Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Happy dance!

So much for the New Year's resolution about trying to post every week but in my defence things have been a bit hectic here, but more about that later.

In my last post I said that I was about to start Lady Scarlet's Journey for my Just Nan week on the rotation. This is how far I got!

This is stitched on raw linen so the colours have come out a bit funny.

When I first started this blog in January 2009 the first WIP to be features was the St Nicholas Tree Skirt from Dimensions.  This was the photo.

I am pleased to announce that it's finished!

Again not the best quality photo.  I included the scissors to give an ideas of the size of this project.  Now all I have to do is decide how to finish it off. It will not be a tree skirt, possibly a table cloth or wall hanging.  When it is fully finished I will post a, hopefully better, photo.

This week is the first of the school Easter Holidays and, at last, my husband and I are living in the same house!  Our first wedding anniversary is on Sunday.  We spent part of last weekend at the railway and then it was back to his to start to pack a few essentials, the TV, the PC etc.

Here is my old TV alongside his!

This week we also adopted a rescue cat from our local animal sanctuary.  We brought her home yesterday.  Her name is Bella and she is about two years old.   She came to the sanctuary via the charity Prevent Unwanted Pets, she was being used as bait to train fighting dogs!  As you can see from these photos she is settling in well.

Whilst all this activity was going on I was able to start and finish one of the stash enhancements my mum and dad gave me for Easter.  Here she is before making up.

Here she is made up.

This is Just Nan's Honey Bunny.  It was stitched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha Belfast linen with the recommended DMC floss.

Continuing with the bunny theme I also finished off Just Nan's Tulip Bunny.  This fits a WhimZi frame which sits nicely on a small easel I found in The Works.

I have a couple more stitchy items to share with you but that will have to wait until next week.  With everything else going on Halloween Rules, on the rotation this week, has not progressed much so I'm off to remedy that this evening.

Happy stitching !


Vickie said...

Oh I just adore Just Nan! Very, very nice.
Bella is so sweet. How horrid! I am so thankful she was rescued. So glad she has a happy home now.

Anne said...

Very wonderful stitching and I love your new little kitty cat!! :)

Chris said...

Lovely stitching and finishing.
Welcome Bella! She looks happy :)

Carolyn NC said...

Wonderful finishes! Welcome to your new kitty!

Justflo said...

WOW. Congratulations on THE finish of the year so far. Santa Tree Skirt Looks lovely a BIG YIPPEE for you.

Like your Hunny Bunny at first I thought it was a mouse (from the picture) until I noticed its bobble tail.

Hi there Bella, just look at those whiskers. Are you sure they're not stitched on? They are super long. Hope she has you and your hubby trained quickly.

As usual looking forward to seeing what your next projects are whether they are big or small.

Aussie Stitcher said...

So pleased that Bella has a much better life now, she looks very happy. Your stitching looks great as always.

Bekca said...

You certainly have been busy lately! It's so lovely to read about you giving Bella a new home, I'm sure she will enrich your life :) Great stitching and congratulations on your mega finish! I can't wait to see what big project you tackle next.
Best wishes.