Friday, February 27, 2009

My Son - the photos

Here are the photos of my progress on 'My Son', as promised. I really don't have much more to do now, so I should have a finish to share with you before next weekend, I hope! Here is the last progress picture I posted back in September 2008. This piece should really not have taken as long as it has - if I got it out and actually stitched on it more frequently it would have been finished long ago! Never mind, I have enjoyed stitching on it and the Indigo Rose patterns are just wonderful to work with, they are very clear.

Thank you, once agin, to all those who leave comments for me; I love to read them all! Katrina - yes, the framer cut the mount for Little Witch freehand; I am very pleased with it. Brigitte - I plan to have Ghosties and Ghoulies framed just as soon as I can get around to stringing the piece onto a board.
Tomorrow we are on the early train to London to meet up with my daughter and son in law (who actually live in Manchester). The menfolk love single malt whisky and are going to the 'whisky live' exhibition and we girls plan to do a little light shopping and maybe nip into the British Museum for old times sake. We used to visit all the time when the children were little and we lived near London, but I don't think we have been for fifteen years or more now...... I am really looking forward to it! I hope that you all enjoy your weekend too!

Monday, February 23, 2009

'My Son' - The progress continues........

......but slowly, oh so slowly! I decided to try a finish something from my UFO pile before starting anything else. I have made some progress on 'My Son' from Indigo Rose this week, but I haven't got a photo to show you - I will try and remedy that very soon. I promise! I have enjoyed stitching on this piece, but I really need to pay attention when I do. I think I could have it finished over the next few weeks if I put my mind to it. Let's see how it goes, shall we?
As I have no recent photo of My Son to share here is a photo of my framed 'Little Witch' by Shepherds Bush. This was the very first piece that I photographed to show on my blog, so it took a while to get it finished and framed...........

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hearts for Valentine's day

Woohoo - another finish! This tiny piece has been in WIP/UFO pile for a couple of years or more. I have worked on for two or three evenings and it is finished! It is called 'Heart Blooms' and is by Shepherds Bush. It is very pretty and is the usual soft SB colour palette using the silks from the kit. I have just realised that I have sewn the charm onto the wrong heart, so that will have to be sorted out tomorrow...........

The variegated thread is Thread Gatherer 'Pistachio Nut'

Very many thanks to all those that have visited my blog recently and a HUGE thank you to those of you who take the time to actually comment - I love to hear from all of you!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Hubble bubble, toil and trouble....

I think Ghosties and Ghoulies is complete - what do you think? Can you think of anything I forgot to add if you can see a place for it?
I have had such a good time with this piece. For the most part I have followed the pattern, but I have added a few things here and there..... the pumpkin and ghost under the tree and a few extra bats........ now I just have to get it framed before October!

Friday, February 06, 2009

A day off

We had lots of snow yesterday and so I decided to book today off from work in case the roads were bad again today. Needless to say the roads are fine this morning, but I now have the pleasure of a whole day to please myself! I intend to take full advantage and catch up with my blogging and do plenty of stitching! Here are some photos of my Christmas present from Carol - isn't it just gorgeous? It hangs in pride of place in my kitchen now. Details of the pattern can be found here. The pattern is called 'Peace and Plenty' and is by Leannes House. I hope to be back again shortly with some more photos. Have a good day!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Ghosties and Ghoulies

Here are the photos as promised. I am really enjoying stitching this piece, the house is such fun. The colours are pretty accurate as I took the photos using my daylight lamp to illuminate the stitching. Hope you like it too....... all photos are clickable if you want to get up close and personal with them.... :-)

Monday, February 02, 2009

A snowy evening

Good evening one and all from a very snowy England - we even have snow where I live today! I still haven't managed to get any sort of list of ongoing projects worked out, never mind a rotation to get some of those projects finished. Instead I decided to start yet another project last week. I am stitching 'Ghosties and Ghoulies' by Brightneedle. This was offered as an over one class some time back. I have decided to stitch it over two and frame the piece because it will sit forever untouched if I have to stitch it over one! :-)
Sorry to say that due to the poor light here I haven't taken any photos as yet, but I will try and remedy that before too long........... In the absence of a photo of my own here is a photo taken in London today. The story that accompanies it is