Saturday, 25 October 2008

Coaster stitching complete

I have achieved 2 of my goals for this week already. The penguin is all finished I just need to mount him on his shiny red card blank! Then this afternoon I have finished my poppy coaster for my MiL. It is actually titled Meadow Brown Butterfly and as you can see there is a lovely little butterfly on the left and purple flowers as well as the poppies! I managed to stitch this really quickly as I only spent 2 evenings and this afternoon on it. I will mount it in the coaster nearer to Christmas - I will have a finishing off week!!!

I did manage to do a bit more sneaky under the desk stitching at work over the last couple of days but not as much as I was a little busier! But Stuart's 40th card has grown thanks to that. I will post an update on thatnext time as I will work on Stuart's card again tomorrow as he is out all day. He is going down to Wembley to watch the NFL match, he and some of his football friends are going on the train and he tells me he won't be back until well after midnight! The girls and I are going shopping to buy some of their Christmas pressies - clothes and shoes probably!! Then we are having a Big Mac and McFlurry supper!! yumm.

Last night Stuart was out also! so the girls and I watched "PS I love you".... oh what a lovely film but boy did we sob!!! At one point we all had a big mansized tissue each mopping up our tears! What a sight we must have looked!! Good film though.
My Auntie has had her operation date bought forward to this Monday (27th) so I thought I would post a picture of her to wish her the best with her operation and recovery. I hope all my blogging friends can send their love and prayers for her too! My auntie is the one in the middle of the photo with my uncle on one side and my mom on the other. This was taken at my 40th Birthday party last year. It is not the clearest of photos as this was taken with my old camera and has had to be cropped a bit to reduce the people in it!

Tonight is TV night - Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor... love them both. So I will have to stitch during breaks and after! I will continue work on Capricorn Peekaboo tonight.
Ginnie x


Gaynor said...

I am so jealous..have not managed to stitch a thing in days.
I love your coaster..I am a big fan of poppies anyway and yours is lovely. Wish your aunt lots of love and I hope she feels better soon.

Irene said...

Love the poppy, they are my Mom's favorite flower. Wishing the best for your Auntie's surgery and a speedy recovery.

Sarah said...

That's a lovely poppy piece. Really pops out of the fabric. I hope your Aunt feels better soon.

Clara said...

Your poppies are beautiful, and I hope your Aunt feels better soon.

loulee1 said...

The poppy is adorable.

Cindy F. said...

Oh I love your poppy piece. It's going to make a beautiful coaster! What a great idea:) Sending best wishes for your Aunt's surgery and for a quick recovery!

Julie said...

Will be thinking of Auntie, she looks a lovely lady. Quick stitching on the coaster.
I watched strictly, wasn't very impressed tonight, who do you think will go then?? Mark maybe LOL

Miss 376 said...

Hope things go well with your aunt and her operation. Will be thinking of you all
The poppy coaster is beautiful, lovely that it could be completed so quickly

Chiloe said...

The poppies coaster is beautiful !!! YOu're a fast stitcher !!!

Sally said...

Lovely poppy finish. So bright and cheerful.

I hope your auntie's op goes well on Monday. Sending her lots of love for a speedy recovery.

What did you think to X Factor last night? I think the right ones were in the last two.

Wendy said...

Love the coaster design! What a thoughtful gift! Good luck with the shopping trip!! Sounds like bliss!! And sending prayers for your Aunt.

Shellie said...

Great finish and very best wishes to your Aunt for her op.

Any chance of a scan of the poppies chart ( lol cheeky i know but they are my nans faves)
Hope the peek a boo charts were ok
Hugs n happy Stitching

Srinity said...

The coaster is beautiful!

I love the movie PS. I love you. It made me sob and laugh and there is also some cute guys in the film. ;) I hope Santa brings me the dvd. :)

Best wishes to your aunt!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love that poppy stitching, they are my favourite flowers.......


stitcherw said...

The little penguin finish is so cute, and the flower/butterfly piece will make a gorgeous coaster. Good luck to your Auntie with her upcoming surgery, I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers

Anonymous said...

I hope your Aunt's operation was a success.

Great coaster finish.