Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Heart ornament finished

I have had a nice crafting afternoon!! Firstly this morning we went to a lovely local shop called "Step a Long" it started as a shoe shop but now also sells wool, fabric, threads, beads and lots of lovely bits and bobs of haberdashery!! So I bought some lovely cream slightly patterned fabric and some blue trim. (+ some DMC threads and some felt for other projects!) Then this afternoon I went over to my mom and dads so I could use my sewing machine (they look after it!) and finished my "Vintage Heart". I stuffed it with lavender too from our garden that I have had drying in the airing cupboard since the summer.... so it smells nice too. I am really pleased with it - I think I am getting a bit better at making these sort of things!! Mom wants one now also!!


I was a lucky winner on Gaynor's Blog before Christmas, so I had a nice parcel arrive yesterday with 4 kits in it (sorry didn't take a picture) There is a lovely pink bootees card suitable for a baby girl so I have started that for Helen and Dave's baby (due the 13th Feb), I also love the little Ellie Mae kit (Margaret Sherry) as my niece is called Ellie Mae I intend to stitch that for her birthday in July she will be 7! Thank you so much Gaynor for your great giveaway - this was the first time I had won one.

Then today Sew and So sent my parcel with my fabric for "I Do", it is 32ct Murano evenweave in Ivory... it is lovely. I also received my Gentle Arts threads, therefore I have started "I Do" but as I have only done the 'd' so far I didn't bother with a photo. I just know I am going to enjoy stitching this too.

Otherwise here is Pirate's Creed, it is coming along well and I am hoping to finish it before I return to work. I want to get some "pirate" fabric to back it with and make some kind of flat ornament for Becky to hang it in her room.

Sorry no picture of Johnny D..... I am keeping him to myself!!... actually I forgot to take his photo, but he is progressing well, I thought I may use the same "pirate" fabric to make this into a flatfold when finished.... that'll be a first for me!

So this is probably my last post of 2008, I have started to think about my 2009 rota which I intend to start again on 5th Jan '09. I hope everyone has a Happy New Year and all the best for 2009.... I look forward to continuing my new friendships I have made from blogging.

Ginnie x

20 comments:

Shell said...

love the heart,I bet it smells lovely.Wishing you lots of stitching time in 2009.

Miss 376 said...

The heart looks lovely and a wonderful idea to fill it with lavender. Look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the coming year

Tammy said...

Your projects look great--that heart is so beautiful!

Wendy said...

Wow! Arn't you clever making up that heart! I can't make anything like that! Just not crafty like that, So impressed!
Pirates creed is looking fantastic!!!Well done! I got my kit from sew-and-sew today too :-) And my winners kit from Gaynor is due to be delivered tomorrow !
Best wishes for a Happy New Year hun and another year of stitching ahead.....xxxxxx.....

Margaret said...

Love the heart. You are clever!
have a Happy New Year

Gill - That British Woman said...

I just love that heart, it is so pretty. It's always a pleasure popping by your blog, to see what you have accomplished.

Gill in Canada

Rowyn said...

Your heart is beautiful. I guess the more you make smalls the more confident you become (it's something I want to improve on in 2009).

I got the threads to finish up Wedding Row today, so I should have the chart in the post to you in a week or two. :-)

Happy new year!

Daffycat said...

Beautiful heart. Are you sure you didn't make that for me? lol

Pirate's Creed looks great...you are in a swashbuckling mood, aren't you?

Annie said...

The heart looks so pretty with the rick-rack trim. I love lavender. How cool to have that growing in your yard.

Hope you have a great 2009!

Shellie said...

great stitching as always Ginnie
Love the heart it must smell gorgeous Lavender is my favourite scent of all.
Happy Stitching and Happy 2009 hope you get loads of stitching time
Hugs Shellie

Jane said...

That heart you've made looks lovely and it's beautifully finished.

Happy New Year! Wishing you lots of enjoyable stitching in 2009. Thanks for dropping by my blog in 2008!

Julie said...

Pirates Creed looks great, and i love your heart finish.

Happy New Year

Sally said...

Your heart finish is gorgeous. I bet it smells gorgeous. Who is the designer please?

Pirate's Creed is looking good:)

Happy New Year!

Gaynor said...

Love your stitching..and I got your post on the SAL site...wasnt going to let you join cus I have not had my Johnny Depp fix (sulk sulk)...nah not really..course you can join with a half done kit..that is the point of it...for those poor little kits it is just to easy to not start/ or put down at the first opportunity. Just send me a photo of where you are at and then we can see the progress lol.
Happy new year!

Cindy F. said...

Ginnie, CONGRATS on such a beautiful finish!! I love it! Great idea to add the lavender.
Happy New Year:)

Jean said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. These are my favorite photos of your twins yet!

Keep up all the lovely stitching. I just love the pirate saying. At first I was kind of taken aback when I read it and since then I have been telling people about how funny it is!! It would be so great to have at work.

Theresa said...

your heart looks gorgeous. lavender is my favourite smelling flower so i can imagine it would smell fabulous

Imogen Montana said...

Your finishing is always lovely :) And I totally love the pirate project...it's cheeky!

Hope you had a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

Ranae said...

I love your vintage heart, its a gorgeous finish

Angelcat said...

Your heart turned out beautifully, and what a wonderful idea putting some lavender inside!