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Thursday, 16 February 2012

At last an update!

Been a while since I updated stuff .... so just a quick update for now ...
Anyday now we expect a new granchild - this time a little girl ... this will be a second child for son David .... so hope it won't be long ....

I have started to stitch a Vervaco design of a little baby sucking his/her thumb in sepia colours .... this has been stitched on a cream evenweave and I have some nice fabric so will make this one into a baby pillow ....   then I can start on the birth sampler which is Baby Basket from TIAG ....


I have also stitched another of the Fabby Reilly biscornos - this time it is the buttercup one which will match up to the corn-flower and the poppy ones I did earlier ...


I have also been looking at some Chatelaine designs - which are really beautiful - so had to go and buy a couple didn't I ??  Don't know when I will have time to finish these, but I will have a go and get started on them .... the first is 'The Herbularius' - a medieval herb garden, which  comes in 12 parts but has been running since last August and finishes this July so I am a bit behind !
The second is the anniversary design Martina has designed and will be starting on the first April, again in 12 parts , and is called  'The Fairytale Castle' ...
I will have to take out a mortgage to afford all the special silks and beads for these designs, so have decided that some will have to be swapped for ordinary DMC - but not all ......  :)

Herbularium
 Fairytale Castle


I have also been sorting out some of my jewellery and still have some for sale - so if anyone is interested then please get in touch......
All my jewellery is handmade by myself and uses genuine gemstones and sterling silver ear-wires and clasps ... I have more sets and they can be seen on my webshots page:

 below are just a couple of examples , but more can be seen in my webshots albums here:  


Just a couple of examples





and now for a couple of pictures I took this morning at the local garden-centre where a friend and I go for coffee and cake every Thursday - this car was covered in imitation grass !!







9 comments:

ChrisG said...

Val, I just love that you have all these things going on. I admire anyone that would undertake one of these Chatelaines...such a commitment. Congratulations on the grandchildren...they are so precious.

Chris G

Denise SA said...

Dear Val Love your choice of chatelaines good luck with kitting them up. The car is awesome

Thoeria said...

Your little baby looks so beautiful! And love your chatelaine choices - I have managed to stay away from them - as you said you need a 2nd mortgage for those divine threads :) That car is just awesome!

mdgtjulie said...

Interesting Val. I've never seen a grass covered car before, imitation or not. Bet it gets worse gas milage than others of it's kind!! All that drag.. And your stitching and jewelry look good. I can't wait to see your TIAG sampler take shape. It's a lovely piece. Toodles!!

Val said...

Thanks ladies .... x

Mouse said...

love your stitching and wow you have got the herb chatalaine that I would love to have .... and love that green car :) love mouse xxxxx

Maureen said...

I love your biscornu - those Faby Reilly designs are so nice..

Way to go on choosing the Chatelaines, I love the Herb garden- I opted to use DMC on my White Nights and just bought the bead pack as that was the most economical way.

Jo said...

fabulous baby, it's going to look wonderful all framed up. The car is so great, my boys are well impressed!

EvalinaMaria said...

Herbularium looks amazing, I think I want that one too!!! Did you start them yet?