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

19 comments:

Julie said...

Henry looks fabulous, that pirate is so cute.

Hope the girls have a wonderful prom night.

Lumiruusu said...

You are doing grate job with Henry!
You Pirate have nice clear colours,he is a true sailor! :)

Annette said...

Henry is progressing good.
Love those little pieces.
Fingers still crossed for the last week for the girls exame

Maggie said...

Henry looks fabulous! and i love the cute litte pirate!

Hope the girls have a great time on Prom night, don't forget to share photos with us will you!?

Tracy said...

Henry is looking good! Hope the girls have a great prom night. It was a lot of fun getting my daughter ready for prom and the after-party.

Lesleyanne said...

Henry is looking fab. Did you know they have re-released this kit? Lovely pirate. Hope the girls enjoy their prom and finishing their exams.

Miss 376 said...

I have that magazine with the bag ready to make, lol. Just haven't got around to it yet. Great to see yours. Henry looks marvelous. I'd forgotten how lovely it was

loulee said...

I think that beautiful green would have kept me going too. You really are making progress with this one. I remember the first time I saw it, huge difference believe me.

Barb said...

The Pirate piece is so cute. You have made progresss on Henry. I love seeing it's progression.

stitcheranon said...

Wow, Henry looks great. Love the Pirate. I bet you cry on the night of the proms, the girls will look so lovely. Looking forward to seeing piccies hint hint. Also making me miss my own daughter. She will be over in August..cant wait!

AnnMcD said...

I would love to see the girls in their prom finery and hair-dos.

Ingrid said...

Very good progress and Henry looks super nice Ginnie, the pirate is very cute!

Stephanie's Designs said...

love the Henry the Eight design.. looks great keep at it!

Shellie said...

Henry and the pirate are fantastic and I get WOXS and love the blackwork lady too! Maye have to have a go.
Happy Stitching
Good luck to the girlsd for their last few exam xx
Hugs Shellie

Sally said...

Henry is looking fantastic!

Good luck to your girls for their last week of exams. Hope they enjoy their prom:)

Michelle said...

Great progress on Henry - what an awesome project! The pirate is also very cute :)

Heather said...

WOW you have had some wonderful pieces stitched recently.

I'm back to blogspot for a while, but still will be updating my wordpress now and then too. Hope you'll come and take a look.

朱榮 said...

我來湊熱鬧的~~^^ 要平安快樂哦.....................................................................

Srinity said...

Henry and his wives looks great!