Friday, 25 June 2010

Prom !

As promised here are a collection of Prom photos from last night. The weather was perfect, the girls looked stunning and a fantastic time was had by all !



With me !

Girls and friends going in Limo

Girls by Limo
Sorry no stitching to share this week.
I am taking the girls on holiday tomorrow after all their hard work with their exams. We are going to Charmouth in Dorset where we went last year. Mom and Dad have booked a caravan for the week and we are joining them for 5 days. Poor Stuart has to stay at home. Hopefully I'll get lots of stitching done and will have a "stitchy" post for you next time.
Ginnie x

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Pleasing progress on Henry

I have spent a week and a half working on Henry and I am really pleased with the amount I have done. It seemed the dresses I had left to complete were so huge that it would take me forever, but I stuck with the greens on Catherine of Aragon's dress and finished both side sections. I have also completed some of the side border and stitched her name.
I am going to give it a rest now and get back to my Christmas Window that I have neglected recently also.
Otherwise I haven't done much else. I completed another charity square about a week ago - here it is a pirate! I need to start another square but haven't got around to it yet.
What I have done is made myself another bag. I bought a new magazine with the material and handles as a free gift and here is the end result. It was so easy to do, I love it. I am currently using it to bring my stuff to work. I am going to get some more of these handles and make some more as my mom and the girls like it.

The girls have just a week left before all their exams are over. Still feels very strange! Prom is next Thursday so we have been sorting hair and makeup appointments. Laura is having her hair coloured tomorrow at the hairdressers as she has short hair and won't have much done to hers on the day. Becki is letting me colour hers on Friday then on the day she is having it all put up with lots of curls. She had a trial run recently and it looked really nice. I hope the fine weather we have at the moment stays for the 24th !!

I also have to confess to a new start ! I had my World of Cross Stitch magazine come on Saturday and there was a lovely Blackwork Lady chart, stitched on dusky pink evenweave. As soon as I saw it I just had to do it.... it just caught my eye so much. So I ordered some fabric which arrived the next day and I stitched just a tiny bit last night. I will share a photo when I have a bit more to show.

Happy stitching

Ginnie xx

Monday, 7 June 2010

Back to my bags!

I had the sewing machine back off my mom yesterday and I was just itching to use it!! So I finally made Becki's Pointe Shoe bag with the ballet dancing hippo on! The material was a great match considering I bought it without taking my stitching with me! I made it just a drawstring bag but used green ribbon to thread through it. I am very pleased with the end result and so is Becki. I have told her not to bring back any orders when she starts rehearsals!!

I also continued with my Family Tree piece. I'm not really sticking to my rota at the moment so I have changed it. I will put my 2 large projects (Family Tree and Henry VIII) in a 2 week each rota and then do any other along with them..... whatever takes my fancy! So Family Tree has had its 2 weeks so now it is Henry's turn.

I worked over the weekend on the block in the middle of the tree and shows our family name. It was a bit boring as it was all cream..... one big block! I also struggled fitted our big double barrelled surname in.... but I did it. Just the green of the tree at the bottom, the bird and all of the top border to go. I am very proud of my determination to finish this now!

My lovely little Forever Friends bear is also complete (as far as possible). Just need to wait now to add either blue or pink around the bib and border and of course the name! I just love him..... and have lined up the next Forever Friends bear to do!! I'm obsessed!

I also made a start on the Summer cushion to match the Spring one I finished earlier in the year. I am working on this at stitch club on a Wednesday night. No picture of that yet!
The girl's have a busy week of exams coming, they have had Maths this afternoon and found it a hard paper! Poor things are stressed and not sleeping well but have only 16 days to go until they are done!
Happy stitching
Ginnie xx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Tree update and another square

Just enjoying my last day off work before returning tomorrow! We had a nice day in Bath on Saturday but the weather was a bit miserable and the journey down took forever because of holiday traffic! We only took a few photos as my battery ran out! Should have remembered to charge it!
Here are just a couple of shots at the Roman Baths.
I have been trying to work on my Family Tree while I have been off work. It is getting there slowly........ I am still aiming to get this finished by the end of the summer. I am going to carry on with this as soon as I have finished blogging!
I have finished the other mouse charity square to go with the one I completed last week. This time he is in his aeroplane
Then I have started my Forever Friends baby teddy for my cousin's baby. He is looking very cute! I will have to leave some parts blank until I know if it is a boy or a girl.
The girls left school on Thursday, what an emotional day that was. I actually cried after I had dropped them off and drove home! I still remember their first day at both Primary and Secondary School and it seems like only yesterday! They took loads of photos and had some lovely comments written in their leavers book. Now it's just exams and revision sessions!!
I am only back in work for 2 and half days and on Friday afternoon we are off to see "Hairspray"...yeah!! So something else to look forward too.
Until next time.
Ginnie xx