Monday, 29 December 2014
Me naughty?... maybe! ha h a
Firstly a big Thank You to all those who sent me Christmas cards, it was ever so nice of you to do so :) I did post a few out and I dont actually think they have arrived yet... hope they turn up soon?
And oooh yes I got a gift!! (top of page) I saved it until Christmas day, honest I did! Jon hid it away!!
It arrived like this in a cute box.. from dear Mouse :)
Oooh look at the wonderful goodies inside....
Really lovely things and oooh a box.. I will have fun doing something with this!!! How exciting. As some, ok a lot of you know, I love sheep! Not really sure why, I just think they are so cute... Mouse very kindly included the most adorable sheep ribbon and fabric... and a oooh chart of coffee, which I love!! Thank You again you are ever so kind to me :)
Whilst I am on the gift things thought I would share with you all a cute chart Jon bought for me...
And ooh look!! It has a sheep in it!! lol Its adorable and I will no doubt get lots of pleasure from this. Thank You honey :)x
Dear June sent me a wonderful package too.. and inside was this darling!
I could not wait to make him.. my version is slightly different, but just as cute I think!
He now hangs on my cut threads jar, I think its call an ort jar? So maybe this adorable sheep is the ort guardian? :)
Thank You June for the adorable sheep :)
Oooh must tell you all where Han and I have been today.. to the cinema! Oh my!! I have not been in such a long time.
Both Han and I struggled to get comfortable in the seating, but did stay and watch the movie!!
This is what we watched.. its not long been out and as we love a good epic film we just had to go watch it.
OMG!! It was GREAT!!
It had elements of all the wonderful films I enjoy most... Egyptian films, biblical films like Moses and The Ten Commandments... all mixed together... its was AWESOME.
Oh and we had to take a photo, whilst out!...
Not sure you can see, but the scarf I have on was my Christmas present from Jon... I love Radley and its a Radley scarf! I adore it :)
Now onto some stitching...
As I explained in my last erm... useless update! Oh my using my iPad was not a good idea!
So yes, remember this wonderful sampler in one of my really old magazines? (Cross Stitch Collection Oct/Nov 1999) Its called the Stitchers Sampler designed by Charland Garvin.
And the threads... OH My!! Yes they were very kindly gifted to me by a lovely stitching friend Mary Ann... Thank You again :)
I have found the thread colours to be oh so more vibrant than the picture in the magazine.. its really lovely.
And well me being me... I could not actually wait until 2015 to start this!! Oh I am sorry!!
So yes!! I started it!! Oh but look at it this way.. it will be my first 2015 finish!!
I first had to choose the fabric...
I thought maybe these...
The one on the left is actually cream aida and the one on the right is mulberry linen. After thinking on this for ages, I am not kidding.. at least 2 days!!
I decided on this.. I simply love the colour. Its Linen, 28 count and the colour is Mulberry.
Then I got started and erm... got carried away!
I will say that this design is I think the most challenging design I have stitched to date. The instructions in the magazine baffled me for a good hour! Then Oh my!! All the different types of threads and what to do and not to do with them!
I have made a good start...
This part of the design lettering is stitched over 1... really tricky.
It grew quickly!...
Yes I had to use my magnifier...
I put 2015 as I know it will be my first finish of the year!
This is how it looks so far...
Those little flowers took me forever to stitch... they alternate with design too.. an algerian eye and smyrna stitch!
I am 100% really really enjoying this project. It is I think taking me longer to stitch, as I need to really concentrate on this.. but oh boy do I love the fact that I can stitch this!! So yes I am already really proud of myself for doing this one.
I must Thank You all for popping in on me over Christmas, I have been in and out..
My very best wishes to all of you..
After popping in on Justine recently and seeing her latest update about her stitching year... I was thinking on doing this for my next post too. What do you think? And Justine, I hope you dont mind if I do?
I think its a great way to round off the year.. and I bet I do a few WOW's remembering what I have got up to all year! hee hee
Smiles to you all..