Sunday, 21 September 2008

Super weekend

What a lovely weekend it has been. The weather has been really nice and sunny.
Yesterday we went to see The Nutcracker at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, it was fantastic. It was by the English Youth Ballet and they had 100 local young performers in it. Becky's friend, Zoe was a "sugar flower" it was exciting to see someone you know on the stage. Becky wished she had auditoned for it too but they were back in February and she didn't know about it! This is a picture of the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Last night we had a fish and chip supper and watched the TV! I only got a little bit of stitching done but never mind I had a lovely day.
Today I finally finished the cushion for my mom, I didn't get the pad until Friday so I knew I wouldn't complete it until today. This was a first for me, I have made basic cushions but not ones like this. I am pleased to say I am really happy with how it has turned out and I can't wait to see what my mom thinks. Here is the finished article!

I have been working on my Family Tree too, I will continue tonight with this then move on next week to week 2 of my rota - D for Dancer. I am also inspired to start my "Mill Hill" Sugar Plum Fairy after going to the ballet so I may start that too.

Hope every one else has had a good weekend too.

Ginnie x

12 comments:

loulee1 said...

Your cushion looks great, I'm sure your Mum will love it.

Irene said...

The pillow looks very nice !

Shellie said...

Fab pillow ginnie your mum will be chuffed

Annie said...

I love how the cushion turned out. Glad you enjoyed the ballet too.

Tracey said...

Hi Giinnie
Wonderfull blog,
The cushion looks smashing, i too love x-stitch done so for many years now also having a go at patchwork,
Your mum will love that gift you made.
Take care.
Tracey

Miss 376 said...

Your mum will love it. The fabric goes so well with the stitching, well done

Rowyn said...

Your cushion looks lovely. Great job.

Carla said...

The cushion looks fantastic! Great job Ginnie!

Julie said...

Fabulous cushion, it looks stunning, well done

Tammy said...

Your mom will LOVE the cushion! Lucky girl to see Nutcracker. I'd love to see it this winter when it comes near our town.

Sharon said...

The cushion for your mom turned out just beautifully, gorgeous! She is going to be speechless once she see's this. Love the fabric, goes so perfectly with the stitching. Congrat's to you on such a lovely finish!

mimimira said...

The pillow is just wonderful! Great present for your mom!