Friday, 19 December 2008

Finally a night at home!

It is so nice to be at home, relaxing and doing some stitching. Today the girls and Stuart broke up for Christmas, tonight the girls are at a friend's house and we have had a chinese take away and I'm on my second glass of wine.
The school production went well, we sold loads of refreshments and lots of raffle tickets. Becky was unwell again on Tues/Wed with this flu thing back again, she lost her voice! and had a really high temperature luckily she is much better now.
I managed a little bit of stitching on Wednesday and finished off Lest We Forget at 10pm last night when I got in! And here it is -


I am so pleased with this and I really enjoyed stitching it, I am going to try and frame it myself. It is a great way to commemorate a lost relative.
I have only done a tiny bit of Johhny Depp but I think you can see him starting to emerge -


If you fancy stitching him yourself it is a free pattern here - Johnny. I will try to do some more over the weekend.
Finally here is my Vintage heart stitching, not much to show yet, it'll be made into a heart shape ornament for the New Year. It is a very simple and quick stitch and I am working on this tonight.



I also intend to start my Somebunny stitching for Helen and Dave's baby, she is due in February but I better be prepared incase she is early! Over Christmas I will plan my new rota and intend to have a UFO night!!!!! each week.
Today I booked tickets to go and see the musical "Chicago" it is on at the Birmingham Hippodrome in June next year and I know the girls really love this so I have bought them for their birthday (which is in May). Something to look forward to.
I'm at work until Christmas Eve but will hoepfully get some stitching time in as I haven't got much else to sort.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Ginnie x





20 comments:

Sarah said...

Lest We Forget looks great, congrats on the finish! Can't wait to see how Johnny stitches up.

Shellie said...

Lest we forget looks stunning and blimey were you quick.
Both other projects are fabby too.
As for Chicago you and the girls will love it I saw it 8 nearly 9 years ago in london for my 30th birthday best night out ever
Happy Stitching
Hugs Shellie

Gaynor said...

Wonderful stitching..
Shallow though I am, whilst you have only done a little bit of Mr. Depp.....it enough...phwoar!!!
What I would give sigh.....

Rowyn said...

Congratulations on your finish, Lest we forget is beautiful.

Wow, you can already see Johnny Depp emerging from the stitching you have done!

Theresa said...

Jayne I really love your "Lest We Forget" piece. I think it is so important to remember the fallen soldiers who fought to save our countries. Your heart is also gorgeous. I am not a Johnny Depp fan but your stitching is lovely

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on a super finish. Lest We Forget looks fantastic!

You will love Chicago! We saw it in London and it was so much fun!

loulee1 said...

The poppies are beautiful, what a nice tribute.

Chiloe said...

I love your poppies !!!

Chigago is a great musical: I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun!

Sally said...

Lest We Forget looks lovely:) What a beautiful way to commerate.

Lovely new start and Johnny is looking good so far.

Cindy F. said...

Wow! Lest We Forget is beautiful!!
Congrats on completing it:)
I can't wait to see more of Johnny...he is one gorgeous man!
I love your new wip. The colors are sooo pretty!

Wendy said...

WoW!! Your "Lest we forget" is absolutly stunning hun!! Well done! Can't wait to see how Johnny Depp comes along! And thanks for the pattern! May do him myeself :-) Looks brill!
My halogen lamp popped last night so not stitching for me until I get a new lamp :-( BOO!!!
Have a great weekend..x..

stitcherw said...

You're moving right along. I'll enjoy watching Johnny grow, and your vintage heart is looking lovely. Congrats on finishing Lest We Forgot, it's lovely and you're right a perfect rememberance of someone. Sorry to hear Becky got the flu, hopefully she's all better by now.
Sue

Mylene said...

Congrats on the finish. It looks wonderful!

Srinity said...

Lovely stitchings! Is that New Year design the one from the new Cross Stitcher? I am thinking about stitching too. :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lest we forget is a great piece! Congrats on your finish!

Julie said...

Congrats on a super finish, lovely WIP's too.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the Lest We Forget, it is such a thoughtful piece. One of my goals is to get back into cross stitching this year.....

Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Gill in Canada

Jean said...

st we forget just touches my heart. Happy holidays!

Angelcat said...

Your lest we forget piece is beautiful, very touching.

I have that vintage heart piece on my to do pile, so I'll look forward to seeing how yours stitches up :)

fireflydreams said...

Lest we forget is lovely.