Sunday, 1 January 2012

Good Start !

The first day of 2012 and I am blogging... what a good start !

We had a good Christmas but then after Boxing Day I got a cold and cough and felt pretty rough. Still not 100% now. Stuart not feeling fab today either so hope I haven't passed my germs his way. Spent New Year's Eve with my mum and dad, girls went out (first NYE with out them). Back to work on Tuesday !

Luckily I managed to get some stitching done while I wasn't feeling too well. I started a while back a new picture for mum and dad called Pension Day. It is from an old WOCS magazine. It has lots of colours in it though so I put it away for a while. Over Christmas I sorted several of the colours onto my thread organiser and that really helped.

Here is what it will eventually look like -

And this is my progress so far. I made a slight mistake early on too so I have that to make some parts up as I go along ! Lots of browns.... oh well !

This year I also want to stitch this -

Hopefully if Becki gets into a Dance School she will leave her local dance school where she now teaches too and has been attending since she was 5. So she wants me to stitch a special piece for her teacher Rachel. I intend to stitch the dance school name instead of just her name.

Before I start this I have a couple of 18th birthday cards to do for 2 of the girls friends. I have started a Forever Friends bear already for one of them and will update next time with a photo.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2012.

Ginnie xx


Wendy said...

wauw, that new start looks great !
I see you are an oldfasion -start-in-the-middle girl aswell, lol !
( that´s a great title for a new post, must remember ! )

hope you have a very happy 2012 aswell !

Maggie said...

Good to see you blogging again Jayne!

That's a lovely start you made on Pension Day, i just don't know how you have the patience for all those colour changes and similar colours - look forward to seeing it finished:-)

Stevie will be eighteen in April too, she is already talking birthday parties to me! It;s gonna be an expensive year, lol

Happy New Year to you and yours x

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

I'm glad you are back. I have been following your blog for a while and then you stopped. I have only started a blog of my own now so I will be able to keep following yours. I am trying to finish Henry just like you did. Happy new year

Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year. Hope you feel better soon. Great new start. Look forward to seeing your stitching in 2012.

Annette said...

happy new year!!
What a great piece you started.. and so many plans!!
I love the piece that you are going to make for the Dance school.. really beautifull

Kaisievic said...

Happy New Year, Ginnie - so glad that you are back blogging - I love that new design so nostalgic and the ballerinas are beautiful. I hope that you get over your cold soon.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox
P.S. I have a couple of giveaways on for the 12 Days of Christmas in Blogland - so please check them out.

Mangogirl said...

great start :D