Friday, 11 July 2008

Guess What?

I am not quite sure what this looks like LOL - but it is Jasmins head. Well the top of her hair and her hair band. I am quite pleased with the progress I mad on this though a little disappointed that the picture looks so dull. the red and silver of the stones is all in metallic thread and really twinkles.
A couple of months back I saw this chart in Asda. It was a special done by Cross Stitcher and I bought it for two reasons. Firstly I rather liked the picture of Tutankhamun but mainly I have two friends who are mad on anything Egyptian and there were several small designs and two lovely card mounts included. Earlier this week it was Karan's birthday and I did this card for her, and I was really pleased with how it turned out. Karan wrote to tell me she loved it so I was really happy with that.
We are going up to Yorkshire for the weekend so as the friends we are staying with are not "stitichy" people there will be no stitching done (sob sob).
Monday will be I Still Do of course but much more exciting than that I am actually going to meet a stitching friend who I have found out recently lives quite close to me. Even better the following Monday I will be going to meet another stitching friend who lives quite close by. As I have never met either of these ladies before I am quite excited.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, though it looks like its going to be a rather wet one in the UK. Bliss if you are reading this please will you send me some more sunshine - pretty please.
may your frogs stay in their ponds


brokenfairy said...

That Tut chart looks familiar! lol
Have a wonderful weekend Helen even without the stitching!
I am quite excited as well!! ;0)

Ginnie said...

I like the card you made for Karen. I was tempted to buy the King Tut chart as we went to London in February to see the Exhibition.... It was fantastic.

Beatrice said...

The Tut chart is nice.Looks like a nice stitch.
Your Jasmine Head is coming along nicely. Very sparklie!

You will love the OTT light!Enjoy.

Karan said...

I LOVE my card Helen - there'll be a pic on my blog when I can suss out the new upload system! Thanks again for it & the lovely threads. :0)
I recognise the new start: will enjoy watching it develop.
Hope you have a good weekend & enjoy the meet-ups. :0)

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love your new piece - the egyptians were great fashion designers. Enjoy your break and meeting your friends.

Ranae said...

Hi! Helen, Sorry I am so far behind in blogging.
Cottage Dreams is just beautiful.
As is I Still Do, is that the color that is called for?
I hope you get that Ott light so very soon.
Love the Dinky Dye silks. I have not stitched with them, but always think about buying them when seeing them.
I love the Egyptian card. It is so refreshing to see something a little different stitched.
Take Care!!

Julie said...

Jasmine looks lovely as does Karans card

Enjoy your meeting, i'm sure you wil have great fun!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You are coming along great!

All things beautiful said...

How wonderful that you have stitching friends living nearby. I have yet to find "kindred spirits" within visiting distance. The nearest I know is my sis-in-law & she lives like an hour's (maybe slightly more)drive away in another state. So enjoy & have a great meeting :-)

tkdchick said...

Hmmmm just becuase your friends aren't stitchy friends dosen't mean you can't pull out your stitching! I would!

stitcherw said...

You've gotten quite a bit of stitching done between your earlier post of I Still Do and your new start of Jasmin's Head. Both are lovely pieces. Your card for your friend turned out great as well.

Have fun visiting with your new stitching friends. Maybe you can take your stitching with you to your non-stitching friends and if you have some quiet time where you're just chatting or watching TV or something stitch, I'm sure they wouldn't mind. Hope some sunshine goes your way soon.

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

The card turned out wonderful!

My daughter has been fascinated with Egypt since she was very small and her room is decorated with Egyptian pictures. She keeps looking at Martina Weber's "Egypt Garden" but she's not sure if she's ready to stitch the whole piece yet. I'll post on my blog if she does decide to start the project.

Have fun with your stitching friends!

Windy Meadow

Karin said...

Hope you have a great weekend - even without the stitching, it's lovely to get away for a bit. I'm a huge fan of all things egyptian as well - it's such a mysterious culture.