Monday, 4 August 2008

Small progress

This is my progress so far on my Mom's Birthday Sampler stitching. It doesn't look a lot yet and it seems really pale but I am waiting to add some dark pink to it but I haven't got the correct thread. Hopefully I'll get that over the next few days. The fairy holds a dark pink heart, the dress on the hanger has a pink sash down it and the border of the 9 little squares has dark and light pink in it.
I have decided to stick with my rota but continue with mom's stitching throughout in case I run out of time. As I want to make it into a cushion I will need some time to sew it together!! So this week I am working on my Warwickshire Map also. Next week we are on holiday and mom and dad are coming too so I will leave the Sampler at home! I'll work on View from a Terrace that week and some other small card projects. I want to finish the Terrace one this month if I can.
Yesterday I was very pleased as I managed to frame a piece of stitching by myself. My friend Aly bought me a Tatty Teddy kit a while ago which I stitched up quite quickly, but then it went back in my drawer. On having a sort out I found some self adhesive mount board and a little wooden frame so I got it all measured up, stuck it to the board, glued the back pieces down and mounted it in the frame. I think it turned out ok, I just need to find a small space to hang it!!
Well I am off to get stitching on my map, if I can get this finished soon I can start my Henry VIII and his Wives chart, which I am keen to get going on after the return on the Tudors TV series on Friday night. I love that programme and think Jonathan Rhys Myers is lovely as Henry!!
Ginnie x

11 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Tatty Teddy is gorgeous and you've made good progress on your mum's sampler.

Carla said...

Tatty Teddy is so cute!! Nice progress on you mom's sampler!

Gill - That British Woman said...

looking good.........

Gill

Annie said...

The birthday sampler looks like it's really going to be nice. That's my kind of design. And Tatty worked up just darling.

Rachel said...

Your Teddy look so cute!! I just want to hug him! That sampler looks like it is going to be adorable, I can't wait to see more!

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Lelia said...

Oh, Teddy is cute : ) Nice (so far) birthday sampler, too!

Erica said...

This looks beautiful so far!
I love to look at your projects because they are all so different.
You don't see them popping up on every blog!
I admire your rotation. I always try for one but it seems I never quite have the patience. I always feel I have to finish the one I have started.

Julie said...

Tatty Teddy is super, you did a great job, both the stitching and framing, well done.

Mums piece is looking nice too

Angela said...

Tatty Teddy is wonderful! I can't believe when I read your profile that you live in the West Midlands! I was born in Nuneaton and lived in Coventry until I was 6 years old when my family moved to Canada. I have known other stitchers to come from other parts of the UK but never from my part of the country. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Denise said...

Hi Ginnie, lovely cross-stitch, you are so talented and you must have a lot of patience for putting together such beautiful creations, as I know there is a lot of detail in them.

Jean said...

I have to agree with Erica - you have lots of different pieces. Sometimes you see the same piece on several blogs. I just love your mom's sampler! What's the name of the pattern?