Thursday, 19 March 2009

Silver Wedding stitching

I have been busy working on the stitching piece for the Silver Wedding we have coming up next month. Here is the progress so far, I love the purple colours in it. There are 3 hearts to complete at the side then a border with half cross stitch. What's really great about it is there is no back stitch!!

I have also finished stitching up my biscornu and adding the cute ladybird button. These are hard to photo because you can't capture all the sides!! I also don't know what to do with it now it is complete.... what do other people do with theirs?

Lastly here are my 2 completed Mother's Day cards, I have decoupaged the one for my MIL and the cross stitched one is for my mom (last year they had styles the other way round). I have mounted them on quite small cards but they look nice. Just need to get to the shops on Saturday to buy a gift each.

I have been working on Henry also this week. I don't know why but every time I come back to Henry after a 3 week rest I always make a mistake on the first night and end up unpicking!! Doesn't happen with the other pieces in my rota. Luckily I have it sorted again now.... this week I am working on Henry's left side to complete his big jacket. If I'm lucky I'll start Anne of Cleeves too!!

Well that's all for today, I think I fancy a cup of tea before ER is on the telly and before I pick Henry back up again!

Ginnie x

17 comments:

Shellie said...

Great cards hun and love the silver wedding stitching so far.
Sorry to hear henry being a pain
Happy Stitching
Shellie

Erica said...

My! You have been busy!
Your cards are lovely! I'm sure the recipients will be very pleased! The nice thing about the cards is that they can be framed later.

zetor said...

Lovely work. I do like the purple in the Silver Wedding.

Gaynor said...

wow..very productive.
Apparently biscornus are just posh pin cushions...I have seen them used as hanging thingys and in a basket with other bicornus and as smellies lol.
(Again, it is as technical as you are gonna get lol)

Miss 376 said...

Lovely cards and the colours in the silver wedding piece are beautiful.

Tammy said...

Love the mother's day cards!

Annette said...

Nice...
Your work looks lovely

Nicola said...

Love that biscornu Jayne, it gorgeous. I just display mine, and I only have three at the moment, on a wooden tray. The Silver Wedding stitching and Mother's Day cards are beautiful. You put me to shame as I bought my cards this year.

Srinity said...

Lovely cards and a beautiful biscornu! Your Silver Wedding stitching looks pretty.

Jean said...

OMG - I wondered the same thing - what do you do with a biscornu? I recently decided to put that on my list of things to make and decided where I'm going to put it. When I was little, my mother always had a pincushion hanging from the window frame in our kitchen and she would stick her needles and random pins in there. It's amazing how often we used it! I decided to do the same thing in my house after I saw that I have 2 needles sticking in the kitchen curtain!! LOL

Your stitching is beautiful as always. To go along with your stitching Henry, I have been reading about his wives in various books. Now I'm reading about Elizabeth. I look forward to seeing the progress.

Great cards - lucky moms!!

Julie said...

Beautiful cards, love the biscornu, i have mine together in a basket with needlerolls.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful stitching and framing!! Congrats on the framing and the cards too!
If I ever get time to make a biscornu, I will use it for a pincushion:)

Siobhan said...

Lovely Mother's Day cards! The biscornu is lovely, too, as is the silver wedding stitching!

Tammy said...

The biscornu is so cute! Your other projects are great too!

Redwitch said...

Cute biscornu! I only have 2 so mine on are just displayed on a bookshelf with some other stitchy smalls.

Great cards too, I bet they were well received.

sofietjes borduurwerkjes said...

I love biscornu's very much.
i think its beautifal.
And yours to.

Sally said...

The biscornu is so pretty and I love the cards.