Sunday, 29 August 2010

Finishing, Start and Enhancing

Here we go posting day again. The Big Finish of 'Break Time', finally and with great relief the mammoth UFO is completed. I did enjoy doing the face and hair as it was so bright and cheerful, he does look quite a friendly chap. Currently it is stretched out along the back of out settee still waiting to be ironed and also to be decided on exactly WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH IT? I have been looking for fabric to turn it into a wall-hanging but up to now have found nothing that appeals in the least, so I guess that for a while it'll be rolled up and stored until a bright idea comes to me.

With the completion of Break Time it was a case of looking for the next UFO for Jen's I've Started so I'll Finish....Eventually. I came to the conclusion that I'd pick one that I'd put away because I thought that I had used all the wrong coloured red beads and was totally demoralised by it. It was cast to 'To Do' cupboard before Christmas LAST YEAR ( now that's an improvement on some of my UFO's). This is how it looked on Thursday last week when we went down to visit my sister for a few days

Once again some pictures of our garden. This lily is taller than I am, must admit that doesn't take a great deal of doing as I am only approximately 5'2", it is absolutely beautiful.
Now this clematis was given to us by my sister when it had decided that it didn't want to flower anymore!! It was a case of perhaps different soil may give it a boost and WOW it really has done.

Just to prove that the grapes are growing and starting to look like grapes here you are. There are several bunches and we are hoping that they will keep on fattening up

Back to some cross stitching updates. The 8 Maids a Milking is now completed and must admit that I am very pleased with it. The 12 days are now back up to date so mini happy dance. The colours on it are beautiful but once again I don't seem able to photograph them to show how pretty they look.

'Castles in the Air' has appeared back at the top again and is now back on the stand to try and catch up a little. The latest download has got some blackwork on which makes a pleasant change, I decided that I'd do the left hand side and then move over and do both the missing downloads on the right hand side( if that makes sense). I've made a start on download 14 but then off to my sister's house so it'll have to wait.

Whilst visiting big sis I decided to get my DH to take me to The Nimble Thimble (a shop of dreams) and did a little enhancing. I was really taken by the design by Waxing Moon Designs.
I purchased the 28ct 'Crystal Magic' Cashel and also the
beautiful frame by 'Poppy Kreations'. I have a feeling that this isn't going to be left hiding for a long time.
I had taken some stitching with me and decided to boost my moral by starting something new (naughty me) instead of working to complete some smaller easier transportable piece. This is the one I have started... guess what back to beads!!!


Once again thank you for popping in and also taking the time to leave a comment. They are so much appreciated.
Until next time Happy Stitching to you all

13 comments:

Blu said...

Congrats on finishing Break Time! I remember when only the hand was done. Seems like yesterday.
At least the Santa one looks a lot smaller.

I love, love, love 12 Days of Christmas! It's so pretty!

Jules said...

(((CLAP)))

Congrats on your BIG finish!!! It's beautiful...

Those lilies look like they SMELL great. I love a good smelling lily. Heck, I love lilies period, lol!

Rocky Mountain Stitcher said...

congrats on THE BIG finish. the clown has wonderful colors

mbroider said...

Congratulations on your BBAP finish!!

Lindsay said...

Break Time looks fantastic, Congratulations.

I'm so jealous! Every time I go to the Nimble Thimble she never has the Winter Wonderland in and it's on my wish list :(

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your big finish. He is absolutely gorgeous. Your WIPs are lovely too. That lily is gorgeous.

Bekca said...

I love 12 Days of Christmas, could you tell me who the design is by please? Nice stash enhancement, it's nice to indulge once in awhile. Happy stitching :)

Justflo said...

Hi there Bekca. 12 Days of Christmas is a design by JIM SHORE. It's finished stitched size is approx 19" by 25". When framed well who can tell?

Elaine said...

Congratulations on finishing Break Time it is just stunning!!!
12 days of Christmas is looking fab and I can;t wait to see the start on your new design. Hugs!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Love the stitching - especially the 12 Days of Christmas - not long to Christmas now....

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the finish! Lovely WIPs, too!

grannyanne said...

Great sewing. Looking forward to seeing your new projects develop. Love the blues in the Mill Hill design.

loulee said...

What a great finish. He really is a lovely piece, but because of his shape, it is difficult to know what to do with him. I love to see your 12 days, it's so bright and has lovely colours.