Monday, 12 October 2009

Sugar Plum Fairy and others

Thanks for all your well wishes for my cold, I am much better now infact it had gone by Thursday....thank goodness.
I have a few pictures to show today which include 2 Christmas finishes. Last year I bought the Sugar Plum Fairy kit by Mill Hill off Ebay, it was one of 6 based on the Nutcracker and I wish I had bought others because you can't get them in the UK. I spent all week on this because I was just hooked. Even though I broke my favourite long beading needle trying to fit 2 strands of cotton through the eye (instructions told me to) and even though some of the petite beads just didn't want to go through the beading needle provided..... I stuck with it because it is just so sweet. So here she is, the photo doesn't do her justice as you can't see the depth created by the beads.

Then just this evening I have finished my Carol Singer that I want to make into an ornament for mom and dad's tree. Again the photo doesn't really show the white glittery snowflakes and the snowy ground!

Last week was also Enchanted Mermaid week, as I was busy with the Fairy I didn't get so much done on this one. I worked on the top right hand corner..... another cherub now exists!

This week I have had to slot my Family Tree back in it's old place on the rota because I just haven't worked on it. So I will aim to get some done during daylight hours. Otherwise I have dug out the Ballerina I have been working on for Becky for a couple of years. I got very bored with this, especially stitching on the dark blue fabric. I also wasn't sure how much I liked the way it was turning out but I think it is one of those pictures that looks much better at a distance than close up. So I am going to aim to finish it by Christmas for her. Here she is so far and actually there isn't a huge amount left to do.

Hope everyone has a good week with lots of stitching time!!

Ginnie x

13 comments:

Gaynor said...

I think they are all lovely. I cannot believe how much you have got done on the mermaid. Sugar plum fairy is sooooo cute and I think the ballerina looks gorgeous..looking forward to seeing it finished!

Miss 376 said...

Two lovely finishes. The ballerina looks lovely, it will be great to get it finished

Annie said...

I love the Sugar Plum Fairy and the singer. Really nice finishes. You've been working on such girly things this week. I guess it agreed with you and nurtured you back to health!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finishes and WIPs. I cant believe you got so much done in a week.

Annette said...

what a lovely photo's of your pieces..... Mermaid is so beautifull

Lula said...

Such lovely work xxx

Cath said...

Love the ballerina , it wil be great when it's finished.

Elise said...

WOW ! How talented are you ? I love these to bits - thank you

Julie said...

SP fairy is gorgeous, i've seen a santa one done and they are fab close up.
The ballerina is going to be stunning, cant wait to see more of that one.

Carla said...

Beautiful stitching, Ginnie! Love the little fairy :)

Sally said...

Love both your finishes Jayne and your WIPs are gorgeous.

Maxine said...

Beautiful finishes and great progress on your wip's :)

stitcherw said...

You've been quite busy, what beautiful finishes. Your two WIP's are looking lovely too. Glad your cold is better.
Sue