Saturday, 27 September 2008

~These Things Take Time~

But I do think almost 7 years is a bit ridiculous, don't you!!!!

I was planning to stitch this for my 30th wedding anniversary and now, almost seven years on, here it is all framed and looking pretty. Well at least it hasn't been a WIP all that time ~ I did finish it but it sat in a drawer for all those years until I recently had it framed. I took it out and thought, it really was pretty and did deserve a place on the wall.
Anyway, here it is, Shepherd's Bush "Twined Hearts" now happily framed and hanging up. These things indeed do sometimes take time but are worth waiting for!!! DH likes it too :)

"You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by."
~James Matthew Barrie

Friday, 19 September 2008

~ Sharing My Joy with You ~

Today, I became a Nana for the second time.

My darling little Milly became a 'big sister' today to baby Brenna Imogen. Here she is with her Daddy (DS) and our precious new bundle of joy. I know Milly will be a wonderful big sister to her new baby sister.

Welcome to the family my precious Grand daughter and blessings to the happy family.

"One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. "
~Joy Hargrove

Thursday, 11 September 2008

~Teensy Tiny Finish~

Here is the ninth finish in my stitch~along with Sandra. It is With My Needle Scissor fob and is part of a little series of accessories from this designer which came out in the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament books. This is from the 2006 book. It matches the Stitchers Needleworker's Pocket and Needlebook we stitched earlier on. We have another two to go which from memory I think are the Scissor Sheath and Pinkeep. It will be nice to have a little set of matching accessories.

This is my version...

As you can see, the bunnies are very interested :)

This is really tiny and only measures one and a quarter inches square so to give it some weight, I put an Australian 10 cent coin inside and Sandra put an English penny in hers.

Here is Sandra's version...

"Don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor."

- Beatrix Potter, (1866 - 1943) English author "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"

Monday, 8 September 2008

~ Acts of Kindness ~

Let me tell you about a kind act shown to me recently.

I was reading one of my favourite blogs ~The Feathered Nest~ where Dawn mentioned about the lovely gift she had received all the way from Australia from Christina of Rustic Tarts and shown in her photos was some beautiful twill tape printed with the word 'Vintage'. I just loved it and I thought maybe I might be able to purchase some too if I knew where to buy it. So I sent an email to Christina asking if she would mind letting me know where it could be purchased and look what I received in the mail ~

~ isn't it beautiful. Not only has she so generously sent me ~ someone she doesn't even know ~ the lovely tape, she has also sent me this gorgeous vintage card and buttons. I just love it. Thank you so much Christina for your kindness.

I have a couple of little finishes to show you. "Two Pinkeeps" is a chart from The Goode Huswife

I am almost finished my September ornament in my stitch-along with Sandra and after several 'changes of mind' I think I am finally starting to get my baby sampler colours together.

I left this out in the hope that the birds might have liked to use it in their nests courtesy of 'my shadow' but so far, there has been no takers.

Oh well, Ben has been very generously shedding lots of it ~ just in case they might like some.

"The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing birds is come"