful ornament! I love the beaded edge and the wording on the back--makes it even more special :)

Kate said...

Lynn, I love your turtledoves ornament!! Good luck with having them all done for Christmas .... they'll be spectacular!!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous finish Lynn! I love how your Handmade with Love trinket is hung from the bottom of the ornament. Just perfect!

I've never knit with Rowan yarn either but I hear it's wonderful! What knitting podcasts do you love? Have you found flosstube?

KimM said...

Hi, Lynn! Your turtle doves are gorgeous. I understand about losing things in your craft room or studio I do it all the time.... Things eventually turn up as I'm sure your ornament will. I will have to take a look at some of the Podcasts you mentioned they sound interesting.
Hugs
xxx

butterfly said...


I love your Turtle Doves , so neat with your finish , wonderful.

Lesley said...

I love your Two Turtle Doves,gorgeous colours,no womder you like them..
I am not entering your great give away because I have this fun chart in my to do pile:) good luck to everyone else though.

deb said...

Your turtledoves ornament is lovely (as is the partridge). Such a pretty set - are you planning on doing them all?

annemarie said...

Your ornament is beautiful - the beads are the perfect finishing touch. I can't wait to see all twelve. Podcasts are something new to me - guess I need to check them out. Are they different from a U tube video?? Guess I need to get with it!!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

This ornament is very beautiful.
Gio

Christals Creations said...

Beautiful. Simple but perfect. :)

Susan said...

Beautiful ornament; the beads really set it off.

gracie said...

I love this ornament...beautiful stitching and finishing.

shirley flavell said...

Love your two turtle dovews, it's beautiful, all the ornaments together will be beautiful. I have been watching and listening to podcasts also and loving them . They are so inspiring. I would love to see you on a podcast Lynn. You would have a lot to share in your programme. I knit while looking and listening:)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Love the turtle doves! Their colors are so rich and beautiful. The whole set is going to be amazing!

Justine said...

I love your ornament - the beads and type on the back make it a really special finish.
I like watching FlossTube but no way would I ever dare do it myself!
Your yarn sounds lovely, I hope you'll share your progress!

diamondc said...

Lynn: What a beautiful ornament, love the beads.
I love podcasts some very interesting podcast to see.

Blessings
Catherine

Peggie L said...

I love the Two Turtle Doves - the colours are fantastic. I look forward to seeing the others when you complete them. I'm still stitching away on your beautiful NOEL design.

Von said...

Lovely finished ornament!

Lillie said...

Very pretty, the colors are very Chirstmassy.

Heather said...

Lovely finish enjoy your new yarn!

bijsaramsades said...

heel mooi

Judy Fisher said...

how do you put those little beads around the edge? Is each one hand stitched? I love how you finish your cross stitch but don't understand the "how" of it.

Darlene said...

Hi Lynn B! Oh what an enabler you are...because of this picture and a couple others I have seen posted in various FB group pages, I had to go and buy this chart! Bad, bad, bad.

All kidding aside, I love your beading and charm. Nicely done.

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