Friday, 6 May 2016

Double the fun....

.... as I now have two Americana projects on the go...

Last evening for FNwF and Friday FrolicsI randomly chose this UFO,  the gorgeous Thirteen Colonies by LHN.  Now, I last stitched on this way back in January, 2012!!!!!! You can read all about it on my Kitten Stitching blog here.

Now, when I picked it up last night, the stitching was like this....

and now....

Yay! I finished the little grey house - although you may notice that I am frogging the browny colour on the right - I realised that I had used the wrong floss colour, all those years ago - aagghh!

I am certain that Thirteen Colonies was a gift from dear Gracie from Needles, pins and dragonflies and she generous gifted me not only the pattern but the fabric and the floss as well - thank you, dear Gracie.  So sorry to have neglected it for so long but it is back in the rotation now - please look for another update post on this next week on Kitten Stitching for Gifted Gorgeousness and I am going to add it to my 'Merica Monday rotation for this SAL blog to make sure that it does not get forgotten again.

(You can see what everyone else was doing for FNwF by clicking this link and check out the Friday Frolickers here, if you are interested.)

... and, of course, I am still stitching on America, Land that we love by Jean Farish.  I am currently stitching "Colorado".  For some reason, I am finding this block a bit of a struggle, not quite sure why!

Not sure that I am happy with the long stitching on the teepee poles or the colour - they look like they are on fire!

I think that I am going to change them - what do you all think?

See you all next time, 

hugs, Kaye


  1. Lovely progress all the way around.

  2. Thirteen Colonies is a lovely project. Somehow I can't remember having seen it before, it must have been published during the times when I was avoiding looking through new stash in the online shops, lol.
    Nice progress on your America Sampler. If you don't like the colour of the teepee poles, why not restitch them with some darker thread?

  3. I was trying to figure out what that was on top of the teepees hehe. I personally would stitch them in the same dark brown that the teepee is back stitched with. It is still cute either way :)

  4. Great WIP's... yep... agree with you- teepee branches do look like they are flames! They do need to be darker I think :o)

  5. I love the Thirteen Colonies in my to do pile, this inspires me to get started.

    1. Thanks, Laura, although I do think that Thirteen Colonies is languishing again in the WIP pile! Such a shame - I must have another look for it.