Saturday, 22 August 2009

Stitching and Life Report

I've not done a lot of stitching this week due to having to get some planning done for work, and also having Results day...My eldest two children are off to University in a couple of weeks...DD managed to get 3 C's in her A-Levels, and Swansea Uni confirmed her place, whilst DS already knew that his place at Stafford Uni was secure (he did a BTEC ND). It seems strange at the moment - I don't think it is hitting home yet that they are both leaving home...We have too much to do before then, so too busy to think about it.

Anyway, stitchingwise, I have done some work on Noelle and In the Arms of an Angel this week. Here are the pictures:

I feel progress on Noelle has been good - I've decided to do vertical rows rather than horizontal, as there is a bit more variety than doing the background first. The only problem is that there are that many different colours that my Pako organiser isn't big enough to fit them all on!

In the Arms of an Angel is growing nicely - I may start going upwards next time I'm working on this, so I get the 1-over-1 stitching done sooner. I've never done 1-over-1 on linen before, so I'm a bit apprehensive about it.

This is my eldest daughter's stitching (one of her WIPs). It is L&L's Angelica, and she has made great progress on this over the summer. She is going to take all her stitchy stuff to Uni with her - it may come as a shock to her when she has to pay for all the stash herself!


My Passport to Style said...

Hi, thank-you for sharing these beautiful tapestry pieces, really enjoyed viewing! You might like to check out my latest post, it views a really lovely handmade tweed bag,I brought back from my recent trip to Abersoch in Wales.S x

Kim B said...

Such gorgeous pieces! Your daughter's stitching is lovely!