Sunday, 20 January 2008

"Gigi!

Now you know how I shorten names for things well How Does Your G arden G row is a bit of a mouthful you must admit, so I shortened it to GG but it has got altered to "Gigi" which sounded more french and couldnt be confused with the Girl Guides movement lol.

So here is part one

I loved every minute on this. There are two all cross stitch version also, but I chose the speciality stitch version. I am stitching it on a 32ct evenweave in a pale cream shade. I have used mainly dinky-dyes silks but the blue one is a Caron Waterlily. I have not added beads yet as I prefer to leave them to the end, and also I am not quite decided which colour I want to use yet. I only spent a couple of evenings on this one - no day time stitching with Oscar to play with, so I am really please at how quickly it stitched up.

Tomorrow is Queen of the Needle again and I am going to try and get some of this stitched in the morning as we are going out tomorrow evening.

I am thinking of moving Tuesday lol - not the day but the stitching for that day. It is UFO day and as I usually go to Mums on a Tuesday and I am always wacked when I get back I just dont seem to be making the progress I had hoped for. I am therefore going to just do whatever is in my rota, or any finishing up bits etc on Tuesday evenings and do my UFO on Wednesday - I probably need to put in an application to Mr Stick, done in black ink and with triplicate copies but I am sure he wont mine (he has got a soft side Im sure).

Main plans for next week is to try and finish Barnabee I have got over half of this times done so I think I should manage it.

Hope you have all had a nice weekend. We have had rain but not constant and nowhere near as heavy as it was last week, and the puddles seem to have sank into the ground over the weekend.

11 comments:

Teejay said...

This piece is really beautiful, can't wait to see the mystery unfold!

Mary said...

Oh Helen, this is just beautiful! I really do like the colors that you have chosen. I did not get a chance to start mine over the weekend. Tomorrow is a holiday for me and I will get up and around early and off to the Silver Needle to get a suitable piece of fabric. Still undecided on the colors, though.

Christine said...

Helen it is gorgeous! I like your colours much better than the original.
I've got this one printed off too, but I don't think I'll get around to starting it this month, so I'll have to catch you up later ;)

Nicola said...

Oh Helen I just love your name for this chart and what you stitched looks so, so pretty. I've downloaded the cross stitch in 2 colours version, but don't know when I'll get around to stitching it as I have so many other things on the go. I don't really think i should start anything else just yet, should I ? (LOL)

Rachael said...

That is so pretty ,I may have to do the speciality stitched one after all,I was going to go for the easier option, :0)

Karen said...

very pretty I am going to do this as well when I can squeeze in a extra design lol

Carla said...

Love your new start Helen!!!

jane said...

Gigi looks lovely Helen - I started mine last night and was amazed at how quickly it stitches up - will post a pic in my blog when done!

Karan said...

Love GiGi Helen (LOL @ the logic), colours are gorgeous - going to enjoy watching this develop. :0)

Sheilasembroidery said...

Gigi is fabulous well done what are the speciality stitches?

Sally said...

GiGi is gorgeous Helen. Love the colours you've chosen. I don't think I'll be joining in with this one unfortunately.