Sunday, 22 February 2009

Much, much more to show today!!

I have lots of pictures to show today.... so where shall I start?
Yesterday we heard that Helen had her baby on Thursday, a little girl (which they knew) and they have called her Grace Elizabeth, she was 6lb 15oz. So I mounted my Somebunny stitching onto a card and here it is finished. Isn't it cute?

I also went to pick up my framing, which I am very pleased with. Here is I Do for Phil, I love the frame that was recommended to me, it really sets it off.

And here is my View from a Terrace, I was unsure if the mount and frame would work but I am very pleased with the result. I have hung it at the bottom of the stairs. It is so difficult to take a photo of the framed pieces, either the flash shines on it or with no flash you get the reflection of me in the glass taking the photo!! Oh well!

I also got a few bargains yesterday, we went to the wool/sewing/shoe shop too and I found that they also sell second hand books and magazines (amazing shop!! So full of stuff!!) I had a browse through the magazines and found loads of Cross Stiching mags that I hadn't got.... and they were 10p each!! So I bought 6 even if I don't use them they were only 10p!! There were 3 Cross Stitch Golds, 1 Cross Stitch Collection and 2 World of Cross Stitching, there is a lovely Venice picture in one, a lovely fairy tale princess on a horse in another and a lovely Joan Elliot Christmas Angel in another.... oh where shall I start!!! (was going to show a picture but blogger wouldn't let me load anymore!!)

Thought I would also show you some on my decorating!!! I often wonder why I bother when 2 seconds later the walls are covered with pictures again!! This is part of Laura's wall that I painted on Friday.... very pink!! Mind you I was as bad as a teenager, I had Duran Duran all over my walls!!!!

And finally what you have all been waiting for...... Henry and 2 of his wives! As you can see I have made good progress on Anne B and I have worked some more on the bottom of Jane's dress. Henry's head doesn't look quite so small now either as his hat is complete. The wives also have their names stitched..... but don't you think Anne looks very grumpy.... I just followed the chart!! Mind you she has a right to be grumpy as she does have her head cut off!!

I have a cold again today!! Can't stop sneezing which is a pain when you are stitching, so I am going to work on small bits and pieces today, I have a Mother's Day card I want to do and more of my biscornu. Next week I am back working on Lizzie Kate - Housework and Warwickshire Map.

Happy stitching

Ginnie x

18 comments:

Miss 376 said...

You have had a really productive week. That card will be treasured, it's beautiful and the framing is lovely. Looks like your daughter was pleased with her room, so that's all that matters in the end

Maggie said...

Ginnie, i love your finishes, the card is sooo cute! and the other peices too, the frames look lovely.
Where do you take yours to be framed? I use the one in Quarry Bank, Betty's, do you know it? they do a good job and have a good selection of frames, i don't know anywhere else.
I use the shop you had your mags from too and have had quite a few mags & books from there, one book i paid 20p for and it was quite a new one!
Love the decorating, my DD#3 wants me to paint her room again but i keep putting it off lol, perhaps when the summer comes.
Maggie x

Gaynor said...

Wow...your finishes are fantastic and the frames work perfectly. I have had a non-productive week but I think yuo have just inspired me to pick up my needle again..been on a low but am cooking it away lol.
The View one works perfectly..you should be very pleased with yourself.

Srinity said...

Henry and wives look great! Goof progress.

The bunny card is so cute. :)

Srinity said...

Of course I meant gooD progress. :D

Tammy said...

Wow, all your projects and decorating are just great! You had a good week!

Daffycat said...

Wow, your finished and framed stitching is really stunning. Somebunny turned into a really sweet card too!

Henry look spectacular!

Julie said...

The framer did a wonderful job of your stitching.
Henry looks great as does your new baby card.

Tara said...

Wow ginnie it's all wonderful work i love the bunny he's soooo sweet. And Henry is a master peace have a great week. Love Tara xx

Jan said...

Love the framed works. They look really great. Henry is coming along very nicely.

Cindy F. said...

What an adorable card!! Beautiful job girl!
And your 2 framed pieces are awesome! Great choices. I love to get pieces back from the framers.
Your mag finds are so exciting! I love to visit thrift stores and such hoping for those kind of finds.
Love Laura's room! You are a great decorator:)
Henry and his 2 wives are amazing!
Good stuff here girl!!

Cindy F. said...

oh....and I hope you get over that cold quickly!

stitcherw said...

You've been quite busy. The card turned out so cute, and the framing on both I Do and View looks wonderful. Henry is coming along quite nicely as well. That is such a neat piece.
Sue

Theresa said...

your works of art are gorgeous and I am sure that card will be treasured for a long time to come.

Tammy said...

I really like all of your finishes. The card is adorable. Henry is coming along quite nicely too :0)

Kathy said...

Wow you have been busy Ginnie.

Gorgeous all gorgeous

Hugs xxxx

Mylene said...

Cute card and your framed pieces looks beautiful!!!

fireflydreams said...

Your framed pieces are lovely.
Henry is coming along really nicely.