Sunday, 18 July 2010

An Update, and Yet Another Finish...But Not Mine!!!

A busy week...I went into work on Friday and was given a large bouquet of flowers and a gift card for M&S.  I'm going back in tomorrow to collect all my belongings (now school is finished until September), and that will be the end of working at that particular school.

I've stitched quite a lot on my Mermaid:

I'm hoping to have her finished before I start my new job in I'd better get a move on!

My youngest daughter, Sammy, has finished her first large(ish) design - a Hummel - and she is very proud of it:

I told her that I'd get it professionally framed when she finished it, so she has been working like a beaver at it - apparently she was up until about 3am last night, finishing the backstitching off!

Have a good week, and Happy Stitching!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

A Finish....But Not Mine!!!

This is my daughter Rachel's second L&L finish:

It is 'Angelica', and it has taken her a couple of years, on and off stitching.  The face and neck is stitched 1 over 1, which she hated doing, but the effect is lovely.

She had previously stitched 'Catch the Wind', which now hangs in our bedroom, until she has a place of her own.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Busy Weekend...

A late update due to being on Camp with my Guides last weekend.  It was the Division Centenary Camp at Bowley Scout Camp in Great Harwood, and it went well.  We arrived on Friday to grey clouds and a bit of rain, but we managed to get the tents up before it rained too hard.  The only heavy rain we had was during Saturday night/early Sunday morning, which was great!  I was the designated First Aider for the Guides, and was completing my qualification at the same time.  I had to make sure I was prepared for any eventuality, so had plenty first aid supplies!  By the end of camp on Sunday, I had only had to deal with a cut finger (whilst cutting chicken for fajitas on Friday night) and a wasp sting on Saturday evening, but passed my Health and First Aid qualification :o)  The weekend was hard work, but fun...

As for stitching, I have stitched quite a lot on my Mermaid, but will wait until Saturday before I post a picture.  I also stitched another of Margaret Sherry's Astrocats:

And here is the whole design so far, with 3 cats left to stitch:

As you can see, the RR is from 2007!  When I've finished it, I'm going to stitch the names of the 5 ladies who stitched cats on it next to the respective cat.

Here is the card that I stitched for a friend's birthday:

It is a Lizzie*Kate design, and I stitched it a while ago, but couldn't post the picture until I'd given it to my friend...

I'm going to work on Friday for a visit on the last day.  It will be sad, but I'll be able to look forward to my new job once I've done it...My new job will hopefully be less stressful, but still rewarding, and it is much closer to home!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Mermaid of the Pearls Update

I've stitched a bit of my Mermaid this week:

There are lots of areas of one colour in the tail fin, so it is stitching up nicely.  I'm hoping to finish the tail fin this week...

Rachel and Steven have both had their first year results from Uni this week, and both have passed!  They can now go on to the second year of their courses in September.  Sammy officially left school this week, too.  She had her Celebration Assembly at school, where she received her leavers hoodie (with the names of all the Y11's on the back, in the shape of the number 10) and the dvd of her Prom.  I think I've seen it about 3 times now, as it was already on You Tube...
Have a good week, and Happy Stitching!