Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Update on Frederika

Thank you for all for your encouraging comments about the missing packet. Which has arrived meanwhile. Without even making a trip over Europe. It must have taken a break somewhere...lol. Not complaining here. I'm just so very happy it arrived and didn't get lost.
The new BBD chart called Summer is just lovely. And I can finally go on with the last part of the Mystery sampler as well. But I think this week Amsterdam is calling my name loudly.

Last week I mainly stitched on Frederika, who now has a border. No sign of herself yet.
It's the first  time for me to stitch on 40ct and after a day of getting used to it, it's working out fine. And the NPI silks are gorgeous to work with. Although I won't abandon DMC and other cotton threads completely, I'm pretty sure I will stitch more often with NPI. My husband just hopes that there isn't a new addiction looming. (He might be out of luck though)

Frederika by Carriage House Samplings
Stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linens "Vintage Pearled Barley"
with NPI

Put also a bit time into Amsterdam:

Next to stitching I took up my knitting needles and put couple of rows in a scarf for my daughter, plus started a pair of socks.

Hope everybody has a great time where ever in the world you're situated. Here it's all fine. Spring is on its way and in my garden the daffodils start to flower. Not sure what it is with daffodils, but they always make me happy :)

45 comments:

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

wow your knitting looks great, I cannot knit to save my life, i wish i could since it seems so much more practical than stitching :)

one of the things i love about people's blogs is when they talk about the seasons, you are talking about spring, just as we are thinking of going into autumn

cucki said...

your stitching is really looking so stunning and growing so pretty..
and knitting is also looking so great..
talking about seasons we are going into springs:)

Shebafudge said...

Glad the package arrived finally! I love Amsterdam, it's looking amazing.

Wagapapa said...

Love your Amsterdam sitching so much!
Spring is my favourite season :D
But here in Bilbao, the unusual summer we are having this year is finishing and autumn is coming...

Jackie said...

Yep your husband is out of luck! The lure of silk will certainly call you again.

The stitching and knitting look great as always.

Brigitte said...

Your stitching and knitting is just wonderful. Each time I see Amsterdam I'm full of admiration. What a job!
Glad that the package finally arrived. When we had a Canadian student living with us for a year, she received one of her Christmas packages (sent in November from Canada) in April. Fortunately is was the same year and not a couple years later, lol.

Ineke said...

Glad the lost package turned up after the break. Your stitching is beautiful. Looking forward to meet Frederika.
We are going into autumn after a rainy summer. I hope we will have an indian summer for some time.

butterfly said...

So glad you found the package, i wonder where they get to.?

I also have just worked on 40ct for the first time l really love it now.

Michele said...

I am so impressed that your stitched the entire border! My Frederick has been languishing in a WIP pile for longer than I care to remember! Maybe with the return of cooler autumn weather I will be in the mood to stitch those colors! Looking forward to seeing more.

Melanie said...

Your stitching is looking lovely, the silks are really nice to work with. The scarf and socks are coming along beautifully, I'm busy knitting my youngest a cardigan/jacket as we go into autumn. It's so strange how our seasons are opposite to each other.

And This Little Pig said...

NPI silk? Really don't tempt me please. Looking great Gabi, can't wait to see more progress, no pressure :D Amsterdam is really coming along.
LiBBiE in Oz

Cardygirl said...

You have been busy with stitching...and it looks great! Love the knitting too.

mainely stitching said...

Lots of work in that border, but it's gorgeous!

Vonna said...

The worst part of Fredricka is over? I always thought that the frame for both Frederick and Fredricka looked intense.

Your city scape...beautiful!

Pumpkin said...

Boy, you've been busy! Funny to see how you stitched the border first on Frederika :o)

Bertie said...

Good to hear your order arrived Gabi:)) Beautiful border, silks are my favourite too now, but it took me a while to get used to them.
Oh I wished I could knit like that, fabulous and love your sock choice!

Sally said...

So glad your package arrived safely. Are you starting the Loose Feathers yet? I'm holding off with mine for a while yet.

Lovely progress on Frederika and Amsterdam is coming along a treat. Love it!

Gorgeous scarf!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the border on Frederika and Amsterdam looks great.
Beautiful scarf!

Margaret said...

Your stitching is looking great! So is the knitting! Love Amsterdam -- it's so pretty!

Patty C. said...

Frederika is coming along so nicely - The design uses such beautiful colors ;)

Catherine said...

So glad your package isn't missing anymore!

Your stitches look amazing!!

I'd love to learn how to knit - especially when I see such beautiful things that everyone is making!

BrendaS said...

Gabi -- Glad you package finally showed up. The border on Fredrick looks very nice. I just love working with silk and NPI is my favorite:))

Nice progress on Amsterdam too!

Have a great week

Dani - tkdchick said...

That border on Fredricka is just lovley. I love watching Amsterdam taking shape!

Debbie said...

Frederika is looking lovely, I've never stitched on 40ct before I've always been scared to go that small =). Amsterdam is coming along nicely, can't wait to see more!

valerie said...

I love seeing your progress on Amsterdam...it's amazing! Good for you for finishing the border on Fredericka first...that's the hardest part...now onto the fun! Great knitting as well.

I love Daffodils as well...they are my favorite Spring flower along with tulips.

Ranae said...

Amsterdam is looking great.
Now to stitch the fun part of Fredricka, the borders are amazing though.
Silks... they are gorgeous

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You've been busy - stitching and knitting. I admire you stitching on 40 count - the closest I've managed is 35 count and I wasn't all that keen on it.

Nancy said...

Your knitting is so pretty, as is your stitching!

Giovanna said...

So pleased to read that your package arrived! Great going on A'dam and Frederika, and lovely knitting!

samplerlover said...

Glad your parcel arrived safe and sound. One of mine did also although I have really given up on the other two.
Love your knitting and your stitching looks wonderful. I know what you mean about the Daffodils. Mine are coming out as well. I also have Snowdrops and Blue Bells poking through. Snowdrops are out and the Blue Bells should be out in a couple more weeks. Love Spring, could do without Winter though. Will have to move North I guess

Tatkis said...

Frederica is going very fast :) The border looks wonderful!

I can't wait to see Amsterdam finished - so big and beautiful picture, and so many details!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Theresa said...

Glad that your package arrived safely~~

Love your WIPs,those are some awesome projects!!!!

Melissa said...

Glad to hear your package arrived safely. I love BBD's Summer as well - all the designs are great!

Tell your DH it's futile to think you haven't been bitten - NPI silks are just the best! yummy silks are almost as good as chocolates!

Love your knitting - so pretty!

diamondc said...

Gabi: Your Amsterdam is coming along very well.
Love the color of the scarf.
Happy stitching
Catherine
diamondc

Mindi said...

Nice job on Frederika, I hate stitching borders, so getting it done first would be a blessing.

mdgtjulie said...

Great colors in your border, Gabi. And Amsterdam looks lovely, as always. How long with the scarf be when finished? It already looks long!!

Carol said...

It's so funny to think of daffodils coming up for you, Gabi, while we are beginning to experience cooler nights and shorter days.

Nice progress on Frederika and Amsterdam is growing into one strikingly lovely city :) And you knit, too--how pretty. I love the shade of yarn you're using.

Glad that missing package decided to turn up, too. I adore that BBD Summer chart so I can't wait to see your progress on it :)

Nancy said...

Finishing the border is quite an accomplishment, and it is such a beautiful one! Amsterdam looks wonderful - this will be a true masterpiece when you finish! Gabi your knitting is as pretty as your stitching!

~Narita said...

I love Amsterdam! You're doing a gorgeous job on it :)

Shelley said...

Your stitching and knitting look great!! Happy to hear your package arrived.

Justflo said...

Just love your 'Amsterdam'

Glad you long lost package arrived. Your knitting looks lovely. It's an age since I did any knitting.
Perhaps I'd better start It seems to be infashion again now.

Nancy M said...

That border looks very interesting to see what goes inside! Wonderful work on Amsterdam, the one I was working on got sent home. I really disliked the way those threads were set up. If it were my kit I would of had to reorganize it in some way. Happy Spring to you!Although I am a bit jealous since your winters are NOTHING like ours!!

Kathy Ellen said...

Love your newest needlework project, and so happy for you that the package finally arrived. Isn't it wonderful stitching with nice silks? It is rather addicting, I must admit, and rather expensive too, but well worth it.
"Amsterdam" is just gorgeous! I can't believe your incredible talents....knitting too! Lovely scarf and socks in progress!

Siobhan said...

I'm glad that the package finally arrived! Great news. :)

Your knitting is lovely! Love the stitching WIPs, too. You've made great progress. I LOVE NPIs--they are like a drug, aren't they?! LOL

Meari said...

Nice stitching, Gabi. I learned to knit when I was younger, but only managed to do two baby sweater sets.