Sunday, 11 February 2007

Holiday Stitching & Stuff

As promised earlier I have now downloaded some pictures for you. The first two are both Victoria Sampler, Beyond Cross Stitch kits for my Quilt Blocks.

The next one is of my Flower Girl by Sue Page
Of course I always have to change things and I decided that I didnt like the "flat" look of the flowers so I chose to do french knots instead. The fks are deliberately different sizes and done in different directions as I felt this gave them a more natural look.

I also changed the colours as I did not have any Sugared Almond threads, the blue flowers are using a Kates Kloth thread and the rest I used House of embroidery threads. I also used a House of Embroidery thread for the woven look on the baskets.

Next I have a couple of pictures of the wedding we attended. Mathias is Goan and Agnes is Hungarian but they are a very well suited couple and though neither speaks the others language it is hardly a problem as they both speak perfect English.

The chap 2nd on the right is another dear friend and we kept teasing that we are expecting him to get married next year as he is Hindu and we havent been to a Hindu wedding lol. Agnes and Mathias had a very traditional Church wedding. Even the reception was very English and it seemed funny to see Goan ladies in all their finery doing the Waltz, Quick step and even the Cha Cha. Even the young ones seemed well able to do these dances which most people here would have been just shuffling round the floor too.


Jacqui said...

Sounds like you've had a great holiday. Welcome back.

Sheilasembroidery said...

Love your flower girl and the FKs look just right for the piece. Sounds as if you had a wonderful holiday

IcelandMom said...

You´ve sure been busy while on holiday. Looking just beautiful. Good that you had lovely holiday.

All the best,

Julie said...

wonderful pics Helen, the bride and groom look beautiful.

Love the VS quilt squares, and the french knots look great

Stitchinwitch said...

They are stunning. Glad you had a good holiday and welcome back

Nicola said...

You get more stitching done on holiday than I ever do Helen! It all lookd lovely, especially all those french knots! Glad you had such a good holiday.

Sally said...

Lovely stitching Helen. You have been busy! So pleased you had a great holiday.

Lynn said...

glad you had a good holiday. The groomsmen look lovely in their blue and I love their button holes, so unusual.

Mo said...

The flower baskets look gorgeous Helen. The French knots really add definition. I love Sue Page's soft colours.