Monday, 24 May 2010

Christmas in the sunshine

It felt odd finishing off my Forever Friends Christmas Stocking this weekend as it was soooo hot here!! In fact too hot to stitch, the really warm weather drains me and by the evening I have hardly any energy to pick up my needle! Luckily I worked on the last bits of back stitch yesterday afternoon on 2 pieces so have 2 to show!

Firstly the lovely Christmas Stocking. I love the Forever Friends teds but have never stitched one..... now that I have I have 2 others lined up to do. He is so cute! The back stitch was a bit of a pain as there were several shades of brown and grey but the effect was worth it in the end.
I have found another Christmas one to do, but have started first a baby Forever Friends ted birth sampler for my cousin and his wife. I had so much thread left from the Anchor kit of the stocking that I am using that up first for the baby ted.
Secondly I have finished another charity square, this is just for a general "boys" theme. I have now started one of a mouse in an aeroplane to match!
I can't believe that the girls only have 2 and half more days until they finish school for their exams. After all they have been through this year I am glad that they have put that behind them and are looking back on their time at school in a happy way. They have made some lovely friends and are going to miss them a lot. They took my camera in to school today and intend taking it in all week to catch some "end of school" moments! It seems very odd to me too, they will catch the bus to college from September so won't be needing my taxi service in a morning. It doesn't seem 5 minutes since I took them to Primary School for their first day, they were fine but I got home and cried my eyes out!!
Next week is also half term week so I am planning a few days holiday and we are hoping to have a day trip out to Bath. We love it there but haven't been for several years. We hope to visit the Roman Baths and the Jane Austen museum. So expect some photos next time.
Until then happy stitching.
Ginnie xx


stitcheranon said...

I hope the girls get some of the good weather before they settle down to revising.
I lived near Bath before emigrating (;-)
Be warned; the traffic is truly dreadful. If you can, go on a Sat or a Sun: there are free shows outside the tearooms which are worth a watch ;-)

Lesleyanne said...

Your two finishes are lovely, as always. I love forever friends but have never stitched one.

linen and floss said...

Your finishes are lovely I love the forever friends x

Miss 376 said...

I hope you have a lovely few days away with the girls. That will set them up nicely for their exams

Julie said...

2 super little finishes.

I'm sure the girls will have tears when they finish school just as you did when they started - my DD cried for days!

Enjoy your trip

Lumiruusu said...

Thank you for visiting my blog again.
Losing a pet is so heartbroking..

I love your Forever Friends teddy ,
I have a Forever Friends kit waiting for me to stitch it,never tryed a one before.
The Mouse with a racing-car is cute too.

Tania said...

Those forever friends are so cute!

Maggie said...

Lovely finishes :-) and wasn't the weather great? we got to use our new patio set at last! thought we'd better while the sun lasted!

It's quite scary to think that school will be over and done with in a few short weeks, Stevie is still really laid back about it all, she dosen't tend to panic about anything! quite maddening at times :-)

Have a good Bank Holiday, i'll look forward to seeing your photos of Bath, never been but it's on my list of places to visit.

Annette said...

Ow Forever Friends is to cute I love him. The race car looks great...Fingers crosses for the girls, for the last days

It's such lovely to make a cube I made one when I was pregnant of Noah, I still play's with it...

Shellie said...

Great stitching as always

Its so scary how quickly our children grow up, Im dreading and looking forward to when mine go to college and leave home lol
Happy Stitching
Hugs and Love

Wendy said...

Forever Friends are just to cute ! and I like your mouse aswell.
I have a Anchor - DMC conversion for Forever Friends if you should need it.

Lucy said...

Those are adorable!!! Have fun with the girls!!

stitcherw said...

What a cute piece, I also love the teddies. The little mouse is adorable as well, fun pieces.

Ingrid said...

Two lovely finishes ,the forever friends is my favorite i love this one !!

Sally said...

Both your finishes are gorgeous Jayne.

Good luck to your girls for their exams :)

Roz said...

Aww, I do love the Forever Friends teddy, soooo gorgeous!!! I love FF but have never stitched them.

Love Roz

Amarins said...

Your finisches are lovely!

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