I feel I am having a good week, not only have I finished my Summer Fairy I have 2 more finishes to be proud of and 2 new starts to mention.
Firstly, last night I finished the piece of stitching for Julie's Birthday. Sadly I can't show this yet as I know she reads this blog and I don't want to spoil the surprise. All I can say is that I think it looks great, the magnifico beads and the Kreinik braid really set it off.
Secondly I finished an old UFO. It is a piece of Blackwork stitching and I have been working on it since 1994!! It is of Henry VIII (I have mentioned before of my love of the Tudors) and the chart was in a magazine. I intended to do Elizabeth I too as I have that chart but I don't think I will somehow. I love the Blackwork effect but I found it a bit boring to stitch. (Hence it being a UFO) It has been in my drawer nearly finished for a long time, Stuart mentioned this morning that I would never finish it....... so I proved him wrong and worked on it this afternoon. It didn't take much to finish, now I have to decide what to do with it.
Henry VIII Blackwork
New Stitches Magazine
Then as I had made a few finishes I just had to make a few new starts too! I started my Mom's piece on Friday so that counts as one. Today I fancied starting something for Christmas so I can make it into an ornament. I found a nice one on Blueribbon designs called "A Christmas wish of health and happiness". I am sewing it on 28ct cream material that was in the drawer and I'm using the DMC threads they suggest. I also have some red cord ready to put round it when I fix the ornament together. Here is my small progress so far!
I have also been doing a bit of Becky's Ballerina stitching as I hardly ever touch this. It is on blue fabric which normally I find tricky to stitch on but today I sat by the window in sunlight and found it much easier. I will post a picture of this another day.
Well back to my Mom's picture I think, as before I know it time will be running out and I don't want a mad rush at the end!!