Saturday, 9 February 2008

Gigi part 2

I just couldnt resist. Once I had downloaded this it had to be stitched at once and I love it. This times was a very quick stitch so it didnt take very long. If there is anyone out there who has not seen this chart if it the new freebie from Papillon Creations and all you need to do is add your name to the mailing list. You will then get a newsletter with a link to the freebie. There are three different versions of it, the one I am doing is the speciality stitch version.

It has been a beautiful day here and we have spend most of it clearing the garden. I never clear my garden at the end of the year as the dying back growth, the flower seeds etc all help to keep our birds and insects safe in the winter. For this reason the spring clearing is an added bonus as we strip things away to find snowdrops and crocuses and all sorts of other little plants starting to peep out - or in many cases busily producing their flowers in the warms beneath last years growth. The only thing against leaving the seeds on the plants like this is they often just seed themselves where they want so you never know what is coming up where. This doesnt matter to me as I love the gay abandonment of my garden but it would not do for those who like everything in its place. If I find a foxglove coming up in the middle of the path I just step round it, I would rather see it flowering in the breeze and providing honey for the bees than see the path nice and clear.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I am now going back to ufo for the rest of the day so will hope to post a pic of that for you tomorrow.


10 comments:

Mylene said...

Hi Helen, i've just seen this done by few and i am very tempted to start but not much spare time. Lovley colours you have chosen for it.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Ann T said...

Well after seeing your part 2, Gigi is starting to make my fingers itch! lol

Karan said...

GiGi is stunning Helen - such beautiful colours.
Enjoyed spending time in my garden today too. Hope the weather hold a bit longer! :0)

Paula said...

Hiya, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment :-)

OOOhh GiGi is gorgeous...I love the colours in it...

Happy Stitching....

Christine said...

It is gorgeous Helen.
If I just left all the foxgloves that seeded themselves in my garden we'd be overrun by them ;D
(I do leave quite a lot though)

han_ysic said...

Thanks for this address, I have joined the newsletter and gotten the first two parts. I can't wait to start - just have to finish a couple of projects first lol.
I also read your post on bloglines. Can you email me the link to that, I would love to do that too!!! han_ysic@hotmail.com

Mad Dixie said...

WOW Helen it's coming along lovely I really like the colours you have gone for, I haven't started mine yet I ordered some threads from sew and so but I'm still undecided I'm sure I'll start it soon

Rachael said...

Love the colours you have chosen for this!! Well done!

tintocktap said...

Love the colours you're using for this one - it's beautiful!

Sally said...

Helen this is beautiful!