Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Henry has 3 complete wives.

As you can see from the title I have worked on Henry this week and am pleased to say Anne Boleyn is all stitched now too! So here he is -
I was hoping to get Catherine Howard done too, I did all the blues then realised the middle part is in the same colours as Anne's dress I'd just done and I was bored with those colours! So I did some more of Katherine's green dress. In fact all the blue has been completed..... one more step closer to completion!
I also got hooked on another new piece this last week! I have been wanting to stitch this for the past year and finally succumbed on Wednesday and took it to Stitch Club. I was going to save it for club only and work on it every Wednesday.... but I enjoyed it so much that I carried on working on it over the past couple of days. She is from Cross Stitcher magazine issue 208 and has a lovely jewel effect metallic thread in it. I think she is called Art Deco Diva... well I am calling her that!

Half term is now over so it was all back to work and school yesterday, least Becki had lots to tell! I have emailed school for them to put a notice in the school newsletter about her audition. No problems since with the bullies, they are just ignoring her still which she is happy about.
Laura made us proud on Sunday, I have mentioned before that she is a young leader with the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. She was asked to carry the Union Flag for Thinking Day.... which is a very important role, she had to lead all the other flag holders from the district. Her leader told me the District Commisioner had requested she did it..... so she must have made an impression on her at some point.
This evening we have booked our summer holiday. We haven't been abroad for 5 years and I promised the girls a nice, warm, beach holiday this year. So we are off to Spain! As I don't like flying we are doing a mini cruise to Northern Spain and stopping at a big campsite with lots of amenities for teenagers!! So excited already... I need to review my holiday wardrobe and see what else I may need!!!!
I am working on my Christmas Shop window scene again this week and I must start another charity square soon. Next weekend is my birthday and we are going out on the same day for my Aunt and Uncle's Golden Wedding anniversary, so a busy weekend ahead.
Until next time.

Ginnie xxx

11 comments:

Annette said...

Great for Henry that he has 3 complete wives... The girls keep you busy... Have a nice stitch time and a nice week...

annelize said...

It's most inconsiderate of Henry to chop 2 heads off, after you're going to all that trouble stitching them!
It's looking lovely - the colours are gorgeous.

Sew Wilde said...

Henry is looking great!! Can't wait to see it finished. I love Art Deco Diva-she on my list to stitch too.

I beach holiday sounds lovely right now-I hope you enjoy Spain.

Julie

Kaisievic said...

it's looking really great - the colours are so rich.

Miss 376 said...

going to be lovely seeing all the dresses appear, this is a stunning piece.

Daffycat said...

I really enjoy when Henry makes an appearance! This piece is looking fantastic, Ginnie!

Angelcat said...

Henry and his wives are looking great! I have the Art Deco Diva in my pile of projects I want to stitch too, so I'm looking forward to seeing yours as she progresses :)

Felicity said...

Oh! you are working on some of my simply most fave pieces and they all look lovely.

Sally said...

Both your WIPS are looking fantastic Jayne! Henry will have all his wives in no time.

Julie said...

Henry looks wonderful, the new start is very nice too.

What a great holiday to look forward too.

Congrats on the flag carrying to your daughter, a truly wonderful thing to do for a very special occasion.

Terri said...

Great stitching and congrats to your daughter