Monday, 26 January 2009

Another Finish


I finished Amelia's Birth Sampler on Sunday evening. Changes, well yes I did make a few. Although I stuck basically to the colours, I did choose my own choice of threads. The only one I changed completely was the ballarina at the bottom right hand side. She should have been in green but I am not fond of green for anything other than leaves and trees so I changed her to lavander. Also I could not be bothered messing about counting for the confetti spots so I just placed them as and where I thought. I also added some sparkle to the petticoats on the blue and lemon ballarinas.

The rest of Sunday evening and tonight I have been working on Water Tiger and although I have achieved quite a bit there is not enough of a difference to be bothered taking a picture of it. Tomorrow night I think I am going to go back to my village and finish the landscaping for house No 1 before starting on the next cottage. As none of these will be really suitable to take away at the weekend I also have to decide what I am going to take with me. I think it might be Jasmine as it would be nice to get a finish on at least one of my wips. I might also take the hardanger tissue box cover as thats also not got an awful lot left to do on it. Mainly the eyelets and the blanket stitch, then its cutting and weaving - no fancy work there just plain woven bars. Its the blanket stitch that will take the time on that one.

Mum is a lot better and I am hoping she will feel like a little trip out sometime this week, if only to do a little shopping.

Well its now just after 1am and I really must get to bed.

Thanks to those who visit and leave comments and thanks to those who just visit, I do hope you like what I do.

Hugs to you all,




may your frogs stay in their ponds

27 comments:

Mary said...

The sampler is so very sweet! And what a pretty name. You really stitched this up quickly.

Kathy A. said...

That is a lovley little birth sampler. And I'm with you I love the lavender instead of green. Have a lovely trip away.

Rachael said...

Very pretty Helen, Glad your Mum is on the mend,Hope to see a finish or two on Monday then!!

Christine said...

By gum Helen, that was quick! The birth sampler looks lovely, and I like the effect of the little random stitches through the background

Mylene said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish, Helen.

Marita said...

The ballerinas are adorable. Purple is much better than green. Lovely finish

Vonna said...

Purple is pretty! And I must say...that was FAST!

Angela said...

The sampler is lovely. You stutched it up very fast.

Sally said...

That is a beautiful birth sampler Helen. Lovely bright colours.

Ginnie said...

The birth sampler is great... I love the ballerinas... must show it my daughter she'll love it too!!

Erica said...

It's lovely Helen!
Makes me wich I had a little one to stitch for!

Angela said...

A lovely little girl sampler :) Well done!

Karan said...

Oh what a pretty birth sampler - I would think Amelia's Mummy & Daddy will be delighted with it. :0)
Glad to hear your Mum is on the mend. Have a great weekend away. :0)

Erna said...

What I lovely sampler, and.. I don't like green.....
Hugs Erna

Chiloe said...

Congrats on your finish !!!! Very very nice !!!

No, I didn't get your email ...

Karen said...

oh thats a lovely sampler

Ranae said...

Helen , the sampler is simply gorgeous, I am sure she will adore it.

Julie said...

Pretty and cute!

Edna Melo said...

Hi Helen!
My name is Edna.This is first time I visit your blog.
Your sampler is gorgeous! The ballerinas are adorable! Congratulations! Visit my blog too.

Doris said...

is a sweet slampler!, congratulations.

Brigitte said...

Oh Helen, such a sweet birth sampler. The little girl will adore it when she's older.

Sheilasembroidery said...

A lovely finish a very lucky little girl.

Beatrice said...

Helen what a sweet sampler! Congrats on the pretty finish.
Enjoy your shopping trip!

Colette said...

Its a beautiful sampler Helen, well done.
Have a great time at the meet up, give my love to the others there please.
I'm so glad that your mum is getting better.
See you next week
hugs Colly

stitcherw said...

What an adorable finish, the little ballerinas are so sweet. Glad to hear your mom is doing better.
Sue

~Tammy said...

Oh so pretty!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Adorable finish!