Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Progress and Pirates

I have spent a little time hand sewing.... urmmm not my best work. I decided to get the two Christmas ornaments made up as my mom had bought me some red fabric. I started with "Joy" but it wasn't much joy to do! Firstly when I had stitched all around the edges I realised I had stitched in the ribbon on the inside..... secondly in places the material at the back is gathered up a bit and lastly it was fiddly doing it that shape!!! Ornament number 2 was much easier, nice and square with the ribbon sewn in correctly. They don't look too bad on the photo I suppose.
I am supposed to be working on my Warwickshire Map again this week, but last night I was enjoying stitching mom's sampler so much that I decided to continue. So tonight I will get the map out. I had a bit of trouble with the cat (he is nearly done now) as I ended up missing a dark brown stitch somewhere that threw me out of line, but I managed to alter it slightly so that it looks ok. I also worked on the border and some of the wording. I want to get this finished by the end of next week so I can spend 2 weeks making it into a cushion - that could be interesting!
While browsing the internet over the weekend I found another "want". It is Pirate's Creed by Sue Hillis. I love the saying on it. Becky is keen on pirate stuff (yes an odd combination with her love of ballet and dance!) and she has several pirate/skull and cross bone things up in her room, so I want to do it for her. Sadly I can't find a UK shop selling it at the moment, although I have spotted one on Ebay for not a bad price (will have to come from the USA) So I think I may be making a purchase over the next few days. I love some of Sue Hillis's other designs too I must restrain myself to only buy one as my "To do" list will be never ending!

Well I have to go and clean the bathroom before I stitch tonight, we are having a new loo fitted tomorrow as our old one has a large crack in the base..... which could result in a nasty incident..... I am still trying to track down who was responsible for jumping on the loo!!!

Happy stitching

Ginnie x

17 comments:

Irene said...

The ornaments look great !

Julie said...

Mums sampler is looking super, love The pirate did make me smile, i hope you find a supplier in the UK for it.

tkdchick said...

LOL like that pirate chart!

Miss 376 said...

So niceto know I'm not the only one that does things like that-I put handles in the wrong way once!

Love the pirate picture

Shellie said...

Love the ornaments Ginnie well done the pirate and smapler are great too

loulee1 said...

You'll not catch the culprit until they are all passed 30 something!!

Your ornaments look fine. I remember my first ornaments. ((Shudder))

Ranae said...

The ornies finishes are beautiful.
I love that pirate.

Tracy said...

The pirate is cool...

Tammy said...

Love the pirate chart, lol. Your work looks great and your sewing is good too! Thx for commenting on my blog!

Janaina said...

Mum´s sampler is looking really cool! =)
Who is the designer of the "Joy" ornie?Its so sweet!

becca said...

the ornaments look great. And I love how moms sampler is looking.

mimimira said...

The ornaments are both very nice, but the "Joy" one is wonderful! I loved it!
The pirate design is very original and interesting. Hope you find it and stitch it for your daughter!

Loreta said...

I like your Christmas ornamens very much!
The pirate is great!

Sharon said...

Love your finished ornaments, they look just fantastic! You should be an old pro now at attempting another as you did for the Joy ornie. Tee Hee

The sampler is sure looking very pretty. And, I like the Pirate's design also. I'm sure your daughter would just love it~hope you can find it without doing too much damage. SH does have some real pretty designs available.

Happy Stitching!!!

Joei said...

Lovely ornies, love it! Nice pirate chart.

Redwitch said...

Hehehe love the pirate chart :)

Your ornies look great, I think everyone's sewn the handle inside at least once - it's compulsory!

Irishenchantment said...

hi ginnie thank you for visiting my blog and commenting i will add you to my blog reader! nice work by the way :)