Friday, 2 January 2009

First finish of 2009

I am off to a good start for the year, last night I completed Pirate's Creed. I am very pleased with it and stitched it very quickly but did get fed up of all the black writing in the end. Need to get some pirate fabric now to back it etc....
Pirates' Creed
Sue Hillis Designs
Stitched on 28ct evenweave with DMC threads.
I have made a new list on my side bar to detail all my finishes in 2009 because I have never really stopped and counted all that I do, especially with all my cards etc, so this is number 1!!
Now for all you 'Johnny Depp' fans - here is an update on him........... looking good!!!
Still a lot to do though - his hair and top of head, it gets a bit slow going at times as I get bored with the similar colours, but I'll get there.
Sorry on my last post with my Vintage Heart on I forgot to put where the design was from. It was designed by Brenda Keyes and was featured in issue 208 of Cross Stitcher magazine.
I have also signed up for Gaynor's 2009 SAL, I had already decided to work on a UFO on Wednesday nights at my stitch club.... after some discussion with Shellie on MSN she encouraged me to sign up..... So I am going to work on my "Kendal Tea Shop" the Lilliput Lane kit that has been tucked away in my drawer again for ages!! Hope I can stick to it and finish this oldie!!
This morning I have been to IKEA, we are lucky to have one in Wednesbury which is about 12 miles from us. I treated myself to a standing lamp which has a spot light on and I have put it by the settee I sit on to stitch.... Oh I can see so much better. I also have been looking for a 5 x 5 inch square frame to put Stuart's 40th Birthday card in... it is a really awkward size to find .... but good old IKEA had a pack of 2 for only a couple of pounds!! So that is framed now too and standing on the little TV in our bedroom.
Here's my final WIP update, my Bent Creeks 'I Do', it is coming along nicely and I think I will go and stitch on some more of that now.

I only have 2 days left now before I return to work, I am also re starting my stitching rota on Monday so I will list that on my next post.

Have a good weekend,

Ginnie x


Tammy said...

Ginnie, your Pirate Creed turned out great! And Johnny Depp---be still my heart! I should do a rotation too, but I'm not that organized!

Julie said...

Congrats on your 1st finish for 2009.
JD looks fab ... cor!!!!

Shellie said...

Johnny looks yummmm and the Pirates Creed is great.
Glad I persuaded you to jion in on Gaynors SAL good to have u on board it seems to really be taking off
Happy Stitching

Gaynor said...

I love Pirates Creed...excellent, and whilst you have a bit to do on Mr have done the bits that matter drool...
I did David Tennant for my son in the sepia colours..puts you right off browns but looks so good when finished.

Rachel said...

Great job on Pirate Creed. Johnny is looking - yummy :oP

Miss 376 said...

As you would expect, Johnny Depp looks magnigicent. Congratulations on your first finish of the year, looking forward to seeing the fabric you get to finish it

Ranae said...

Woohoo! First finish and it looks fab.
Johnny is getting more and more handsome ahh!!!
I love IKEA, it's so fun to shop there.
Happy 2009!!

Redwitch said...

Congrats on your Pirates Creed finish it looks great :)

Johnny coming along nicely too!

(Loved the Vintage Heart finish, I liked that too. First time I've bought Cross Stitcher in ages and it's much improved.)

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your finish! I just love those pirate designs :)

Anonymous said...

That is a good start of the year,
Loving the pirate cross bones and oh that Johnny Depp is great,

Take care

Sharon said...

Congrats on your fisrt finish! It's great.

Sharon said...

Happy Dancing for you over the fabulouse Pirates Creed finish~very awesome! Your JD WIP is looking mighty awesome too!

You're definitely off to a grand stitching start, this New Year!!! :-)

Chiloe said...

I'm dancing with you !!!!

Seems like Johnny is coming to you !!! Lucky you !!!

DO you know you can add a daylight bulb to your lamp? That's what I did (bought it in a hardware store.)IKEA will be in my town in end of 2009, begining of 2010.

Lucy said...

I love the pirates hubby has a shirt like that!

Cindy F. said...

Love your finish!

Great progress on your wips too!

stitcherw said...

Pirates Creed looks great, and Johnny is looking wonderful as well. All those similar colors would be a bit hard to deal with after awhile though. Nice progress on I Do too, lovely piece. I keep a spreadsheet listing all my finishes for the year. I found I actually do more than I think when they are listed out, otherwise I forget several of them and don't think I accomplish as much as I do.

Angelcat said...

Pirate's Creed looks great, congrats on your first finish of the year you are such a quick stitcher! The black writing may have been a pain but it's very effective!

Sally said...

Pirate's Creed looks brilliant! Congratulations on your finish.

Johnny Depp is coming along nicely ( I am drooling on my keyboard!) as is I Do.