Tuesday, 30 September 2008

A quick look at Henry

I have my first update on Henry and his wives...... now don't get too excited as it is only day 2. I started it last night and soon discovered I was 8 DMC thread colours short..... So ordered them today. I decided to start on Henry himself.... his bottom half!! So here is the bottom of his grey/blue tunic and the start of his red cloak. You can also make out one flesh coloured hand! The bit of grey down the bottom left is part of his leg.

I thought as it was on 18ct aida I may struggle to see it at night but it has been ok so far, my only hinderance has been how tired I am. Stuart still has a really bad cough which is keeping us both awake at night..... so I feel a bit like a zombie at the moment. Luckily my cold didn't get any worse. I hope I get a better nights sleep tonight.
This morning I took my mom her cushion present (wrapped) and card around ready for her birthday tomorrow. She wasn't expecting a present as I have said we will go shopping soon for her to pick something she wants. She said "I thought you hadn't bought me anything" I said "I haven't!" that confused her..... can't wait to see her reaction when she opens it.
Tomorrow evening at club I intend to take one of my Christmas gifts, I think I'll start my bookmark for my Auntie.

Ginnie x

15 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I am sure she will be thrilled. Henry is looking good, I love seeing how the picture comes alive as the stitching progresses. Looking forward to keeping up with this one. Here's to a good nights sleep

Sam said...

Love the new start Ginnie! :o)

Tammy said...

He looks good so far! I know your mom will love her present, as it turned out so adorable.

Shellie said...

great start on Henry Ginnie and happy b/day to your mum

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to mum!
I bet she was thrilled with her special gift. Great start on Henry

Tracy said...

Henry looks good so far. What does the design look like? Your mom will love the cushion. I always make something for my mom's birthday. Have a wonderful day!

;)

Erica said...

The colors look great so far on Henry! I will keep checking in to watch your progress.
Hope your Mum enjoys her birthday!

Srinity said...

It's nice to see Henry getting stitched up. :) Looks great so far.

Happy Birthday to your mum. I'm sure she loves the present.

Nicola said...

Good progress on Henry after only two days. Glad your cold didn't get any worse, a good nights sleep makes all the difference. Happy birthday to your mum.

Angelcat said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment on my blog Ginnie! I have enjoyed reading about your stitching projects and will check back often to see how Henry grows :)

Carla said...

Great start!!
Happy birthday to your mom :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am sure your mother will love her gift, I know I would love it.......

take care,

Gill

Joan ((*_*)) said...

Hello! My Name is Joan and I live in Perth Western Australia...I found your blog yesterday its so 'good' wonderful work.
Cheers Joan ((*_*))

Joei said...

Nice new start. I'm sure you mom will be thrilled.

Tracey said...

I shall love to see the finished Henry as i have one to but it is of him on his own, then his wives on there own to, As these was given to me i dont have a colour picture of the end result just the chart,
I love old history things,
Have a great weekend, im a bit behind everything at moment.
Take care