2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by poppy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:55 pm

Both charts should be a joy to stitch. The humming bird's colours are amazing!

Nicola, I am looking forward to hearing about what you think about working with your new needle organizer.
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:10 am

the hummingbird must be so joyful to stitch with all those gorgeous colours!
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by daisymay » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:16 am

Thank you. There were several hummingbird charts but I particularly l like this one as it is different. I will not be stitching on dark background though. Have also seen a blackwork hummingbird which I may get round to doing one day.

I have several charts/kits I want to do, found it difficult to chose before I started the cottage but still I bought these 2 charts. Being sensible I should have waited until I needed another kit to start but wanting seems to over ride sensible when it comes to cross stitching with me :roll:

Talking about birds, on Friday DH & I decided to come back home via one of the scenic routes when we'd finished what we had to do on Saturday am. On clear days we get a wonderful day even in winter on clear frosty days it is beautiful. Well Sat morning came, very misty & continual rain so we'd not have a view but decided to go that way anyhow. As we turned down a narrow road we spotted a buzzard sitting on a low post. He was very wet, looked most bedraggled - enough to make you want to get a towel & dry it. As we drew nearer we could see that the under feathers had stayed dry & his chest was beige; seemed very light compared to almost black of his outer feathers.

The sparrowhawks which nest a mile or so away had not ventured out. They usually sit on one of 2 tall bare trees further along & they stand out against the starkness. We like to go that other way when hunting birds are teaching their young. Often see 2 sparrowhawk families out but each knows the boundary of their air space & neither tries to invade the others territory. One year each family consisted of 3 youngsters as well as 2 parents so 10 birds in one go was a sight to behold :wub:
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by wendywombat » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:55 am

The aquision of kits is often on a need to have basis and not on a sensible basis! I know that from personal experience :lol: The same goes for threads and fabric. I have 3 drawers full of fabrics plus the complete set of Anchor threads as well as a selection of other makes.
We have a word for it here .....SABLE which stands for Stash Aquistions Beyond Life Expectancy @rotfl:

If you haven't got that yet you're not trying hard enough :lol:

I love that hummingbird BTW :D

As for Buzzards and Sparrowhawk in France they almost outnumber the other birds. We also have Black and Red Kite. In the woods behind us are Golden Oriel and in summer we have Hoopoo. I keep my binoculars handy to see the birds and also our resident Hare and deer.
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:45 pm

I love my birdwatching and have always loved birds since I was at primary school. I have so many bird books and a passion of mine is collecting old and antiquarian ones. They are written just with a different style to the newer ones which are mostly about identification, the older ones will go much more in depth about birds lives and behaviour which I love. I can also pride myself on knowing pretty much every British bird by their scientific name off by heart - Buzzard is Buteo buteo and Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus :wink: Anyway I digress ........
The hummingbird looks beautiful and very intricate with lots of detail! xxx
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by wendywombat » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:06 pm

Nicola Main wrote:I love my birdwatching and have always loved birds since I was at primary school. I have so many bird books and a passion of mine is collecting old and antiquarian ones. They are written just with a different style to the newer ones which are mostly about identification, the older ones will go much more in depth about birds lives and behaviour which I love. I can also pride myself on knowing pretty much every British bird by their scientific name off by heart - Buzzard is Buteo buteo and Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus :wink: Anyway I digress ........
The hummingbird looks beautiful and very intricate with lots of detail! xxx



And Wren is Troglodytes Troglodytes which makes me laugh as it's such a long name for one of our tiniest birds :lol:
Puffin is Fratercular arctica :wub:
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:25 pm

wendywombat wrote:
Nicola Main wrote:I love my birdwatching and have always loved birds since I was at primary school. I have so many bird books and a passion of mine is collecting old and antiquarian ones. They are written just with a different style to the newer ones which are mostly about identification, the older ones will go much more in depth about birds lives and behaviour which I love. I can also pride myself on knowing pretty much every British bird by their scientific name off by heart - Buzzard is Buteo buteo and Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus :wink: Anyway I digress ........
The hummingbird looks beautiful and very intricate with lots of detail! xxx



And Wren is Troglodytes Troglodytes which makes me laugh as it's such a long name for one of our tiniest birds :lol:
Puffin is Fratercular arctica :wub:


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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by daisymay » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:44 pm

Sounds a birdwatchers parade where you are Wendy. Are you thinking of branching out into having a bird watching holiday business? Watched a programme on Brits starting up businesses in France a few years ago. One did star gazing as so much countryside & dark sky where they lived.

Nicola, I love looking at antiquarian books. They usually have such delicate drawings in them & as you say a lot of information. I liked flowers ones as well as birds. Fascinated how people sit & draw the pictures & add all the wording. Must have taken all their waking hours years ago. The wording adds a lot to the books as well doesn't it? A difference turn of phraseology(?) in those days.

Found piece of pale blue Aida in my stash for the hummingbird. I did not realise until I went to re check the size of that project today that the background is stitch in & not dyed fabric like I thought it was. I'm not doing that, mine will be the bird only stitched on plain pale blue. Think the colours should still show up well enough on that. Will do for me anyway.

And, yes I do qualify for SABLE with the items I have put away, so good to know I really do fit in :lol:
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by wendywombat » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:08 pm

daisymay wrote:Sounds a birdwatchers parade where you are Wendy. Are you thinking of branching out into having a bird watching holiday business? Watched a programme on Brits starting up businesses in France a few years ago. One did star gazing as so much countryside & dark sky where they lived.



And, yes I do qualify for SABLE with the items I have put away, so good to know I really do fit in :lol:


I'm retired and too darn lazy to take on B&B or themed paying guests :lol: Friends welcome, relations by appointment! @rotfl:
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by rcperryls » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:19 pm

wendywombat wrote:I'm retired and too darn lazy to take on B&B or themed paying guests Friends welcome, relations by appointment!

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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by daisymay » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:45 pm

@rotfl: @rotfl: @rotfl: @rotfl: to!!
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:12 pm

I've just ordered this lovely flower book by Shirley Watts for a couple of pounds on Ebay. Been wanting it for a while and I think it'll be great for doing little gifts and things which I can stitch for friends and family. I also like that they are very realistic looking and I just love my florals :wink:

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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Squirrel » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:19 pm

Very pretty and delicate. I can see why you have liked them for a while. Hope they come soon for you to start using them. :)
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by sina28 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:37 am

Such a beautiful book, just looking at that cover makes me want to stitch the flowers! When you get it, get you tell me if there are more than 6 flowers inside it?
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:12 am

Oh there is Sina I wouldn't have got it for just six charts :D I looked at preview pages on eBay and there are a lot of different projects from small gift tags and cards to bigger ones xxx
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by sina28 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:47 am

Oh well, I may just have bought it :applesauce:
I looked for it everywhere, but it's very difficult to get here in Germany. But Amazon.uk had it - used, but in very good condition. With shipping it's still only 7,75€. :whoop:

I really couldn't resist this one. I just love wild flowers. I think when I have a home of my own every wall will be covered in wild flower papier peints. My boyfriend will just have to deal with it. :lol:
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:05 am

Awwwww lovely Sina! I look forward to seeing what you decide to stitch! I will do them on the side along with my Wrendales or when I need to do small projects away from home or on holiday xxx
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:14 am

Great find!
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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:08 am

My tension clips from member Niki (Fizzbw) arrived today so I put them on straight away! They are excellent! She custom made them to 6.5 inches for me as the gap between fabric and frame was quite big. Brilliant accessories highly recommend them!

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Re: 2018 Deliveries & Stash Acquisitions

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:18 am

Looking good! Niki, how "adjustable" are they? I mean, will they work only at, say, 4-1/2", or would 4-1/2" ones also work at a 4 or 5 inch distance?
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