Monday, 14 July 2008

From Sculpture to Stitching

We had a wonderful weekend in Yorkshire. Saturday the weather was cold and windy but at least dry, so we wrapped up warmly after lunch and went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We walked for miles and returned to base feeling very hungry. Luckily our hostess is one of the best cooks I know so it was not long before we were fed with an excellent meal. Sunday we awoke to the sunshine, it was a beautiful day and we spent the morning in the garden - with three boistrous dogs there was no chance of sitting back and relaxing lol, there was always a ball or a stick on your lap and an appealing face wanting you to play. After an excellent lunch we went of the The Victoria Tower where we had excellent views of the surrounding countryside.





We got home about half past six yesterday and I think the stitching break had done me the world of good. I was just bursting to stitch and out came UFO. I got the wee bee (he has lovely twinkley wings its such a shame you cant see them) and the bird done AND I stitched two Ivy leaves, so Julie and Karen should be pleased. As for Mr Stick well I think he can forgive a lot of sins for that.



Cyn asked a while back if she could see a bigger picture and not just the letter I was working on,

so here it is just for you Cyn.



On a completely different thread I went to meet Coll this morning of CollsCreations and we got on so well I ended up staying for lunch. She is coming to me next month and I am really looking forward to meeting her again. It was lovely to meet someone who was on the same wavelengh and we talked stitch, stitch and more stitch all the way which was lovely. We also did a lot of laughing and I always think that is a good thing and I am sure we are on our way to becoming firm friends in time.


xx
may your frogs stay in their ponds

20 comments:

Carla said...

nice progress!

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely alphabet that is. You are doing a beautiful job.

Ranae said...

The alphabet is looking every bit gorgeous

Chiloe said...

It's beautiful ( I enlarged) Keep working on it ;)

tkdchick said...

Glad to hear you had a nice weekend and came back refreshed and ready to stitch!

Julie said...

Garden Alphabet looks wonderful Helen, Mr Stick is well chuffed!

Sculpture park looks a nice place to visits. How wonderful for you to meet Coll.

Chelle said...

Wow, what a gorgeous project! The colors are beautiful.

Lynn said...

Looks like you had a geat weekend away ... can I come next time lol

G A looks gorgeous Helen, lovely work as always :)

How nice for you to meet up with Colette, isn't she a hoot lol

Clare - Aimetu said...

You r alphabet is looking really good :)

Glad you had a good weekend too

vEr0n!c@ said...

Helen, your alphabets look amazing! I admire your courage for stitching it. As much as I love EMS designs, I've never had the guts to even attempt the whole piece.

brokenfairy said...

Garden Alphabet is beautiful!! And I am glad you had a wonderful time with Colette,and you got to see her beautiful home as well!
Glad you had a lovely restful weekend!

Andrea said...

Great progress. Sounds like the weekend what just what was needed.

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend Helen:)

Your Alphabet is looking so pretty.

Karen said...

your EMS alphabet is looking fantasic , even the ivy leaves ;o)

stitcherw said...

Glad it was such a good time, and nice stitching progress too. I enjoyed seeing the larger shot of all the letters, it is looking lovely.
Sue

Karan said...

Sounds like a great weekend & meet up helen. :0)
Good progress on the flower alphabet - it really is stunning! :0)

~Tammy said...

This piece is gorgeous!

Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

Thanks for sharing the picture of what you have stitched so far. I can now see the placement of each of the smaller motifs in relation to the letters. This is just beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

tammie said...

looks great..

Bliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Very feminine, too.