Sunday, 20 July 2008

Lovely weekend

My weekend started well when my postman bought me a parcel containing my Cashel Linen.... not bad as I only ordered it Friday afternoon. It looks really nice and I can't wait to start.
Then in the afternoon I took my mom and the girls to the cinema to see Mamma Mia!


What a fantastic time we had, I would highly recommend it. I have never laughed and cried so much in the cinema. If you want to see a fun, feel good film.... go and see it. We were singing Abba songs all the way back. That DVD will be on my Christmas list!!
Saturday evening I was able to work on my "View from the Terrace" quite a bit. I think it is looking really nice...... all I have to do to complete it is the different shades of blue in the sky, the border and a small bit of back stitching around the cottage. So next turn round I'm hoping to complete it.


Today has been a nice, dry day so I made the most of it and did lots in the garden. The lawns got cut, edges trimmed, weeding and watering etc etc. Then I had a good tidy up around the house, plenty of washing, sorting, hoovering......

I thought I'd show these 2 tapestries today as I am sad to say I have just put them up the loft! I started my venture into needlework by sewing tapestries. When I was about 13 my mom bought one to do while she was nursing my grandad, I had a go..... and ended up finishing it for her! Then we had several holidays in France where I discovered the most fantastic Needlework shops, most of which sold so many different tapestries I was spolit for choice. These are 2 I bought over in France and completed in the late 1980s. But I just have no room for them anymore...... so until I have a bigger house (which is probably going to be never!) they will have to be stored away. I do still have one beautiful one on my wall which I will show another time..... and one still on a frame somewhere, virtually finished but stored away somewhere waiting for me to get around to completing it. Once I got into cross stitch I never looked back!!!





Now after all that washing I have a pile of ironing :-(
But I will fit in some stitching as I want to work on Julie's card. This is about half completed now.
Next week is back to the rota and week 1..... My Family Tree. Really looking forward to getting back to this.
Ginnie x

9 comments:

tkdchick said...

That terrace is just lovely!

Miss 376 said...

Hoping to see that film on Wednesday with the boys. They've just come back with a pile of washing so I can see stitching time being reduced over the next couple of days. The terrace looks lovely, I really like the tapestries

stitcherw said...

View is looking wonderful, nice progress. I saw Mama Mia this weekend too and so agree with you, it was fantastic. I'd like to try and see it one more time at the theater before it leaves I liked it so much. Your new start from Sampler Girl is looking cute, can't think of anything new for a way of finishing though.
Sue

Shellie said...

love the veiw and the tapestrys are lovely too well done Ginnie

Julie said...

'terrance' looks lovely. I had heard reports the film was a must see and lifted the spirits somewhat (and you cna embarrass the kids by knowing all the words and singing along!)
Nice tape.rstries, i started that way too.

Redwitch said...

Thanks for stopping by! The terrace looks very inviting, wish I was there :)

Nicola said...

The "View from the Terrace" is lovely! Both your tapestries are gorgeous, shame you have to put them away. I used to do tapestry work on printed canvas but haven't done any since taking up cross stitch about 18 years ago.

Jane said...

Hi Ginnie, thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you enjoyed the movie - I was a big ABBA fan when I was a young girl in the 70's.

Your stitching is lovely, and very detailed. Much more game than what I would be to tackle these:)

Carolyn McNeil said...

What a shame to hide those beautiful tapestries!!! I have the same problem. I keep finishing new projects and need to make room for them. Eventually, I will need a mansion to display all of my work...
Carolyn
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