Sunday, 1 November 2009

Busy, busy.

I have been a busy bee over the last few days. Stuart got to Poland safely on Friday but the silly thing left his mobile phone charging in the kitchen. So I have only heard from him twice. I am just checking "flight stats" web page now see if his flight has landed at Luton yet.... should be any time now. It'll be good to have him back.
So on Wednesday we bought 2 prom dresses, well put the deposits on 2. Thank goodness my MIL has given us some money towards them because they were SO expensive, but the girls looked fantastic in them and I couldn't say no! Mind you that night I felt really ill, Stuart said it was the thought of spending so much money! I have suffered for years with indigestion/heartburn/acid reflux but haven't been too bad over the last 12 months or so but on Wednesday evening it returned! I was doubled up in pain for hours, it was horrid. I've still had it on and off over the last few days and my stomach is hurting again now but I am trying to ignore it!!
In spite of that I have made lots of stitchy progress, both by hand and machine! Firstly here is a Lickle Ted piece that was free with Card Shop magazine last month, isn't he cute?
Then here is Carl and Jane's Christmas ornament all finished. Looks great with the white cording.
On Saturday I wanted to make a bag for Stuart as a little extra Christmas present. He has an allotment now and was complaining that he had nowhere to keep his seed packets...... so now he has. The design is a Lizzie Kate one. It took me ages because I wanted to finish it just right, the design is on a patch pocket. I just want to add a press stud on the top so his seeds don't fall out!!

And finally here is Henry. I am very pleased with my progress on him this week, I finished the tiny bit of Henry that was needed and have also finished all of Anne of Cleves. I am working on Catherine Howard's dress next, may take a bit longer as more is on show. This will be so special when it is done.

Next week it is back to The Enchanted Mermaid, although I have another busy week ahead! On Friday night I am off to see The Rocky Horror Show at the theatre!! Then Becki has her dance show all weekend, I go and watch the dress rehearsal on the Saturday then we have tickets to watch on the Sunday afternoon. Becki is in 9 dances so we have to sort her costume rota out!!! Normally there is one quick change in the wings!! I'll post more on that after the show.... I am so looking forward to seeing her dance.

Until next time.

Ginnie x

16 comments:

Amalia said...

Wow your work is great! I just finished the same Mr and Mrs Christmas design after reading about it on your blog, so thanks for the tip :) I have 3 friends who were married this summer so the design is perfect for them. I love your Henry picture, I bet you can't wait til it's finished!

Gaynor said...

Heehee..you nicked my post title lol.Lovely stitching, Henry looks fantastic. Looking forward to seeing the girls in their prom dresses! Hope you feel better soon!

Miss 376 said...

You have been busy, love the seed bag, fabulous.

Daffycat said...

Wonderful stitching Ginnie! I love the ornament you finished. You are right the white cording looks fab with that blue fabric. Darling seed bag, very clever idea!

HENRY! You've made excellent progress!

Cath said...

Wow , you have been busy. Love the bag and Henry is goingto be fab when he's finished , defo an heirloom piece.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely work Ginnie - you've been a busy lady - I especially like your ornament :)

Mylene said...

I love the Mr & Mrs ornament, beautifully finished.
Great progress on Henry!

Hope you feel better very soon.

Roz said...

Wow Ginnie, you do so much stitching!!
All looking gorgeous too. I wish I picked up my stitching more often... although I shall do more of my Humprey as he's almost finished.

Love Roz

stitcherw said...

All your pieces look wonderful. The card and ornament are cute, and the bag for the seeds is wonderful. Henry and his ladies of course looks fantastic. Glad you found the two dresses, one less thing to have to worry about.
Sue

Lucy said...

I love watching your progress on Henry!!!

Annette said...

Wow what a big progress you have on Henry, the christmas stitches are great.
I'm very curiuos of teh promdresses...

Julie said...

Lots of great work on her ginnie, i love The bag for the seeds

Gill - That British Woman said...

I can't wait to see the finshed Henry and his wives......

Gill in Canada

Sally said...

Love your finishes, Jayne, and Henry and hi wives are coming alonf brilliantly:)

Hope you are feeling much better now {{{{hugs}}}}

maegwin4 said...

Love your Henry-all those wives. I know I've seen the chart somewhere just lost track of where. Where'd you get yours?

fireflydreams said...

I absolutely love your Time to Sow bag.

Great stitching and Henry is looking fantastic.

My blog has been updated, with loads of photos if you'd like to take a look.