Sunday, 13 September 2009

Framing success!

Hi everyone, what a lovely weekend we have had here in the Midlands, warm and sunny. Mom, me and Scamp the dog went a great walk yesterday afternoon along the canal from where we live to a place called Stourton. It took us just over an hour and it was so nice in the sunshine, the countryside and the peace and quiet. We even saw a heron fly out of the bull rushes. My legs ached a little today as I don't exercise much but we will definitely walk there again.
Today I framed my Country Idyll stitching ready for Christmas!!!! I bought a black frame and a cream and black mount and did it all by myself! I am very pleased with the result and I'm looking forward to seeing mom and dad's reaction to it at Christmas.

I have also worked a little more on Rosie the Rabbit, she now has a back and one paw! I want to get this finished by next week. I haven't got a cushion for it yet, I haven't seen one I like, so I think I may end up making one.


Lastly I stitched another small Christmas motif last week from the latest World of Cross Stitching magazine. I used my own colours and some variegated thread. I made it into the card this afternoon, it looks ok but I'm not sure if I really like it or not!!!

Anyway I am off for a soak in the bath now, I have spent hours catching up on ironing this morning and it has made my back ache..... so a nice relax in the warm water should help!!

Hope you all have a good week and I'll try to catch up on my blog reading over the week I seem to have been slacking!!

Ginnie x

16 comments:

Miss 376 said...

You've done a great job with the framing, it finishes the stitching off beautifully

Amalia said...

The framing is perfect! I wish I could frame my own that neatly! Usually I take it to a framing shop - it's expensive but they do a better job than I do!

Maggie said...

We have had some lovely weather this past week havent we! wonder how long it will last??

congratulations on your finish and framing, it looks great, i'm sure your mum will love it :-)

I'm always amazed how much stitching you get done! do you have a way of stopping time you haven't told us about lol

Have a great week, lets hope its a sunny one again :-)

stitcherw said...

Wonderful job on the framing, it looks great. Rosie is looking very cute as well, and I think your card looks fine, it will be a treat for someone to receive.
Sue

Daffycat said...

Oh, Ginnie! Idyll looks FANTASTIC! What a great frame job you did! Congratulations!

Rosie is looking sweet as well.

Rowyn said...

You made an excellent job of framing Country Idyll... it looks amazing. Very impressive!

Sharon said...

Your walk sounded so refreshing, sorry to hear of your sore leg's though. I don't get much exercise either, so I can relate.

Country Idyll turned out just perfect, you did a very good job in not only picking the frame and mat, but in your framing, too. Your parents will surely love this.

Jade said...

Great job on the framing and your stitching is as lovely as always.

Lesleyanne said...

Your framing is great - as is your card. I'm sure whoever receives it will be very pleased. Bunny is looking good too.

Angela P said...

Awesome job with the framing! I thought the xmas card looked nice and Rosie is too cute :)

Julie said...

Well done on framing Country Idyll, its stunning, mum and dad will love it.

Nicola said...

Country Idyll looks fantasic in it's lovely frame!

Bev said...

oh i love the framing you have done, i just need to speak nice to hubby to make me some frames up, took me ages to find one i liked for marilyn, and hey i just found you on face book !!

Lucy said...

Awesome job on Country Idyll...I love it!!

Cindy F. said...

Wish you were my neighbor! I'd pay you to do my framing! Congrats girl! You did a beautiful framing job! This is such a beautiful gift!

Sweet card! Great colors!

fireflydreams said...

Lovely card. Your framing is great too.

I noticed your blog updates show mine as not being updated for 3 months, but I did a post in August and one earlier this month.

Hope you'll stop by when you can.