Sunday, 14 March 2010

Two small finishes.........

Hi all.  Back again after a busy week, our girls finally had their school zone athletics day on Monday.  We've been waiting for the weather to come right since Tuesday of last week, but as the saying goes 'good things come to those who wait'.  They both had a great day, giving it their all, and having lots of fun on the way.  Both decided that their favourite event was the high jump, and they came away with a first and a third, which was a great effort. We've spent the rest of the week shearing and dipping ewes, and vaccinating and drenching our ewe lambs that we are keeping for next year's flock.

Last weekend the need to start something new got the better of me, and I started(and finished, I must add) these two little Christmas ornament designs.  They were so quick and easy, and a pleasant change from some of the bigger projects I have on the go at the moment.

Joy, Love, Peace(Left)      &     Tiny Motif Tree (Right)
From Christmas Keepsakes II design by JBW Designs
Stitched on 32ct Ivory Linen with WDW and GAST

This weekend I have been working on this WIP which I started a few years ago.  It is for one of my nephews, and was intended to be for his first birthday.  I am almost too ashamed to admit that he will be four this year, and now has a baby sister also.  However, I do intend to have it finished for his birthday in September this year.   

This is what I acheived yesterday, finished the number eight, and began number nine.  Not sure what possesed me at the time, but this is my first ever 'over one' project, and I don't know if I will attempt it again any time soon.  It does give a lovely finish, but I find I have to stitch a lot slower than normal.  I still need to stitch one more soldier, and there is a little bird on top of the number four.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, take care and have a wonderful stitchy weekend.


Jan said...

This is a really cute project! I have those Christmas tree patterns as well. I finished Quaker Sampler 2 and Blackbird's Remember Me,last week. Now I am stitching Easter motifs for cards if I finish on time. Happy Stitching!!! Jan

Annie said...

Love your tree patterns. And that's an adorable sampler. Over-one is something I do sparingly, but I love the look.

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