Monday, 20 October 2008

Monday morning!

What a dark and damp Monday it is here in the West Midlands, really didn't want to get out of bed this morning! The only thing that kept me going is that next week is half term and I have a few days holiday....yeah!!
I managed to get plenty of stitching done over the weekend and I feel that my Family Tree shows a little progress again. I achieved my one goal of completing the left side of the tree, it is looking so nice! Here is an overall picture -

And here is a close up.... As you can see the little "Mom" of the family and her little house are complete (Except back stitch!) In front of Mom will be some children and below her is where I stitch one of my daughters names.

I also had another little start..... I know I have loads on the go but that's the way I love to work!! I promised my friend Julie that I would do some stitching for both her daughters who have birthdays in December. She mentioned something to do with their star signs would be good..... So when I found this Capricorn design in the latest WOXS magazine I just had to stitch it. I just need the chart for Sagitarius next which was in an older issue, luckily Shellie is helping me out with that..... many thanks.

I am changing my rota for the next few weeks as I have so many little bits and pieces to stitch. Instead I am going to just set myself goals each week as I enjoyed that last week. So sadly D for Dancer is staying in it's bag for a little while longer and here are next weeks goals -

  • Start the next Christmas gift - coaster for MiL.
  • Work on Stuart's 40th card.
  • At least half complete Capricorn
  • Complete at least 4 placecards
  • Complete back stitching on a cute Christmas penguin I have been working on for ages!!

There that should keep me busy!!!!

Well I'd better go and get ready for work :-( I'd sooner stitch!!

Ginnie x


Gaynor said...

I love the family tree! Cant wait to see if finished. What a good idea for a possible present for the grandparents who have everything! I will be watching this one carefully hehe

Shellie said...

Family tree is looking fantastic. as is the peek a boo picture
Not to good today but will look out that chart for you soon

Julie said...

Great progress on the tress and the new starts looks a nice one, i'll enjoy watching that grow.
It was awful here too ... although the sun is trying to come out now

Anonymous said...

Wow You do have a busy list to do,
How is Henry getting on, thats one i would love too see done, i may do mine after my nature vision,

Thankyou for the comment on my blog,
Take care

Sally said...

Your family tree looks fantastic! I really like this piece.

It's sunny up here right now but windy. Much nicer than earlier on as it was raining and so dull.

Angela said...

The family tree is looking fantastic! Funny how work gets in the way of stitching!

Shellie said...

PS are you on facebook or msn would love to chat

Cindy F. said...

Your family tree is incredible! I love this piece and really can appreciate all of the time and work you're putting into it. Great progress. I can't wait to see more!

Miss 376 said...

The family tree is looking fantastic. Hope you achieve your goals this week

Nicola said...

Your family tree is looking great.

It started out quite nice and sunny here this morning but it's been raining quite a lot this afternoon.

Sarah said...

The family tree looks great. I'm hoping to start on that next year. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Joyus said...

Family tree is just gorgeous - congrats on your progress :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I can't wait to see the finished project.

You are certainly organized.

Gill in Canada

Wendy said...

Oh My! Your family tree is amazing!! The tree bit is gorgeous! What a lovely project :-)

Tanja said...

That family tree is going to be gorgeous!

Tracy said...

The family tree looks great. You have a lot of projects ahead of you! How's Henry coming along?

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

Hello from Downunder...
Love the Family Tree, you had a busy weekend Hey? Beautiful Work.
Changing the subject, I've got twins as well, only mine are 39 next month.
Ian and Neil born in Bristol and both have families of their own now, no twins though. Have a good day...Joan ((*_*))

becca said...

The family tree is looking wonderful. And such great progress.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Ginnie, this is where ds lives and see what he woke up to yesterday morning:

It was just rain by the time it got to us.

Gill in Canada

Anonymous said...

It wasn't much better here in the East Midlands on Monday either.

Lovely family tree.