Sunday, April 26, 2009

Marys birthday party

I have had the loveliest day today at Marys birthday party! The venue was delightful, the food delicious and the company extremely enjoyable! What more can you ask for? First up is a photo of me and the birthday girl chatting, which is our natural state..... :-)
Here is the table, all laid and waiting for us all...........
Here is the venue, which is just delightful and with such friendly, helpful staff too!

Such a pretty view inside the front door; the house just welcomes you in......

.......And, because this is a stitching blog, after all .......last, but not least, here is a photo of the pot lid that I stitched for Mary. I used 'Watercolour Heart' from Shepherds Bush.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Framing photos

"Thank you" to everybody that left a comment about Carol's beautiful box. I love to read your comments and it makes me feel less self-conscious about sitting here rambling away to myself! LOL
Here are the promised photos of the pieces that I recently collected from the framers. This week I finished La D Da's 'In the Forest' (hurrah!) and I will try and take some photos of that piece later today. Our weather is grey and overcast at the moment, so I am not sure how well the pictures will turn out. I have a million things to do today, most of them fall into the category of 'chores' but the bright spot of the day will be stitching a little something to fit in a pot-lid for Sophies mother-in law, Mary. Mary has a special birthday soon and has graciously invited us to her birthday celebration tomorrow...... (Sophie is my youngest daughter). I have a few ideas, so watch this space...... As we all know, pot lids are very small, so I shouldn't have a problem in starting and finishing this today .
I hope you enjoy the photos, which are clickable, as always..... Enjoy your weekend everybody, I also hope that you manage to get some stitching time in!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Carols box.....

Here, at last, are the photos of the beautiful box which Carol made for my birthday - I just love it! The design is by Blackbird Designs and is one of my favourites!
I am sure that you will agree that Carol has made a fabulous job of the finishing, as well as the stitching.......

She even lined all the inside of the box too - isn't it pretty? I am very lucky, I know :-)

I hope that you are all having a wonderful Easter weekend. Yesterday we went to Crosby to see the art exhibition on the beach. It is called 'Another place' and is by artist Anthony Gormley. If you are not familiar with this exhibition you can find out about it here . When we arrived the tide was in, which meant that the figures started to appear as the tide turned. It was very interesting!
Today I went to the picture Framers to collect 'My Son', have been taking photographs and doing a little stitching on La D Da's 'In the Forest' which I am determined to finish before starting anything else. Watch this space for more photos shortly.......

Monday, April 06, 2009

Somebody cue Stevie Wonder..... :-)

...... Happy birthday, to me.... hap-py birthday......... :-) It was my birthday on Friday and I have had a lovely birthday weekend with lots of visitors and presents and even special birthday rock cakes with candles made by my dad who also came to stay....... aren't my presents pretty too?

I will be back soon with a photo of the box with a stitched lid that Carol made for me; it is just gorgeous!

Thank you all for visiting and a big thank you to all those that leave me messages, I love to read them all!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Hello one and all, I want to start this post by thanking each and every one of you that left me a comment about 'My Son', I really appreciate it! The general concensus was that I should just go ahead and get it framed and that is exactly what I have done! I will post a photo as soon as it comes back from the framers!
In the meantime, I have made this little book for my dad and he seems very pleased with it. Iused some mottled hand-dyed yellow linen and a Gloriana varigated silk to stitch it. I also used a hand made paper to line the book and the design is from 'For the Birds' by Drawn Thread. Very many thanks to Loreta for her wonderful instructions for making these little notebooks. Her blog is an absolute joy to look at and I recommend it very highly to you if you are not already a regular visitor!
Here are some photos for you to enjoy..... :-)