Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Good holiday and stitching time

Finally back to blogging! Thanks for all your lovely comments about the girls at their Prom. It already seems ages ago!
We had a great holiday even though we were only away 5 days. The weather pretty good and we just love it at Charmouth. I managed to get plenty of stitching done, here are just a couple of pieces.
Firstly I finished the July Flip-It (Lizzie Kate) I never managed June so I was glad to get July sorted. Both August and September are done so I may do June next so it is sorted for next year!
On holiday I bought a bag of scraps of material for £1 which will be great for these ornies!

I also took my new start with me - "Blackwork Lady" which is in the latest World of Cross Stitching magazine. I have loved working on this as you can see! The chart does state that original blackwork backstitch goes through very hole on evenweave but I have done it my own way over 2 as I found it easier going. Trouble is now I need to go and get some more black DMC !! I can see this being finished quite quickly!

I also worked on my Christmas window and another charity square but haven't taken a photo of these. This week I wanted to work on my Family Tree again, but so far I haven't touched it. Maybe tonight!!!

Now here's a few holiday snaps -

Me and the girls on Charmouth beach one evening

Becki doing an epic jump in the sea at Charmouth beach - super sunny day!

Laura's not so epic jump the same day!

The gardens at Lyme Regis - looks like a tropical island with those trees. Very hot day!
Now it is back to normal, back to work just not back to school for the girls! Laura had her induction day at college on Friday and although she was very nervous I think she enjoyed it. Becki has hers next week. This Friday is the casting day for Becki's English Youth Ballet so she will see what part she gets to play! Very exciting.
Anyway untl next time....
Ginnie xx


Miss 376 said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. The blackwork lady is beautiful

Shellie said...

Great to see you bk and i adore your blackwork lady may have to have a go myself tho it wont be on evenweave!!
Glad you all had a great time
Love and hugs and Happy Stitching
Shellie xxx

Julie said...

Love the new start, what a super project.

A fun time had by all on your hols, good luck with the casting, hipe she gets the part she would like.

Lumiruusu said...

Lovely stitchings again!!
I just bought that newest issue of Cross Stitcher UK yesterday!
That back Work Design is lovely,you have done great proggress with it!
I would like to stitch the design with a bowl of cherries ...

Wendy said...

your photo´s look lovely, it really shows that you all had a great time !

the blackwork project looks just georgious !
I´ve never tried it, but I do get temped just looking at your stitchig !

Maggie said...

Glad you had a great time, i went back to work today too, it's horrible the first day back, don't you think!?

Good luck to the girls, Stevie has her visits to Halesowen College tomorrow and Thursday this week, although i've been through this college thing twice now it feels strange to think that Stevie is going, my little baby is all grown up lol.

Blu said...

Looks like you had an awesome time!

The blackwork lady looks amazing!

Lesleyanne said...

Glad you had a great holiday. Photos are great. Love your little ornament and blackwork lady. Good luck to the girls with all they have on.

Annette said...

what a lovely pictures you had a wonderfull time as it looks.. Your July is beautifull, I signed up for a SAL who is doing the LK Months.. Just finished January.

Black lady is also very beautifull

Ingrid said...

beautiful pictures, you were obviously a very nice holiday and I love your new start!

Sally said...

Love your L*K finish and your blackwork start is gorgeous! You got loads done!

Lovely piccies from your holiday.

Angelcat said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous holiday. Love your blackwork lady, she's gorgeous.

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