Saturday, 20 February 2010

A very Happy Dance!!

I have done it I have finished my Blue Ribbon 'Between the Lines' design. I have been stitching this with the Step by Step 2010 SAL although it was started in September 2009 while we were on holiday in Brixham, so it will have some very happy memories for me! At one point I did think of chucking it as the whole thing seemed a bit garish but now finished I am pleased with the result.
I didn't actually stitch the section with the mermaid as I didn't like it so I stitched the little hearts and blue bits which is on another BR design I had. I shall have this professionally framed and it is going to he hung with a whole lot more of my stitched efforts in my dining room in my house in Essex.
                                
 And my Exchange Heaven  LHN design finished into a long pillow has arrived so I can post a pic of that too
I took this close up to show the little baby pink buttons I stitched onto the ribbon, but they don't really show.
I expect you've all noticed that buttons as decorations seem to be on everything lately. hence my button heart for Valentine.
As well as this stitching , I have completed my section of  Dusty's cross stitch for the S&S Round Robin so I have been a very busy little stitcher this last week.. The snow has helped as I am so afraid of slipping over I have hardly been out.. although there was beautiful sunshine this morning and afternoon and DH and I took out Nell for the longer round the block walk, She is getting a lot better on the lead although still pulls a bit and walks with her nose to the ground unless we pull her up on her slip lead.
Thank you to you all who have been so complimentary about my efforts for my PIFs I was quite over whelmed.  And also for all the kind words about my letter writing entry. I have already written some letters, the easier ones to close friends and relatives in Australia; the others I need to ponder about first!

Happy stitching all and every blessing..

20 comments:

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely finish!!! That was some job.
Well done indeed.

stitcheranon said...

Well done!!! Lovely, lovely stitching...am stealing some of your finishing ideas for mothers day methinks lol

Katri said...

Lovely finishes, congratulations!

Connie W said...

Well done! It's beautiful. :)

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Gorgeous finish!!

Vonna said...

A beautiful finish and a super exchange item! :)

Barb said...

Chris Wow!! An excellent finish there, I love your little pillow too,so pretty.
I think head teacher ought to give you a prefects badge and a gold star!lol.
Well done
Hugs Barb

Cath said...

Beautiful finish Chris , well done. I'm glad you didn't decide to chuck it lol.
I still keep taking out my scissor case and admiring it , Thank you again. XXX

Carolyn NC said...

Wonderful finish and pillow!

mollycaff said...

Congrats on your finish, it's lovely! What a cute pillow!

Michelle said...

Oh wow - what wonderful finishes - well done. Both are stunning pieces. Michelle x

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finished stitching. It is beautiful. Love your LHN pillow too.

Elisa said...

2 gorgeous finishes Chris....love them both xx

Irene said...

They are both wonderful finishes !

Peggy said...

You do beautiful work, Chris-- thanks for sharing it!

Peggy said...

Forgot to say I love the buttons :-)! Glad you are finally getting some sunshine-- could you send some this way lol?

Nic said...

Congratulations on the finish, it looks great!

Lisa said...

stunning finish, I love this blue ribbon design (hence why it's on my wish list lol)
lovely exchange piece too

Julie said...

Super finishes, congrats!

Karan said...

Can't believe I've got this far behind with reading your blog. Serious catch up going on here! LOL The BR piece is gorgeous - well done on persevering & achieving the HD. Beautiful pillow too - lucky recipient. :0)