Wednesday, 6 November 2013

About time I posted again !

I have had a lot of nagging from friends on Facebook asking when I am going to blog again...... so tonight I thought I would get around to it.
I can't promise I will be a regular again though ! But I will try harder.
So my last post was February, since then not much has changed. I still work for the same company but we moved offices in July and now I work about 7 minutes away - it is great !
My family are all doing well, the girls are now in their 2nd year of university and still loving it and doing very well. Laura is currently in Verona with her classics society, she visits Venice on Friday then back Saturday. I speak to them via email or text daily but don't see them as often as I would like. Next visit is the end of November, but I am getting used to it and they are happy. They both have their own rented houses now and enjoy their independence.
Here's 2 of the latest pictures I could find of them. (Laura left Becki right)

As for stitching I have been doing lots of Christmas stuff over the last month and nearly have all my cards done. But my biggest finish was the Medieval Lady by Joan Elliot. This one is for Laura and now I am doing the Victorian Lady for Becki.
So here's some of my finishes -

The cupcake cards are for the girls, Becki is an amazing cup cake maker and Laura enjoys sampling them ! So cakes seemed a good theme this year. Working on a "Christmas Carol Tiny Tim" one for Stuart, which I will show next time.
Anyway until next time - happy stitching
Ginnie xx

Saturday, 9 February 2013

9th February 2013

Just got 2 to show you today.
I added another to my rota..... request from Becki. She wanted a "home sweet home" type thing for her new house she is renting in Sept at uni with her friends. She saw this in the latest World of Cross Stitch and wanted it straight away. It isn't one I would normally choose but I am loving it.
It has lots of blocks of colours which makes it an easy stitch, especailly if I have taken it to work to stitch on quietly when no one is around !
Then this is my progress on Pension day, the right hand side is coming together well. Just the other half to work on now. Maybe I will get this done this year for my mum and dad, they have been waiting a while !!


This week I have been working on the Rome Lady and a bit more on the Home design. I will update those again next time.I am pleased that I am loving my stitching at the moment and have been spending a lot of time on it, so this year should have more finishes than last.
Happy Stitching

Friday, 25 January 2013

25th Jan

Lovely to see I have 4 comments already from my earlier post saying "I am back" nice to know I was missed !
Since my last posting in May '12 things have changed a lot here as both daughters are now settled and happy away at university. Although it did seem odd at first I have got used to them being away and enjoy my free evenings to stitch. Luckily we chat everyday thanks to the internet and they come home every 3 to 4 weeks, or we go and visit them.
At Christmas I looked back at my stitching for the year and it was very poor show ! So I decided to work harder in 2013 and work on one larger piece a week in a rota like I used to.
So here are my 4 pieces in my rota -
This one is Pension Day, I am actually working on this at the moment so this is how it started on Monday. I will update again after Sunday's final stitch.

This is Poppy Pixie, a Nora Corbett design.
This one hasn't got much to show yet!


This one is Rome Lady. I mentioned this last year and was aiming to do it for Laura. But she went to Pompeii instead of Rome so I am saving this for when she does go to Rome !

This one is my new start, from.the christmas World of Cross Stitch.magazine. 1920s Christmas scene. I am loving this!

Hope these show ok on my blog because it has been a pain putting the photos on and adding the text, this part has changed since I blogged last year !

Happy Stitching
Ginnie xxx

I am coming back to blogland

I miss blogging and miss having somewhere to post my progress on my stitching.
So I will return and post some WIP photos at the weekend !
I have gone back to my 4 pieces rota, one a week and I think I work better like that.
This weekend will end my first set of 4 weeks so need to show progress !!

Ginnie xx