Sunday, 7 September 2008

New header

As you may have noticed I have changed my header to my blog! These lovely red roses are in my garden! and it's my picture!! Sadly the writing doesn't stand out so well now! I have also updated my photos of the girls, they both came down this morning looking lovely, so grown up so I had to take another photo. They are the ones in my side bar.
On the stitching front I have worked on Mom's sampler a bit more and have chosen some green fabric that matches the green border to make it up into a cushion. I have set aside next week on my rota to completely finish it and start making it up. I will update over the next few days.
With my Warwickshire Map I have been less enthusiastic! I have done a little bit but no where near as much as I wanted. I have made a decision that next time round I will start Henry VIII but I will continue to try to do just the odd symbol or two on the Map weekly so it will get done eventually!!
Last night I decided to start another little Christmas motif. This is a blackwork Christmas Tree out of the current "Cross Stitch Card Shop" magazine. I finished today and I love it. There is an angel, a bell, holly and snowflakes also I may do the angel next! I will mount it on silver.
I also have a new small project that I have kitted up (nearly) to start soon. It is out of Cross Stitcher magazine issue 201 a couple of months ago. It is called Dusky Dreams by Tournicoton. I love the pinks and browns, in fact with cream these are the only thread colours. It involves several different sorts of stitches and some lovely pink, brown and cream beads (which I have ordered). I'm really looking forward to doing this one and I intend to frame it myself and hang it in our lounge as that is decorated in browns!

Well I think I'll go and make me a cup of tea before I stitch, I am going to spend a little time on the map and may then start another blackwork motif.

Ginnie x


Julie said...

Dusky Dreams looks a nice one. Love the blackwork too. Nice pics of the girls, they looks so grown up

Miss 376 said...

The colours look lovely for Dusky Dreams. Look forward to seeing your mum's cushion next week

Tammy said...

Ginnie, I love your blackwork tree! That is so lovely. Your header looks wonderful too.

Shellie said...

Ive got that mag now Ginnie thanx for the tip hun they are great charts arent they and youve done a great job on the tree. I want to do some with vari threads will post on my blog if i ever get time to do one lol
Love the new header too
Hugs Shellie

loulee1 said...

Cute cute tree.

I do not need to go out and buy more magazines! LOL

Annie said...

That little tree is really cute. And I like the yummy colors in the Dusky Dreams.

Wish I had roses like that to look at for real! And pretty daughters too as long as I'm wishing.

Angela said...

The blackwork tree looks wonderful, and I love the pic of the roses in your garden.

Redwitch said...

Lovely roses and photos :)

Cute stitching too!

Daffycat said...

The new header is lovely! You could change the color of the writing to white and it might show up better.

Pretty blackwork for Christmas!

Tracy said...

I LOVE blackwork. I'm working on a Sally Rudkin design. I'll post it up on my blog so you can check it out. I'm stitching the design on white linen and black silk thread. Your header is lovely and so are your girls!

Anonymous said...

Oh bad, bad Ginnie. Showing a magazine I don't buy and now will have to, as that tree ornament will be perfect for a black ornament exchange I am taking part in.

Joei said...

Your DDs are lovely and so grown up.
I like the blackwork tree.
Very nice header, great pic!