Monday, 26 January 2009

Henry and Jane

I found it very hard to put Henry away last night.... but I want to stick to my rota. I have managed to work quite a lot on Jane, she now has facial features, 2 arms, a hat and the top of her dress!! Anne Boleyn stands next to her and I will work on her next! I just love it!!
I spent some of yesterday finishing off Laura's L..... I just used some gold coloured felt to back it on and used gold ribbon to hang it up by. She has it in her room hung up by her TV.
My mom and dad have bought my birthday present today, even though it's not for another month!! I really want a little light weight sewing machine so I can do little bits and pieces at home instead of having to go over to moms and got my old heavy one out! They saw one in a shop today and thought it was just right.... so they bought it now..... sadly I have to wait until 28th Feb!!!! But it will be worth the wait!
Last year I signed up to stitch an ornament for Donna at http://stitchingforacure.blogspot.com. I told Donna I would work on it in 2009 and I have stuck with my plan!! There is a choice of designs for your ornament and I chose the Blackwork one (or should I say pinkwork!!)


I have more stitching to do first, then adding beads, then finishing into an ornament. I will post a picture again when I have finished.

My rota this week includes - Dusky Dreams, Warwickshire Map and my new start from my Christmas stash - Lizzie Kate's "Housework". I hope to get a bit of each done and plan to do the crest of arms on the Map - I must finish this one soon!!!!!!
Hope you all have a good week......
Ginnie x







24 comments:

Theresa said...

whoohoo
Jane is looking very attractive now. Well done.

Gaynor said...

Wow...it is already looking pretty impressive isnt it.
Fantastic.
Laura's finished gift is very pretty..I bet she really likes it lol

Kathy said...

WOw Henry and Wife no 3 look great so far Ginnie, thanks for comment on Pomp too.

Ooo twins, I have twin 8 yr old boys, please tell me it gets easier lol.

Hugs xxxxx

Annie said...

I am just loving watching the Henry progress. I think you should give him a higher percentage of your time!

zetor said...

Lovely stitching Ginnie. Looking forward to seeing your machine!!!

Tammy said...

I like your Henry VIII & Wives project. It's coming along quite nicely :-) Did you watch The Tudors on Showtime?

Julie said...

Great progress on Henry.

Shellie said...

great progress GInnie wife number 3 is fabby as id Lauras gift I love that fairy alphabet
Happy Stitching
Shellie

Miss 376 said...

Very pretty ornament and a great finish for Laura. I can't believe how much you have done on Jane this week, fantastic

fireflydreams said...

Love the progress on Henry and his wives.

The piece for Laura is lovely and your ornament is looking good too.

Wendy said...

Henry and Jane are quite an attractive couple huh, You're going great guns on this, Well done! That fairy alphabet is one of my faves, I've used it over and over again for cards, real pretty, Love how you made it up. And the pinkwork is stunning, real pretty
..x..

Daffycat said...

No, no! Please say it isn't already time to switch! Henry was tooooo short!

Sweet present for Laura!

Cindy F. said...

Janes looks so pretty with Henry!
Great progress!
Getting a new sewing machine is very exciting!! Congrats!!
Cute L you made for Laura and beautiful stitching on your Stitching for a Cure ornie:) I love that one!

Tracey said...

Henry and jane are looking great looking forward to see the final of henry he is fab,
The little fairy L is loverly,
Take care,

Srinity said...

Great progress on Henry! That L is very pretty, I like it. :)

Sally said...

Fantastic progress on Henry ( well Jane!)

I love how you've finished off Laura's L.

mimimira said...

Henry is very impressive, and his wife number 3 - hm, very beautiful!
The letter L is versy sweet!

Angela said...

Lovely progress so far on Henry! Congrats on the sewing machine, I really do have to conquer my fear of them!

Carla said...

Nice progress on Henry!!!
The little ornie you made for your daughter turned out great!

Tammy said...

The pinkwork is beautiful!

Chiloe said...

Silly girl: remember you're married and shouldn't fool with Henry's !!! lol Just kidding. You made great progress!!!!

Sharon said...

Henry looks fab!

Donna said...

Love, love, love your work. The ornament looks great!

Gill - That British Woman said...

everything is looking good. I think I am going to try and track down a map of Cumbria to stitch as I am sure they make one? I actually thought it would make a neat Christmas gift for a couple of family members.

Gill in Canada