Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Henry is finally finished


I don't know where time has gone too, I didn't think it was that long since I blogged but it was the end of May.... oh dear. Must admit my stitchy bug has had it's ups and downs, there used to be rarely a day that I didn't stitch but I know recently I can go for days without picking my needle up.

Never the less I have 2 finishes to show, one of which is Henry VIII and his wives. I finally put the last stitch in it this morning making it around a 19 month project. So pleased to see it all finished at last, it looks great, and here it is -

The photo is a little dark but it has been a dull day here ! Now to save up to get it framed.


I also finished the Ballerina for Becki recently. I really enjoyed this even with all the similar colours. She loves it too...... and other one to frame !!




Been a busy few weeks for us as a family too. We have visited a few universities now and have another few to visit in September. But at the moment Laura especially loved Nottingham Uni.... which is set in lovely park like grounds and they are having a brand new Humanities building this year where she would then be based. Becki still wants to get into a Dance School in London, but if that doesn't work out she visited Bedford Uni (still to do Dance) and liked that as a second choice. They have to start applying around the middle of September. I really hope they get what they want but I am going to miss them so much next year when they leave home... all part of growing up I suppose.

Talking of growing up we have also had a "first" boyfriend on the scene. Becki started seeing this lad called George..... but it lasted less than 2 weeks when she realised they had little in common etc etc...... was an emotional time for all of us, I never realised how involved I would get with all this....... and I suppose I have more to come. Now the 2 of them are spending most of their summer over at friends houses !

Good job I have new stitching lined up for the lonely times ahead !! I am about to start one for my mum and dad called Pension Day which was in a magazine a few years ago and also fancy doing another Forever Friends one for me. Will update you on these next time.


Until then Happy Stitching


Ginnie xx

34 comments:

Ranae said...

Two fabulous Happy Dances
They look awesome and so much work went into both of them
Congrats!!!
Good luck to the girls

Annie said...

Wonderful finishes. I remember when you were doing Henry at the beginning. You must be so excited to see him and those wives completed!

Cath said...

Beautiful finishes , both of them . Good luck to the girls with their Uni choices. My niece was hoping for Notts but didn't get a place . She got into her second choice of Lincoln , so just waiting for results now .

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on your finishes! They are both gorgeous.

Annette said...

Great!! Beautifull!! WOW! So lovely is Henry.. great job you did i love the red flowers around it! :))
Love the ballerina also!!

Poor Becki!! Good luck with your girls..

Good luck stitching some new projets!!

Lesleyanne said...

Two gorgeous finishes. I love your Henry. Good luck to both of the girls, hope they get the Uni's they want.

mbroider said...

Congrats on finishing Henry and his wives...

After seeing only Henry and his wives, those red flowers were a surprise:)

Good luck to your daughters...

Miss 376 said...

What a gorious finish, all that hard work on Henry has finally paid off, it's wonderful

Ali said...

Gorgeous finishes - cant wait to see your next makes xx

Julie said...

Well done on your finishes. I've watched you stitching Henry VIII on your blog and it's lovely to see the finished article.

Julie said...

You have 2 super finishes Ginnie, so beautiful

Hope the girls have a lovely summer, it's hard being a mum to growing girls isn't it, doubly hard for you!

Erica said...

Wow! They are both amazing finishes! Henry is magnificent! I can't wait to see him framed!
The little ballerina is so sweet and delicate! Beautiful!

Lucy said...

I'm the same way with blogging. Henry looks fabulous!!!

demeter83 said...

Congratulations on two absolutely beautiful finishes!
Good luck with the dating trials, I've not had to go through that, I@m still closer to making my parents go through it, but I think it'll get easier, from my side it certainly did!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finishes! Congrats.

Ninu said...

beautiful finishes.. i followed your progress on henry and happy to see it finished now..

Kaisievic said...

Ginnie, such gorgeous work - you should be very proud of yourself. Henry VIII and all of his wives are wonderful! And the ballerina is so dainty and pretty. I hope that your girls get into the university they want.

CrazyStitcher said...

I really like your finished pieces, and especially like the richness of the colours used for Henry.

Sally said...

Congratulations on finishing Henry and his wives. It is fantastic!

Lovely finish for Becki.

Good luck to both your girls. When my DH and Jess visited Nottingham they were very impressed with it.

Barb said...

Both of them are beautiful!

Wendy said...

Henry looks great, and so does the ballerina !
can´t wait to see your next start !

Kaisievic said...

Hi Ginnie, Happy to mention your Henry on my blog - you and he have been my inspiration for really getting back into stitching. Thank you so much and for introducing me to the world of blogging, too.

love Kaye xoxox

Felicity said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

Stitching Kath said...

well done on the henry finish. Emma and her bf of 2 1/2 years ended earlier this year and there were some major ups and downs which could have got quite nasty but time is a good healer thankfully

Sorbert said...

Two lovely finishes. Well done.

AnnMcD said...

Henry and his wives look fabulous! Great finish!

Angela said...

Henry looks fabulous!

Danielle said...

Oh your Henry looks fabulous! Well done on finally finishing him - and the ballerina looks beautiful too!
Hope you're all well, I've finished my WIP now and started a new one - yippee!
Chat soon, Love Danielle x x

Lisa said...

Wow! Both of your finishes are absolutely beautiful. I have watched your posts about Henry since you started and I very excited for you that it is complete. I look forward to seeing how you frame it when the time comes. In the meantime, it looks like you have yours hands full with the girls applying to schools...as well as new experiences with boys. I, being on the flip side of the dating fence, I am sure that we will enter the girlfriend stage here eventually with one or both of my boys soon...but they tend to keep themselves too busy at the moment to think about it.

Anyway...take care!

Mon said...

Hello, Really love the Henry VIII embroidery. Can you please send me the graph? Thank you. Monica mmcvieira@gmail.com

pat said...

all very fantastic !
Pat

Heather said...

Both are lovely finishes, I especially love Henry.

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Que perfeição! Adorei!

Laura said...

Would you be interested in selling your Henry VIII pattern?
Laura
laura.leahj@gmail dot com