Friday, 18 July 2008

Cup of Cheer

End of term today, I have a very happy house.... Stuart is an English teacher and has finished today but is working next week at Summer School, girl's finished for 6 weeks....... Only me going to work over the next month and half!! Oh well as I don't start work until 10.30am I can have a little extra time in bed in a morning!
Started a new little "Freebie" today, I was browsing several sites last night that I had seen mentioned on other blogs when I came across samplergirl. I really liked a couple of her free charts, there's one called "By the Sea" quoting Jane Austen and then "Cup of Cheer". I decided to just go for it and started cup of cheer this morning. I had some 28 ct evenweave in my stash, I picked the colours I wanted to use and started to stitch. I'm pleased with how it looks so far. What I don't know is what to do with it when I have finished. I would like to make it into something different but need some ideas......... Any suggestions gladly received??
I spent a while stitching "View from the Terrace" last night and I'm so pleased I swapped to this for my rota. I really enjoyed stitching it and can't wait to get this finished. In anticipation of finishing it soon I ordered my fabric for my Victoria Sampler today. The pattern suggests 28 ct Cashel Linen in platinum, I decided to go with the recommendation and have order a "fat Quarter" so I should have some spare! That should arrive in the next day or two, can't wait!
Now I have a nice peaceful evening of stitching ahead as Stuart has gone out with some work friends and the girls are watching a DVD.....
Perfect night!!! lol
Ginnie x

9 comments:

Annie said...

I was just thinking of stitching that little freebie myself. I really like the color scheme you picked. It would make a nice little coaster or mug mat. I was thinking pinkeep actually.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Pop over to my blog and see my cross stitch projects I have done over the years, I did a post on them on Thursday.

Gill a fellow Brit living in Canada

Gill - That British Woman said...

Glad you had chance to pop on by,

Gill

Julie said...

I like this one have have it in my 'to do' pile. I recently saw it put onto a plain tea cosy for a birthday gift!

Miss 376 said...

or a pot stand.I do like yhe idea of a tea cosy though

Ginnie said...

tea cosy sounds good... although I don't really use one!!! I'm thinking of using somehow in my kitchen and near my teabags etc...

Gill - That British Woman said...

I was talking to my mother yesterday (Cumbria) and she was saying it was fine also yesterday (Saturday). They are having a miserable summer weather wise, a lot of wet weather. Whereas it's been super hot and very humid over here. Care to swap...LOL

Gill from Canada

zetor said...

That's a good site for freebies, I stitched this one a few weekes ago, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/finished-piece.html

Looking forward to seeing your finished piece.

tkdchick said...

She's a lovely start!