Thursday, 15 January 2009

Things To Share

The first thing to share is my very first finish of the year. It is the gift I have done for baby Jamie.

Before Jamie arrived I had been working on I Still Do, and felt I really made good progress this time. I managed the small square motif, the no. 40 and made a good start on the heart motif that goes round the number.








After finishing Jamie's gift I made a start on The Water Tiger, this one just looks blob like at the moment though when I compare it with the picture I can see where it is going. Its very very confetti so I think its going to need a lot of going to get in done for January next year. It looks quite a lot on the picture but in actual fact it is less that half a page of a nine page chart.



Yesterday I had a lovely day with my friend Colly stitching, chatting and doing a lot of laughing. I had to choose something to take with me to stitch and of decisions, decisions. The Village was too big, I Still Do on 36 count was definitely out, Water Tiger with all its confetti needed too much concentration and though the stuff was all ready for the birth sampler for baby two she had still not put in an appearance. In the end I decided to take Jasmine. She had been started way back in July last year but I only had the top of her head done then. She isn't very big and is a nice simple stitch so ideal to do while chatting and I carried on yesterday evening and did a little more.
At 7.15 I got the long awaited message that baby Amelia had finally arrived at 6.15 pm and Mum and baby were fine. A later call from her Granny told me that she is a lovely dinky little 6lbs 10oz and her second name was to be Chloe so I am now working on the birth sampler for her and will carry on with that until its done and out of the way. I have not done enough of that to show a picture yet but its a very girly, girly type design.
Thanks to each and everyone of your for visiting and reading my blog. A big thanks to all who leave comments (yes even the cheeky ones lol), they all mean so much and though I enjoy composing my little posts it makes it so much more fun when I know that there are a few of you out there reading them. On the reading of blogs - I am slowly getting through and catching up but my time on the computer has had to be greatly curtailed for health reasons and so please bear with me.
Hugs to you all
may your frogs stay in their ponds

23 comments:

mollycaff said...

Lovely stitching Helen, and I really like the colours on I Still Do. Bravo for stitching on 36 count, I don't think I could manage that!

Ginnie said...

What a lot of lovely work, I can't wait to see how the water tiger looks.

brokenfairy said...

Oh the baby gifts are wonderful Helen,I still do is wonderful,But then I do love that colour!
Already looks like you have got lots done on the Water tiger,Can't wait to see it in the flesh!
I hope you are ok Health wise Helen, and I promise I will have petrol on Monday,Looking forward to it!

staci said...

All of your stitching is lovely!!!

Mary said...

Congratulations on the new baby! Can't wait to see a picture of the sampler for her. All of the other projects are coming along very nicely. I do hope all will be well with you.

Christine said...

You've been stitching up a storm Helen. The Water Tiger looks interesting, It will be fun to watch him grow. Love the 1920s lady, bet thats really sparkly in person

Ann T said...

Lovely stitching as always Helen

Sally said...

Nice progress on ISD Helen. Love the baby gifts and the Water Tiger is coming along nicely.

Angela said...

Some good progress on each piece.

Lovely gifts for the baby.

What do you mean by confetti? Its not a term I'm come across before in stitching.

Laura said...

All you stitching looks wonderful! I love the thread choice you are using for I Still Do. And the baby gifts are so sweet.

Julie said...

Lovely work, the towel is gorgeous.

Concetta said...

The baby gifts are so lovely Helen, how special! And what fantastic WIPs you have going!

I for one love reading your blog - it's always a treat for me to catch up. I know I'm not always the best at leaving comments though - I need to make the time for that this year.

I hope that 2009 is a good year for you and your loved ones. x

stitcherw said...

Lovely finish, and your WIP's are looking great too. I really like Jasmine, what an unusual piece. I hope the health issues resolve themselves so that things are easier for you.
Sue

Carla said...

Great stitching, Helen! Your wips are coming along beautifully and the bib and towel are very nice!

Marita said...

Love the baby stuff, it is just too adorable for words.

Brigitte said...

Oh, Helen, what lovely sticthing you were doing! I love your progress on I Still Do, it's a real accomplishment so far. Baby Jamie's gifts are so lovely.

You have some very interesting WIPs on the go.

I hope that your health problems are nothing serious and that you feel fit again very soon.

Clare said...

You have started the year off in great style Helen.

Clare

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes and WIPs.
Take care.

Kathy A. said...

Congrats on the new baby grandchild hon! Your WIP's astonish me. They are so varied and beautiful.
I hope that you are doing well health wise.

Beatrice said...

Congrats on the new little one!!!!
you will have fun now I'm sure.
Lovely Wip's.

Angela said...

Lovely baby gifts, are of your pieces look wonderful :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! YOu've got a lot of beautiful projects on the go! Congratulations on your baby finishes!

Karan said...

Lovely baby gift & great progress on the WIP's. it's good to see ISD again - love the colour.
Hope you're feeling much better soon Helen (((((hugs))))).
BTW, would love to take up residence in the cottage - so long as they are very quiet children. ;0) Love the sound of the shops too. :0)