Friday, April 27, 2012

"Button Up"

I signed up for the HOE PS Ornie exchange and the person I was going to be stitching for was Edgar.  Now I knew Edgar was a huge PS fan and I was trying to find a design that I hadn't seen on his blog.  Everytime I came across the Button Up booklet and saw the little boy doing the snow angel I couldn't help but smile.  So I thought, well if it makes me smile I hope it will also make Edgar smile.

He was such a fun little character to stitch up and I was soo pleased with my ornie finish.
I am happy to report that Edgar loved the little guy too.

I finished a little stitch during the week.

Lizzie Kate
Flora McSample 2011 Ornaments - Love

Thought I might make a start on some Christmas ornies and I loved this little booklet when it came out.

Thank you for all your lovely emails regarding my framed pieces.  Everybody seemed to get a right chuckle out of Marion.
Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spring/Easter exchange

Everyone has received their exchanges in the Stitched With Love Spring/Easter exchange so now I can show the pictures.

I stitched for Marjorie and sent her the following parcel.

San-Man design - Easter Joy
Finished as a pinkeep

Loretta stitched for me and this is what I received.  Unfortunately I dont have details of the design on this lovely pillow. 

Thank you Loretta, I love my Spring themed gifts.
Until next time, happy stitching

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Titanic Remembered

I remember as a little girl learning about the Titanic and being fascinated by this majestic ship and the story of its fate.  100 years ago today, RMS Titanic sank in the north Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg.  It was on its maiden voyage.

This weekend I have been watching documentaries on tv exploring many different elements of the Titanic disaster, its passengers and the wreck itself.  No matter what, its a true story that always brings a tear to my eyes, all those lives lost on that fateful night, it was soo tragic, and the loss of the beautiful ship itself.  The Belfast shipworkers who spent years building it to its full glory to lose it soo quickly, soo devastating.

I have two Titanic pictures in my home, one to represent the beauty of the ship as it would have been seen by many back in 1912, and the other to represent its final resting place on the ocean floor.  I treasure them both, and one day when I move into a larger home I would love to expand on my memorabilia.

"Titanic's Last Sunset" by Adrian Rigby
I purchased this framed piece whilst holidaying back in England (my birth place) and bought it back in my suitcase.

This picture is a still from the movie Titanic by James Cameron, its the part where Rose and Jack share their first kiss and as the music fades off hauntingly so does this image underwater showing them as ghostly silhouettes on the wreck.

Today I light a candle in remembrance of all those who lost their lives on board the Titanic on April 15, 1912.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Framed Finishes

Hi everyone,
It took a little longer than I thought to get my framed pieces back. When I went to pick them up last weekend I noticed a piece of fluff had been left on one of the pieces and it was behind the glass, as I wasn't happy to take it with that there, they had to keep it and take it apart and redo it for me.  I dont know if anyone else has had that happen to them before or not, but this is now the second time for me even though I have emphasised the problem when I drop off the pieces (please check there is no fluff, hair or little bits of cotton stuck on the piece before framing).

Anyway, now for the pictures.  Here is LHN's "Colonial Dry Goods".

I was really pleased with this one, this frame has a real aged look to it.

Next up we have La-D-Da's "Marion The Librarian".

This frame is a dark green and the gold trim really brings out the gold in Marion's dress. 

The LHN one is destined for my laundry and Marion is still yet to find a place, but I'm sure it wont be long till I find the perfect spot for her.

Happy Easter to all my dear friends and followers.
Until next time, happy stitching