Monday, January 23, 2017

Max and more!


So last week I decided that I would be very disciplined and I would finish the back stitching on the second Max panel before I did any stitching on the new lighthouse design. And since I was really keen to get on with the lighthouse design I was actually quite good and kinda stuck to my resolution.....


 ...all the black back stitching....


 ...and all the dark grey back stitching done.........but.......



...if you look closely, well not even closely, you will notice that in my haste to get onto stitching the lighthouse design, I have forgotten to stitch Max's whiskers!

So, my good intentions didn't quite work!

The lighthouse design is progressing well.....


...not as much progress as last week as more of the bottom part of the design is made up of full cross stitches. I wish I could escape into this scene  - that would cheer me up no end....I love the beach and summertime :)

What did cheer me up this week was a lovely parcel in the mail from Rahenna. I was the lucky winner of her giveaway.....


...the gorgeous design  Etude aux Fraise by Veronique Enginger.  This is a truly scrumptious design and you can see Rahenna's stitching of it here

Not only was this chart in the envelope, but Rahenna very kindly added some more charts...


....my 'to-stitch' list just got bigger! Thank you Rahenna for your generosity.....I can't wait to get started on these! 

First order of business today is a trip to the craft store to stock up on some threads and fabric so that I can start on those strawberries (after I have given Max some whiskers, of course!!!)

Until next time...happy stitching!
Rhona



10 comments:

Justine said...

Poor Max! He does look gorgeous though, even without his whiskers.

I love the lighthouse design too and you're really stitching up a storm with it!

You received some lovely gifts from Rahenna. I really enjoyed seeing the Strawberry study progress on her blog, and now I can enjoy it all over again on yours!

Pull the other thread said...

Great progress on Max & your lighthouse design. Love them both! You didn't really break the resolution as you just forgot the whiskers rather than just avoiding them to move onto your other project. Well done on your win!

Preeti said...

Both your projects are looking great!! I hope your Max has grown whiskers by now:)
Lovely charts from your friend, enjoy stitching!!

Mii Stitch said...

OMG, you are so lucky to have won Rahenna's beautiful chart with the strawberries!!!
Looking forward to admiring your cat again, with the whiskers ;)
Huge progress on the lighthouse!!!

Cinzia said...

Beautiful work!
What is the name of the lighthouse one? It's really lovely.

Cinzia

butterfly said...


Your stitching looks great , congrats on your win .
You have lots now you will be wanting to start on.

Katie said...

Beautiful progress on the lighthouse design. Max is looking great. Love your gifts. Enjoy!

Bea said...

Aw, poor Max! He is looking good though. The lighthouse is coming along beautifully - want to summer vacation there!

Beautiful new patterns! I love parcels like that.

Helen said...

Oh wow Max is looking amazing!! (Even without his whiskers! So easy done when the chart is detailed) Your new lighthouse stitch is beautiful, escapism is definitely another very good reason to stitch! Hope your winter isn't being too rough on you? Those new charts are very pretty too... happy stitching :-) Helen

Heather said...

Great progress!