Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Penguins and poppies!

I am doing well at achieving my goals for the week. Firstly here's my little penguin I have been working on for a while - cute isn't he I love penguins.... I have finished all the cross stitch now and started on the back stitch this morning. When complete I will mount him on a card. This was from the Cross Stitch Card Shop 62 that I subscribe too.


It has been pretty quiet at work, the boss and 2 sales guys are at a trade show in Germany and my friend Julie is off sick (Julz hope you feel better soon - I've been lonesome!) This meant I could do some sneaky under the desk stitching!! I work in the reception area so away from the rest of the lads (only 5 others!) but they do pass me to go to the loo and make tea/coffee. I stitch and stitch but as soon as I hear the inner door go the stitching hides back under the desk!!! hehehe. I have managed to finish Stuart's placecard and start my dads. I have also done a fair bit on Stuart's 40th card today - lots of green lines.... all will become clear when I show that one.
Last night I started my MiL's coaster, it is on 18ct aida so seems to be stitching up quickly, I think I'll get this done in the next week which will mean 2 out 3 pressies done before the end of October. Here it is so far -



I am off to Stitch Club in a minute and will take my Capricorn Peekaboo to work on there. This is coming along well and I'll show you an update on that next time. I also now have the Sagittarius chart (thanks Shellie) which I will start next week.

Ginnie x

19 comments:

zetor said...

Lovely work, the penguin is so cute.Enjoy your club.

Gaynor said...

Excellent..I love penguins, they are so cheeky. Poppies are a favourite too, remind me of Norfolk, where I come from.
lol
gaynor

Tanja said...

Oh no, who would have thought that, Ginnie stitching at work :-).

I love the little penguin, very cute!

fireflydreams said...

Love the penguin and your poppy progress.

You've been tagged, pop over to my blog to find out.

Miss 376 said...

Penguin looks great. You must be feeling so good getting done the things you had planned. I used to do my knitting and sewing at work, was a great time to get things done

Shellie said...

Penguin is so cute love the poppies too they are my nans fav.
Your more than welcome to the charts hun just let me know if u need any of the others I love to help out my fellow stitchers

Tammy said...

LOL @ under the desk stitching :) Very cute penguin. It's nice when the boss is gone, isn't it? :p

Tracy said...

I would love to join a stitch club. I don't think there's one around here. Nice work Gennie!

Daffycat said...

Beautiful stitching! The coaster is going to be really pretty!

Irene said...

Cute penguin ! Good start to the poppy.

Srinity said...

Cute Penguin! :) I have also stitched at work when it's been really quiet but now it's just impossible. I'd love to have a job where I could stitch all day. :)
Poppy looks pretty.

Angelcat said...

lol, I love the idea of sneaky under desk stitching, I may have to try some of that myself!

Wendy said...

Hi Ginnie! Your penguin is gorgeous!! I was thinking of stitching one of those for Ryan ( I got that edition too) as he met a penguin while we were in Cornwall this year. Stitching under the desk!! LOL, Now thats the type of Work I'D love to do!!!

Carla said...

Lovely stitching...cute penguin

Dani - tkdchick said...

Cute little penguin. Ahhh I'm jealous I wish I could get away with sneaky stitching at work!

Tracey said...

Hi Ginnie
Poppys are a favourite of mine,my old garden had loads of them, none yet in this new garden,
Love the penguin so cute,
Take care

Charlene said...

Ginnie, The penguin look so cuteeeee ....
Definitely coming back to check out the poppys.

Julie said...

Lucky you being able to put in a stitch or two under the desk.
Penguin is a cutie, the poppy looks nice too.

Hazel said...

cute finishes! x