Sunday, 19 October 2008

Just for fun, here are a couple of piccies of me and my daughter in a fashion show last night. It was to raise money for the Ugandan orphanage and abandoned babies unit we support. It was fun to do, we had a great laugh putting on the ole makeup & fiddling with our hair, we all felt like real princesses for the evening, very beautiful, which is good cos in the eyes of God thats what everyone of you women are! I especially enjoyed wearing the genuine 1920's dress which was really pretty and sooooo not me. Me showing my legs no never, fortunately i had remembered to shave!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Hello again, I just received a couple of photo's from Sally of the biscournu I sent to her, cos I being a 'bear of little brain' forgot to take one. I stitched it with Carries Creations hand dyed floss Banana Split, which are really yummy colours. Here they are:

The theme was autumn and yeah I know 'Banana Split' (I think I was thinking with my tummy when I ordered that one!) doesnt sound very autumnal but when it came I thought that might turn out ok I think with the leafy design. I sent some little cones and leaves too, I'm a bit mad for cones I pick them up all the time, everywhere I go, got em all over my house, drives my hubbie potty!

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Hi there folks

I just took part in my first exchange. I was soooo nervous that my biscournu was not gonna be up to standard, you guys are so hard to follow! The very lovely Sally was my victim...I mean..recipient, she was really pleased with it so thats a huge relief. I forgot to take photo's though so thats a bit annoying, maybe Sally will email me one of hers.
I, of course, also received my biscournu. Mine came from Tracy and its beautiful. I love the detailing and all the little beads, she's used gorgeous colours too. I also got a little pattern and enough thread, beads & material to complete a matching scissor fob, so thank you very much for that Tracy. Photos below:-

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Ok have found camera so i can show some of my wip. This one is 'A Bouquet for Cheryl'. Hazel gave me the fabric which is dyed Silkweaver, can't remember the shade but it's pretty and the thread is good old DMC Colour variations.

I've also done a little bit more on the Looylou design 'Ruby', I have to stitch this with my wits about me though as a lot of the stitches are new to me, hence the slow progress.

Gareth (my dh) and I went for a short break last week in our brand new caravan, I love it so much its only a two berth one so is just perfect for us. I decided to stitch a little pomander thing to hang in it whilst we were there, I filled it with lavender and its lovely.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Ok massive apologies for not writing anything sooner...I have my excuses at the ready though :) I have been having a bit of a tough time healthwise but God is good and I am feeling ok. Also on top of that I have had the threat of redundancy over my head for the last month, that seems to have worked out so I am currently safe in my job but for how long is anyones guess. I have been trying to find other work and its been quite difficult and stressful but I have had an interview in a Dr's surgery and am waiting to find out the results of that. It may be I will stay where I am, I don't know yet and need to pray to make the right decision. Things seem very uncertain right now. So after all that I haven't actually been stitching except bits and bobs here and there. I started 'A Bouquet for Cheryl' I know many of you have already completed that. Hazel H came round to do some stitching last night and it inspired me to pick it up again, I will post a picture when I can find the camera later!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Oh my goodness after all that I forgot my camera! If you go onto Hazels blog you will see more pics. It was extremely scary using scissors on a piece but I think the effect you get is really rather stunning and as we all got a marvelous design from Lynda Bodkin as our present involving all the new stitches we have learned I will definitely be doing it again.

Hazel and I are intending to get together to complete the design, our first night will be tomorrow - Wednesday, but as she's already further ahead than me I might have to have a sneaky stitch moment before then.....shhhhhh.

I'm just doing a little pinkeep at the mo, making it for a lovely lady at our church, she gave me a little present of a china bird the other week so I've carried on with the bird theme.

The chart was a little freebie from my aunts attic.
Bye for now.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Well Hazel (Quietly Stitching) and I are off this weekend to the Bedford School of Embroidery to do a drawn thread workshop which should be great, I'm really looking forward to it. Its a Stitch & Stash weekend organised by Jayne from Jaynes Attic. We have a full itinerary planned so I hope we will get some time to spend actually stitching! I am intending to take my camera so hopefully we should have some pics to reveal next week. Have a lovely weekend everyone.